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How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

Doing Gender, Arts and International Development in Birmingham

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Harpreet Kaur

We've all been asked that question: What do you do? And language has a way of confusing matters even more. Specific words and terminology take on a di...

Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Afghan Capital

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

By Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) - Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bombing ...

How we See Ourselves in Afghanistan

Mina Sharif | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Mina Sharif

What children in places like Afghanistan show us is so different from what we as adults show them. When they are exposed to media they hear about the political shortcomings and violence. When they see themselves, the reflection is refugee camps with sad faces and poverty.

U.S. Cargo Plane Crash Kills 7 In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) - Seven crew members of a U.S.-run cargo plane were killed on Monday when their plane crashed shortly after take off from Ba...

Recommendations for a Prosperous Post-2014 Afghanistan

Anne Stevenson | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Anne Stevenson

This week, Mustafa Yasa, director of foreign relations for the Municipality of Kabul, has joined me in writing this column. We plan to share with read...

Hope, Progress in the New Afghanistan (Part 1)

Anne Stevenson | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Anne Stevenson

Yesterday's "rebels" are today's newer, younger generation of legitimate political and business leadership who will continue to transform the country from a post-conflict society to an active player in the global economy.

Our War in Afghanistan: Must Children Freeze to Death?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

I have expressed increased concerns about our continued "involvement" in Afghanistan. I have mourned our casualties and fretted about our huge financial costs. But -- perhaps insensitively so -- I have not mentioned much about the suffering of the Afghan people.

Timeline: 15 Years Of The Taliban

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul ro...

The Training Mission You Don't Hear About

Dan Rather | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Dan Rather

In talking to military leaders -- both Coalition and Afghan -- I sensed an unmistakable optimism that the Afghans would be able to stand up so that the Americans can go home at the end of 2014.

Nine Boys And A War

The New Yorker | Amy Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ten boys went out to gather firewood in a valley in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Only one came home; his name is Hemad, and this is what he had to say, as ...

Petraeus Apologizes For Deaths Of Afghan Children

The Wall Street Journal | DION NISSENBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL--U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the coalition's commander in Afghanistan, issued a rare apology Wednesday for a helicopter strike that killed nine ch...

The Frailty of the Afghan War

Khalil Nouri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Khalil Nouri

To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, the U.S. is on the wrong road, and it should do an about-turn and walk back to the right road. Whoever turns back soonest is the most progressive.

Afghan Women Talk About Obama and Plan B

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mayhill Fowler

If the future of Afghanistan is unclear, one point on which everyone is agreed is that the establishment of governance and civil society will take many years.

Kabul's Garbage-to-Green Man

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

You could bore everyone witless reading out a shopping list of the amenities Kabul lacks, and somewhere tucked into that endless list would be green space -- something Walid Tamim is changing.

Taliban pulls off series of deadly strikes in heart of Kabul | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The capital of Afghanistan has been struck by a series of highly coordinated terrorist attacks, including explosions next to Kabul’s heavily secured...

Five die as militants attack Kabul

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Taliban militants struck in the heart of the Afghan capital today, launching suicide attacks on key government targets in a clear sign the insurgents ...

Police locked in Kabul battle with militants

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Taliban militants struck at heart of the Afghan government today, launching attacks at key targets in the centre of the city in a clear sign the insur...

8 Americans killed in apparent suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL (AP) — A U.S. official says eight Americans have been killed in eastern Afghanistan. The official, who spoke Wednesday night on condition of a...

John Mayer Labeled An 'Accidental Racist' After Interrupting Kumail Nanjiani's Recent Stand-Up Set | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

He called Kumail "Kabul." Whoops!...

Kabul: Inside The Burnt-Out UN Hostel

Times Online | Jerome Starkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The charred remains of the UN's Bakhtar guesthouse bear testimony to the gruesome events that unfolded here last week....

Afghan Presidential Election A Celebration Of All Forms Of Government

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—"This election has proved to the world that Afghanistan is capable of conducting free, barely free, and not-so-free elections in...

Assessing al-Qaeda strength in Afghanistan | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

US and British forces invaded Afghanistan eight years ago. But after almost a decade of war,  Osama bin Laden remains on the loose. Al Jazeera Corres...

Kabul's deputy-mayor arrested

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Afghanistan police take second official into custody amid crackdown on corruption....

Army Halts Delivery of Christmas Gifts to Front Lines

Sam Isaac Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Isaac Edwards

Kabul, Afghanistan -- "Mr. Edwards, We're not going to be able to get you to Jalalabad. Enemy activity has increased in the last few days, the troops are at it 24/7." My brain stalled, I was stunned.