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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. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, while the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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Trump tried to stop 'American Taliban' Lindh's early release from U.S. prison

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years amid concerns he might still harbor..
Reuters - Published

'American Taliban' Lindh released from U.S. prison amid concerns

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Afghanistan

'American Taliban' Lindh Set For Release [Video]'American Taliban' Lindh Set For Release

On Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Julian Assange Wikileaks Founder Was Charged With Espionage [Video]Julian Assange Wikileaks Founder Was Charged With Espionage

According to Gizmodo.com, "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London last month after seven years in an Ecuadorian embassy, is now reportedly facing new charges of espionage in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister? [Video]Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resign after a backlash to her final Brexit gambit. Reuters looks at some of the Conservatives who have either said they plan to put themselves forward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:42Published

DOJ: Former U.S. Army Soldier Wanted To Bomb White Nationalist Rally [Video]DOJ: Former U.S. Army Soldier Wanted To Bomb White Nationalist Rally

A U.S. combat veteran was indicted for allegedly planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach, California. According to Reuters, 26-year-old Mark Steven Domingo, of Reseda, California, served with the Army..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is due to be released on Thursday after 17 years in U.S. federal prison. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Threat Of Conflict Between United States & Iran Highlighted [Video]Threat Of Conflict Between United States & Iran Highlighted

According to a report by Reuters, threats of conflict between the United States and Iran have turned a spotlight on the places and ways their forces, proxies or allies could clash. Iran reportedly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Afghan poverty: Many struggle to make ends meet [Video]Afghan poverty: Many struggle to make ends meet

The situation remains bleak for millions of Afghans who have suffered under war and poverty.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Afghan women still face perils at work and home [Video]Afghan women still face perils at work and home

Access to public life has improved for Afghan women since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban, though many hardships remain, including the threat of militants increasingly targeting their workplaces...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Afghanistan: Tributes paid to murdered ex-journalist Mina Mangal [Video]Afghanistan: Tributes paid to murdered ex-journalist Mina Mangal

Afghans have taken to social media to condemn the fatal shooting of a former television journalist and parliamentary advisor.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:18Published

Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces [Video]Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces

According to Reuters, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico. The transfer of funds..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Afghan boy dances to celebrate new prosthetic leg [Video]Afghan boy dances to celebrate new prosthetic leg

Young Ahmad Rahman celebrated his new artificial leg by dancing. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross the Afghan amputee lost his leg to a landmine when he was just eight months..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:21Published

Watch: Afghan boy dances with his new prosthetic leg [Video]Watch: Afghan boy dances with his new prosthetic leg

A video is circulating on social media of a small boy dancing with joy after the doctors fitted him with his new prosthetic leg.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:22Published

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul [Video]Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul

Security officials say the attack targeted the office of non-profit Counterpart International in the Shahr-e-Naw area.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:29Published

What To Do After Hotel Check In [Video]What To Do After Hotel Check In

Before you get comfortable there are a few precautions you should take. Here are some things to do after you check in at a hotel.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Afghan government tackles displacement as millions face eviction [Video]Afghan government tackles displacement as millions face eviction

War has forced millions to flee their homes but a housing project aims to improve conditions for displaced Afghans.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Afghan grand council demands 'immediate and permanent' ceasefire [Video]Afghan grand council demands 'immediate and permanent' ceasefire

President Ashraf Ghani says he is 'prepared to implement the fair and legitimate demand' adding it 'can't be one sided'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Rage and rumors hamper Pakistan's war on polio [Video]Rage and rumors hamper Pakistan's war on polio

Over a million Pakistani children miss out on getting vaccinated against polio as false rumors send parents into a panic. The government blames religious hardliners for telling people that the vaccines..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Afghan leaders hold congress over peace moves involving Taliban [Video]Afghan leaders hold congress over peace moves involving Taliban

Thousands of regional leaders from across Afghanistan gather to discuss how to achieve peace with the Taliban.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

London Court Will Hear Assange Extradition Request [Video]London Court Will Hear Assange Extradition Request

According to Reuters, a London court will hear an extradition requested by the US government for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Westminster Magistrate Court will hear the request in the morning..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S. combat vet arrested for planned attack [Video]U.S. combat vet arrested for planned attack

A U.S. veteran of the war in Afghanistan who prosecutors say plotted to detonate a nail bomb at a Los Angeles-area white nationalist rally, hoping to cause mass casualties, has been arrested following..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

US Veteran Arrested For Plotting US Terrorist Attack [Video]US Veteran Arrested For Plotting US Terrorist Attack

An FBI online sting operation has thwarted a possible domestic attack by a U.S. war veteran. According to Reuters, 26-year-old Mark Steven Domingo was a U.S. Army infantryman who served time in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Afghanistan holds Loya Jirga to discuss Taliban peace talks [Video]Afghanistan holds Loya Jirga to discuss Taliban peace talks

About 3,200 delegates gather in Afghan capital to 'lay foundation' for peace talks as the Taliban calls for boycott.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Russia's soft power: Moscow seeks to influence Afghans [Video]Russia's soft power: Moscow seeks to influence Afghans

From Russia with love. Moscow uses soft power to once again get a foothold in Afghanistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China [Video]New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

Under Xi Jinping, Beijing has elevated its missile forces to a point where many rockets in the Chinese arsenal now rival or outperform those of the United States. This dramatic shift could render..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:52Published

 

India focusses on terror, connectivity, Afghanistan at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet

Terror, connectivity & Afghanistan were the main focus areas for India when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delieverd speech at the Shanghai cooperation organization Foreign Ministers meet in..
DNA - Published

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's home after reminding them to pay the..
Reuters - Published

First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker

Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan seeks clarity from US on Pakistan's relationship with Taliban


IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. air strike kills at least 8 police in southern Afghanistan: official

A U.S. air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air and ground operations against the..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon seeks to use funds to transport, lodge Taliban members in search of ceasefires

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it had asked Congress for the authority to help fund lodging and transportation for Taliban members who were interested in negotiating local ceasefires with the..
Reuters - Published

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