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Afghanistan: A landlocked south-central Asian country
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. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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41,331 Pak, 4,193 Afghan citizens living in India, govt tells Lok Sabha


IndiaTimes - Published

82 Pakistani migrants in Rajasthan have been granted citizenship: Home Ministry

The citizenship would be granted by registration or naturalisation to legal migrants belonging to six minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
DNA - Published

Videos for Afghanistan

Afghan talks: Rival sides agree on 'road map for peace' [Video]Afghan talks: Rival sides agree on 'road map for peace'

Afghan leaders and the Taliban call to reduce civilian casualties to 'zero' in a joint statement after talks in Doha.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Afghanistan: Many killed in car bomb attack by Taliban amid Qatar peace talks [Video]Afghanistan: Many killed in car bomb attack by Taliban amid Qatar peace talks

Attack targeting National Directorate of Security compound came as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Qatar hosts intra-Afghan summit for peace talks with Taliban [Video]Qatar hosts intra-Afghan summit for peace talks with Taliban

Afghans from across the political and social spectrum to meet Taliban representatives in bid to end the 18-year war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:37Published

U.S. Envoy: Peace Talks With Taliban 'Most Productive' [Video]U.S. Envoy: Peace Talks With Taliban 'Most Productive'

Reuters reports U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks. U.S envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding peace talks with the Taliban to end the 18-year war in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures at least 100 [Video]Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures at least 100

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: Media reports [Video]Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: Media reports

Afghan capital rocked by a powerful blast with smoke seen billowing near US Embassy, according to media reports.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Two U.S. Service Members Killed By Gunfire In Afghanistan [Video]Two U.S. Service Members Killed By Gunfire In Afghanistan

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Report: Afghanistan sees increase in civilian casualties [Video]Report: Afghanistan sees increase in civilian casualties

Almost 11,000 civilians were killed in the country in 2018 and the Taliban is in a stronger military position now than at any point since 2001.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:42Published

US-Iran tensions could 'jeopardise' Afghanistan says Pakistan's Foreign Minister [Video]US-Iran tensions could 'jeopardise' Afghanistan says Pakistan's Foreign Minister

In an interview with Euronews, Pakistan's Foreign Minister warned that the escalating situation between the US and Iran could have consequences on Afghanistan.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published

Warner and Finch opening the way for Australia [Video]Warner and Finch opening the way for Australia

Australia’s Aaron Finch and David Warner continue to notch huge totals at the Cricket World Cup with big win over Bangladesh.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:39Published

England thrash Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan doubted ability to produce brutal knock [Video]England thrash Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan doubted ability to produce brutal knock

Press conference with England captain Eoin Morgan after his stunning 148 guided England to a 150-run win over Afghanistan in the World Cup at Old Trafford. Morgan broke the record for the number of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Morgan's record-breaking six-fest helps England crush Afghanistan [Video]Morgan's record-breaking six-fest helps England crush Afghanistan

England captain Eoin Morgan says he never thought he could play an innings like the one which devastated Afghanistan.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

England get Morgan boost but Roy to miss at least two games [Video]England get Morgan boost but Roy to miss at least two games

Morgan hopeful of facing Afghanistan, Roy out for at least two games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:25Published

Representative Dan Crenshaw Proves Patriotism With Photo Of War Injury [Video]Representative Dan Crenshaw Proves Patriotism With Photo Of War Injury

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw was recently questioned about his patriotism. The criticism came after a congressional hearing about the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. According to Business Insider,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Afghan farmers harvest illegal poppies to build a future [Video]Afghan farmers harvest illegal poppies to build a future

Mohammad Ahmadi is one of many poppy farmers who have little choice for a livelihood in war-torn Afghanistan, so they turn to scratching poppies for its sap.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Afghanistan at risk of becoming a 'narco-state' [Video]Afghanistan at risk of becoming a 'narco-state'

Aghanistan continues to lead global opium production, even with efforts to curb production and trafficking of drugs in the country. That is because farmers continue to harvest poppies for their use in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Police in Australia search headquarters of ABC News in Sydney [Video]Police in Australia search headquarters of ABC News in Sydney

ABC says the operation was in relation to its 2017 reports about alleged misconduct by Australian troops in Afghanistan

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:03Published

Australia: Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories [Video]Australia: Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories

Police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, in second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

New Afghan police chief takes on corruption [Video]New Afghan police chief takes on corruption

Khoshal Sadat, the new head of Afghan police force, has one of the hardest jobs in the country - rooting out abuse and bringing new energy to a force that for years has been used as a cash machine by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Iran, Syria on agenda as Pompeo meets Germany's Merkel [Video]Iran, Syria on agenda as Pompeo meets Germany's Merkel

German chancellor says brief talk with the US secretary of state has Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya on the agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital [Video]Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital

