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Taliban Attack Rocks Upscale Kabul District

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described...

5 Killed In Suicide Attack On British Embassy Vehicle

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described...

Obama Extends War in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year.

With American Help Iraq's Cycle of Violence Spirals

Matthew Hoh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The greater we supported the corrupt government in Kabul and the more American troops we sent, the more the Taliban prospered. A similar dynamic is at play in Iraq. Consequently, without a change in American policy the cycle of violence in Iraq will continue its ghastly spiral.

New Afghan Government Can Change the Fate of Country's Most Vulnerable

Sultana Hakimi | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Sultana Hakimi

Programs and services to care for and educate vulnerable children need the unanimous support of a government that understands the long-term benefits of doing so.

Blast In Afghan Capital Ahead Of President's Swearing In

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

KABUL, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, minutes before new P...

A Teacher in Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an 18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons.

Borderfree

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Unfortunately, durable structures of separation and domination make it difficult for many young Afghans to fulfill their longings to connect meaningfully, peacefully, and stably with a saner world united under one blue sky.

In Emergency

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Here in Afghanistan, Carmen, Hakim, Faiz and I went to Kabul's Emergency Surgical Center for Victims of War to donate blood. "Emergency" isn't just an apt description of the hospital's cases; it's also the name of the Italy-based charity that runs war hospitals and clinics across Afghanistan.

Circus Brings Rare Moment Of Laughs To Afghan Children So They Can 'Taste A Peaceful Life'

Associated Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan children tumble, juggle, smile and laugh as they roll over mats and keep bowling pins in the air, performing a ...

The Death of a General and the Racket of a War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

After thirteen years of war, after all the violence, all the theft, all the lies, are we so naïve and so closeted to be surprised at this death?

WATCH: Afghanistan And Pakistan: Lessons And Prospects

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 11:30 - 12:30pm MDT (1:30 - 2:30pm EST). The long war in Afghanistan is ending, and, with his presidency, so is our strained relation...

Foreign Advisers Killed In Suicide Attack Outside Kabul Airport

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | World

KABUL, July 22 (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign ad...

Car Bomb Kills Scores In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, k...

A Break(dance) From the Elections: The Streets Hit the Kabul Stage

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Payvand Seyedali

In the midst of elections chaos, as allegations of fraud, ensuing demonstrations, and occasional disturbing silences rock through Kabul, these under-18s seem to have better things to do.

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Gunmen Attack Major Kabul Hotel

Reuters | Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, March 21 (Reuters) - A Taliban assault on the restaurant of a luxury hotel, considered one...

The Amazing Graffiti Art in the Ruins of the Darul Aman Palace

Paula Froelich | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Paula Froelich

On the edge of Kabul, Afghanistan, framed by the snowy peaks of the Hindu Kush, lies the Darul Aman Palace, the former home of Afghan King Amanullah Khan.

Street Art And Graffiti From Kabul To Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Afghanistan is not the first place you think of when someone says "street art scene," and Kabul would certainly be sort of low on your list of urban a...

Book Review: Pomegranate Peace

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Pomegranate Peace, a new novel by Rashmee Roshan Lall, is a funny, sad and all-too-true piece of fiction about the failure of U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. The novel is also a cookbook.

The 'Taverna Du Liban' Bombing -- An Eleventh Hour Wakeup Call

Marco Reininger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marco Reininger

The bombing is a bitter reminder of rampant self-deception in occupied Kabul, with its "Ring of Steel," and police checkpoints. A place where I myself became guilty of the perpetuation of talking vs. doing. It's a wake up call and broad hint to the fact that crunch time has begun.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

We must never forget the full range of Dr. King's vision, nor the full tragedy of the world he sought to heal, nor the revolutionary spirit which he saw as our only hope of achieving his vision -- making do with everything we have to try to keep freedom ringing.

A Treasure Gone in Kabul

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Taverna was so well guarded and a place you couldn't help but feel safe. Of all the places in Kabul, it was also one where many of us felt the most welcomed.

The Slaughter of Foreigners in a Restaurant in Kabul Exposes Dangers of Nightlife in a Warzone

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

I believe the terrorist outrage against this brave band of foreign civilians who traveled from their safe homes to rebuild war-torn Afghanistan presages future attacks on the safety bubble of Kabul. As U.S. troops are coming home in waves, ending America's longest war, the Taliban insurgents are becoming emboldened and moving closer to the capital.

Restaurant Attack Shifts Front Line Of Afghanistan War

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - For Kabul's expatriate crowd, a visit to a restaurant in the Afghan capital's well-guarded...