Afghanistan

Country in Central and South Asia

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia. Referred to as the Heart of Asia, it is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan to the northeast, and China to the northeast and east. Occupying 652,864 square kilometres (252,072ย sqย mi) of land, the country is predominantly mountainous with plains in the north and the southwest, which are separated by the Hindu Kush mountain range. Kabul is the country's largest city and serves as its capital. As of 2021, Afghanistan's population is 40.2 million, composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, Turkmens, Qizilbash, Aimak, Pashayi, Baloch, Pamiris, Nuristanis, and others.

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Three British men are being held in Taliban custody in Afghanistan - including so-called "danger tourist"ย Miles Routledge who returned to the country after..
3 hours ago • Sky News

Afghan refugees who were housed in hotels after fleeing the Taliban takeover of Kabul will be given at least three months' notice to leave their accommodation..
Credit: Sky News - Published 4 days ago

The United Nations has called on the Taliban to explain why an Afghan girls' education activist was reportedly arrested in Kabul.
5 days ago • Sky News
An Afghan woman fears being sent back to Afghanistan after her new visa was rejected by the Home Office.
1 week ago • Sky News
Human blood is set to "drench" one of the UK's most famous landmarks in a protest over Prince Harry's controversial remarks about the number of people he killed..
1 week ago • Sky News
Delhi-NCR earthquake: According to scientists, the Indian tectonic plate is sliding at the rate of 20 mm per year towards Tibet.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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