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Afghanistan: Country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a mountainous landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South 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. Its population is around 39 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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GPS Web Extra: King Abdullah on Afghanistan [Video]

GPS Web Extra: King Abdullah on Afghanistan

As the U.S. wraps up its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Jordan’s ruler reflects on NATO’s twenty-year-long war effort there.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:11Published
Biden authorizes $100 mln for Afghan refugees [Video]

Biden authorizes $100 mln for Afghan refugees

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet "unexpected urgent" refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:31Published
Indian Embassy in Afghanistan alerts its nationals amid violence by the Taliban | Oneindia News [Video]

Indian Embassy in Afghanistan alerts its nationals amid violence by the Taliban | Oneindia News

In a security advisory issued today, the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan asked its nationals to exercise caution and avoid all non-essential movement; The police in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai have taken a..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:54Published
Over 30 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghan Air Force attacks, says Afghan MoD | Oneindia News [Video]

Over 30 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghan Air Force attacks, says Afghan MoD | Oneindia News

Afghanistan’s Defence Ministry said that over 30 Taliban terrorists were killed and 17 other suffered injuries in Afghan Air Force airstrikes in two provinces on Friday. #Afghanistan #Talibans..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:32Published
Dutch gov't urged to move former Afghan interpreters to safety [Video]

Dutch gov't urged to move former Afghan interpreters to safety

Dutch gov't urged to move former Afghan interpreters to safety

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published
Former interpreter for US Army: If they catch me, they're going to kill me [Video]

Former interpreter for US Army: If they catch me, they're going to kill me

CNN’s Anna Coren speaks with Afghan interpreters who risked their lives helping the US government, and now face reprisals from the Taliban as many of them struggle to secure US visas and protection.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 04:52Published
Pakistani ex-diplomat's daughter murdered in Islamabad; businessman's son arrested | Oneindia News [Video]

Pakistani ex-diplomat's daughter murdered in Islamabad; businessman's son arrested | Oneindia News

Noor Mukadam was 27 years old and the daughter of Shaukat Mukadam, who in the past, had served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan. On Tuesday, Noor was found dead in the..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:30Published
Afghan peace negotiator: Our people are suffering [Video]

Afghan peace negotiator: Our people are suffering

Nader Nader, senior member of the Afghan peace negotiation team, says the Taliban is intimidating communities and that a ceasefire is needed now.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 09:38Published
Rocket attack on Afghan capital as president performs Eid prayers [Video]

Rocket attack on Afghan capital as president performs Eid prayers

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:31Published
'We lost': U.S. veteran laments Afghanistan war [Video]

'We lost': U.S. veteran laments Afghanistan war

Once a special operations forces Marine Raider in Afghanistan, 41-year-old veteran Jason Lilley has had to work through feelings of anger and betrayal for fighting a war in which "the whole point was..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:53Published
Afghanistan presidential palace targeted by rockets during Eid prayers | Oneindia News [Video]

Afghanistan presidential palace targeted by rockets during Eid prayers | Oneindia News

3 rockets landed near the Afghanistan presidential palace where officials including President Ashraf Ghani were offering Eid-Al-Adha prayers Tuesday morning. It was a grim start to Eid even as no group..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:36Published
Rockets land near Afghanistan president house during Eid prayers [Video]

Rockets land near Afghanistan president house during Eid prayers

President Ashraf Ghani continues with the prayers despite multiple loud explosions in the area, TV images show.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:10Published
On GPS: Gen. Petraeus on Afghanistan withdrawal [Video]

On GPS: Gen. Petraeus on Afghanistan withdrawal

The former commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan tells Fareed why he opposes the Biden administration’s decision to pull troops out of the country.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 07:15Published
Danish Siddiqui's mortal remains to be buried in Jamia Milia Islamia graveyard | Oneindia News [Video]

Danish Siddiqui's mortal remains to be buried in Jamia Milia Islamia graveyard | Oneindia News

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in clashes that broke out in Afghanistan’s Kandahar, will be laid to rest at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard in New Delhi; Today, the IMA..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:24Published
Pakistan's ISI directs Taliban to demolish Indian infrastructures in Afghanistan | Oneindia News [Video]

Pakistan's ISI directs Taliban to demolish Indian infrastructures in Afghanistan | Oneindia News

Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has reportedly directed its fighters and Taliban to target buildings and infrastructure built by India, over the last 20 years, in war-affected..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:25Published
Candlelight vigil for Indian journalist killed in Afghanistan [Video]

Candlelight vigil for Indian journalist killed in Afghanistan

Journalists in India held a candlelight vigil to honour Reuters' photojournalist Danish Siddiqui who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan on Friday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Afghan civilians who worked for foreign forces fear for their lives | Oneindia News [Video]

Afghan civilians who worked for foreign forces fear for their lives | Oneindia News

The withdrawal of the German military from Afghanistan is imminent. Many locals who have worked for the foreign forces will probably have to stay behind. An Afghan exile in Berlin is campaigning for..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 03:02Published
Afghan envoy in Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter abducted in Islamabad | MoFA | Oneindia News [Video]

Afghan envoy in Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter abducted in Islamabad | MoFA | Oneindia News

Afghan ambassador in Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter Silsila Alikhil was kidnapped and tortured before being released by unknown abductors. She was kidnapped in Islamabad while she was on her..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:34Published
Delegation from Afghanistan meets Taliban to resume negotiations [Video]

Delegation from Afghanistan meets Taliban to resume negotiations

Delegation from Afghanistan meets Taliban to resume negotiations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:19Published
Taliban continue talks whilst making big gains on the battlefield [Video]

Taliban continue talks whilst making big gains on the battlefield

Government forces are struggling to hold onto Afghanistan's major towns and cities whilst the Taliban continue to take large rural districts.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:15Published
US Intel assessments paint bleak picture in Afghanistan [Video]

US Intel assessments paint bleak picture in Afghanistan

US intelligence assessments paint an increasingly bleak picture in Afghanistan as the Taliban advance across the country and pose a potential threat to the capital of Kabul. CNN’s Kylie Atwood has..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 04:00Published
Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar province| Oneindia News [Video]

Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar province| Oneindia News

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been killed in Kandahar while on a reporting assignment embedded with Afghan security forces, Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay said..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:01Published
Pakistan Air Force is supporting Taliban, says Afghan Vice President | Oneindia News [Video]

Pakistan Air Force is supporting Taliban, says Afghan Vice President | Oneindia News

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has accused Pakistan air force of defending the taliban he said pak warned afg not to act against the taliban at the key border crossing of Spin..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:19Published

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