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    2013 Religious Freedom Report Released

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

    Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

  • Secretary of State John Kerry With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis

    Secretary of State John Kerry With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis

  • Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

    Ambassador Cunningham’s Remarks on the 238th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

  • Secretary Kerry Meets with Afghan Women Journalists

    Secretary Kerry Meets with Afghan Women Journalists

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  • U.S. Ambassador James B. Cunningham Condemns Attack in Kandahar

    U.S. Ambassador James B. Cunningham condemns in the strongest terms the brutal attack in Kandahar today that killed Hashmat Karzai in his home. The U.S. Embassy offers its sincerest condolences to the President and his family in this time of tragedy, and our prayers are with them. The perpetrators of the attack must be apprehended and brought to justice.  

  • Statement by the President Obama on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

    Today, as Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. These last 30 days have been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.   Full Statement  »

  • Message from U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham on the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr

    On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my sincere pleasure to wish everyone Eid Mubarak. For Muslims in Afghanistan, the United States, and around the world, Eid is a time of celebration, reflection, and the cultivation of a renewed spirit of compassion for each other.   Full Message »

  • U.S. Embassy Statement in Support of Women’s Political Participation

    On July 27, Ambassador Cunningham met with representatives from Afghan women’s organizations to discuss the recent agreements between Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates. Ambassador Cunningham reiterated U.S. support for Afghan women’s participation in the political process, and stated that he expects the role of women in Afghan politics and society will to continue to grow in the years ahead.   Full Statement »

  • U.S. Embassy Condemns Killing of Civilians in Ghor

    We condemn, in the strongest terms, the mass killing of civilians in Ghor province on Friday. The attackers targeted civilians who were traveling to and from Kabul, including women, children, and a newlywed couple. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims. The U.S. Embassy joins the voices of Afghan civil society in calling on the Afghan government to investigate and hold accountable all individuals involved in the brutal shooting. 

Afghanistan Travel Warning

  • The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. The security threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.  For detailed information please visit Afghanistan Travel Warning.

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