76 relations: Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, Abdul Latif Pedram, Abdul Qayyum Sajjadi, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Abdul Salam Rocketi, Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Afghan Millat Party, Afghan presidential election, 2009, Afghan Star, Aimaq people, American Idol, Anwar ul-Haq Ahady, Baloch people, Ban Ki-moon, Burhanuddin Rabbani, CNN, Constitution of Afghanistan, Decree, Democracy International (American organization), Dove World Outreach Center Quran-burning controversy, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, Fawzia Koofi, Hamid Karzai, Hazaras, Hezbi Islami, History of Arabs in Afghanistan, Hizb-i-Wahdat, House of the People (Afghanistan), Ishaq Gailani, Islamic Dawah Organisation of Afghanistan, Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, Jamiat-e Islami, Karim Khalili, Mirwais Yasini, Muhammad Mohaqiq, Nangarhar Province, National Congress Party of Afghanistan, National Islamic Front of Afghanistan, National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, National Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan, National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, National United Party of Afghanistan, New Afghanistan Party, Nur ul-Haq Ulumi, Nuristanis, Pashayi people, ..., Pashtuns, People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, Presidency of Hamid Karzai, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Ramazan Bashardost, Republican Party of Afghanistan, Sayed Hussein Anwari, Sayed Ishaq Gailani, Sayed Mansur Naderi, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Shukria Barakzai, Sima Samar, Single non-transferable vote, Staffan de Mistura, Supreme Court of Afghanistan, Tajiks, Taliban, Turkic peoples, Turkmens, United Nations, United States Institute of Peace, Uzbeks, Warlord, Yunus Qanuni, Zabiullah Mujahid, Zalmai Mojadidi. Expand index (26 more) » « Shrink index
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal (born 1952) is Afghanistan's Minister of Economy, and the Head of Hezb-i Islami Afghanistan.
Abdul Latīf Pedrām (عبداللطيف پدرام; born in 1963) is a politician and a Member of Parliament in Afghanistan.
Abdul Qayyum Sajjadi (عبدالقیوم سجادی) was elected to represent Ghazni Province in Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of its National Legislature, in 2005.
Abdul Rashid Dostum (عبدالرشید دوستم, Uzbek Latin: Abdul Rashid Do‘stum, Uzbek Cyrillic: Абдул Рашид Дўстум; born 1954) is an Afghan politician and general who has served as Vice President of Afghanistan since 2014.
Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf (عبد رب الرسول سياف, born 1946, Paghman Valley, Afghanistan) is an Afghan former mujahideen and current politician.
Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi is an Uzbek legislator and politician from Afghanistan.
Mullah Abdul Salam Rocketi (born 1958, Naw Bahar District, Zabul Province) is a former Mujahideen "freedom fighter" and Taliban military commander who renounced his allegiance to run for the Parliament of Afghanistan in 2005, and for the Presidency in 2009.
Abdullah Abdullah (Dari/Pashto: عبدالله عبدالله, born September 5, 1960) is an Afghan politician, serving as Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan since September 2014.
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) (Dari:کمیسیون مستقل حقوق بشر افغانستان, د افغانستان د بشري حقونو خپلواک کميسيون) is the national human rights institution (NHRI) of Afghanistan, dedicated to the promotion, protection and monitoring of human rights and the investigation of human rights abuses.
The Afghan Social Democratic Party (افغان ټولنپال ولسواک ګوند), more commonly known as the Afghan Millat Party (افغان ملت ګوند – Afğān Millat Gund; "Afghan Nation Party") or simply the Afghan Millat, is a Pashtun nationalistAmin Saikal, "Modern Afghanistan: A History Of Struggle And Survival", p. 166 political party in Afghanistan.
Presidential elections were held in Afghanistan on 20 August 2009.
Afghan Star is a reality television show competition that searches for the most talented singers across Afghanistan.
The Aimaq (ایماق), also transliterated as Aimak or Aymaq, are a collection of Persian-speaking nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes.
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by FremantleMedia North America.
Anwar ul-Haq Ahady (August 12, 1951) is a politician in Afghanistan, formerly serving as Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industry.
The Baloch or Baluch (Balochi) are a people who live mainly in the Balochistan region of the southeastern-most edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, as well as in the Arabian Peninsula.
Ban Ki-moon (born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean politician and diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016.
Burhānuddīn Rabbānī (Persian/Pashto: برهان الدین رباني; b. 20 September 1940, d. 20 September 2011) was an Afghan politician who served as President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996 (de jure until 2001).
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The Constitution of Afghanistan is the supreme law of the state of Afghanistan, which serves as the legal framework between the Afghan government and the Afghan citizens.
