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Massive Attack Thwarted, 11 Tons Of Explosives Seized

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces have arrested five militants with 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of explosives that they smuggled ...

11 Suicide Vests Reportedly Found Near Ministry Of Defense In Kabul

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Defense Ministry was locked down for two hours Tuesday after an intelligence report warned that the highly secur...

Turkish Helicopter Crash Kills 16 In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near the Afghan capital Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and four...

Surveillance Video Reportedly Shows U.S. Soldier Accused Of Shooting Massacre

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. soldier who allegedly shot 16 Afghan villagers was caught on surveillance video that showed him walking up to his...

In Afghanistan, Children Behind Bars

GlobalPost | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

The happy blue arch proclaims that the institution is the "Open Rehabilitation Juvenile Center, Kabul." But there is nothing that is "open" and ve...

NATO Staff Pulled From Afghanistan Following Attack

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 04.26.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A gunman killed two American military advisers with shots to the back of the head Saturday inside a heavily guarded ministr...

Dozens Wounded In Afghan Demonstrations Over Quran-Burning

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Four people were shot dead and dozens wounded in protests in Afghanista...

Demonstrators Torch Foreign Compound In Kabul

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Demonstrators in the Afghan capital Kabul set fire on Wednesday to part of a housing compound used by foreign contract wor...

Cold, Cold Heart

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

We lull ourselves into a comforting delusion that we're waging humanitarian wars, and then wonder why people aren't more grateful.

Fear Factor: The Religious Right's Problem With Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What is it about women that the men of deeply conservative religions find so threatening? What runs so deep that it justifies traumatizing an innocent eight-year-old like Naama Margolese in Beit Shemesh?

Civilian Helicopter Crash Kills 3

AP | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A civilian helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing all three people on board, an Afghan official said...

Much to Forgive: The Story of Bibi Sadia

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

A Talib asked Bibi for forgiveness for hitting her. Bibi replied, "I am like your mother, and when you hit me, you had simply hit your own mother." The main Talib responded by telling Bibi she must give him one of her daughters, any of them aged 1 to 15, in marriage.

Assembly Time

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Not only do Weeda and her co-workers assemble stories, documents and pictures from the families of victims of war, they also help build supportive communities amongst the families whose trust they have gained through their repeated visits.

Suicide Bomber Strikes Afghan Funeral, Killing 19

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday just after a funeral in northern Afghanistan, killing 19 people, including a member...

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.

Twin Attacks Kill Dozens, Injure More Than 100 In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan's first major sectarian assault since the fall of the Taliban regime a decade ago, a suicide bomber slaughtered 5...

World Bank Issues Alert On Afghanistan Economy

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan will suffer a recession in 2014 and beyond after foreign troops leave and aid dwindles, and if the security situati...

An Arab Spring for Art?

Chris Vroom | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Chris Vroom

For many artists, the crowning achievement of a successful career is to represent their country at the Venice Biennale, the bi-annual Oscars of the ar...

The Voices of Afghan Street Children

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Rahilla Zafar

British journalist Andrea Busfield lived for several years in Afghanistan, an experience that helped her write the novel Born Under A Million Shadows. The novel tells the story of modern life in Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young boy named Fawad.

Faced With a Dilemma

Deborah Smith | Posted 01.04.2012 | Media
Deborah Smith

Do I take the job in Afghanistan, based in Kabul with some travel to the regions, with a humanitarian organization I've always admired? I've been work...

Militants Attack Near UN Offices, Kill At Least Five

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Insurgents driving a suicide truck bomb and attacking on foot killed five people, including three United Nations employe...

Suicide Bombing In Afghanistan Kills Contractors And Coalition Troops

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an armored NATO bus Saturday on a busy thoroughfare i...

Clinton On Surprise Visit To Kabul

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraging Afghanistan's wary leadership to keep up Taliban reconciliati...

PHOTOS: An Afghan Road Trip

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Adam Valen Levinson

The northern route is considered much safer -- no beard patrols, violence chiefly of the targeted sort and the occasional convoy of heavy coalition trucks, armored to the gills.

Rocket-Propelled Grenade Downed Chinook, Report Says

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. military investigators have concluded that the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. troops in A...