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Afghanistan: A landlocked south-central Asian country
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South-Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Much of its 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range at the western end of the Himalayas, separating the Amu Darya and Indus valleys. Kabul is the capital and largest city.

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Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar

The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban security guarantees,..
Reuters - Published

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, as the United States seeks to reach a negotiated end to the nearly..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Afghanistan

Afghanistan election: Taliban violence may stop vote [Video]Afghanistan election: Taliban violence may stop vote

Amid US-Taliban talks the group has increased its attacks, calling the upcoming elections a 'sham'

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Trump Says The US Is In Talks With Afghanistan [Video]Trump Says The US Is In Talks With Afghanistan

President Donald Trump said Afghanistan “can’t be a laboratory for terror.” The comment comes after continued discussion over the U.S. possble leaving the country after 20 years. Trump said the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Afghanistan marks 100 years of independence from British rule [Video]Afghanistan marks 100 years of independence from British rule

President Ashraf Ghani planned a large celebration, but it was postponed following a suicide attack at a wedding on Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Afghan wedding blast: Families grieve after suicide attack [Video]Afghan wedding blast: Families grieve after suicide attack

With 63 killed and nearly 200 injured, this was the deadliest explosion in Kabul in more than 18 months.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published

'Very good discussions' with Taliban, Afghan government: Trump [Video]'Very good discussions' with Taliban, Afghan government: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed optimism as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide attack [Video]Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide attack

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan wedding on Saturday killing more than 60 people, amid Taliban and U.S. negotiations aimed at securing peace. Anna Bevan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide blast [Video]Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide blast

A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people on Saturday night (Aug 17), in an attack on a packed wedding in the Afghan capital Kabul. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Suicide bombing at wedding in Kabul kills at least 63 [Video]Suicide bombing at wedding in Kabul kills at least 63

The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in Afghanistan's capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. Another 182 civilians..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy [Video]Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

America's Longest War May Come To An End [Video]America's Longest War May Come To An End

President Trump is expected to meet with his top national security advisers on Friday. The meeting is to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America's longest running war. However, it could..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Taliban claim bomb attack on police in Afghanistan, wounding nearly 100. [Video]Taliban claim bomb attack on police in Afghanistan, wounding nearly 100.

Hospitals in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday were flooded with victims of a suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

'Real chance' for Afghan peace deal, says NATO chief [Video]'Real chance' for Afghan peace deal, says NATO chief

NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that there is a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Trump compares Baltimore murder rate to Afghanistan [Video]Trump compares Baltimore murder rate to Afghanistan

Donald Trump said Baltimore's homicide rate could be higher than Afghanistan's and those of the 'Northern Triangle' countries El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a rally in Ohio. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

U.S. believes son of Bin Laden is dead: official [Video]U.S. believes son of Bin Laden is dead: official

The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, according to an official. Matthew Larotonda..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Can Pete Buttigieg Become The Democratic Nominee? [Video]Can Pete Buttigieg Become The Democratic Nominee?

Pete Buttigieg is running for President. He is currently the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. The 37-year-old was a consultant for McKinsey & Company from 2007-2010. He was a US Navy Reserve officer from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Afghanistan National Museum: Experts work to restore lost legacy [Video]Afghanistan National Museum: Experts work to restore lost legacy

Afghan artists, curators and international experts are restoring the damaged displays.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Cricket in Sweden: Afghan refugees boost player numbers [Video]Cricket in Sweden: Afghan refugees boost player numbers

For the players, it is also a chance to break through social boundaries and speak their already-fluent Swedish.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Children head to work in Afghanistan as poverty persists [Video]Children head to work in Afghanistan as poverty persists

Children head to work in Afghanistan as poverty persists

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Afghan talks: Rival sides agree on 'road map for peace' [Video]Afghan talks: Rival sides agree on 'road map for peace'

Afghan leaders and the Taliban call to reduce civilian casualties to 'zero' in a joint statement after talks in Doha.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Afghanistan: Many killed in car bomb attack by Taliban amid Qatar peace talks [Video]Afghanistan: Many killed in car bomb attack by Taliban amid Qatar peace talks

Attack targeting National Directorate of Security compound came as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Qatar hosts intra-Afghan summit for peace talks with Taliban [Video]Qatar hosts intra-Afghan summit for peace talks with Taliban

