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G7 leaders take part in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds at Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise on May 26. (Left to right: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

G7 Pledges Focus On Economic Growth, Tackling Extremism 

After two days of talks in Japan, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) leading economic powers have set global growth as an "urgent priority." More

WATCH: Video Purportedly Shows Taliban Commanders Pledging Loyalty To New Leader

Video Video Purportedly Shows Taliban Commanders Pledging Loyalty To New Leader

RFE/RL has obtained video footage that purportedly shows a group of Taliban commanders pledging loyalty to the newly named Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. More

Obama: No Change With New Taliban Leader

U.S. President Barack Obama has said the Taliban are unlikely to come to the table for peace talks with the Afghan government "anytime soon." More

Pakistan Army Chief Criticizes U.S. Drone Strike On Taliban Chief

Pakistan's military says the country's army chief has met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over a drone strike on Pakistani soil that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur. More

Eleven Killed In Suicide Bombing Near Kabul

A suicide attack on a vehicle carrying court employees has killed at least 11 people and wounded four others west of the Afghan capital, Kabul. More

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Iran's Leader Tells Families Of Afghans Killed In Syria: 'I'm Proud Of You'

The release of a video this week showing Iran's supreme leader praising families of Afghans who fought and died in Syria could be an attempt to boost morale amid Tehran's mounting casualties in the war-torn country. More

Audio The Viability Of Central-South Asian Energy Projects

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Asia-South Asia electricity project CASA-1000 is next week in Tajikistan, but questions remain about it and a regional gas pipeline. More
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Features & Commentary

Life In Limbo For Afghan Migrants In Turkey

Blocked from Europe, and unwilling to return home, Afghan migrants in Turkey say life is passing them by.

Video Killing Of Afghan Girl Prompts Outrage In Iran

The horrific killing of a 6-year-old Afghan migrant girl outside Tehran has sparked unprecedented condemnation in Iran.

Afghan Lawmaker Appears To Threaten Female Journalist With Rape

An Afghan lawmaker appears to threaten his female interviewer with rape in a new documentary on the state of women's rights, and for that he is demanding an apology from whomever plotted against him by distributing the taped exchange.
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