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An Attack on a Volleyball Match in Paktika: A Brutal "One Off" or the Taliban Reasserting Social Control?

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Kevin Bell

Behind the forgettable headline of "yet another" attack in Afghanistan is a more interesting reality: southeastern Pashtun tribes love sports and have been quietly making a public space for sporting events in areas where the Taliban still routinely fight for control with government forces.

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.

Anti-Taliban Offensive Kills Dozens Of Militants In Pakistan

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 16 (Reuters) - The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants on Wednesday as part of an anti-Taliban o...

89 Dead In Bombing At Afghan Market

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

(Adds comment from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, paragraph 4) By Samihullah Paiwand GARDEZ, Afghanistan, July 15 ...

Building Bridges by Breaking Bread in Afghanistan

David R. Kuhn | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
David R. Kuhn

Real progress is intangible. Break bread. Encourage. Share a kebab. Hold the line in battle. Build bridges, and truly believe that it leads us to more security. One day, U.S. soldiers may be able to come home for good, leaving a more stable Afghanistan behind.

Afghan Policeman Kills 9 Sleeping Fellow Officers

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A member of a U.S.-backed Afghan village police force killed nine of his fellow officers as they slept Friday in a volatile...

Afghanistan Villages Threatened By US Military Over Kidnapped Soldier

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the aftermath of a US soldier's abduction by Afghan Taliban forces, the US military is disbursing leaflets in two towns near particularly dangerous...