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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 Asia 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 predominantly 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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King Charles meets resettled refugee families in Aberdeen [Video]

King Charles meets resettled refugee families in Aberdeen

King Charles has met refugee families from Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine who have settled in Aberdeen. The monarch learned more of Aberdeen City Council's resettlement programme, as well as hearing..

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Afghan Heroin worth ₹1,200 crore seized on Iranian boat that came from Pakistan | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Afghan Heroin worth ₹1,200 crore seized on Iranian boat that came from Pakistan | Oneindia News*News

Yesterday, officials said that an estimated ₹ 1,200 crore worth of 200 kg Heroin made in Afghanistan first came into Pakistan, from where it was put on an Iranian boat, and it was meant to be sold in..

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Afghanistan: A bomb blast occurred at a Mosque near MOI in Kabul | Oneindia news * news [Video]

Afghanistan: A bomb blast occurred at a Mosque near MOI in Kabul | Oneindia news * news

A bomb blast rocked the Kabul mosque on Wednesday, Oct 5 in the vicinity of a heavily fortified interior ministry compound. #Afghanistan #Kabul #Bombblast

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Women protest in Afghanistan after Kabul academy bombing [Video]

Women protest in Afghanistan after Kabul academy bombing

Women and girls from the Hazara community protest in Kabul's western district of Dasht-e-Barchi after a suicide bombing.

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