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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.

Video Of Afghan Woman Executed By Taliban Recalls Previous Outrages

Posted 07.10.2012 | World

In a scene that recalled the kind of pre-9/11 reign of terror that many thought ended with the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, a video showing the publ...

Bombs, Attacks Kill Dozens In Afghanistan

AP | By RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Roadside bombs and insurgent attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen and two members of the U.S.-led coalition in sou...

Taliban Attack At Kabul Hotel Ends

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) - Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on Frida...

Joshua Hersh

U.S.-Funded Court Dishes American Drug War-Style Justice In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- On a recent Tuesday morning, Ahmad Kazim, a 29-year-old Iranian, found himself sitting in a suspect box in a white-walled room, ...

America's Next Move in Afghanistan Must Be a Non-Military One

Michael Shank | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The best way America can establish the infrastructure for long-term security and stability in Afghanistan is less through military means and more through improvements to quality of life and basic services.

Memorial Day Kabul: William Stacey's Letter Marks Memorial Day In Afghan Capital

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marine Sgt. William Stacey was killed earlier this year by a homemade bomb in southern Afghanistan, a tragedy for which he ...

Afghan Photographer Hopes His Image Will Stop Suicide Bombers

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Nicole Glass

Massoud Hossaini was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for a photo he took of Tarana Akbari, a 12-year old girl who found herself surrounded by dead bodies after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Kabul.

US Ambassador To Leave Afghanistan This Summer

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Veteran U.S. diplomat Ryan Crocker will be leaving his post as ambassador to Afghanistan this summer, an embassy spokesman ...