A decree is a rule of law usually issued by a head of state (such as the president of a republic or a monarch), according to certain procedures (usually established in a constitution).
Democracy International, Inc., is a US-based organization operating in over 40 countries, that advises and assists, on behalf of governments, ministries and NGOs in democracy and governance projects, such as in the conduct of elections, election monitoring and building of multi-party systems.
In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of the Christian Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, U.S., announced he would burn 200 Qurans on the 2010 anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi (فرخنده زهرا نادری) is a politician from Afghanistan.
Fawzia Koofi (فوزیه کوفی) (born in 1975) is an Afghan politician and women's rights activist.
Hamid Karzai, (Pashto/حامد کرزی, born 24 December 1957) is an Afghan politician who was the leader of Afghanistan from 22 December 2001 to 29 September 2014, originally as an interim leader and then as President for almost ten years, from 7 December 2004 to 2014.
The Hazaras (هزاره, آزره) are an ethnic group native to the region of Hazarajat in central Afghanistan, speaking the Hazaragi variant of Dari, itself an eastern variety of Persian and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan.
Hezbi Islami (also Hezb-e Islami, Hezb-i-Islami, Hezbi-Islami, Hezb-e-Islami), meaning Islamic Party is an Islamist organization that was commonly known for fighting the Communist Government of Afghanistan and their close ally the Soviet Union.
The history of Arabs in Afghanistan spans over one millennium, from the 11th century Islamic conquest when Arab ghazis arrived with their Islamic mission until recently when others from the Arab world arrived to defend fellow Muslims from the Soviet Union followed by NATO forces.
Hizb-e Wahdat-e Islami Afghanistan (حزب وحدت اسلامی افغانستان; "the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan"), shortened to Hizb-e Wahdat (حزب وحدت), was founded in 1989.
The House of the People or Wolesi Jirga (مجلس نمایندگان افغانستان, د افغانستان ولسي جرگه) abbreviated WJ, is the lower house of the bicameral National Assembly of Afghanistan, alongside the upper House of Elders.
Pir Ishaq Gailani (born 1954) is a member of Afghanistan's national legislature, the Wolesi Jirga.
The Islamic Dawah Organization of Afghanistan (د اسلامي دعوت تنظيم افغانستان,تنظیم دعوت اسلامی افغانستان, Tanzim-e Dahwat-e Islami-ye Afghanistan) is a political party in Afghanistan led by Abdul Rasul Sayyaf.
Islamic Movement of Afghanistan (حرکت اسلامی افغانستان, Harakat-e Islami-yi Afghanistan) is a political party and former faction of the Afghan Northern Alliance (United Front) in Afghanistan.
Jamayat-E-Islami (also rendered as Jamiat-e-Islami and Jamiati Islami; جمعیت اسلامی افغانستان; "Islamic Society"), sometimes shortened to Jamiat, is a Muslim political party in Afghanistan.
Karim Khalili (کریم خلیلی) is the current chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council and the former Vice President of Afghanistan in the administration of President Hamid Karzai.
Mirwais Yasini میرویس یاسینی (born 1962) is the current First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament.
Muhammad Mohaqiq (محمد محقق) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as a member of the Afghanistan Parliament.
Nangarhār (ننګرهار; ننگرهار) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the eastern part of the country.
The National Congress Party of Afghanistan (حزب کنگره ملی افغانستان Hezb-e Kongrā-ye Mīllī-ye Afghānestān) is a liberal, secular, multi-ethnic political party in Afghanistan.
National Islamic Front of Afghanistan (Mahaz-e Milli-ye Islami-ye Afghanistan, Mahaz-i Milli-yi Islami-yi Afghanistan) is a political party in Afghanistan.
The National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan (جنبش ملی اسلامی افغانستان, Junbish-i-Milli Islami Afghanistan), sometimes called simply Junbish, is an Uzbek political party in Afghanistan.
National Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan (حزب وحدت ملی اسلامی افغانستان) is a political party in Afghanistan led by Muhammad Akbari.
The party known as National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan (نهضت همبستگی ملی افغانستان, Nahzat-e Hambastagi-ye Melli-ye Afghanistan) is led by Sayed Ishaq Gailani.
The National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (حزب پيوند ملی افغانستان.Hezb-e-Paiwand Mili Afghanistan, Paiwand Milli, Paiwand Mili) is a political party representing the Tajik-Ismaili Afghan minority, largely found in Kabul Province, Baghlan Province, Bamyan Province, Balkh Province and Badakhshan province.
The National United Party of Afghanistan (حزب متحد ملی افغانستان Hezb-e Muttahed-e Melli) is a major left-wing political party in Afghanistan.
