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Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country in South-Central Asia. It is variously described as being located within Central Asia, South Asia, or the Middle East. It is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.

The geographic entity now known as Afghanistan has a very long history, and has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and migration. It is an important geostrategic location, connecting East and West Asia or the Middle East. The land has been a target of various invaders, as well as a source from which local powers invaded neighboring regions to form their own empires. Ahmad Shah Durrani created the Durrani Empire in 1747, which is considered the beginning of modern Afghanistan. Read More

Articles About Afghanistan

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses a news conference in Melbourne
‘Deployment in Middle East May Put Australia at Risk of Terrorist Action’

By IBTimes AU

The foreign minister said that there would be more Australian taking terrorist training after the deployment. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA

A waitress serves pizza at a restaurant in Moscow
Afghan Pizza Man Shot Dead in Canada

By IBTimes AU

An Afghan Pizza-delivery man was shot dead in Canada on Sunday. The shooting took place in Scarborough near Lawrence Avenue and Markham Road. (Sep 15)

U.S. President Barack Obama Speaks At A Meeting
Obama Declares War against Islamic State, Authorises Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria

By IBTimes AU

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to wipe out the Islamic militants with the help of the international community. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, SOMALIA, CONGRESS

Afghanistan Discovered Sitting on $1 Trillion Worth of Rare Earths, Minerals

By IBTimes AU

Afghanistan has been discovered to be sitting atop a whopping $1 trillion worth of rare earths and other metals and minerals. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, COPPER, RARE EARTH, SILVER

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Prince Harry At 30: ‘Being James Hewitt Son,’ Warring Parents, Front Page Nudes – Royal Biographer Dissects Prince Harry’s Personality

By IBTimes AU

Royal biographer dissects Prince Harry’s mischief rooting from his anger back when he was a child (Sep 08)

MORE TOPICS: CRICKET

NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul
NATO Summit: Alliance Leaders Close Ranks Against Russian Threat

By IBTimes AU

As the Afghanistan mission is coming to a close, NATO has more war fronts in the making. (Sep 05)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LONDON

First responders Manny Rodriguez, Pia Hofmann, Det. Anthony Favara, of the NYPD and Lt. Stephen Butler, of the Port Authority Police, speak next to the "Last Beam" during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Ne
Sept 11, 9/11: Photos of 20th Hijacker to Remain Classified – US Court

By IBTimes AU

The photos of a so-called 20th hijacker in the Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks against the United States will remain classified, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. (Sep 04)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, COURT, NEW YORK, UNITED AIRLINES, CUBA, PENNSYLVANIA

NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul
NATO Wants Canada to Aid Rapid Response Force

By IBTimes AU

NATO is going to ask Canada to be a part of its rapid response force by contributing equipment and troops. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, UKRAINE, LONDON

U.S. President Barack Obama
9/11 Could Happen All Over Again, This Time Courtesy Of ISIS

By IBTimes AU

It's just a matter of time when the chaos and pain of Sept. 11, 2001 starts all over again. At least that's what a former director of the CIA said on the seemingly pruning and sprucing tirades between the U.S. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, IRAQ, TWITTER, PAKISTAN, WHITE HOUSE, SMARTPHONE

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech at al-Shaab presidential palace in Damascus
Bring Syria’s Assad on Board, If You Want To Combat Islamic State Successfully: Russia Tells US

By IBTimes AU

Russia is keen to have a foothold in the Middle East with an ally in Syria (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, IRAQ, RUSSIA