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LOOK: Afghanistan Gets Ready To Vote For A New President

Posted 04.02.2014 | World

With days to go before Afghans choose a successor for President Karzai, preparations are in full swing in many parts of the violence-ridden country. ...

LOOK: Afghanistan's Formidable Women In Power

AP | By ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their home. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they w...

Afghan Law 'Lets Women Batterers Off The Hook'

Posted 02.06.2014 | World

A new law approved by the Afghan parliament could have catastrophic implications for women in the country as it would silence victims of domestic viol...

First Sign Of Breakthrough After Deadlock Over Afghan Security Pact

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai's national security adviser says he is more optimistic that the Afghan leader will agree to sign a ...

Restaurant Attack Shifts Front Line Of Afghanistan War

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - For Kabul's expatriate crowd, a visit to a restaurant in the Afghan capital's well-guarded...

Suicide Bomber Targets Popular Kabul Restaurant

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul's police chief says at least 13 people, including foreigners, have been killed and at least four wounded in a suicid...

Karzai Slams U.S. Over Civilian Deaths

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

KABUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's president attacked the United States over a military operation that killed civilians on Wednesday, underlini...

Car Bomb Kills At Least 3 In Kabul

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of international troops in an eastern district of the Afghan capital Kabul on Frida...

Policewoman, Pregnant Teacher Hanged In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

By Sayed Anwar Amani KABUL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - An Afghan policewoman and a pregnant teacher were hanged and their bodies dumped within...

Staggering Number of Afghan Police Die Every Week In Fighting Season

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly 80 Afghan police have died every week during the current fighting season, officials said Tuesday, as the national security forces take on the b...

U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital Spends $500 Per Gallon On Fuel

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

A US-funded project to build a hospital in Afghanistan paid $500 a gallon for fuel instead of a market rate of $5, a watchdog said Wednesday in a damn...

Afghan Insurgents Attack Kabul Compound Used By Foreigners

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police say insurgents have detonated a car bomb and attacked a heavily fortified private compou...

NATO: No Proof Yet Of Torture, Killing By U.S-Connected Forces

AP | PATRICK QUINN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Monday it has found no evidence to support allegations that American special for...

Afghans Weighs Immunity For U.S. Troops

AP | HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president said Monday that a meeting of the nation's elders should convene to decide whether U.S. troops staying...

Enduring Resistance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A new chapter of the Afghanistan war is opening with a slimmed-down Western force doing more advising than fighting, a resilient...

Insurgents Attack Key U.S. Base In Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan insurgents bombarded a U.S. base and destroyed a NATO helicopter, killing three Afghan intelligence employees, officials ...

Teenage Suicide Bomber Kills 6 In Kabul

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck at the heart of NATO's operation in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least six Afghan civilians in an ...

Afghan Culture Guides Need To Cut Insider Attacks

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

By Amie Ferris-Rotman KABUL, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Afghan Defence Ministry officials, trying to stop the alarming increase in 'insider' a...

Man In Afghan Uniform Kills 3 Troops

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai moved to replace the country's intelligence chief and the ministers of defense and interior W...

America's Forgotten War?

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war. The Afghan conflict generates ...

July Deadliest Month For U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

-- At least 1,961 U.S. service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan over the course of the 11-year war. Casualties rose steadily each year befor...

Brash Bombings Kill Dozens In Afghanistan

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers launched multiple attacks in a remote corner of southwestern Afghanistan near the Iranian border Tuesday, k...

Disturbing Rise In Afghan Militant Attacks

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan during the past three months were up 11 percent, compared to the same period last year, ac...

Roadside Bomb Kills 6 In Southern Afghanistan

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed six civilians in southern Afghanistan, while a rocket attack in the west ki...

Suicide Bombers Hit Afghan Government Compound

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gate of a government compound in eastern Afghanistan before dawn Friday, opening ...