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Afghanistan: Landlocked country in South-Central Asia
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is 32 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud [Video]

'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday tried to rescue a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. Pompeo met with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Afghanistan: Concern about COVID-19 as refugees return home [Video]

Afghanistan: Concern about COVID-19 as refugees return home

Health leaders now fear many of them could be bringing the virus back with them.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published
US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: US official [Video]

US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: US official

The pullout comes as Afghanistan's rival leaders were sworn in as president in separate ceremonies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:19Published
Afghan President's swearing-in interrupted by rocket attack [Video]

Afghan President's swearing-in interrupted by rocket attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's swearing-in for a second term is interrupted by rocket fire. He kept his cool as the palace was rocked by explosions. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at..

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Afghan women concerned about resurgent Taliban [Video]

Afghan women concerned about resurgent Taliban

Women gained equal rights in the 2004 constitution, but nothing is guaranteed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published
Afghanistan-Taliban talks at risk as unrest continues [Video]

Afghanistan-Taliban talks at risk as unrest continues

There have been nearly 80 attacks in Afghanistan since the US and the Taliban signed a peace deal a week ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast [Video]

Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast

Turkey's coast guard rescued around 120 migrants trying to reach a Greek island on three dinghies early on Friday after they said their passage was blocked by Greek coast guard vessels. Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
Afghanistan: Gunmen kill at least 27 people in Kabul high-profile ceremony, wound dozens [Video]

Afghanistan: Gunmen kill at least 27 people in Kabul high-profile ceremony, wound dozens

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:05Published
Aerial footage shows queues of migrants near Greek-Turkish border [Video]

Aerial footage shows queues of migrants near Greek-Turkish border

The footage was shot from the Turkish Interior Ministry's helicopter on Thursday whilst the Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu inspected the region.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published
Afghanistan: US strikes Taliban targets for the first time since peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan: US strikes Taliban targets for the first time since peace deal

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:24Published
Blast hits football ground in eastern Afghanistan [Video]

Blast hits football ground in eastern Afghanistan

At least three people killed, 11 wounded in Khost province explosion as the Taliban says it is resuming operations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:47Published
'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg Ends U.S. Presidential Bid [Video]

'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg Ends U.S. Presidential Bid

Pete Buttigieg, who entered the Democratic presidential race as a relative unknown ended his White House bid on Sunday. Reuters reports he was able to position himself as the future of the party during..

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Afghans fear return to Taliban rule after US peace deal signed [Video]

Afghans fear return to Taliban rule after US peace deal signed

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 and enforced a regime that gave women virtually no rights, banning them from travelling, working, and getting an education.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:36Published
The human cost of the Afghan war and Taliban attacks [Video]

The human cost of the Afghan war and Taliban attacks

Al Jazeera takes a look at the human cost of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign agreement aimed at ending war [Video]

Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign agreement aimed at ending war

Agreement signed in Qatar's capital, Doha, could result in US troops leaving Afghanistan within 14 months.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:19Published
Trump Wants To Immediately Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan [Video]

Trump Wants To Immediately Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

The U.S. and the Taliban signed an agreement aimed at ending America’s war in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump said he plans to start pulling troops out of Afghanistan immediately. He said:..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of war [Video]

US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of war

US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of warView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published
Trump Praises Deal With Afghanistan [Video]

Trump Praises Deal With Afghanistan

President Donald Trump said he would personally meet with leaders of the Taliban. He rejected criticism of the U.S. making a deal with the insurgents in Afghanistan. The deal paves the way for a full..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Trump hails Afghanistan deal, plans to meet Taliban leaders [Video]

Trump hails Afghanistan deal, plans to meet Taliban leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a deal that the United States signed with Taliban insurgents and said he would personally meet with leaders of the group in the near future. This report..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign peace deal

Peace deal signed in Qatari capital, Doha, will pave the way for the complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 13:43Published
Afghanistan: Fears political divide may thwart peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan: Fears political divide may thwart peace deal

Despite recent reduction in violence, political divisions in Kabul may pose a challenge to ending the war against the Taliban.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published
Afghan refugee dreams of boxing in Olympics [Video]

Afghan refugee dreams of boxing in Olympics

A young Afghan refugee living in Portugal is attempting to achieve in 10 months what normally takes years of preparation - qualifying to box in the Olympics. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published
Afghanistan: Fears people with coronavirus will enter via Iran [Video]

Afghanistan: Fears people with coronavirus will enter via Iran

Afghanistan has recorded its first coronavirus case, but can the country's healthcare system cope with a possible outbreak?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published
WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic [Video]

WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization has warned that the world should prepare for a potential coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:21Published

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