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Afghanistan: Country in Central and South Asia
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Referred to as the Heart of Asia, it is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan to the northeast, and China to the northeast and east. Occupying 652,864 square kilometers (252,072 sq mi) of land, the country is predominately mountainous with plains in the north and the southwest, which are separated by the Hindu Kush mountain range. As of 2021, its population is 40.2 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. Kabul is the country's largest city and serves as its capital.

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Middle school student in Afghanistan makes model vehicles from waste [Video]

Middle school student in Afghanistan makes model vehicles from waste

Shakirullah, a secondary school student in the city of Khost, Afghanistan, collects waste materials in his district and builds model vehicles such as tractors and bulldozers.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:06Published
Taliban's latest order bans men and women from sitting together at restaurants | OneIndia News [Video]

Taliban's latest order bans men and women from sitting together at restaurants | OneIndia News

In its latest clampdown in Afghanistan's western Herat province since seizing power, Taliban has now put a ban on men and women from sitting and eating together at restaurants. This is Taliban's latest..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:44Published
NGO Warns That Almost 10 Million Children Are Starving in Afghanistan [Video]

NGO Warns That Almost 10 Million Children Are Starving in Afghanistan

NGO Warns That , Almost 10 Million Children , Are Starving in Afghanistan. Save the Children warns that approximately 9.6 million children in Afghanistan are facing daily food insecurity amid a..

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Afghan women protest decree to cover faces [Video]

Afghan women protest decree to cover faces

About a dozen women chanting "burqa is not my hijab" protested in the Afghan capital Tuesday against the Taliban's order for women to cover fully in public, including their faces.

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Danish Siddiqui wins second Pulitzer Prize posthumously for Covid coverage in India | Oneindia News [Video]

Danish Siddiqui wins second Pulitzer Prize posthumously for Covid coverage in India | Oneindia News

Journalist Danish Siddiqui, who lost his life while covering the conflict situation in Afghanistan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his coverage of the Covid situation..

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Taliban stops issuing driving licences to women in Afghanistan | OneIndia News [Video]

Taliban stops issuing driving licences to women in Afghanistan | OneIndia News

Taliban threw the Afghanistan government last year and took hold of the country. Since then, many humanitarian issues specifically related to the right of women have cropped up. According to the report..

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Afghanistan: Taliban leader hails 'security' in rare appearance to mark Eid [Video]

Afghanistan: Taliban leader hails 'security' in rare appearance to mark Eid

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Afghanistan's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday [Video]

Afghanistan's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday

Muslims in Afghanistan attend Eid prayers as the fasting month of Ramadan comes to an end.

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Prince Charles hails BBC's 'impartiality' on visit [Video]

Prince Charles hails BBC's 'impartiality' on visit

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to journalists working to ensure the public has the "impartial truth" from conflict zones as he marked the 90th anniversary of BBC World Service. Prince Charles and..

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On This Day 1998: Inside The Heroin Trade [Video]

On This Day 1998: Inside The Heroin Trade

Heroin is one of the world's most addictive and destructive drugs and despite attempts to crack down on its supply routes into Europe, the illegal trafficking continued. Tribesmen in Pakistan and..

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Taliban warns Pakistan over alleged airstrikes, says ‘won't tolerate invasions’ | Oneindia News [Video]

Taliban warns Pakistan over alleged airstrikes, says ‘won't tolerate invasions’ | Oneindia News

On Sunday, Afghanistan's acting defence minister said that the Taliban administration would not tolerate ‘invasions’ from its neighbours after protesting against airstrikes it says were conducted..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:49Published
Assange supporters gather in front of court ordering his extradition to US [Video]

Assange supporters gather in front of court ordering his extradition to US

Supporters of Julian Assange gather in London after a UK court issued a formal order to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face trial over the publication of secret files relating..

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Several killed and injured in a series of explosions outside Kabul school [Video]

Several killed and injured in a series of explosions outside Kabul school

Police said the blasts had targeted educational facilities in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital city.

