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Taliban Support Increasing, Holds 72 % Of Afghanistan: Report

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

If you are currently living in Kabul, you are residing in a city with a "permanent Taliban presence" according to a new report by The International Co...

Life in a War Zone: Text Messages, Shopping, and Bad TV

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Long ago, I learned that you are still the same person when you enter a war zone. You need to do your washing, satisfy your urge to shop for luxuries, meet friends and watch bad TV.

Explain to Me Why Sending Private Security Contractors to Afghanistan Makes Sense

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

Introducing private security contractors -- lightening rods for controversy in the Muslim world -- into an already volatile situation just seems nonsensical.

Death in Kabul

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Abid was the victim of the cheating lawlessness in Afghanistan. Whoever killed him will never be questioned, charged or jailed for the crime.

Uprising In Corrupt Afghan Prison Leaves 8 Dead

New York Times | KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government has launched an investigation to determine how eight inmates died during an uprising against prison guards...

Asma Nemati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asma Nemati


Asma Nemati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asma Nemati


CIA Says Pakistan Spy Agency Helping Militants

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

US intelligence agencies believe that members of Pakistan's spy service, the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, helped plan the deadly July 7th bombing of India's embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Pakistan Aided Militants In Planning Kabul Attack, US Officials Say: Pakistan Denies Involvement

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New York Times this morning reported that U.S. intelligence agencies have discovered, through intercepted communications, that Pakistan's spy serv...

McCain's Afghanistan: Macabre Visions Through The Eyes of an Ex-President

Shoaib Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

Unlike McCain, who keeps recycling President Bush's bravado of catching "Bin Laden dead or alive," Obama, to his credit, has articulated his Afghanistan strategy more clearly.

Afghan Female Boxers Challenge Gender Roles

San Francisco Chronicle | Nick Meo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Concord resident Tareq Shawl Azim says he always knew he would one day return to his parents' country to make it a better place. Azim, whose parents ...

"The Kite Runner" Film Delayed To Protected Safety Of Child Stars

New York Times | AVID M. HALBFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The studio distributing "The Kite Runner," a tale of childhood betrayal, sexual predation and ethnic tension in Afghanistan, is delaying the film's re...