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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 ...

Will Pakistan's New Foreign Policy Work?

Kiran Nazish | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Kiran Nazish

The new world capital for Pakistan is Kabul and that is because, as the foreign office puts it, stability and peace in Pakistan is partially dependent on the events outside of Pakistan.

A Wedding in Kabul and the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The Afghan wife of a good friend called not long ago and asked if I'd accompany her to a wedding in Kabul. I wondered why she wasn't taking her husband. "Oh it is much too dangerous for an American but you would be OK," she exclaimed cheerily.

President Obama's 'Peace With Honor?'

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

The president delivered a strong, patriotic speech in Kabul Tuesday. But the fact that he had to sneak into the country after our brave servicemen and women have been fighting there for over a decade speaks for itself.

Why We Have Failed In Afghanistan

Ben Anderson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Ben Anderson

Now that the glowing reports about how well Afghan Security forces performed in putting down last week's attacks in Kabul have died down, it's worth having a serious and honest discussion about what exactly we are about to leave behind in Afghanistan.

Taliban Launch Deadly Attack On Kabul Hours After Obama Visit

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president has branded his U.S. allies as corrupt, wasteful and contemptuous of Afghan lives. Once he even thr...

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.