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Anger, Mourning In Afghanistan After Kabul Suicide Attack

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

Relatives of some of those killed in a big suicide attack in Kabul searched through a bloodied assortment of belongings left after the twin blasts as ...

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...

ISIS Claims Suicide Attack On Kabul Protest By Hazara Minority, Dozens Killed

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, ki...

15 Nepalese Killed In Kabul: Nepal Shocked! Nepalese People, Be Calm And Patience!

Kishor Panthi | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Kishor Panthi

Nepal should make a proper law criminalizing terrorism and should be aware of the risk that terrorists could use Nepal as a staging point. Otherwise, Nepalese could lose their lives not only in Iraq or Afghanistan because of terrorist attacks but also in Nepal too.

What has the appointment of Taliban's new leader meant for Afghans?

Ahmad Jawed Sakhi | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Ahmad Jawed Sakhi

For those who have read recent news on Afghanistan, coming across an article or two on civilian kidnapping is inevitable. Subsequently, this begs the ...

Chronicles of a Caged Journalist: A Trial Without a Case

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

A suburb of Cairo, Egypt - March 2012 I turned around angrily and grabbed the police officer's arm, almost twisting it. There was no need to push me ...

Why Don't the Candidates Talk About Afghanistan?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Heading into its sixteenth year, with no endpoint in sight, America's longest war is its least talked about. Afghanistan has not come up in any Repu...

Visit Afghanistan in Washington DC

Sharon Hoge | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Kabul Culture on Display Not many tourists journey to Afghanistan these days and one thing they are missing is the opportunity to visit a resurrect...

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.

Suicide Bomb In Afghan Capital Targets Journalists, Kills Seven People

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media

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

Taliban Attack Guest House Near Spanish Embassy

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

KABUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on the Spanish embassy in Kabul on Friday, further dimming hopes fo...

The Danger of Care

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

Here in Kabul, I've been with fellow activists to see Khalid Ahmad, aged 20, who survived the U.S.'s October 3 attack on the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Thousands Flood Kabul To Protest Extremist Killings

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anger and frustration over the brutal killings of seven members of Afghanistan's minority Hazaras spilled into the streets...

Afghanistan 2015: The View From Kabul

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

This stark imagery of war notwithstanding, there is actually very little conflict that takes place in Kabul. Some nights might be interrupted by the muffled sound of a small explosion occurring somewhere in the city or the odd exchange of gunfire, but for the most part, the city is mostly free of any actual violence.

Learn Your Lessons Well: An Afghan Teenager Makes Up His Mind

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.24.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

Esmatullah aligns himself with young men and women insisting that "Blood doesn't wipe away blood." They want to help child laborers escape military recruitment and ease the afflictions people suffer because of wars.

Obama Has Made a Long War Even Longer

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Jonathan Marshall

President Obama missed the opportunity to cut America's losses early in his first administration, before taking ownership of the wars started by President Bush. Now that he is a lame duck, with no electoral challenges facing him, he should do the right thing for the country and his successor by pulling the plug on our failed military interventions

'It's Your Allies, Stupid' -- America's Greater Middle East Disasters (Pt 1)

Barry Lando | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

The devastation of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by an American AC-130 gunship is a microcosm of much that is wrong with U.S. policies across the entire region: in a couple of words -- America's allies.

Deadly Car Bomb Hits Near Entrance Of Kabul Airport

Associated Press | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

KABUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, killing at least five people and ratcheting up regional te...

Deadly Attacks On Afghan, U.S. Forces Dim Hopes Of Taliban Detente

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

KABUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A wave of attacks on the Afghan army and police and U.S. special forces in Kabul killed at least 50 people and wounded hundre...

Multiple Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens In Afghan Capital

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

KABUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed dozens of cadets at a Kabul police academy and insurgents struck an area near a U.S. special forces b...

A Way Out of Afghanistan's Crisis

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

After massive fraud during the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, in September 2014 against the constitution a deal to form a national unity government (NUG) has been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdulah.

Before the Dawn

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

Each year, throughout the Muslim world, believers participate in the month-long Ramadan fast. Here in Kabul, where I'm a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, our household awakens at 2:15 a.m. to prepare a simple meal before the fast begins at about 3:00 a.m.

Gunmen Attack Guesthouse In Afghan Capital

Reuters | LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.13.2016 | World

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, May 13 (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a guest house popular with foreigners ahead of a music concert in the Afghan capital Ka...

'Farkhunda Is Our Sister'

Ann Jones | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Ann Jones

I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends. By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men. The world would soon come to know her name: Farkhunda. The name means "auspicious" or "jubilant."

Believing in Afghanistan

Mina Sharif | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Mina Sharif

Last week I went to a new restaurant. On my way home, I stopped and got some fresh French baked goods. Later the same day, I got an email about a brand new international standard salon that I should check out.