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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

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.