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.
The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with U.S. troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with U.S. negotiators in.. Reuters - Published
India's top court on Wednesday refused to stall the implementation of a new law that lays out a path for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries for Indian citizenship, despite violent..
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..
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials familiar with the.. WorldNews - Published
The CAA aims to provide Indian citizenship to six minority communities — Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians — who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014 from.. IndiaTimes - Published
A former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier has pleaded guilty to conspiring with four others to steal $200,000 in government cash meant to fight terrorism in Afghanistan and now faces up to 15 years.. Reuters - Published
Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella on Monday voiced concern over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), saying what is happening is "sad" and he would love to see a Bangladeshi.. WorldNews - Published
Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 54 people dead, officials said Monday. Authorities have struggled to.. WorldNews - Published
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 43 dead, officials said Monday as.. WorldNews - Published
The UP government has sent a list of largely Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living across 19 districts in the state to the Union home ministry, making it the first state to.. IndiaTimes - Published
Jasmin "Jaws" Moghbeli earned her fierce nickname during her time as a decorated helicopter gunship pilot who flew more than 150 missions in Afghanistan. ... The Marine Corps major, MIT graduate and.. WorldNews - Published
A roadside bomb killed two U.S. military personnel and wounded two others in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military said, an attack claimed by the Taliban. Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24
Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a.. Reuters - Published
A roadside bomb hit a convoy of U.S. troops on Saturday in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, a NATO spokesman and an Afghan official said, but there were no immediate details of casualties.. Reuters - Published
The Centre on Friday announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will come into force from January 10. Under the Act non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given.. IndiaTimes - Published
GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat assembly on Friday passed a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah for amending the Citizenship Act. The resolution, which was.. WorldNews - Published
While as mixed in their views as other Americans, the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now a larger proportion of critics of interventions in the regions they once fought in. NYTimes.com - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of working to thwart efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan, but he offered no specific details to support his allegation. Reuters - Published
As hostility mounts toward the U.S in neighboring Iran, interpreters in Afghanistan who served alongside U.S. service members are desperate to get out – some in their country consider them traitors... USATODAY.com - Published
Amid the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said the amended law is not against the Muslim community in India and that the Narendra.. IndiaTimes - Published
Despite all the revelry and excitement that comes with a new year (and a new decade), the American government’s addiction to endless war continues, and with it, the same old web of lies As President.. WorldNews - Published
Union minister Harsimrat Badal on Friday slammed the Congress and its Punjab leader Captain Amarinder Singh for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities.. IndiaTimes - Published
The programme for Afghanistan central civil registration authority, was conducted from Dec 23-30, 2019, followed by a field visit to Chandigarh, the ministry of external affairs said in a statement... IndiaTimes - Published
The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war. ...... WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24
PUL-E-CHARKHI: Thousands of Taliban prisoners jailed in Afghanistan as insurgents see a peace deal being hammered out between the United States and the Taliban as their ticket to freedom. They know a.. WorldNews - Published
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan killed at least 17 local militiamen, an Afghan official said Sunday. The attack apparently targeted a local militia commander who.. WorldNews - Published
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban staged a complex attack that killed at least 10 Afghan soldiers in the southern Helmand province, an Afghan official said Saturday. A powerful explosion first.. WorldNews - Published
Here's the latest for Thursday December 26th: Netanyahu rushed from stage during rocket attack; Tennessee stabbing suspect caught; Remains of soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to US; Sen... USATODAY.com - Published
Taliban militants ambushed a government checkpoint in Balkh province in Afghanistan's north, killing at least 15 members of the security forces, local officials said on Tuesday, the latest in an.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
The home ministry released two fresh video clips to dispel the "misinformation campaign" on the amended Citizenship Act. While one of the clips seeks to differentiate between "truth and lies" on the.. IndiaTimes - Published