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Afghanistan

Landlocked country in South-Central Asia

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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Former national security adviser John Bolton talks about reports that President Trump ignored allegations of Russia placing bounties on U.S. troops in..
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 days ago

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Deadly clashes and attacks are gripping parts of Afghanistan's Helmand province as fragile peace talks with the Taliban continue. The U.S. and Afghan government..
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

The national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, reiterated a plan to draw down troops to 2,500 by early 2021, sidestepping President Trump’s call for a..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

Deadly violence is gripping Afghanistan despite ongoing peace talks. Lyce Ducet, from our partners at BBC News, is there following the latest developments.
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

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