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Thousands Flood Kabul To Protest Extremist Killings

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

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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 In Afghanistan Targets NATO Convoy

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital Saturday, ki...

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 r...

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 ...

A Way Out of Afghanistan's Crisis

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 07.29.2015 | 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.

Coalition Airstrike Kills 7 Afghan Troops Near Kabul, Military Official Says

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A NATO airstrike hit two Afghan military checkpoints on Monday in a restive province east of the capital, Kabul, kill...

Before the Dawn

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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.

Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Afghan Justice Ministry

AP | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large suicide car bombing struck downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, apparently targeting justice ministry employees an...

American Expert Killed In Afghan Attack Worked To Help Poor

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The American killed in this week's Taliban attack at an Afghanistan guest house was dedicated to helping the poor, especially w...

American Killed In Attack Against Afghan Guesthouse

AP | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan president on Thursday condemned the Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse the previous night that killed 14 peopl...

Gunmen Attack Guesthouse In Afghan Capital

Reuters | LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.14.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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.

Ali Watkins

With Speech To Congress, Afghan President Takes On Massive Expectations | 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 ...