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'Eyes Wide Open, an Afghan Journey': Photos by Pia Torelli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"My pictures show great devastation, but also many cheerful faces, especially those of children at schools. The reconstruction of many schools, above all, seems to give hope to the Afghan people."

The Paradoxical Afghan/Iranian Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

The Real Costs of CIA Cash

John Sifton | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
John Sifton

The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.

CSI: Kabul

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

By Jessica Donati KABUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Blood is spattered around a thick blade in the back of a body hunched over on the ground, t...

Suicide Car Bomb Hits NATO Contractor, Hours-Long Gun Battle Follows

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers blew up a car packed with explosives at the entrance to a compound housing NATO contractors in western ...

Security Transition in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that local security forces will take over control in the provinces of Bamiyan, Panjshir, and much of Kabul, from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) beginning in July.

The Failure of Iran's Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmad Shuja

The real extent of damage from the Iranian fuel blockade on ordinary Afghans is not fully clear yet, but protests across Afghanistan are an indicator that many people are feeling the pinch.

Afghan Anti-Drug Officers Burn Confiscated Opium (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai may have slammed recent drug raids conducted by U.S. and Russian agents in Afghanistan as "a violation of sovereignty," yet tha...

7 More Americans Killed In Afghanistan Attacks

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven U.S. troops have died in weekend attacks in Afghanistan's embattled southern and eastern regions, while officials fou...

In Search of the Moderate Muslim: It Takes an Ummah

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.

Afghanistan Blast Aimed At Powerbroker, Energy Minister Ismail Khan Kills 4

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A powerful member of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet threatened to quit after a suicide car bomb attack targeted him Sunday, killing fi...

Herat: Bomb Blast Targeting Police Chief Kills 10

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Five rockets slammed into Kabul at daybreak Tuesday, one of them falling near the U.S. Embassy in a rare attack on the Afghan capital le...

Sundance Film Afghan Star Incredible

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Afghan Star is the perfect window into a country's tenuous, ongoing struggle for modernity. What I would normally consider frivolous entertainment is downright revolutionary here.