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Afghanistan: Country in Central and South Asia
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the north, and Tajikistan and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,864 square kilometres (252,072 sq mi), the country is predominately mountainous with plains in the north and the southwest that are separated by the Hindu Kush mountains. Its population as of 2020 is 31.4 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. Kabul serves as its capital and largest city.

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Amit Shah was born in 1964| Chandrayaan 1 was launched in 2008| October 22nd  | Oneindia News [Video]

Amit Shah was born in 1964| Chandrayaan 1 was launched in 2008| October 22nd | Oneindia News

On October 22nd in 1964, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was born in Mumbai. Actor-writer Kadar Khan was born in Afghanistan and India launched Chandrayaan 1. #AmitShahBirthday #KadarKhanBirthday..

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CNN Heroes 15th Anniversary: Razia Jan [Video]

CNN Heroes 15th Anniversary: Razia Jan

Before the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August, 2012 CNN Hero Razia Jan’s school for girls had grown to more than 800 students. Now, her life’s work is at risk. She knows the obstacles..

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Two months after the final plane left Kabul, families are still stuck in Afghanistan [Video]

Two months after the final plane left Kabul, families are still stuck in Afghanistan

CNN talks to Second Lt. Fahim Masoud about the struggle to get his and other families out of Afghanistan.

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Russia hosts Taliban officials for high-profile Afghanistan talks [Video]

Russia hosts Taliban officials for high-profile Afghanistan talks

Moscow pledged humanitarian aid but also called for a more inclusive government.

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Afghanistan talks: Russia, China, Iran to work with Taliban towards 'regional stability' [Video]

Afghanistan talks: Russia, China, Iran to work with Taliban towards 'regional stability'

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Russia: Taliban say India offered Afghanistan humanitarian aid in 2nd official meet | Oneindia News [Video]

Russia: Taliban say India offered Afghanistan humanitarian aid in 2nd official meet | Oneindia News

The Taliban have said that India offered extensive humanitarian assistance to the Afghans; The Union Cabinet is likely to approve a 3 per cent dearness allowance and dearness relief (DR) hike for..

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Alexei Navalny wins Sakharov Prize, the EU's highest award for human rights work [Video]

Alexei Navalny wins Sakharov Prize, the EU's highest award for human rights work

Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, was nominated alongside Bolivian lawyer Jeanine Áñez and the women of Afghanistan.

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Russia, hosting Taliban at international conference, calls for Afghan aid [Video]

Russia, hosting Taliban at international conference, calls for Afghan aid

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Russia recognises Taliban 'efforts' to stabilise Afghanistan [Video]

Russia recognises Taliban 'efforts' to stabilise Afghanistan

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Afghanistan: A beauty salon becomes a refuge for women in Kabul. [Video]

Afghanistan: A beauty salon becomes a refuge for women in Kabul.

It is one of the last places in Kabul where women can meet outside their households, a bubble of freedom and even frivolity away from the gaze of men.

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Afghanistan talks: Russia hosts latest talks; China, Iran, Pakistan attending [Video]

Afghanistan talks: Russia hosts latest talks; China, Iran, Pakistan attending

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Khalilzad, US envoy who brokered Afghan exit, quits [Video]

Khalilzad, US envoy who brokered Afghan exit, quits

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'I can't stop thinking about my sisters': Afghan evacuees in Italy fear for relatives back home [Video]

'I can't stop thinking about my sisters': Afghan evacuees in Italy fear for relatives back home

Afghan refugees in Italy tell Euronews of their anxiety as they wait for news of family members they have left behind.

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Afghan Pop Star Ghezaal Enayat Hopes to Echo Women's Fight for Rights in Afghanistan | Oneindia News [Video]

Afghan Pop Star Ghezaal Enayat Hopes to Echo Women's Fight for Rights in Afghanistan | Oneindia News

In the 1990s, the Taliban banned music in Afghanistan outright. Pop singer Ghezaal Enayat who lives in exile fears, that music in her home country will go completely quiet again – and is worried..

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EU foreign policy chief: We must support Afghan people, not the Afghan government [Video]

EU foreign policy chief: We must support Afghan people, not the Afghan government

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks with Bianna Golodryga about Afghanistan and EU foreign policy.

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Afghanistan: Over 35 killed in suicide attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar [Video]

Afghanistan: Over 35 killed in suicide attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar

IS is suspected of carrying out the attack on the Fatimiya mosque in southern Afghanistan, which comes a week after another deadly attack in the north.

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India to attend talks with Taliban for second time, now in Moscow | Oneindia News [Video]

India to attend talks with Taliban for second time, now in Moscow | Oneindia News

India and the Taliban led Afghanistan government will come face to face next week when both attend talks in Moscow. India has acccepted a Russian invitation for talks with Taliban on October 20 in..

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Sakharov Prize: Alexei Navalny & Jeanine Anez on EU shortlist for human rights award [Video]

Sakharov Prize: Alexei Navalny & Jeanine Anez on EU shortlist for human rights award

A group of Afghan women are also on the shortlist to win to European Union’s top human rights prize.

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International community should end dialogue with Taliban, says youngest Afghan mayor [Video]

International community should end dialogue with Taliban, says youngest Afghan mayor

Zarifa Ghafari spoke to Euronews in Brussels about her experience fleeing Afghanistan.

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Aid worker: Afghan people pushed to brink of survival [Video]

Aid worker: Afghan people pushed to brink of survival

Mary-Ellen McGroarty, World Food Programme country director, and former Afghan lawmaker Fawzia Koofi talk about the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan: EU humanitarian aid package 'not enough', says International Crisis Group [Video]

Afghanistan: EU humanitarian aid package 'not enough', says International Crisis Group

On Tuesday the European Union announced a revamped humanitarian aid package worth €1 billion to deal with the aftermath of the Taliban takeover.

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Afghanistan crisis: Kandahar hospital ground report | Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

Afghanistan crisis: Kandahar hospital ground report | Watch | Oneindia News

G20 countries are holding a summit on how to respond to the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. DW’s Nick Connolly went to a hospital in the Taliban heartland of Kandahar province to see how..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 03:04Published
EU announces €1 billion in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan [Video]

EU announces €1 billion in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

As part of the new package, Brussels will send financial support to neighbouring countries in order to avoid a potential migration crisis.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:55Published
Dissident Club - Welcomes Activists in Exile | Afghanistan Evacuees Arrive in Paris | Oneindia News [Video]

Dissident Club - Welcomes Activists in Exile | Afghanistan Evacuees Arrive in Paris | Oneindia News

Thousands of Afghan nationals have fled their country and arrived in Europe since the US withdrawal and takeover of the Taliban in late August. Among them is Rateb Noori, a journalist who arrived with..

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G20 tackles Afghan humanitarian crisis at special summit [Video]

G20 tackles Afghan humanitarian crisis at special summit

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