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Latest Afghanistan News

Two NATO Soldiers Killed In Kabul

Afghan authorities say at least eight people, including two NATO service members, have been killed in separate bomb attacks. More

Women 'Excluded' From Afghan Peace Talks

The Oxfam aid agency says Afghan woman are being excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and warns that hard-won rights for women could be bargained away unless more is done to include women in the peace process. More

A man who was injured in a suicide bombing that targeted a volleyball match receives medical treatment at a hospital in Paktika Province on November 23.

Afghan Suicide Bombing Kills 50

Afghan officials say a suicide attack has killed at least 45 people and injured some 60 others at a volleyball tournament in the country’s eastern Paktika Province. More

The agreements came after administration officials say U.S. President Barack Obama approved new guidelines that would allow U.S. troops to engage Taliban fighters, not only Al-Qaeda terrorists, and also provide for U.S. air support when needed.

Afghan Parliament OKs U.S., NATO Pacts

Afghanistan's parliament has approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow international troops to remain in Afghanistan past the end of this year. More

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Karzai: No India-Pakistan 'Proxy War' Here

Afghanistan’s former president, Hamid Karzai, has said at a gathering in New Delhi that Kabul will not allow its soil to be used for a "proxy war" between India and Pakistan. More

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Latest Blog Posts

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

Islamic State: 'Coming For Every Central Asian State'?

As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

Explainer: Key Points In U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement

The new U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement sets forth the conditions under which some American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year. Here are five things to know about its contents.

The Eminently Quotable Karzai

A collection of notable quotes made over the years by outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan Claiming Allegiance To IS

Is the Islamic State extremist group expanding to Afghanistan and Pakistan? The possibility is growing as some militants in the region are pledging allegiance to the organization's leadership.
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