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Insurgents Attack South Afghan Base

Afghanistan's military says fighting continues between security forces and insurgents in the Shorabak military base that formerly housed British troops in southern Helmand Province. More

A British security official (right) escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British Embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on November 27.

Taliban Claims Kabul Attacks

Afghanistan's capital was the target of two Taliban attacks on November 27 -- the same day legislators approved deals allowing thousands of foreign troops to remain in the country. More

A British security official (right) escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British Embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on November 27.

Afghan Senate OKs U.S., NATO Pacts

Afghanistan's upper house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow some 12,500 international troops to remain in the country beyond December 2014. More

Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a vehicle of the British Embassy in Kabul on November 27.

Video U.K. Embassy Vehicle Attacked In Kabul

Officials say a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle has struck a British Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing one British citizen and at least five Afghans. More

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during the opening session of the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu on November 26.

Ghani Warns Against Afghan 'Proxy War'

Afghanistan's new president has warned he will not let his country become the battleground for a proxy war. More

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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

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.

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.
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