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WATCH: A suicide bombing targets police in Kabul

Video Suicide Attack On Afghan Police

One police officer has been killed and at least two others injured in a suicide blast on the outskirts of the Afghan capital. More

Rahmatullah Nabil, the acting head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security. (file photo)

Afghan Spy Chief Bemoans NATO Pullout

Afghanistan's acting spy chief has blamed the dwindling number of NATO troops and a technology vacuum for the surge in militant attacks across the country. More

WATCH: Peshawar shuts down to honor victims of Taliban attack

Video Pakistani Army Chief In Kabul, Vows To Fight Taliban

One day after a massacre at Peshawar school, Pakistan's army chief Raheel Sharif visited Kabul for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the two vowed to fight "terrorism and extremism" together. More

Afghan Villagers Threaten To Attack Turkmenistan

Villagers in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan Province claim Turkmenistan is stealing their agricultural land and are threatening to attack Turkmen border guards More

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (right) administers the oath to Abdullah Abdullah as Afghanistan's newly created post of chief executive in Kabul on September 29.

EU: Systemic Fraud In Afghan Election

A report by European Union election observers in Afghanistan supports some of the highest estimates of systematic fraud during the June 2014 presidential runoff vote. More

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Taliban Takes District On Turkmen Border

The Taliban has overrun Afghanistan’s Khamyab District and is now Turkmenistan’s immediate neighbor. More

Main Uzbek Militant Faction In Syria Swears Loyalty To Taliban

The largest Uzbek militant faction in Syria has pledged an oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Afghanistan's First Lady Seeks To Blaze New Trail

Afghanistan's new first lady has taken a bold public stance on women's rights, signaling her intention to play an active role as presidential spouse. Born and raised in a Christian family in Lebanon, Rula Ghani made her remarks in an exclusive interview with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan correspondent Malali Bashir.

Grieving Afghan Mother 'Kills 10 Taliban In Revenge'

An Afghan mother says she grabbed a gun and hand grenades to help policemen fend off a Taliban assault that killed her son. Authorities say 27 militants were killed in the operation.

With Hagel Out, Past Contenders Eyed As Next U.S. Defense Chief

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s abrupt announcement of his resignation on November 24 leaves a top cabinet position open in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, and early speculation suggests that candidates previously considered for the job could be tapped to lead the Pentagon.

Video Former Afghan President Blasts U.S., Foreign Military Campaign

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has shed some light on his administration's troubled relationship with Washington, describing his country as a young boy pitted against a muscular, weapon-toting "bully."

Afghan 'Blasphemy' Case An Early Test For New Government

A blasphemy case involving a newspaper is posing an early test for Afghanistan’s new president, who will have to carefully balance international concerns with the wishes of powerful religious leaders in the country.
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