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Nations To Press For Direct Peace Talks With Taliban By End Of February

Representatives from four nations involved in talks aimed at ending the violence in Afghanistan have agreed to continue to push for direct peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government by the end of the month. More

Pentagon Photos Show Abuse Of Prisoners In Iraq, Afghanistan

The Pentagon on February 5 released 198 photographs showing abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them with close-ups of cuts and bruises on their arms and legs. More

U.S. Troop Withdrawal Said To Hurt Afghan Military Training

The planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan will hurt efforts to train Afghan forces, the top NATO military commander in the war-torn country said on February 4. More

Kabul Seeks India Help With Iran Corridor

Afghanistan's chief executive has called on Indian businesses to invest in his war-torn country -- including development of a proposed trade corridor through Afghanistan that links Iran with India and Central Asia. More

Afghan men listen to a radio broadcast by the Voice of the Caliphate station run by Islamic State in December 2015.

Air Strikes Destroy Islamic State Radio Station In Afghanistan, Officials Say

Afghan and U.S. officials say air strikes have destroyed Voice of the Caliphate, an Islamic State-operated radio station that had been broadcasting the militant group’s extremist messages in eastern Afghanistan since last year. More

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Audio Will Turkmenistan's TAPI Dream Ever Become A Reality?

The leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the vice president of India gathered near the Turkmen city of Mary on December 13 to launch the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. More

Audio The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan Comes Unraveled

In the last few years the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has fractured and members of what at least once was the IMU are now dispersed in Afghanistan, and in Syria and Iraq. In some cases it's fairly clear who they are fighting for, but in other instances it is very difficult to see their allegiance or motives. More
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Cash Crunch, Stretched Military Spur Russian Troop Cuts Near Afghan Frontier

Money troubles and a military stretched by war in Syria and Ukraine have prompted Russia to reverse plans to send more troops to Tajikistan -- despite what Kremlin officials say is a growing threat from Islamic militants across the border in Afghanistan.

Profile: Bacha Khan, Pakistan's 'Frontier Gandhi' 

A deadly extremist attack on northwest Pakistan's Bacha Khan University contrasts starkly with the nonviolent methods employed by the Pashtun activist for whom the university is named.

Video 'Brutality Beyond Imagination'

Nearly nine months after the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman sparked global condemnation, the victim's mother says the family is still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
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