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Afghanistan

A landlocked south-central Asian country

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country in Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and in the far northeast, China. 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 32 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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U.S. and allied warplanes are dropping bombs on insurgent targets in Afghanistan at a record pace. But the Taliban doesn't seem to be backing down.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed confidence on Sunday in the U.S. military justice system's ability to hold troops to account, two days after..
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President Trump pardoned a former Army commando who was expected to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and an ex-Army..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a third for actions in Iraq, a..
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A plan to swap two Western hostages with three Taliban prisoners has been postponed, an Afghan government official told Reuters on Friday, and Taliban sources..
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Major Michelle Curran is the only female fighter pilot on the Thunderbirds, the Air Force demonstration team. She also flew 160 combat hours in Afghanistan..
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

Michelle Curran flew 160 combat hours in Afghanistan before joining the team
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The planned exchange of two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group for an American and an Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan in..
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At least seven people were killed and 10 others, including four foreign nationals, wounded in Kabul on Wednesday when a van packed with explosive targeted a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan blocked a key highway linking the country to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as part of what they called the "second phase" of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The results of Afghanistan's presidential election, that were due on Nov. 14, have been postponed for a second time, the election commission said on Wednesday.
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At least seven people were killed and 10 others, including four foreign nationals, were wounded in Kabul on Wednesday, when a van packed with explosive targeted..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Afghanistan's authorities are trying to tackle air pollution in the country's capital, which may be even deadlier than the 18-year-old war. (Nov. 13)
 
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Seven people were killed and seven injured on Wednesday after a car bomb explosion near the interior ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul, a government..
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Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama's..
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Army Master Sergeant Matthew Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor, the military's highest award for valor. The elite special forces soldier saved lives during..
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Afghan president announces decision to free the militants, hoping to secure release of American and Australian professors held since 2016
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

The Taliban kidnapped American Kevin King in 2016 along with Timothy Weeks, an Australian national, outside the American University of Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me years to realize this feeling had a name: survivor guilt.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

The result of the Afghan presidential election may be further delayed, two officials said, after the main challenger to incumbent Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday he..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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