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Afghanistan formally the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South Asia and Central Asia. It's a population of around 31 million people, making it the 42nd most populous nation on the planet. It's bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far northeast. Its land covers 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 41st greatest nation in the world.

Human habitation in Afghanistan dates back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, as well as it was linked by the nation's strategic place along the Silk Road to the cultures of Central Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia. Through the ages the land has been home by Western powers and seen many military campaigns by Alexander the Great, Arab Muslims, Genghis Khan, and in the modern era to various individuals. The land also functioned as a source from which others, and the Shinwaris, Kushans, Hephthalites, Samanids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khiljis, Mughals, Durranis have risen to form important conglomerates.

In 2010, US and Afghan government officials estimated that untapped mineral deposits are worth between $900 bn and $3 trillion.

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“The resistance that will occur inside North Korea will make Iraq and Afghanistan pale in comparison,” one expert s… USA TODAY (Sat Dec 16)
[email protected] Sgt. Shawn Sullivan, who has been away from his family for 11 months, nine of them in Afghanistan, surpris… Fox News (Wed Dec 13)
Frank Castle’s tragedy has deep roots, dating back to his time as a Special Forces operative in Afghanistan The Economist (Mon Dec 11)
French fighters appear with Islamic State in Afghanistan FRANCE 24 English (Sun Dec 10)
He was forced to blow up Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddhas. Should they be rebuilt? NBC News (Wed Nov 29)
Afghanistan - 15,298 (Pentagon: 14,000) Syria - 1,720 (Pentagon: 503) Iraq - 8,992 (Pentagon: 5,262) RT (Tue Nov 28)
3,043 people were killed or injured by IEDs in 1,143 incidents in Afghanistan between the beginning of April and th… Foreign Policy (Mon Nov 27)
Former New Democrat MP intends to ask International Criminal Court to investigate Canada's conduct in Afghanistan h… CBC News Alerts (Mon Nov 27)
ISIS beheads 15 of its own fighters in Afghanistan, separate terror attack kills at least 8 Fox News (Thu Nov 23)
ISIS is beheading its own fighters in Afghanistan, according to officials Newsweek (Thu Nov 23)
As John P. Walters and David W. Murray see it: It's simple. Crush the booming heroin trade in Afghanistan or lose t… Foreign Policy (Thu Nov 23)
US increases the number of its airstrikes in Afghanistan as ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria winds down… CNN International (Tue Nov 21)
A spokesman for the Taliban says Trump's new Afghanistan policies are helping the extremist group… Newsweek (Tue Nov 21)
The US conducted airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan CNN (Mon Nov 20)
‘Is that why Americans are fighting and risking their lives in Afghanistan – to make the world safe for pedophilia?… RT (Sat Nov 18)
Afghanistan war crimes probe a sham and cover-up for US (Op-Edge by Finian Cunningham) RT (Thu Nov 16)
US veteran Adrian Bonenberger was deployed to Afghanistan twice. His PTSD is only one remnant of the war he witness… Al Jazeera English (Wed Nov 15)
U.S. wants to build "tsunami of air power" in Afghanistan, but impact is years away Washington Post (Sun Nov 12)
Afghanistan to Cambridge BBC News (World) (Sun Nov 12)
NATO to agree to send more troops to Afghanistan Reuters Top News (Tue Nov 07)
UPDATE: Gunmen 'storm Shamshad TV' in Afghanistan's Kabul - 1 security guard killed - No claim of responsibility… Al Jazeera English (Tue Nov 07)
Today a judge ruled Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would not go to prison for walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009… NBC News (Fri Nov 03)
Bowe Bergdahl won’t serve time in prison for deserting his base in Afghanistan. He will be dishonorably discharged. The New York Times (Fri Nov 03)
Afghanistan war report shows historic losses, but U.S. hides death toll Newsweek (Wed Nov 01)
Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash NBC News (Mon Oct 30)
Month of Marathons: Marine sergeant who lost both legs in Afghanistan is running 26.2 miles in 31 cities in 31 days… ABC News (Mon Oct 30)
US wants Pakistan to establish military presence in Afghanistan but won’t pay the cost – fmr intelligence chief… RT (Thu Oct 26)
Why were a fire alarm and a clock removed from a photo of a meeting between Tillerson and Afghanistan's president?… The New York Times (Tue Oct 24)
