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

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Afghanistan fighting forces thousands to flee [Video]

Afghanistan fighting forces thousands to flee

It is not clear when families will be able to return home, but it may not be as soon as many hope.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:14Published
Afghanistan fighting shows no sign of ending [Video]

Afghanistan fighting shows no sign of ending

While the world awaits progress in the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, heavy violence continues in the country.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published
Many dead in stampede near Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan [Video]

Many dead in stampede near Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan

At least 15 Afghans killed and more than a dozen injured as thousands gathered to secure visas in Jalalabad city.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Dargah Ajmer Sharif attracts people of all faiths [Video]

Dargah Ajmer Sharif attracts people of all faiths

Considered as one of the most popular Muslim pilgrimage centres, the dargah of Ajmer Sharif houses the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a holy saint who dedicated his entire life to the service of the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 04:14Published
Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks [Video]

Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks

More violence has erupted between Taliban fighters and government troops in Afghanistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:10Published
Afghanistan: US stands down in Helmand, Taliban to do the same [Video]

Afghanistan: US stands down in Helmand, Taliban to do the same

The Taliban has agreed to stop attacks after the US promised to halt its raids supporting Afghan forces in Helmand.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published
Thousands flee amid fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces [Video]

Thousands flee amid fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces

Official says 30,000 people forced to leave homes in Helmand province as clashes between Taliban and security forces continue.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Abdullah Abdullah on Afghan peace talks, India engaging with Taliban | Worldview [Video]

Abdullah Abdullah on Afghan peace talks, India engaging with Taliban | Worldview

The Afghan leadership won’t have concerns if India decides to engage with the Taliban, though a final decision in this matter will is New Delhi’s prerogative, Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 15:18Published
'Connectivity in region will benefit countries': Abdullah Abdullah on SAARC's revival and India-Pak resolving issues [Video]

'Connectivity in region will benefit countries': Abdullah Abdullah on SAARC's revival and India-Pak resolving issues

While reacting on South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC's) revival and India-Pak resolving issues, the Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Abdullah..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:23Published
Engagement with Taliban is India's call, didn't ask directly: Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah [Video]

Engagement with Taliban is India's call, didn't ask directly: Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah

Commenting on whether Afghanistan wants India to engage with Taliban, the Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah said, "I didn't ask directly for..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:50Published
PM Modi assures of India's support for peace process in Afghanistan [Video]

PM Modi assures of India's support for peace process in Afghanistan

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on October 08 said that Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah briefed Prime Minister Narendra..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:54Published
India supports Afghan in journey towards peace, stability: Abdullah Abdullah [Video]

India supports Afghan in journey towards peace, stability: Abdullah Abdullah

The Afghanistan leader and Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, Doctor Abdullah Abdullah said that India has been amongst the countries that helped Afghan in journey towards peace and..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:47Published
PM Modi meets Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah [Video]

PM Modi meets Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Doctor Abdullah Abdullah in New Delhi. Abdullah Abdullah had met NSA Ajit Doval on Oct 7.

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:09Published
Insistence on violence will marginalise perpetrators: Afghan FM [Video]

Insistence on violence will marginalise perpetrators: Afghan FM

Afghan acting Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar expresses optimism about overcoming obstacles in Taliban talks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:00Published
Afghan women's rights: Mother's names recorded on kids' ID cards [Video]

Afghan women's rights: Mother's names recorded on kids' ID cards

Former Taliban commander Akbar Agha says the law is un-Islamic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
UNGA75: India exercises its Right to Reply for third time in response to Pakistan [Video]

UNGA75: India exercises its Right to Reply for third time in response to Pakistan

Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, India promptly responded to Khan's comments and requested the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:47Published

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