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Two Afghan Women Reclaim Their Lives After Beating a Severe Type of Tuberculosis

Jalaluddin Kasaat | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Jalaluddin Kasaat

Madina, in a blue burqa, is a recovering multi-drug-resistant TB patient from Logar province in Afghanistan. Her nephew Khairullah helps her double-ch...

Suicide Bomb In Afghan Capital Targets Journalists, Kills Seven People

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a minibus carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven emplo...

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.25.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

It was 9:00 p.m. when I left the comfort of my bed and wandered into the kitchen to make a cup of herbal tea. When I turned on the light the peripheral view of a gray blur bouncing up and down set off an involuntary shriek that shot up from my toes.

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Why Afghans Are Turning To The Taliban For Help

HuffPostLive | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

Caroline and a panel discuss why Afghan women have turned to the Taliban for help....

Afghan Rabab Comfort Child of the Moon

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

This is for the first time that the sound and rhythm of the Afghan popular solo instrument, rabab intermingles with the sound and beat of modern Western music and the Spanish acoustic guitar.

America as the 21st Century Elysium: An Afghan Comparison

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Elysium is for Damon, and the millions of other people living in grinding poverty and chaos on earth below, a place of unobtainable tranquility, hope and salvation. And that is exactly what I came to see America as after a recent trip to Afghanistan where I had the grim task of working for a U.S. government agency tracking Taliban suicide bombers and their targeting patterns.

U.S. and Afghan Troops Dance Off

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

There are days in Afghanistan when U.S. and Afghan forces are not in firefights with insurgents, neither are they sniffing out roadside bombs, or raiding weapons caches. Sometimes they're just dancing.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Afghanistan's Army In Danger Of Taliban Infiltration

The New York Times | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

For someone who had once joined an insurgent group, and whose family was tied to a top Taliban commander, Akmal had a strikingly easy path into the Af...

Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

Reviewing America's Wars [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Since the mainstream media has abdicated all responsibility for reporting the news, I thought today would be a good day to review the current status of America's wars.

Obama Suffers Opinion Poll Fallout From Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Los Angeles Times | Andrew Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's approvals began high like Bush's but have now cratered dangerously close to Lyndon Johnson's when he abandoned a reelection bid....

McChrystal Walks the Line

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

McChrystal cannot be faulted for offering his honest opinions. But expressing private assessments about the war's tactics and strategy is one thing: caustically mocking the civilian leadership is quite another.

DynCorp Audit Finds Poor Controls On Millions Of Dollars In Afghan Police Program

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions...

Art Of Decorating The Book: Folger, Library Of Congress, Afghan Exhibits In DC

The Washington Post | Philip Kennicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no surprise that scrapbooking is enjoying a resurgence in the age of digital cameras, MP3 players and the e-Book. As the stuff of memory and cult...

Afghan Women On International Women's Day

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

A number of Hollywood unions and guilds have organized a night of dramatic readings of blogs and poems written by Afghan Women living in Afghanistan.

War Dead

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Taliban Widen Afghan Attacks From Base In Pakistan | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON �" Senior Taliban leaders, showing a surprising level of sophistication and organization, are using their sanctuary in Pakistan to stoke ...

Afghanistan's Opium Boom May Be Over

Yahoo! News | VIVIENNE WALT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Could Afghanistan's opium boom be over? Perhaps. According to the latest report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opium cultivation has...

A Poet Braves Afghanistan's Bloody Politics

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Two months ago, the Afghan poet Latif Pedram published the poem "Kabul" in the French newsletter Nomade. It is a poem of witness, sorrowful but necess...

Afghanistan's Youth Rock To Western Pop

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jean MacKenzie and Mohammad Sediq Behnam HERAT -- Sex, drugs and rock n' roll: It's the young person's menu of choice the world over. Afghanista...

Afghan Women Train for the Trail

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Of the nearly 3200 candidates running for Provincial Councils in Afghanistan, 328 are female. The idea is to help women run for and win office, and to grow the ranks of women serving in government.

Lawrence Korb and I Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan (Video)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I believe the more responsible and effective strategy moving forward is to take US-led military escalation off the table, begin to withdraw US troops and support a regional diplomatic solution.

The Indian Heroine Tulsi Falls in the Battle For Freedom of Speech in Karzai's Afghanistan

Shoaib Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

It is particularly cruel to ban a family-oriented drama in a country whose populations were deprived of all legitimate entertainment opportunities for over half a decade under the Taliban.