CIA reportedly expands campaign to hunt, kill Taliban in Afghanistan Fox News (Mon Oct 23)
The CIA’s expanded role will mean more of the U.S.’s combat role in Afghanistan will be hidden from public view The New York Times (Sun Oct 22)
At least 63 people killed and dozens more wounded in two separate attacks at Shia mosques in Afghanistan… Al Jazeera English (Fri Oct 20)
Kelly: "Hours after my son was killed, his friends we're calling us from Afghanistan...those are the only phone cal… ABC News (Thu Oct 19)
Pakistan Taliban leader 'killed by drone' in Afghanistan BBC News (World) (Thu Oct 19)
Trump: 'Ask General Kelly' if Obama called after son died in Afghanistan The Guardian (Tue Oct 17)
At least 41 people killed in an hours-long, multipronged attack at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan… CNN International (Tue Oct 17)
Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan Reuters Top News (Tue Oct 17)
Former hostage Joshua Boyle says Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter & raped his American wif… CBS News (Sat Oct 14)
BREAKING: After 5 years held hostage in Afghanistan, family -- Canadian man, US woman, kids -- arrive in Toronto… ABC News (Sat Oct 14)
UPDATED STORY: Canadian man and family held captive for years in Afghanistan arrive in Toronto. CBC News Alerts (Sat Oct 14)
Parents of freed hostage angry at Canadian for 'unconscionable' decision to take family to Afghanistan… National Post (Fri Oct 13)
Corker slams Trump, and generals promise victory in Afghanistan, again. Today's Situation Report: Foreign Policy (Mon Oct 09)
The Air Force may soon deploy new light attack aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan. Foreign Policy (Wed Oct 04)
Afghanistan: Civilians armed to protect mosques during Ashoura Al Jazeera News (Sun Oct 01)
Mattis visits Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul BBC News (World) (Wed Sep 27)
US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives in Kabul for first visit since Trump announced new Afghanistan strategy… CNN International (Wed Sep 27)
US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives in Kabul for first visit since Trump announced new Afghanistan strategy… CNN International (Wed Sep 27)
Mattis seeks Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant shelters Reuters Top News (Tue Sep 26)
Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, civilians wounded Reuters Top News (Sun Sep 24)
Suicide bomber targeted NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan – media RT (Sun Sep 24)
Make Afghanistan Great Again? Trump touts ‘delusional gold rush’ in ‘graveyard of empires’ RT (Sun Sep 24)
From the magazine: Afghanistan's rawest province is a gateway for Afghans forced to find livelihood elsewhere. Foreign Policy (Sun Sep 24)
US lacked 'whole government approach' to Afghanistan as security forces struggle to prevent Taliban advances, repor… Al Jazeera English (Fri Sep 22)
U.S. troops ship out for Afghanistan. Today's Situation Report: Foreign Policy (Thu Sep 21)
‘US strategy in Afghanistan not to win the war, but to not lose’ (Op-Edge) RT (Wed Sep 20)
‘US strategy in Afghanistan not to win the war, but to not lose’ (Op-Edge) RT (Wed Sep 20)
Defense Secretary James Mattis says more than 3,000 additional troops will deploy to Afghanistan… CBS News (Mon Sep 18)
From @CTVW5 : A wounded veteran returns to Afghanistan CTV News (Mon Sep 18)
Asylum seeker deported illegally to Afghanistan is returned to UK The Guardian (Mon Sep 18)
Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents FRANCE 24 English (Sun Sep 17)
Podcast: Inside Afghanistan’s most dangerous corner. Foreign Policy (Sat Sep 16)
The CIA is pushing for expanded powers to carry out its own drone strikes in Afghanistan and other war zones The New York Times (Fri Sep 15)
Despite risks, Trump is moving forward with his plan to boost mining in Afghanistan. Foreign Policy (Fri Sep 15)
Army veteran who lost all 4 limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan names newborn son after medics who saved his life. The Associated Press (Wed Sep 13)
‘We are ready for jihad’: Protesters denounce ‘offensive’ US leaflets near Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan… RT (Tue Sep 12)
Red Cross staffer killed by polio patient in Afghanistan, officials say Fox News (Tue Sep 12)
Despite risks, Trump is moving forward with his plan to boost mining in Afghanistan. Foreign Policy (Tue Sep 12)
His family fled Afghanistan and settled in NYC in January. Last month he took the stage and sang in his native Dari. The New York Times (Mon Sep 11)
Suicide attack wounds US troops in Afghanistan on anniversary of 9/11 CNN (Mon Sep 11)
The Pentagon admits that there are thousands more troops in Afghanistan than it long claimed:… Foreign Policy (Wed Sep 06)