Afghans from across the political and social spectrum to meet Taliban representatives in bid to end the 18-year war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:37Published

U.S. Envoy: Peace Talks With Taliban 'Most Productive' [Video]U.S. Envoy: Peace Talks With Taliban 'Most Productive'

Reuters reports U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks. U.S envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding peace talks with the Taliban to end the 18-year war in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures at least 100 [Video]Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures at least 100

A powerful blast hit Kabul's diplomatic district during rush hour on Monday sending a plume of black smoke over the Afghan capital, with tens of injured taken to hospital and ambulances ferrying still..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: Media reports [Video]Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: Media reports

Afghan capital rocked by a powerful blast with smoke seen billowing near US Embassy, according to media reports.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Two U.S. Service Members Killed By Gunfire In Afghanistan [Video]Two U.S. Service Members Killed By Gunfire In Afghanistan

Reuters reports two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission shared the news in a statement but did not give any further details, and it won't..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

 

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80: officials

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. role in Afghanistan has turned into 'ridiculous' police force

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military role in Afghanistan has basically turned into a "ridiculous" police force in a sign that he is open to a U.S. troop drawdown there after 18..
Reuters - Published

U.S. resumes Afghan peace talks with Taliban, government: State Department

A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it to withdraw American troops from the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy to visit Qatar, Afghanistan for peace talks

The U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the State Department said, as the United States seeks a..
Reuters - Published

Over 100 civilians wounded in bombings in eastern Afghanistan

The number of people wounded in multiple bomb blasts in the Afghan city of Jalalabad has risen to 123, officials said on Tuesday, a day after 14 bombs exploded in public squares, markets and outside..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan blasts wound dozens on Independence Day

A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the..
Reuters - Published

Afghan president says Taliban can't escape blame for deadly bombing

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a "barbaric" suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people.
Reuters - Published

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing..
Reuters - Published

Toll from suicide blast at Afghan wedding 63 dead and 182 hurt: ministry

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul

Many casualties are feared in the blast at a wedding in the Afghan capital.
BBC News - Published

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital

A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said.
Reuters - Published

Blast at wedding in Afghanistan causes casualties: ministry

A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding numerous people, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan with troop pullout possible

President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political..
Reuters - Published

White House says Afghan peace talks are 'proceeding'

President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a..
Reuters - Published

Trump meets advisers on Afghan peace plan

U.S. President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for U.S.-Iran back channel - sources

Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, U.S. pact in Afghanistan could boost Islamic State

A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into the arms of the Islamic State..
Reuters - Published

Halt Afghan civilian casualties, U.N. says after report of 11 killed by government

The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in an eastern province near the border with..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consult

Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides saying they would consult their leaders..
Reuters - Published

Afghan woman finds peace, hope in painting at Hungary migrant camp

A young Afghan woman, who has been in a holding camp for asylum seekers on Hungary's border for months, gets only a faraway glimpse of trees from her home in a shipping container. So she paints trees,..
Reuters - Published

Qatar's Tamim called Trump to discuss relations, Afghan peace talks: state news agency

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid Al-Thani called U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and discussed "strategic cooperation relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international..
Reuters - Published

Afghan Taliban leader accuses U.S. of creating doubts over pact

The leader of the Taliban said on Thursday the United States had raised a cloud of doubt and uncertainty about an expected deal aimed at allowing it to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and end its..
Reuters - Published

Taliban bomb kills 14, wounds 145, despite hopes for Afghan pact

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 people and wounded 145 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, an attack the government said raised questions about the militants' commitment to peace despite an..
Reuters - Published

Taliban claim bomb attack on Afghan police; 14 killed, 145 hurt

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday which the government said killed 14 people and wounded 145.
Reuters - Published

Afghan violence: Scores injured in attack amid US-Taliban talks

Dozens are injured in a car bombing just days after progress was claimed in US-Taliban talks.
BBC News - Published

No going back to Taliban repression, Afghan businesswomen say

Businesswomen in Afghanistan are adamant that there will be no going back to the days of repression under the Taliban, and the progress women have made over the past 18 years will not be reversed.
Reuters - Published

Taliban claim bomb attack on police in Afghanistan; nearly 100 wounded

A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility.
Reuters - Published

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