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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.

Large Explosion Reported In Kabul During Hagel Visit

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

KABUL, March 9 (Reuters) - A blast was heard in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The expl...

Economic Resilience in Afghanistan

Borany Penh | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Borany Penh

Many now worry that as Afghanistan transitions away from its dependence on aid, the economy will collapse. But to the surprise of my colleagues, I am even optimistic at times about the country's abilities to weather the transition.

Registering in Afghanistan

Douglas A. Wissing | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Douglas A. Wissing

Any embed with American troops takes a spiraling nebula of approvals. Public affairs-savvy U.S. officers in today's Afghanistan are sticking to well-honed talking points. But for some reason, the Afghanistan Foreigner Registration Card is the thing that causes me the most anxiety.

Taliban Launch Assault On Police Complex In Kabul

AP | AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents wearing suicide vests attacked the Kabul traffic police headquarters before dawn Monday, police said, and eye...

Suicide Blast Take Out Unlikely Victim In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

By Michael Georgy KABUL, Dec 26 (Reuters) - When a Taliban suicide bomber killed two people on the edge of the Afghan capital this mon...

White House: U.S. Service Member Killed During Hostage Rescue Mission In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - A U.S. service member was killed in Sunday's rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor kidnapped by th...

Afghanistan's Streets And Traveling Through Conflict

Anna Brones | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Anna Brones

Afghanistan is not a country that you can always travel freely. It is a conflict zone with security risks. There are checkpoints and military with AK 47s. There are suicide bombings. There is poverty.

A Space for Art Emerges in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Shannon Galpin

Afghanistan is not the place you might think of for emerging artists and activist culture. Yet few countries in the world are more ripe for an artistic scene.

Survival and Dignity in an Afghan Winter

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Among Afghanistan's ongoing burdens of destitution and war, of course temperatures are now dropping again.

The Power Of A Shared Meal

Anna Brones | Posted 12.30.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Food and travel go hand in hand, not just because it allows a view into a culture, but also because it provides a thread for connecting two people from two very different places. Put a pot of tea in the center of table and language barriers immediately begin to wash away.

Drunk Security Contractors in Afghanistan? Again?

Joe Newman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Joe Newman

As troops are replaced with private security contractors, it would be foolish for a new administration to continue to ignore the vivid warnings of what happens when the U.S. outsources its inherent governmental functions.

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan: The Long and Winding Roads

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

(BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images) In late 2008, Andrew Wilder set out on a hunt for answers in Afghanistan. For years, Wilder, a former development...

Afghanistan: A War of Moral Attrition

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

The war that should have been fought decisively, in a short and swift manner, is the Afghanistan war. Yet this war will be -- and already is going down in the history as such -- one of the longest wars America has ever fought.

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 ...

Why Afghanistan Can't Wait

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Last week, we spent three anxious hours in an outer waiting area of the "Non-Immigrant Visa" section of the U.S. consulate here in Kabul waiting for our young friends to return from a sojourn through the inner offices where they were being interviewed for visas to come speak to audiences in the United States.

The Pentagon's Shocking Cover-Up Of Horrific Military Hospital Scandal

www.buzzfeed.com | Michael Hastings | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

Top U.S. commanders in Afghanistan waged a sophisticated public relations campaign to obscure horrific conditions at the Afghan National Military Hosp...

WATCH: Where Kabul's Olympic Dream Became A Nightmare

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

The pool was already empty by then. Some people where brought down into the basin and shot against the blue walls. Others were taken up the highest diving board and thrown off.