iOS app Android app


Fear Factor: The Religious Right's Problem With Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What is it about women that the men of deeply conservative religions find so threatening? What runs so deep that it justifies traumatizing an innocent eight-year-old like Naama Margolese in Beit Shemesh?

Civilian Helicopter Crash Kills 3

AP | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A civilian helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing all three people on board, an Afghan official said...

Much to Forgive: The Story of Bibi Sadia

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

A Talib asked Bibi for forgiveness for hitting her. Bibi replied, "I am like your mother, and when you hit me, you had simply hit your own mother." The main Talib responded by telling Bibi she must give him one of her daughters, any of them aged 1 to 15, in marriage.

Assembly Time

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Not only do Weeda and her co-workers assemble stories, documents and pictures from the families of victims of war, they also help build supportive communities amongst the families whose trust they have gained through their repeated visits.

Suicide Bomber Strikes Afghan Funeral, Killing 19

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday just after a funeral in northern Afghanistan, killing 19 people, including a member...

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.

Twin Attacks Kill Dozens, Injure More Than 100 In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan's first major sectarian assault since the fall of the Taliban regime a decade ago, a suicide bomber slaughtered 5...

World Bank Issues Alert On Afghanistan Economy

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan will suffer a recession in 2014 and beyond after foreign troops leave and aid dwindles, and if the security situati...

An Arab Spring for Art?

Chris Vroom | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Chris Vroom

For many artists, the crowning achievement of a successful career is to represent their country at the Venice Biennale, the bi-annual Oscars of the ar...

The Voices of Afghan Street Children

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Rahilla Zafar

British journalist Andrea Busfield lived for several years in Afghanistan, an experience that helped her write the novel Born Under A Million Shadows. The novel tells the story of modern life in Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young boy named Fawad.

Faced With a Dilemma

Deborah Smith | Posted 01.04.2012 | Media
Deborah Smith

Do I take the job in Afghanistan, based in Kabul with some travel to the regions, with a humanitarian organization I've always admired? I've been work...

Daily Life in Afghanistan (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

AP photographers document daily life in Afghanistan. To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure. ...

Militants Attack Near UN Offices, Kill At Least Five

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Insurgents driving a suicide truck bomb and attacking on foot killed five people, including three United Nations employe...

Suicide Bombing In Afghanistan Kills Contractors And Coalition Troops

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an armored NATO bus Saturday on a busy thoroughfare i...

Clinton On Surprise Visit To Kabul

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraging Afghanistan's wary leadership to keep up Taliban reconciliati...

PHOTOS: An Afghan Road Trip

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Adam Valen Levinson

The northern route is considered much safer -- no beard patrols, violence chiefly of the targeted sort and the occasional convoy of heavy coalition trucks, armored to the gills.

Rocket-Propelled Grenade Downed Chinook, Report Says

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. military investigators have concluded that the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. troops in A...

Afghan Young People Key To Their Country's Future

Stephenie Foster | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

I just returned from a two week trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I was working on a project focusing on reaching women as voters, candidates and elec...

WATCH: Chicago Marathon, Afghanistan Satellite Edition

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Virginia native who has run the last 10 consecutive Chicago Marathons did not want to break from that tradition after he was deployed to Afghanistan...

Energizing Afghanistan -- Economic First Step

Edward Corcoran | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Edward Corcoran

Afghanistan is on the verge of blossoming into a modern nation and sweeping the Taliban aside, though almost no one believes this.

Family: Slain CIA Contractor Was Illinois Plumber

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Illinois plumber was the CIA contractor killed during a shooting at an agency facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, his father and a U.S....

Taking It to the Streets

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Afghans marching in the streets, standing up for their rights, using their voices to protest, does not bode well for the Taliban. Rather than scaring the populace with their attacks, roadside bombs, suicide bombs, and assassinations, they are emboldening it to stand up.

Rock and Roll in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Shannon Galpin

Dubbed the world's first stealth concert, Sound Central is ready to rock the capital of Afghanistan.

PHOTOS: 15th Anniversary Of Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul ro...

Afghan U.S. Government Employee Kills American In Kabul Office Attack

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan working for the U.S. government killed a CIA contractor and wounded another American in an attack on the intellig...