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With Speech To Congress, Afghan President Takes On Massive Expectations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, Ashraf Ghani came to Capitol Hill with a mission: After a decade of tumult between Washington and Kabul, he needed...

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.

The Guards of Kabul, From the 'Frontline' of the Afghan Capital

Franz J. Marty | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Franz J. Marty

In the past weeks Kabul has been shaken by numerous suicide attacks. According to the security situation, armed guards seem to be posted at every corner of the Afghan capital.

Skulking Away From a Failed War

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The official "end" to the Afghan war, while it doesn't mean the end of combat operations, does offer us a moment of disturbing reflection on what has been accomplished these last 13 years, during the first of our wars allegedly to eradicate, but in fact to promote, terror.

The War in Afghanistan Formally Ended; The War in Afghanistan Informally Goes On

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

"End of U.S. combat means that fewer American lives will be lost in Afghanistan and less American money spent, but Afghans will continue to die, even more now because they no longer have the support of foreign troops."

Teenage Suicide Bomber Hits Kabul High School, German Citizen Killed

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAH | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked a French-run high school in Kabul on Thursday, walking into a packed auditorium during a...

Taliban Raid Foreign Aid Workers' Compound In Kabul, 2 Dead

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban attackers armed with suicide bomb vests and assault rifles killed two people, one a foreigner, during a raid on a ...

Taliban Attack Rocks Upscale Kabul District

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 01.27.2015 | 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 01.27.2015 | 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 01.24.2015 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.13.2014 | 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 11.28.2014 | 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.