New Afghanistan Party (حزب افغانستان نوین, Hezb-e Afghanistan Naween or Naveen) is a political party in Afghanistan led by Yunus Qanuni.
Nur ul-Haq Ulumi (sometimes spelt Noorolhagh Oloumi, or Noorulhaq Olumi) (born 15 August 1941) is an Afghan politician, who served as a Member of the House of the People from 2005 to 2010 representing Kandahar.
The Nuristanis are an ethnic group native to the Nuristan region of eastern Afghanistan, who speak Indo-Iranian languages, including Nuristani.
Pashayi or Pashai (Persian: مردم پشهای) are a Dardic ethno-linguistic group living primarily in eastern Afghanistan.
The Pashtuns (or; پښتانه Pax̌tānə; singular masculine: پښتون Pax̌tūn, feminine: پښتنه Pax̌tana; also Pukhtuns), historically known as ethnic Afghans (افغان, Afğān) and Pathans (Hindustani: پٹھان, पठान, Paṭhān), are an Iranic ethnic group who mainly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan (حزب وحدت اسلامی مردم افغانستان, Hezb-e Wahdat Islami Mardum-e Afghanistan) is a political party in Afghanistan, formed after a split in the Hezbe Wahdat.
The Karzai administration was the government of Afghanistan under President Hamid Karzai, who became the head of state of Afghanistan in December 2001 after the Taliban government was overthrown.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a broadcasting organization that broadcasts and reports news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East where it says that "the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed".
Ramazan Bashardost (رمضان بشردوست) (born 1961) is Afghanistan's former planning minister, a current member of the National Assembly of Afghanistan and was an independent candidate in the Afghan presidential election, 2009.
Republican Party of Afghanistan (حزب جمهوریخواهان افغانستان, Hezb-e Jomhorikhahan-e Afghanistan) is a political party in Afghanistan.
Sayed Hussein Anwari (سید حسین انوری) (1956 – 5 July 2016) was a politician in Afghanistan.
Sayed Ishaq Gailani (born 1954) is a politician in Afghanistan representing Paktika province in the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's lower house of parliament.
Sayed Mansur Naderi is a leader (Sayed of Kayan) of a Hazara-Ismaili Shi'a Muslim community centred in Baghlan Province of Afghanistan.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
Shukria Barakzai (شکريه بارکزۍ) is an Afghan politician, journalist and a prominent Muslim feminist.
Sima Samar (سیما سمر) (born 3 February 1957), is a well known woman’s and human rights advocate, activist and a social worker within national and international forums, who served as Minister of Women's Affairs of Afghanistan from December 2001 to 2003.
Single non-transferable vote or SNTV is an electoral system used in multi-member constituency elections.
Staffan de Mistura (born 25 January 1947) is a long-serving Italian-Swedish diplomat and former member of the Italian government.
The Supreme Court of Afghanistan or Stera Mahkama (ستره محكمه) is the court of last resort in Afghanistan.
Tajik (تاجيک: Tājīk, Тоҷик) is a general designation for a wide range of native Persian-speaking people of Iranian origin, with current traditional homelands in present-day Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
The Taliban (طالبان "students"), alternatively spelled Taleban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan currently waging war (an insurgency, or jihad) within that country.
The Turkic peoples are a collection of ethno-linguistic groups of Central, Eastern, Northern and Western Asia as well as parts of Europe and North Africa.
The Turkmens (Türkmenler, Түркменлер, IPA) are a nation and Turkic ethnic group native to Central Asia, primarily the Turkmen nation state of Turkmenistan.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an American non-partisan, independent, federal institution that provides analysis of and is involved in conflicts around the world.
The Uzbeks (Oʻzbek/Ўзбек, pl. Oʻzbeklar/Ўзбеклар) are a Turkic ethnic group; the largest Turkic ethnic group in Central Asia.
A warlord is a leader able to exercise military, economic, and political control over a subnational territory within a sovereign state due to their ability to mobilize loyal armed forces.
Yunus Qanuni (یونس قانونی, born 1957) is an Afghan politician who was Vice President of Afghanistan.
Zabiullah Mujahid (ذبیح الله مجاهد; Ẕabīḥullāh Mujāhid; also spelled Zabihullah or Dhabih Allah) is the name or alias of one of two official spokesmen for the Taliban, the other being Qari Yousef Ahmadi.
Alhaj Zulmay Mujadidi (born 1958) is a member of the Afghan Lower House of Parliament from the Badakhshan Province and one of President Hamid Karzai's most loyal followers in the northeast of Afghanistan.