New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

‘Home Tours’ Take Mary McBride Band to Zones of Conflict and Calamity

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 05:00
Ms. McBride has made it her mission to play live music in places it is rarely performed for people who otherwise would not hear it, to “bring music home, wherever your home is.”

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Raided in Afghanistan

4 hours 23 min ago
The humanitarian group condemned a “violent intrusion” that it said had been conducted by Afghan military commandos in Kunduz.

Afghanistan Said to Overturn Death Sentences in Woman’s Lynching

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:00
The lawyer for the woman, who was falsely accused of burning the Quran, says an appeals court, meeting in secret, reduced the sentences to prison terms.

A Jump to Honor a Fallen Marine

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00
Among Air Force pararescuemen and combat rescue officers, it’s standard practice to name drop zones for fallen brothers.

In Afghanistan, Suicide Blast and Angry Crowd Target American Soldiers

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:00
In the confusion after a suicide bombing in Kabul on Tuesday, Afghans accused American soldiers of opening fire on them, and one soldier was attacked.

June 30, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:36
Photos from Afghanistan, Syria, Indonesia and the United States.

Afghans Protest After U.S. Forces Carry Out Raid on Strongman

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:00
The mission Monday morning demonstrated that American troops are engaged beyond their publicly stated role of advising the Afghan forces.

Afghan President Appoints a Second Female Governor

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 05:00
Even though his first appointee has been unable to take office because of protests, President Ashraf Ghani picked another woman as a provincial leader.

Taliban Attack Afghan Parliament and Seize a Second District in North

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 05:00
No serious injuries were reported in the Parliament attack, which occurred as lawmakers gathered for a third attempt to confirm a defense minister.

Archive of Captured Enemy Documents Closes

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 05:00
The documents included detailed records of Saddam Hussein’s high command in Iraq and Qaeda records from Afghanistan; Pentagon officials say they are planning to transfer the archive to a civilian institution.

Taliban and Afghan Government Dispute Status of Kunduz

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 05:00
Taliban insurgents said Sunday that they were on the verge of taking their first Afghan city, Kunduz. But the central government said there was no cause for concern.

Taliban Are Talking More, Though Not With Afghan Government

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 05:00
As they make battlefield gains, the insurgents are engaged in peace talks and showing signs of moving away from some of their hard-line stances.

Afghan Parliament’s Term Is Extended After Squabbles Delay Elections

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:00
President Ashraf Ghani lengthened the term of the current Parliament, which was to expire on Sunday, to allow time to negotiate a new date and process for elections.

Taliban Strike Crucial District in Afghanistan

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 05:00
The group overran Musa Qala at least temporarily, local residents said, demonstrating the insurgents’ power in an area that American and British troops had long fought to keep out of their control.

60 Million People Fleeing Chaotic Lands, U.N. Says

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:00
The United Nations refugee agency finds that war and persecution have displaced a record number of people.

Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:00
In the aftermath of this year’s debates over manipulated photos, a new show sets out to explore the history of altered images in photojournalism.

Karzai, Vowing That He’s Done, Discusses His Afghanistan Legacy

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:00
Amid a steady stream of official visitors to his home, Hamid Karzai said in a rare, wide-ranging interview, “I have done my time.”

Taliban Attack Police Base in Afghanistan, Killing 17

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:00
Afghanistan’s police force took another severe blow in the attack, which began after midnight Saturday in a strategically important district in Helmand Province.

Heroes or Killers? A Secret History of SEAL Team 6 Draws a Range of Reader Reaction

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 18:48
A Times article on the secret history of SEAL Team 6, the Navy unit best known for killing Osama bin Laden, drew a range of reactions from readers in the comments section. While some lauded the team, others expressed cynicism about the secrecy...

Rocket Attack in Afghanistan Kills Civilian With U.S. Defense Dept.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:00
The employee, identified as Krissie K. Davis, 54, of Talladega, Ala., worked for the Pentagon agency managing the withdrawal of wartime equipment.