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Study Maps ‘Uniquely Devastating’ Genital Injuries Among Troops

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:15
A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Taliban Release Video of Western Professors Abducted in Kabul

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 21:40
The 13-minute video is the insurgents’ first confirmation that they were behind the abduction of American and Australian professors in August.

Young Symbol of Afghan Resilience Joins List of Lost Leaders

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:46
Abdul Ali Shamsi, the Kandahar deputy governor, was among 11 killed in a bombing seemingly tailored to shake the faith in government he had sought to restore.

Deadly Attack Near Afghan Parliament

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 17:47
Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday when bombs were set off near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul. The attack came as workers were leaving for the day, officials said.

300 Marines to Aid Fight Against Taliban in Spring

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 20:03
The Marines will train and advise the Afghan military and the national police in Helmand Province, replacing an Army unit stationed there.

Despite Ban, Invasive Virginity Tests Remain Prevalent in Afghanistan

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:00
Months after the president vowed to keep justice officials from ordering the examinations, found to be invalid, the tests are still traumatizing women.

4 Yemeni Detainees at Guantánamo Are Transferred to Saudi Arabia

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 20:59
The move began the Obama administration’s expected final push to reduce the population of the wartime prison.

Wife of American Man Missing in Afghanistan Says He Was Abducted

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 01:38
Jane Larson, the wife of Paul Overby, said that he disappeared in May 2014 as he tried to cross into Pakistan from Khost in eastern Afghanistan.

Saving Private Enterprise in Afghanistan

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 13:49
For a future beyond aid, Afghanistan needs to harness its natural resources and not let bureaucrats choke its struggling private sector.

The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 20:33
A strategy that went from a “good war” to the shorthand “Afghan good enough” reflects the president’s coming to terms with what was possible in Afghanistan.

A Developing Stance on the Afghan War

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 20:33
President Obama's shifting approach to the conflict is a lens through which to judge his legacy as a wartime leader.

The Fighter

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:00
The Marine Corps taught Sam Siatta how to shoot. The war in Afghanistan taught him how to kill. Nobody taught him how to come home.

How Peace Between Afghanistan and the Taliban Foundered

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 14:30
A Norwegian diplomat became a go-between in exploring peace talks. But amid mistrust and military and intelligence maneuvering, it all fell apart.

Afghan Response to Female Pilot’s U.S. Asylum Case: ‘I Am Sure She Lied’

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sun, 12/25/2016 - 18:21
Afghan officials said the case of Capt. Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing pilot in the nation’s air force, should be rejected because her “life isn’t at risk.”

A City Living Under the Taliban’s Shadow

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 14:39
How the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has retained a remarkable sense of calm despite the threat of Taliban assault.

American Woman Abducted in Afghanistan Issues an Appeal to Obama

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:50
The hostage, who is being held with her husband and two children, pleaded with the president to secure the family’s release before he leaves office.

Fewer Journalists Were Killed on the Job This Year, Group Reports

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 17:29
But the Committee to Protect Journalists said those killed unintentionally in combat accounted for a majority of the deaths for the first time since 1992.

Being an Afghan General Is Nice Work if You Can Get It. And Many Do.

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:00
The country has close to 1,000 officers of general rank on its books — more than the United States, whose military is three times as large. And off the books? No one knows.

Afghanistan to Investigate Vice President on Charges of Assaulting a Rival

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sat, 12/17/2016 - 19:12
The vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, is accused of abducting and torturing his rival, Ahmad Ishchi, during a sports event.

Gunmen in Afghanistan Kill 5 Female Airport Employees

New York Times Topic:Afghanistan - Sat, 12/17/2016 - 17:15
With the Taliban making gains in their insurgency and seizing control of territory from the government, opportunities for women in the Afghan work force have shrunk.
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