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Embassy Guard: Sex Acts Required For Promotion At U.S. Embassy In Afghanistan

ABC News | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

Private security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul were pressured to participate in naked pool parties and perform sex acts to gain promotions or as...

State Department Probing "Lord Of The Flies" Atmosphere At Afghan Embassy

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A wide-ranging State Department inquiry into allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct among the private security contract...

US Embassy Guards Gone Wild In Kabul: Prostitution, Brawls, And Vodka Butt Shots

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks-- no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics are...

George Will Calls For Pull-Out In Afghanistan

Politico | MIKE ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing ...

UN Plans Afghanistan Summit In Kabul For The First Time

guardian.co.uk | Jon Boone in Kabul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nations is planning to host an international summit on the future of Afghanistan for the first time in Kabul as an attempt to bestow credib...

Holbrooke, Karzai Have "Explosive Meeting" Over Afghan Election

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BBC has learned that the US special envoy to Afghanistan has had what has been described as "an explosive meeting" with President Hamid Karzai ove...

Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai, top rival run nearly even in Afghan vote

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai and his main rival, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, were running virtually even Tuesday in the first f...

Afghan Bomb Strikes At Foreign Entities

The New York Times | TAIMOOR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A huge bomb detonated on Tuesday night in a part of Kandahar where international aid agencies and United Nations offices are ...

A Poet Braves Afghanistan's Bloody Politics

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Two months ago, the Afghan poet Latif Pedram published the poem "Kabul" in the French newsletter Nomade. It is a poem of witness, sorrowful but necess...

5 Thoughts on the Afghan Elections

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

With the Afghan elections having taken place today amidst extraordinarily difficult circumstances, I thought I would offer up a few things to keep in mind when reading the coverage.

Obama and the Afghan Election: What It Means, What It Doesn't

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The Obama administration should sigh with a sense of relief after the election in Afghanistan -- the Taliban failed in their threat to halt the election, and were unable to pull off any of the promised attacks.

Karzai Government Demands Media Blackout On Election Day, Journalists Refuse

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Afghan journalists charged Wednesday that their government was violating the constitution by trying to censor reports of violence on ele...

Afghanistan Restricts Media Ahead Of Election; Press Told Not To Report Attacks

The Associated Press | Fisnik Abrashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Insurgents struck the Afghan capital two days before national elections, firing rockets or mortars at the presidential palace and unleashing ...

Kabul Hit Ahead Of Afghan Poll

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least seven people, including two UN workers, have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a Western military convoy east of the Afghan capital...

Bomb Attack Against NATO Troops Kills 8

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Insurgents struck the Afghan capital two days before national elections, firing rockets or mortars at the presidential palace and unleas...

Afghan Warlords, Narco-State Government Not Worth Another Drop of U.S. Blood

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The Bush-era idea that terrorism is a problem to be dealt with through invasion and occupation of foreign lands has led us down a path that ends with our morally culpability for the behavior of a narco-state flush with cash from the opium trade and U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Kabul Bomb Attack Kills 7 Including UN Staff

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan killed a U.S. service member, while an American civilian working for the military died after ins...

HuffPost Review: Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katya Wachtel

This is the story of one of the thousands of silhouettes who roam war-zones every day so that we, thousands of miles away, can grasp what is happening on the front-line of wars that affect life on this continent too.

Donkeys Deliver Ballots To Villages in Afghan Mountains

AP | RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan — A lack of decent roads and its towering, craggy mountains are leading Afghanistan to turn to an age-old mode of t...

Afghanistan Dispatch: Inside Kabul

Gilles Dorronsoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gilles Dorronsoro

The attack earlier this week on Pul-i-Alam, only 50 kilometers from Kabul, exemplifies the next step in the Taliban's winning strategy in Afghanistan: destabilizing the cities in the country's Pashtun belt.

"We Totally Missed The Boat" - Counterinsurgency Director In Afghanistan

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At every turn in Kabul, there are the remains and ruins of old kingdoms and empires that provide hard lessons, for those willing to learn them, on the...

Afghan Election: Gunman Opens Fire On Campaign Team

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Hundreds of polling stations could be closed in Afghanistan's most violent regions, raising concerns that many ethnic Pashtuns will be u...

Afghan Elections Will Continue With Taliban Truces

The New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL and SANGAR RAHIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government said Monday that it had arranged a truce with a group of Taliban in a district in northern Afghanistan in ...

A New Approach to Global Problem-Solving

John W. McArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John W. McArthur

Obama's critics must ask: Which among macroeconomic coordination, food production, energy, climate change, or disease control could be considered optional at this stage?

Logar Afghanistan: Massive Bomb Blast Kills 25, Including 13 Children

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A truck filled with explosives that police believe may have been destined for Kabul blew up on a highway Thursday, killing 25 people _ m...