Coming clean — the Pentagon admits that there are thousands more troops in Afghanistan than it long claimed: Foreign Policy (Tue Sep 05)
What if Donald Trump's Afghanistan strategy could actually work? Foreign Policy (Mon Sep 04)
Exclusive: Despite risks, Trump is moving forward with his plan to boost mining in Afghanistan, @EliasGroll reports. Foreign Policy (Mon Sep 04)
Mattis signs orders for Afghanistan deployment. Today's situation report: Foreign Policy (Fri Sep 01)
Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan Reuters Top News (Fri Sep 01)
Coming clean — the Pentagon admits that there are thousands more troops in Afghanistan than it long claimed: Foreign Policy (Fri Sep 01)
Pentagon begins sending additional troops to Afghanistan TIME (Thu Aug 31)
There is no war in Afghanistan, says @emile-simpson: Foreign Policy (Thu Aug 31)
BREAKING U.S. to send additional troops to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Mattis says USA TODAY (Thu Aug 31)
U.S. acknowledges more troops in Afghanistan than previously stated Reuters Top News (Thu Aug 31)
There is no war in Afghanistan, says @emile-simpson: Foreign Policy (Wed Aug 30)
Pentagon acknowledges thousands more than U.S. troops in Afghanistan Reuters Top News (Wed Aug 30)
Exclusive: Despite risks, Trump is moving forward with his plan to boost mining in Afghanistan, @EliasGroll reports. Foreign Policy (Wed Aug 30)
John Robson: Leaving Afghanistan will create problems. But it's our best option via @nationalpost National Post (Wed Aug 30)
Officials: Afghanistan's intel chief speaks by phone with Taliban leaders every day about country's political futur… ABC News (Wed Aug 30)
Exclusive: Despite risks, Trump is moving forward with his plan to boost mining in Afghanistan, @EliasGroll reports. Foreign Policy (Tue Aug 29)
Pakistan cancels senior US diplomat’s visit amid row over Trump’s Afghanistan remarks RT (Mon Aug 28)
Car bombing kills 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand province euronews (Mon Aug 28)
James Mattis now owns Trump's Afghanistan strategy | Opinion Newsweek (Sat Aug 26)
Afghanistan's Shi'ites call for protection after latest mosque attack Reuters Top News (Sat Aug 26)
This veteran wants America to awaken to realities of the Afghanistan War CNN International (Sat Aug 26)
National Post View: Canada should be open to a new mission in Afghanistan via @nationalpost National Post (Fri Aug 25)
In Afghanistan, Donald Trump has bowed to the advice of his generals The Economist (Fri Aug 25)
President Trump's Afghanistan strategy now rests on the shoulders of a general he doubted – and has never met The New York Times (Fri Aug 25)
[email protected] on Afghanistan: "[President Trump's] strategy is based on conditions on the ground, not arbitrary ti… Fox News (Thu Aug 24)
[email protected] on Afghanistan: "We are not doing this based on a timetable, but conditions on the ground."… Fox News (Thu Aug 24)
Pakistan issues strongly worded rebuttal to President Trump's "insinuations" about the country in Afghanistan speec… CNN International (Thu Aug 24)
Pakistan urges U.S. to tackle militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan Reuters Top News (Thu Aug 24)
Top U.S. general says ISIS will be crushed in Afghanistan Newsweek (Thu Aug 24)
Trudeau says no plans to join U.S. missile defence, send troops to Afghanistan CTV News (Thu Aug 24)
"We will pursue an honorable and enduring outcome in Afghanistan," Pres. Trump says on new strategy… CBS News (Wed Aug 23)
Trevor Noah says Donald Trump's Afghanistan war strategy is like his position on Nazis: "It's unclear" TIME (Wed Aug 23)
Pakistan rejects role of 'scapegoat for U.S. failures' in Afghanistan Reuters Top News (Wed Aug 23)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Pres. Trump’s Afghanistan plan is also about getting the Taliban to the… CBS News (Wed Aug 23)
Trump's new Afghanistan strategy looks a lot like the strategy of the last 16 years The New York Times (Wed Aug 23)
What life is like living beneath the drones in Afghanistan Al Jazeera English (Wed Aug 23)
Top US commander in the Middle East estimates additional US troops could arrive in Afghanistan within days or weeks… ABC News (Wed Aug 23)
‘Recipe for disaster’: Ron Paul to RT about Trump’s Afghanistan policy turn RT (Tue Aug 22)
[email protected] says Pres. Trump's new military plan in Afghanistan will be much of the same but will have an "emphasis… CBS News (Tue Aug 22)
'New US forces could arrive in Afghanistan within days' – top military commander RT (Tue Aug 22)
Analysis: Rex Tillerson totally undercut Trump’s "We will win" rhetoric on Afghanistan Washington Post (Tue Aug 22)
