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Sign Up: GlobalPost Afghanistan Conference Call

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On the ground in Afghanistan A GlobalPost Passport Conference Call Nearly eight years after the U.S. invasion in the wake of 9/11, Afghanistan ha...

Afghanistan Election: Woman Candidate Braves Retaliation With Presidential Run

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

In a country where little girls are attacked for going to school, Shahla Atta has a very good chance of inspiring hatred and a notion of revenge. That's a high price to pay for standing in an election you have no chance of winning.

Role Of Pakistan's Taliban Offensive In Afghan War May Be Overstated: Analysis

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's offensive against Taleban militants has won praise from Washington but may bring little benefit to US forces in neighboring Afghanistan, ex...

The Clock Is Ticking for Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stewart Nusbaumer

The central focus for the U.S. military now is "Afghanization" of the war. The exit strategy is not winning the war but the Afghans winning the war.

Afghan Mullahs Key To American Success: Analysis

Huffington Post Contributors | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Isobel Coleman and Masuda Sultan The war in Afghanistan will never be won by military power alone. Ultimately, success depends on gaining the supp...

Afghan War: Next 18 Months Is Crucial, Pentagon Says

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Steps taken over the next 18 months to defeat the Taliban and other extremists will ultimately decide whether the war in Afghanista...

Women's Rights In Afghanistan Depends On Where One Lives

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Stuart Whatley

Conditions in Afghanistan are acutely compartmentalized. Reports from one village can be bright and optimistic while another locale is rife with atrocities towards women and girls.

Mullah Mansur, Taliban Leader, Killed In Afghanistan: UK

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have risen to 65 so far this year, up from 36 over the first five months of 2008 _ though U.S. and coalition ...

Afghanistan War Is 'Winnable': Gen. McChrystal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Army general chosen to take over as top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan told senators Tuesday he believes the ...

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.

Afghan Taliban Suspected Of Using White Phosphorous Illegally

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The U.S. accused Afghan militants Monday of using white phosphorus as a weapon in "reprehensible" attacks on U.S. forces and in civilian...

US Refutes 147 Afghan Civilian Death Toll

Associated Press | Fisnik Abrashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Fisnik Abrashi, Associated Press The US military says reports that as many as 147 civilians died in fighting involving American forces and the Tal...

Obama Pakistan Strategy Must Be Different From Afghanistan: Analysis

True Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Is the White House right to support the Pakistani army's fight against militias on the Afghan border? Or should President Obama encourage fewer helico...

Obama's Crisis Management: Of Flu and AfPak

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

After plenty of preliminary work by his top aides, and behind-the-scenes preparation by himself Obama is about to bring the question of Afghanistan and Pakistan back to center stage.

Afghan Donkey 'Suicide' Bomber Used On Patrol

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior British army officer and six other military personnel survived when a tethered donkey laden with explosives was detonated as their armoured v...

Taliban Use Human Shields Against Drone Attacks: Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Taliban commanders along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, death often arrives without warning from the skies, on missiles fired by U.S. Predator a...

Taliban: Claim Of Government Talks Is 'Propaganda'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's Taliban has denied that it was holding peace talks with the government, saying such claims were propaganda aimed at creating a schism am...

US Afghan Policy Lacks Means To Win Over Afghan People

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (IPS) - President Barack Obama and other top officials in his administration have made it clear that there can be no military sol...

Sitara Achakzai, Female Afghan Politician, Gunned Down By Taliban For Women's Rights Work

AP | Noor Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A female provincial official known for fighting for women's rights was gunned down in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, followin...

Poland Approves Afghan Troop Increase

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's president has approved the government's request to increase the country's military force in Afghanistan by 400 troops....

Pakistani Taliban Move Into New Areas Amid Continued US Drone Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani Taliban have moved into a new area in Pakistan, clashing with villagers and police in a mountain valley about 100 km (60 miles) from the cap...

Raping Afghanistan

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leighton Woodhouse

One thing is clear from Afghanistan: military means do not well serve social or humanitarian ends, and nor does lofty and empty rhetoric.

When Top Network Foreign Reporters Don't Know The Difference Between The Taliban and Al-Qaeda

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

I would also expect that an ample number of ignorant Americans wouldn't know the difference, but CNN's Jill Dougherty? Come on. That's an embarrassment.

Taliban Easing Beard, Burqa And Bollywood Rules

The Independent | Kim Sengupta and Jerome Starkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban, whose extreme interpretation of Sharia law and its harsh punishments made Afghanistan one of world's most repressive and reviled regimes,...

Taliban Insurgents Reject US Reconciliation Offer: "Lunatic Idea"

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taliban insurgents rejected on Wednesday a U.S. offer of "honourable reconciliation" as a "lunatic idea" and said the withdrawal of foreign troops was...