Thursday, October 23, 2014


Latest Afghanistan News

Afghan President To Visit China

The office of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he will visit China next week for a three-day trip, his first official visit abroad since taking office in September. More

An Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in eastern Kunar Province in April.

Record Afghan Poppy Cultivation

A U.S. watchdog says Afghanistan's poppy cultivation has reached an all-time high, despite the U.S. government spending $7.6 billion to stem production. More

WATCH: Afghan Soldiers Killed In Roadside Bombing

Video 4 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Attack

At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital. More

Afghan Troops, Police Chief Killed In Blasts

A suicide car bomber targeting an Afghan security convoy has killed at least three members of security forces, while a roadside bomb killed a district police chief. More

Turkey, Afghanistan Ink Strategic Pact

Turkey and Afghanistan have signed a strategic cooperation agreement outlining commitments on cooperation in the areas of security, reconstruction, trade, and investment. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Why Did An Azerbaijani Wrestling Champion Join (And Die For) IS?

Azerbaijani media sources are reporting that a professional wrestler from Azerbaijani was killed while fighting for the Islamic State (IS) militant group. More

Central Asia Turning To Civilian Militias To Shore Up Border Security

Two Central Asian countries are taking an extreme step to strengthen security along their borders, but the move is more likely to add to tensions already present along their ill-defined common frontiers, particularly in the Ferghana Valley. More
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Features & Commentary

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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The Eminently Quotable Karzai

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

Afghan President Hamid Karzai leaves behind a mixed legacy as he steps down after nearly 13 years in power.
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News Analysis: Afghan Deal Leaves Room For National Disunity

A power-sharing deal has been signed and a new president-elect has been named in Afghanistan. But numerous questions remain over how the planned national unity government will function in practice.
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Is Rape Case A Turning Point For Afghanistan?

When a brutal multiple-rape case resulted in the prosecution of seven men in Afghanistan this week, it was widely seen as turning point for women's rights. But the fact that the perpetrators were sentenced for adultery and burglary tempers expectations.
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Amid Election Uncertainty, Karzai Prepares For Inauguration Ceremony

The impasse in Afghanistan's presidential election is far from over. But that has not stopped outgoing President Hamid Karzai from fixing a date and hastily ordering preparations for the event.
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Afghans Laud, Rights Groups Concerned By 'Take No Prisoners' Orders

Afghans have lauded security chiefs for ordering their forces to kill militants on the battlefield instead of taking prisoners. But the "take no prisoners" orders are worrying human rights groups, who say they could violate international law.
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