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'Execution Orgy': Pakistan Learns from a Brutal Terrorist Attack

'Execution Orgy': Pakistan Learns from a Brutal Terrorist Attack

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2015

One year ago, Taliban attackers stormed a school in Peshawar and killed over 130 children. Since then, the government and military have begun taking security seriously. Many say the country has changed for the better. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

Interview with Afghan President Ghani: 'I Have To Hold Our Country Together'

Interview with Afghan President Ghani: 'I Have To Hold Our Country Together'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is calling for greater support for Afghanistan, where the Taliban's strength is growing. The fact that tens of thousands are fleeing his country to Europe is likely to be a major topic of his meeting with Chancellor Merkel on Thursday. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl in Kabul, Afghanistan more... Comment ]

Bye Bye Merkel Doctrine: German Foreign Policy Shifts Focus to Refugees

Bye Bye Merkel Doctrine: German Foreign Policy Shifts Focus to Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2015

With the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, Germany is rapidly changing its foreign and security policy focus. Gone are the days of democracy promotion. Now the primary goal is that of preventing people from migrating to Europe. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Next Wave: Afghans Flee To Europe in Droves

The Next Wave: Afghans Flee To Europe in Droves

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2015

As the situation in Afghanistan becomes ever more chaotic, an increasing number of Afghans are heading towards Europe. But as one family's story shows, the trip often ends in tragedy. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2015

In an interview, former Afghan secret service chief Amrullah Saleh discusses the recent wave of Taliban violence aimed at cementing power for its new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. He says the attacks are backed by Pakistan. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Mullah Omar Biographer: 'The World's Most Mysterious Political Leader'

Mullah Omar Biographer: 'The World's Most Mysterious Political Leader'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 30, 2015

Following reports of the death of Mullah Omar, the situation in Afghanistan is chaotic -- the peace process is on the fritz and the Taliban is divided. A Dutch journalist writing a biography of the Islamist leader says his role has been exaggerated. By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Syria's Mercenaries: The Afghans Fighting Assad's War

Syria's Mercenaries: The Afghans Fighting Assad's War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2015

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is running out of soldiers and is forced to rely on mercenaries in his ongoing battle against rebels. Many of his foreign fighters come from Afghanistan -- men like Murad, who is now being held in Aleppo as a prisoner-of-war. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

A War Waged From German Soil: US Ramstein Base Key in Drone Attacks

A War Waged From German Soil: US Ramstein Base Key in Drone Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 22, 2015

The US Air Force base in Ramstein is a central and indispensible element in Barack Obama's controversial use of drones in the war against terror. New documents are creating pressure for both Washington and the German government. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Obama's Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan

Obama's Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 28, 2014

Combat operations in Afghanistan may be coming to an end, but a look at secret NATO documents reveals that the US and the UK were far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed. Drug dealers were also on the lists. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Road to Bamiyan: A Public Works Debacle that Defines Afghanistan

The Road to Bamiyan: A Public Works Debacle that Defines Afghanistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 30, 2014

It was to be a symbol of reconstructed Afghanistan: a paved highway from Kabul to the beautiful valley of Bamiyan. Construction has long been underway, but the project may never be completed -- a victim of the realities in present-day Afghanistan. By Jochen-Martin Gutsch more... Comment ]


Fläche: 652.864 km²

Bevölkerung: 26,023 Mio.

Hauptstadt: Kabul

Staatsoberhaupt:
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadsai

Regierungschef: Abdullah Abdullah

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