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The Slaughter of Foreigners in a Restaurant in Kabul Exposes Dangers of Nightlife in a Warzone

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

I believe the terrorist outrage against this brave band of foreign civilians who traveled from their safe homes to rebuild war-torn Afghanistan presages future attacks on the safety bubble of Kabul. As U.S. troops are coming home in waves, ending America's longest war, the Taliban insurgents are becoming emboldened and moving closer to the capital.

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...

U.S. Condemns Deadly Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is condemning a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, saying there is "no possible justification" for killing pe...

Several UN Personnel Killed In Attack On Popular Restaurant in Afghan Capital

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says three United Nations personnel have been killed in the "horrific attack" on a Kabul restaur...

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...

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?

Locked in Winter

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

As many as 35,000 displaced persons are now living in the slum areas in Kabul alone. The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp extended to adjacent homes, swiftly rendering nine families homeless in the midst of already astounding poverty.

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Kabul, Afghanistan is "home" to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war.

'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/Iranian Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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...