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Three explosions rock a High school in western Kabul killing 6 people | OneIndia News [Video]

Three explosions rock a High school in western Kabul killing 6 people | OneIndia News

Afghan security and health officials reported on Tuesday that three blasts rocked a high school in western Kabul, killing killing 6 people and injuring almost a dozen. Among those who were killed, many..

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Taliban announce ban on harvesting poppies [Video]

Taliban announce ban on harvesting poppies

In desperately poor Afghanistan the ban seems certain to further impoverish its poorest citizens at a time when the country is in an economic free fall.

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Taliban bans opium as Afghanistan's poppy harvest begins [Video]

Taliban bans opium as Afghanistan's poppy harvest begins

Farmers say the ban will ruin them as many rely on opium revenues to pay their bills. The opium is sold to dealers who process it to produce heroin.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:34Published
US launches satellite TV channel for Afghanistan after VOA broadcast ban by Taliban | OneIndia News [Video]

US launches satellite TV channel for Afghanistan after VOA broadcast ban by Taliban | OneIndia News

US has launched a 24/7 direct-to-home satellite-delivered television channel for Afghanistan after the Taliban banned the Voice of America broadcast in the country. The 24/7 channel launched by the US..

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UN to Taliban on opening high school for girls: 'Respect right to education' | OneIndia News [Video]

UN to Taliban on opening high school for girls: 'Respect right to education' | OneIndia News

In a press statement released, United Nations Security Council expressed deep concern and worry over the Right to Education of all female students in Afghanistan. This statement comes after Taliban..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:47Published

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Taliban order all Afghan women to wear the burka in public

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MP's Noorjahan mango to weigh more than 4 kg per fruit, price to be more than Rs 1,000 apiece

A special variety of mango, Noorjahan originated in Afghanistan and only few trees are found in tribal-dominated Alirajpur district's Katthiwada area.
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Huge blast at Kabul mosque kills at least 10 on last Friday of Ramadan

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A huge blast has hit a mosque in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul - killing at least 10 and wounding dozens more, officials have said.
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Narcotics Control Bureau seizes 50 kg heroin from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh

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Ukraine crisis could be 'wake-up' call for Europe to also look at developments in Asia: Jaishankar

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Pupils among six killed and 11 injured in blasts near Kabul schools, police say

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At least six people have been killed, including pupils, and 11 others injured in explosions targeting educational institutions in Kabul, Afghan police have said.
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Pakistan grants two months extension to India for transportation of wheat, medicines to Afghanistan


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Taliban outlaws growing of lucrative opium poppy as it seeks easing of sanctions

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UK pledges extra £286 million emergency aid to Afghanistan as humanitarian crisis grows

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The UK has pledged to send an extra £286 million of emergency aid to the people of Afghanistan as the humanitarian crisis in the country grows.
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Taliban leave girls in tears after shutting their schools again

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The Taliban have sent girls home in tears from secondary schools in Afghanistan just days after announcing that they would be allowed back to the classroom.
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Parents of photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan, start legal action against Taliban

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Top Foreign Office civil servant responds to whistleblower's accusation that he misled MPs over Afghanistan evacuation

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Senior Foreign Office whistleblower accuses top civil servant of misleading MPs over Afghanistan evacuation

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A senior Foreign Office whistleblower has accused the department's top civil servant of misleading MPs over the Afghanistan evacuation.
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New humanitarian visa route for Ukrainian refugees aims to learn the lessons of the Afghan evacuation

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The government-backed refugee scheme being unveiled today will build on lessons learned from the Afghanistan evacuation last summer, according to government sources.
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India hits out at Pakistan at UNHRC: One who ‘trained terror groups to fight in Afghanistan’ is commenting on human rights in India


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India sends third consignment of wheat to Afghanistan via Pak


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India delivers fifth consignment of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

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India is your home, PM Modi tells Afghan Sikh-Hindu delegation

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Plight of young Afghans 'absolutely heartbreaking', says children's commissioner, urging world to act

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