Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South-Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Much of its 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range at the western end of the Himalayas, separating the Amu Darya and Indus valleys. Kabul is the capital and largest city.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the.. Reuters - Published
The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in Afghanistan's capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. Another 182 civilians..
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President Trump is expected to meet with his top national security advisers on Friday. The meeting is to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America's longest running war. However, it could..
Donald Trump said Baltimore's homicide rate could be higher than Afghanistan's and those of the 'Northern Triangle' countries El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a rally in Ohio. Rough cut - no..
The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, according to an official. Matthew Larotonda..
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A powerful blast hit Kabul's diplomatic district during rush hour on Monday sending a plume of black smoke over the Afghan capital, with tens of injured taken to hospital and ambulances ferrying still..
Reuters reports two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission shared the news in a statement but did not give any further details, and it won't..
A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing.. Reuters - Published
During their meeting, Sullivan and Jaishankar discussed a range of issues, including regional security, advancing peace in Afghanistan, and expanding US-India trade and investment ties. DNA - Published
President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the.. Reuters - Published
Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its.. Reuters - Published
A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into the arms of the Islamic State.. Reuters - Published
Narendra Modi govt's proactive move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's 'autonomy' and turn it into a Union Territory has put the onus on Pakistan to react, and so far Pakistan has been struggling to come up.. Firstpost - Published
The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in an eastern province near the border with.. Reuters - Published
Pakistan might redeploy troops from the Afghanistan border to the Kashmir frontier amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions, according to Islamabad's ambassador to the US, a move The New York Times said could.. Firstpost - Published
Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides saying they would consult their leaders.. Reuters - Published
Diplomats of about 50 countries across the world at the UN have written separate condolence messages for late Union minister Sushma Swaraj who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The countries.. IndiaTimes - Published
A young Afghan woman, who has been in a holding camp for asylum seekers on Hungary's border for months, gets only a faraway glimpse of trees from her home in a shipping container. So she paints trees,.. Reuters - Published