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Afghanistan

A landlocked south-central Asian country

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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 (252,000ย sqย mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, while the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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The brutal murder of a former journalist has sparked outrage from women's rights activists. Mina Mangal was a well-known TV reporter in Kabul. She also worked..
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Captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, his release on probation is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.
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Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which..
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A U.S. air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Over his decades-long career, award-winning journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley has been on the front lines to cover events that changed the..
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

An air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty service members truggling with traumatic brain injuries. Even mild cases..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it had asked Congress for the authority to help fund lodging and transportation for Taliban members who were interested in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The Pentagon plans to tap several accounts, from retirement contributions to missile-buying, to generate $1.5 billion for President Trump's wall.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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