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Afghan 'Insider Attack' Kills 3 U.S. Contractors

An Afghan soldier has reportedly killed three U.S. contractors and wounded a fourth at Kabul's military airport. More

Dozens Killed In Afghan Road Accident

At least 23 people, including children and women, have been killed and some 30 others injured when their bus collided with a fuel truck in southern Afghanistan. More

Insurgents Kill 15 In Afghan Attacks

Afghan officials say insurgents have killed 15 people in two attacks in the country, where Taliban violence persists following the formal end of a 13-year NATO-led combat mission last month. More

Just 8 Afghan Cabinet Nominees OK'd

The lower house of the Afghan parliament cited problems related to dual citizenship and academic qualifications among the 17 cabinet nominees who were rejected. More

IS Names Leader In Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Islamic State (IS) militant group says it has appointed a former Pakistani Taliban commander as its leader for Pakistan and Afghanistan. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Central Asia And Afghanistan As The Drawdown Deadline Arrives

The deadline for the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan has arrived. Only about one-10th of the once 140,000-strong foreign force will be in Afghanistan in 2015 and that number will gradually decrease in the years to follow. More

Taliban Takes District On Turkmen Border

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

Red Tape, Not Red Carpet, For Afghan Man Who Saved Life Of U.S. Soldier

When an Afghan villager saved an American soldier from the Taliban, it was a story fit for the silver screen. But there is no Hollywood ending for Mohammad Gulab in his quest for asylum in the United States.

Afghanistan's (Dis)Unity Cabinet Fiasco

Afghanistan's proposed "unity government " -- painstakingly assembled after months of wrangling and initially lauded for its diversity and fresh faces -- is quickly revealing Kabul's disunited ways.

Afghanistan's Unity Government Takes Shape

The proposed Afghan cabinet features many new faces, but stays true to the old guard. How is Kabul's unity government shaping up?

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
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