A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy has exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan, wounding four U.S. service members as well as causing other casualties. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Afghanistan: Children share beds in poorly equipped hospital [Video]Afghanistan: Children share beds in poorly equipped hospital

In Afghanistan, sick children share beds, with many having little or no access to medical treatment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

Afghan lives under threat as ambulance services overstretched [Video]Afghan lives under threat as ambulance services overstretched

Critical lack of vehicles across Afghanistan affects patients desperate to get to hospital

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Pence to West Point grads: Expect to see combat [Video]Pence to West Point grads: Expect to see combat

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told West Point graduates on Saturday that they should expect to see combat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Assange Faces 175 Years In Jail After Being Charges With 17 New Charges [Video]Assange Faces 175 Years In Jail After Being Charges With 17 New Charges

Julian Assange faces 17 new charges that could get him 175 years behind bars. The U.S. Government filed new charges against Assange on Thursday. The indictment accuses Assange of obtaining and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Landmine kills 11 pilgrims in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said.
Reuters - Published

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected Taliban

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on..
Reuters - Published

Four Afghan security forces killed after Taliban insurgents attack hotel despite US-led efforts to end war

Four Afghan security forces were killed Saturday when Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel, officials said, as violence continues across Afghanistan.
Firstpost - Published

US, Russia, China, Pakistan urge Taliban to immediately agree to ceasefire, begin talks with Afghanistan govt

The US, China, Russia and Pakistan have jointly urged the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire and begin direct negotiations with the Afghanistan government.
Firstpost - Published

Taliban storm hotel building in west Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents stormed a commercial building housing a hotel in western Afghanistan, killing three security officials and injuring 10, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a surge of attacks..
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Child suicide bomber attacks wedding organised by pro-govt militia commander in Afghanistan's Nangarhar; 5 killed, 11 injured

A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others.
Firstpost - Published

Suicide bomber kills five at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said.
Reuters - Published

Premature exit from Afghanistan would be 'strategic mistake': U.S. general

A premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan would be a strategic mistake, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the top military officer said on Thursday, as the United States and Taliban..
Reuters - Published

'Centre must hold talks with Pakistan, just like rival factions in Afghanistan did,' says Farooq Abdullah

"The harassment by the security forces, National Investigation Agency and other agencies will not solve the problem of Kashmir," he remarked.
DNA - Published

2,447 migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan granted Indian citizenship since Dec 2016: Govt


IndiaTimes - Published

U.S., Taliban talks end after rival Afghans agree on 'roadmap for peace'

The U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan wound up on Tuesday the seventh round of talks he has held with the Taliban in Qatar, after signs of progress in efforts to end the longest war the..
Reuters - Published

Seven civilians killed in air strike in northern Afghanistan: Government

Seven members of a family were killed in an air strike in the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan ministry of defence said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Qatari official announces success of intra-Afghan peace talks: foreign ministry

A Qatari official has announced the "success" of Afghan peace talks held this week in Doha, the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement dated Monday and published on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Afghans, Taliban talk in Qatar about peace as war rages at home

Wary representatives of Afghan society met Taliban officials in Qatar on Monday for a second day of talks, with bloody insurgent attacks back home casting a pall over efforts to end Afghanistan's years..
Reuters - Published

70 Afghan delegates attend two-day gathering in Doha to resume peace talks with Taliban and end 18-year-old conflict

Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible ceasefire is on the table along with key issues such as women's rights. Stakes are high for the talks which..
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan-based terror groups like JeM, LeT join hands with Afghan insurgent groups after Balakot air strikes, claims intelligence outputs

Intelligence inputs have revealed that Pakistan-based terror outfits JeM and LeT have joined hands with Afghan insurgent groups like Haqqani Network and Afghan Taliban after the launch of Balakot air..
Firstpost - Published

Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar

A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel, six civilians and wounded more than 180, officials said, as rival Afghan..
Reuters - Published

Taliban launch major attack in central Afghanistan amid intra-Afghan summit in Qatar

A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival Afghan..
Reuters - Published

'Intra-Afghan' peace talks: Taliban exerts dominance as US-backed negotiations with Afghanistan once again sideline Ashraf Ghani govt

The Taliban have been indulging in escalated violence to gain end-game advantage in the talks. The continuing violence makes a complete mockery of claims by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that..
Firstpost - Published

Amid US-Taliban talks, Afghan leaders to meet separately with terror group in bid to secure peace; Ghani administration snubbed

The Taliban, who have refused to negotiate with the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani, have stressed that those attending are only doing so in a 'personal capacity'.
Firstpost - Published

Taliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security compound

Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and four civilians, as well as wounding more than 50 civilians, by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on..
Reuters - Published

Taliban car bomb kills at least eight Afghan security force members in Ghazni province

Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and wounded over 50 civilians by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on Sunday, government officials and the..
Reuters - Published

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