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Two Finnish aid workers killed in western Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Two Finnish aid workers with an international Christian organization were shot dead on Thursday in Afghanistan's western city of Herat, officials said. The attack comes at a sensitive time as Afghanistan audits votes from a disputed ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55713626/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/two-fi...

China appoints special envoy for Afghanistan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan, underscoring Beijing's concerns that the withdrawal of NATO troops will leave a hotbed of militancy on its doorstep. Sun Yuxi, a former ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55672192/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/china-appoints-s...

Afghanistan revises down death toll from market attack to 43

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan on Wednesday revised down the casualty figure from a car bomb attack in the eastern province of Paktika to 43 from 89, saying at least 74 people had been wounded. A car packed with explosives detonated on Tuesday as it sped ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55657072/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/afghan...

Car bomb attack kills at least 89 in Afghanistan

GARDEZ Afghanistan (Reuters) - A car packed with explosives exploded on Tuesday as it sped through a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika, killing at least 89 people, officials said, one of the most violent attacks in the country in ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55651250/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/car-bo...

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Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 27, 2014

Afghanistan i / æ f ˈ ɡ æ n ɨ s t æ n Dari: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan

The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency

Updated July. 15, 2014

Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won ...https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html

Afghanistan News - Breaking World Afghanistan News - The ...

Updated July. 16, 2014

World news about Afghanistan. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/afghani...

Wiki Travel - Afghanistan - Wikitravel - The Free Travel Guide

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Afghanistan is a landlocked country in the heart of Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the south and east, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the ...http://wikitravel.org/en/Afghanistan