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Where is the justice for Afghan Women After Spending $60-billion in civilian aid?

Shaista Gohir | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Shaista Gohir

The Afghan government depends almost entirely on foreign aid and I think it is time to say "if you want the money, you must show how you are protecting women's rights."The global public needs to ensure donor governments make that happen.

Taliban Attack At Kabul Hotel Ends

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) - Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on Frida...

The Taliban Is Aggressively Back in Action -- Are We Turning Our Back on the Women and Girls?

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Greta Van Susteren

As we begin to leave Afghanistan, are we fooling ourselves about what we are leaving behind or what we have promised the people of Afghanistan? Especially the women and girls?

The President's Missing Notes on Afghanistan

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

After more than a decade of military occupation and trillions of dollars spent, the general environment in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous and unsafe, even in the capital.

Taliban Website Hacked For 3rd Time In A Year

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

By Rob Taylor KABUL, April 27 (Reuters) - Hackers have for the third time in less than a year crippled the main website of the Afghan ...

Pakistan: Let's Keep the Conversation Going

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Ethan Casey

I have no illusions about our ability to influence policymakers or help end the war in Afghanistan or the violence in Pakistan. But I'm concerned with doing whatever we can and we can achieve a lot more by taking initiative to talk and work together than by worrying and complaining.

U.S. Fears Reprisals After Afghan Shooting Rampage

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | World

* Killings could hurt U.S.-Afghan partnership efforts * US embassy issues warning, restricts personnel movements * Nine ...

Clashes In Northwest Pakistan Kill 33

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

(Adds Orakzai assault in 4th graph) By Ibrahim Shinwari BARA, Pakistan, March 2 (Reuters) - Militants attacked a hillto...

U.S.-Taliban Talks 'Exploratory'

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By Serena Chaudhry ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban and the United States have made only exploratory contacts for pos...

9 Insurgents Killed In Afghan Raids

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Dozens of civilians, NATO coalition troops and Afghan security forces were killed and wounded Wednesday when a suicide atta...

Is Peace With the Taliban Possible?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Taliban peace talks are riddled with challenges: the Taliban has sought the release of at least five senior Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay prison and poor Afghan governance continues to undermine a lasting solution.

They Are "Us": Pissing on the Taliban

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Whether many want to admit it or not, what our soldiers allegedly did -- urinating on dead Taliban militants -- represents "us" today; and that's yet another part of the malignant manifestation of these current conflicts.

Taliban To Open Office In Qatar

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday they have reached a preliminary deal with the Gulf state of Qatar to open a liaison office there...

Foreign Minister Rassoul of Afghanistan: "Afghanistan is no longer a source of terrorism"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Zalmai Rassoul's calm nature serves him well in what may be the world's hardest Foreign Minister post. Ten years after the invasion of Afghanistan, he negotiates with countries eager to get their soldiers back

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

Attack On U.S. Embassy Highlights Need To Exit Afghanistan

Malou Innocent | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

Political leaders and military commanders will dismiss the Taliban's recent coordinated assault on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul as a "one-off" incident. But the attack is a vivid reminder of how poorly things are going, and why America needs to leave.

How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

"One of the things that people don't appreciate is how dramatically far Afghanistan has come in the last ten years, in terms of the capacity for governance."

Taliban Target British Cultural Center In Kabul, Eight Killed

Bloomberg | Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

Taliban guerrillas disguised as women attacked a British cultural center in Kabul, killing eight people and injuring 22, as Afghans marked their count...

The US Halts Scholarship for Afghan Students: A Background and Future Check

Ipsita Shome | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Ipsita Shome

When the United States fences youth exchange programs with prospective countries, it is worrying. When the United States fences a youth exchange progr...

Truth Will Set You Free

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Even if the U.S. and Pakistan were on the same page on how best to combat terrorism, conflicting and false interpretations of history don't help.

String Of Bombings Kills 21 As Afghanistan Casualties Hit High In May

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.11.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — May was the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since the United Nations started tracking deaths in 2007, according to a r...

Crossing Bones at Zero Line

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald

The stakes are perhaps as high as they have ever been for the post-Cold War United States as Senator John Kerry wades through the Central Asian quagmire in Islamabad. Ironies abound.

Pakistan Parliament Slams U.S. For Bin Laden Raid

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Members of Pakistan's Parliament slammed the United States on Saturday for the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden on th...

Analysts: Afghan Taliban, Al Qaeda May Rethink Ties

AP | By DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, some analysts are speculating that al-Qaeda and its Afghan Taliban allies could go their separ...

Gauging U.S.-Taliban Talks: An Interview With Steve Coll

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has emphasized the need for reconciliation with Taliban leaders who broke ties with al-Qaeda. But what potential problems could we see going forward?