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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, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal [Video]

Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal

Taliban accuses Afghan intelligence of conspiring to keep foreign forces in Afghanistan.

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Afghan president orders operation against Taliban [Video]

Afghan president orders operation against Taliban

Afghanistan's president orders the military to resume attacks against the Taliban and other armed groups.

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Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul hospital [Video]

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul hospital

Security forces reach the site to counter the attack at the government-run Dasht-e-Barchi Hospital, official say.

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Afghanistan: Gunmen storm hospital compound in Kabul [Video]

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm hospital compound in Kabul

Afghan forces have evacuated dozens and ended the siege at the hospital, killing the three gunmen, officials said.

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Preserving Buddhist treasures in Afghanistan [Video]

Preserving Buddhist treasures in Afghanistan

Historians at the University of Chicago and teachers in Afghanistan are working to save artefacts looted or destroyed during four decades of war or under strict Taliban rule.

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Trump not verbally briefed on Russia bounty matter: WH [Video]

Trump not verbally briefed on Russia bounty matter: WH

[NFA] White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump was not verbally briefed on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers..

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Russian Bounties On US Troops: What Did Trump Know, And When? [Video]

Russian Bounties On US Troops: What Did Trump Know, And When?

CNN reports the White House had intelligence in early 2019 indicating Russian actors were offering bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. That's more than a year before President Donald Trump..

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Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true [Video]

Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

Democrats on Tuesday called for U.S. President Donald Trump to consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan..

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U.S. should consider sanctions if bounty reports true: Bolton [Video]

U.S. should consider sanctions if bounty reports true: Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday the United States should consider economic sanctions on Russia as part of a strong U.S. response if it is true..

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No indication alleged Russia payments were a 'hoax': House Dem [Video]

No indication alleged Russia payments were a 'hoax': House Dem

Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday said after a White House briefing on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers..

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WH does not confirm or deny Russia bounty reports [Video]

WH does not confirm or deny Russia bounty reports

[NFA] Russian bounty offers to Taliban militants are believed to have led to the death of at least one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, according to American intelligence, two newspapers reported, and..

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Trump denies knowledge of Russia bounty plot [Video]

Trump denies knowledge of Russia bounty plot

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday denied any prior knowledge of a report on Russian efforts to pay Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Gloria Tso reports.

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Biden slams Trump over report Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan [Video]

Biden slams Trump over report Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan

US Democratic nominee Joe Biden has attacked Donald Trump over a report that he said potentially contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the US president and his failure to protect American..

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NYT Report: Russian Agents Paid Afghan Militants To Kill US, NATO Troops [Video]

NYT Report: Russian Agents Paid Afghan Militants To Kill US, NATO Troops

A New York Times bombshell report says Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill NATO troops in Afghanistan. NATO troops in Afghanistan include American forces. According to Business..

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'Profound regret': ICC prosecutor on being hit with US sanctions over Afghanistan war crimes probe [Video]

'Profound regret': ICC prosecutor on being hit with US sanctions over Afghanistan war crimes probe

'Profound regret': ICC prosecutor on being hit with US sanctions over Afghanistan war crimes probe

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Deadly blast hits Kabul mosque during Friday prayers [Video]

Deadly blast hits Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

At least four people, including prayer leader, killed and many others wounded, says Afghanistan's interior ministry.

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Trump authorizes sanctions against ICC officials [Video]

Trump authorizes sanctions against ICC officials

President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized U.S. economic and travel sanctions against International Criminal Court employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war..

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Pompeo on ICC: U.S. won't be threatened by 'kangaroo court' [Video]

Pompeo on ICC: U.S. won't be threatened by 'kangaroo court'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington would not allow Americans to be threatened by "a kangaroo court," after President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against an..

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