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 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 32 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.
U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan.. Reuters - Published
India's parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that will allow citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh.. Reuters - Published
Protesters across India continued their agitation on Saturday against the controversial religion-based Citizenship Law that allows non-Muslim persecuted minority refugees from neighbouring countries to..
President Trump made a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day. According to Business Insider, the White House kept the trip tightly under wraps. While there, Trump served..
Afghan and Taliban sources confirm that a prisoner swap has successfully released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, faculty at the American University in Kabul, in exchange for captured..
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he has secured the release of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan in exchange for three captured Taliban. It's part of a wider effort to revamp..
Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday condemned a suicide bombing in Afghanistan near Bagram air force base that he said killed more than four dozen civilians and wounded at least five.. Reuters - Published
Suicide blasts in Afghanistan killed one person and injured more than 60 in an attack on Wednesday on the United States' main military base of Bagram that was repulsed after a 30-minute clash, Afghan.. Reuters - Published
A suicide bomber in Afghanistan detonated explosives on Wednesday outside the United States' main military base of Bagram in an attack that wounded five people, Afghan and NATO officials said. Reuters - Published
The Washington Post reported on Monday that Pentagon officials privately told a watchdog for years about their deep concerns about the U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan, including senior officials who.. Reuters - Published
Tetsu Nakamura, the Japanese doctor and aid worker killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, was inspired to make the country's deserts green by the deaths of children in a clinic he ran in a.. Reuters - Published
U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday in a bid to breath new life into efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, discussing with President Ashraf Ghani steps that could lead to.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, after a visit to Kabul, will travel to Qatar to rejoin talks with Taliban negotiators on steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a settlement to the war in.. Reuters - Published
A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump argued at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday that prosecutors were wrong to seek an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan that could.. Reuters - Published
Lawyers representing victims of the Afghanistan conflict on Wednesday urged the International Criminal Court to allow a war crimes investigation that would include scrutinizing the actions of U.S... Reuters - Published
Six people including the head of a Japanese NGO were killed on Wednesday after unknown gunmen attacked their vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital city of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province,.. Reuters - Published
One of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyers will speak to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday to block efforts by the chief prosecutor to open a war crimes investigation that would.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that any future troop drawdowns in Afghanistan were "not necessarily" linked to a deal with Taliban insurgents, suggesting some lowering of force levels.. Reuters - Published
President Trump is wrapping up the Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida ahead of a major week both at home and abroad. The president is heading to the NATO summit in London, while a.. CBS News - Published
Notorious for leaks and chastened by previous security lapses, the White House went to unusual lengths to keep President Donald Trump's Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan under wraps, devising a cover.. Reuters - Published
The Taliban said on Friday they were ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump visited U.S. troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the radical group.. Reuters - Published
President Trump is renewing a promise to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan by reopening peace talks with the Taliban. The president made the announcement during his surprise Thanksgiving visit to the.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
Here's the latest for Friday November 29th: Trump says Afghanistan peace talks resumed; Ohio wildlife park fire kills 10 animals; 50,000 still evacuated due to Texas chemical plant fire; Black Friday.. USATODAY.com - Published
President Trump is flying back to the U.S. after making a secret trip to Afghanistan to visit troops. While there, the president revealed the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in peace talks aimed at.. CBS News - Published
President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a.. USATODAY.com - Published
President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he participated in serving Thanksgiving dinner to U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field and said he believes the Taliban wants a ceasefire... USATODAY.com - Published
President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war. Reuters - Published
The top U.S. general said on Wednesday that the chances of a successful outcome from peace talks on ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan were higher than before and could happen in the "near term." Reuters - Published