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'Eyes Wide Open, an Afghan Journey': Photos by Pia Torelli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"My pictures show great devastation, but also many cheerful faces, especially those of children at schools. The reconstruction of many schools, above all, seems to give hope to the Afghan people."

War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

As for conditions among women in the area where the Fort Carson infantry are stationed, it's worth noting that Kandahar is one of several southern provinces in Afghanistan where the UN reported, in September, 2012, that one million children suffer acute malnourishment.

The Paradoxical Afghan/Iran Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

Girls' Schools in Afghanistan Wonder 'What Tomorrow Brings'

Beth Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Beth Murphy

Their desire for education is palpable. The support from parents -- mothers and fathers --to educate their daughters is real. And the learning that is happening? That is the greatest hope for the future of all.

Lessons From a Harem: An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.28.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

An American Bride in Kabul throws down the gauntlet to Western feminists who refuse to condemn these practices. It is a challenge that is at the very least worth hearing.

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...

No Immunity for US Troops: Why Hamid Karzai Punted to Loya Jirga

Michael Shank | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Immunity for U.S. troops post-2014 isn't going to happen. It's a political non-starter. No Afghan presidential candidate, queuing for the April 2014 elections, can support it, nor do the Afghan people want immunity for foreign troops.

Popcorn Preview: The Network

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Network (2013) Writer/Director: Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side) Genre: Documentary | Mostly in English, some in Pashto with subtitles (97 ...

Letter to an Older Feminist Who Happens to Be Named Phyllis Chesler Who Happens to Be My Mom

Ariel Chesler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Ariel Chesler

I am a feminist because as a man it is painful to see society devalue my mother, my wife, my daughters, and my female friends. I am a feminist because patriarchal rules limit and dehumanize men too, replacing genuine human emotions with violence and anger.

State Department Gives Misleading Testimony to Senate

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

A senior State Department official recently reassured lawmakers that the U.S. embassy in the capital of war-torn Afghanistan is well protected. But, in reality, the pudding he described contains no such proof.

Family Feuds, Wild East Style

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Phyllis Chesler

I was once married to a westernized Afghan man whom I had dated for two years at college. I was only 18 when we first met. I blithely followed him to Kabul where I suddenly found myself held captive in a polygamous family for five long months.

NATO Coalition Transfers Security Responsibilities To Afghans

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security around the country from the ...

Large Explosion Hits Supreme Court In Kabul

AP | PATRICK QUINN and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 08.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber struck outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing 17 people in the deadliest attack i...

All 7 Afghan Airport Attackers Killed In Battle

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven Taliban fighters with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns launched a rare assault on NATO's operational headqu...

For Afghanistan With Love: An Interview With Khaled Hosseini

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.28.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Emotional intensity and hardship are hallmarks of Khaled Hosseini's novels of Afghanistan, and his third novel, And the Mountains Echoed is no exception.

We Believe In Balloons

AP | AHMAD SEIR | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Artists and activists handed out 10,000 bright pink balloons to residents in Afghanistan's war-weary capital on Saturday, bringi...

Torture Victim's Body Is Found Near U.S. Base, Afghans Say

The New York Times | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The footless corpse of an Afghan man missing since November was found on Tuesday near the former American Special Forces base t...

Suicide Bomber Kills 15, Including 6 Americans

AP | KATHY GANNON and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans i...

U.S. Cargo Plane Crash Kills 7 In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) - Seven crew members of a U.S.-run cargo plane were killed on Monday when their plane crashed shortly after take off from Ba...

Cry, Beloved Afghanistan for Your Unborn Children

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

As the new season of the world's longest-running current war, in Afghanistan, is warming up, the Afghan civilians and children are falling prey as eas...

Minding Afghanistan's Financing Gap

Borany Penh | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Borany Penh

Afghanistan has journeyed through nearly thirty years of war and dislocation. It should be no surprise then that it may take just as long for the country to arrive in its own.

Suicide Attack Kills 5 Police Officers

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight suicide bombers struck a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least five officers, a sec...

One With the Walnut: Celebrating Nowruz in Kabul

Beth Murphy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Taste
Beth Murphy

"Damn those New Years' people," Razia says about this culinary tradition. Spoken like a woman who doesn't have time to waste. But it's only seven ingredients. So what's the big deal? You don't just throw the almonds, pistachios and walnuts in a bowl and call it a day.

We Believe in Kabul

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Nicole Skibola

Like most people, I didn't realize that there was a burgeoning art movement in Afghanistan until it recently appeared in my Facebook feed.

Hamid Karzai: Champion of Alienation

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is a little late to be attempting to change his image as "America's Man." We find ourselves wondering why he would be trying to do so in the first place. His legacy is clear to all. No pandering to domestic political interests is going to change that.