Additional troops will arrive in Afghanistan in a matter of days or weeks, U.S. commander says… NBC News (Tue Aug 22)
Tillerson: Trump's newly unveiled Afghanistan strategy is meant to pressure the Taliban to the negotiating table… CNN (Tue Aug 22)
Obama’s Afghanistan speech got better ratings than President Trump’s TIME (Tue Aug 22)
Tillerson: Trump's newly unveiled Afghanistan strategy is meant to pressure the Taliban to the negotiating table… CNN International (Tue Aug 22)
About 28 million TV viewers watched Trump's Afghanistan speech CNN International (Tue Aug 22)
About 28 million TV viewers watched Trump's Afghanistan speech CNN (Tue Aug 22)
?? THE DEBATE - New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan FRANCE 24 English (Tue Aug 22)
Far-right website Breitbart chides President Trump for his "flip-flop" on Afghanistan policy CNN International (Tue Aug 22)
Far-right website Breitbart chides President Trump for his "flip-flop" on Afghanistan policy CNN (Tue Aug 22)
Analysis: In his speech about Afghanistan, Trump tries again to win the Battle of Charlottesville Washington Post (Tue Aug 22)
Analysis: With Bannon back in charge, Breitbart is crushing Trump for his Afghanistan speech Washington Post (Tue Aug 22)
India already gives Afghanistan billions in aid. Now Trump says India must "help us more." Washington Post (Tue Aug 22)
Analysis: Trump faces the grim reality of Afghanistan: No quick path to victory and no clear way out Washington Post (Tue Aug 22)
How Donald Trump went from 'get out' to 'double down' on Afghanistan National Post (Tue Aug 22)
Bannon's news site slams Trump on Afghanistan Via @ReutersTV Reuters Top News (Tue Aug 22)
Analysis: Trump’s muscular but vague Afghanistan speech, annotated Washington Post (Tue Aug 22)
Analysis: Trump reverses views on Afghanistan, a war with no easy exits USA TODAY (Tue Aug 22)
Sending more troops is a big part of what U.S. military generals have argued is needed to stem losses in Afghanistan The New York Times (Tue Aug 22)
Trump reverses course and commits U.S. to open-ended Afghanistan war via @ReutersTV Reuters Top News (Tue Aug 22)
Trump's tough-talking speech calling out Pakistan for harboring insurgents gets mixed reaction in Afghanistan. The Associated Press (Tue Aug 22)
As Trump promises a renewed U.S. commitment to Afghanistan, the war has become more violent and complex than ever The New York Times (Tue Aug 22)
Taliban responds: "If America doesn't withdraw its troops...soon Afghanistan will become another graveyard for [US]" Al Jazeera English (Tue Aug 22)
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan says new strategy based on conditions not timelines Reuters Top News (Tue Aug 22)
Democrats criticized President Trump's Afghanistan plan for lacking details CNN (Tue Aug 22)
Trump vows Afghanistan victory but says 'no blank cheque' FRANCE 24 English (Tue Aug 22)
Read the full text of President Trump's speech about the war in Afghanistan CNN (Tue Aug 22)
[email protected]: "Fundamentally, Trump just signed on to the forever war in Afghanistan" CNN (Tue Aug 22)
Rand Paul calls Pres. Trump's Afghanistan plan a 'terrible idea.' "The mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose.… ABC News (Tue Aug 22)
Full transcript and video of President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan The New York Times (Tue Aug 22)
Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan, but offers few specifics about what a new strategy would entail… Al Jazeera News (Tue Aug 22)
[email protected] on @POTUS Afghanistan address: "I think this is a dramatic change from the Obama admin...I think th… Fox News (Tue Aug 22)
[email protected] on new strategy in Afghanistan: "I am very pleased with this plan and I am very proud of my presi… Fox News (Tue Aug 22)
Ryan on Afghanistan: “If they believe if we have an end date, some timetable, they will wait us out.” CNN (Tue Aug 22)
Pres. Trump on Afghanistan: "Our commitment is not unlimited and our support is not a blank check."… ABC News (Tue Aug 22)
Trump says he won't announce Afghanistan dates or troop levels, but that "victory will have a clear definition."… CNN Breaking News (Tue Aug 22)
Pres. Trump advises against a "hasty withdrawal" in Afghanistan: “We cannot repeat in Afghanistan the mistake our l… ABC News (Tue Aug 22)
“Third, and finally, I concluded that the security threats we face in Afghanistan and the broader region are immens… CBS News (Tue Aug 22)
Mike Pence writes for @USATOpinion that Trump's new American strategy for Afghanistan will undo past failures. USA TODAY (Tue Aug 22)
BREAKING Trump cautions against ‘hasty withdrawal’ in Afghanistan, but won’t discuss troop deployments USA TODAY (Tue Aug 22)
U.S. can’t afford quick withdrawal from Afghanistan: Trump The Globe and Mail (Tue Aug 22)