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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...

Afghan Young People Key To Their Country's Future

Stephenie Foster | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

I just returned from a two week trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I was working on a project focusing on reaching women as voters, candidates and elec...

WATCH: Chicago Marathon, Afghanistan Satellite Edition

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Virginia native who has run the last 10 consecutive Chicago Marathons did not want to break from that tradition after he was deployed to Afghanistan...

Energizing Afghanistan -- Economic First Step

Edward Corcoran | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Edward Corcoran

Afghanistan is on the verge of blossoming into a modern nation and sweeping the Taliban aside, though almost no one believes this.

Family: Slain CIA Contractor Was Illinois Plumber

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Illinois plumber was the CIA contractor killed during a shooting at an agency facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, his father and a U.S....

Taking It to the Streets

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Afghans marching in the streets, standing up for their rights, using their voices to protest, does not bode well for the Taliban. Rather than scaring the populace with their attacks, roadside bombs, suicide bombs, and assassinations, they are emboldening it to stand up.

Rock and Roll in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Shannon Galpin

Dubbed the world's first stealth concert, Sound Central is ready to rock the capital of Afghanistan.

PHOTOS: 15th Anniversary Of Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul ro...

Afghan U.S. Government Employee Kills American In Kabul Office Attack

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan working for the U.S. government killed a CIA contractor and wounded another American in an attack on the intellig...

Afghanistan Reconciliation Reboot

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The notion that cutting a deal with the Pakistani-supported Taliban will achieve any semblance of stability is a dangerous and delusional one.

An Opportunity In Afghanistan: Peace Still Possible With Women's Help

Wazhma Frogh | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Wazhma Frogh

If Afghan women were provided the opportunity to lead a national dialogue, they could bring people together in a way that men haven't done.

Obama's Vietnam

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Going beyond a surface-level reading one finds a number of eerie similarities between Afghanistan and Vietnam in terms of military, political and strategic blunders committed by the U.S.

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

Kabul Attack: Did The Taliban Score A Propaganda Victory?

AP | By HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- American officials Wednesday blamed the bold attack on the U.S. Embassy on a Pakistan-based group allied with the Taliban, ackno...

Insurgents Fire Grenades At U.S. Embassy, Security Forces Raid Building

AP | PATRICK QUINN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Teams of insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons struck at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters an...

How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

"One of the things that people don't appreciate is how dramatically far Afghanistan has come in the last ten years, in terms of the capacity for governance."

Scott Brown Gets National Guard Training In Afghanistan

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Scott Brown is winding up a weeklong training session in Afghanistan as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Br...

The Talibanization of Central Afghanistan

Erin Fitzgerald | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Erin Fitzgerald

Recent months have witnessed a surge of Taliban activity in historically more stable regions of Afghanistan, with an increasing number of insurgent attacks taking place in the provinces surrounding Kabul.

$360 Million In U.S. Combat Support Lost To Afghanistan Insurgents, Criminals

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. ...

Dozens Of Americans Killed In NATO Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan

AP | SOLOMON MOORE and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them ...

Clear and Present Danger: The Haqqani Network

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Will troop withdrawal leave a vacuum rapidly filled by the march of the Haqqani network?