New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Against ISIS, Try Patience

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We should remember that the threat posed to us by radical Islam, while real, is not an existential one.

Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:00
In a clash between Western ideals and Afghan realities, an effort to elevate the status of women by recruiting them to the police force has often backfired.

How We Learned to Kill

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 05:00
In the madness of war, I saw that taking a life could be banal.

Feb. 27, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:00
Photos from Bangladesh, West Bank, Afghanistan, and the United States.

Boehner Invites Afghan President to Address Congress

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:25
The speaker announced Friday that he had asked Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, to speak to a joint meeting of the House and Senate on March 25.

Afghanistan: Avalanches Kill Dozens

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:00
Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath.

Abuse of Detainees Remains Widespread in Afghanistan, U.N. Says

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:00
A report on the torture and mistreatment of people arrested for conflict-related activities points to a continued challenge for the new government.

Feb. 25, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:05
Photos from South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.

Jailed Ex-Army Officer Has Support, but Not From His Platoon

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:00
Thousands have signed a petition on behalf of First Lt. Clint Lorance, who was convicted of murder in the killing of two Afghan civilians. His platoon is not backing the effort.

Pakistan in Its Labyrinth

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:30
China could help its ally emerge from isolation by brokering an Afghan breakthrough.

Refugees Are Pushed to Exits in Pakistan

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:00
Afghan refugees say they are being forced to return to their homeland after a terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan fueled a new wave of resentment against them.

Justices Weigh Denial of Visa to Husband of U.S. Citizen

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:00
The court did not seem inclined to second-guess the State Department’s decision, on national security grounds, regarding an Afghan man.

Mideast Crash Course for the New Defense Secretary

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 05:00
Ashton B. Carter will hold a closed-door conference on Monday in Kuwait, where he is scheduled to meet with senior American military and diplomatic officials who are leading the fight against the Islamic State.

Strong Showing by Afghans at World Cup

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 05:00
The Afghans, competing in their first World Cup, pushed higher-ranked Sri Lanka to the limit before losing by four wickets.

Please Don’t Thank Me for My Service

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 05:00
Some veterans wince at reflexive gratitude.

U.S. Open to Slowing Troop Pullout in Afghanistan

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 05:00
The 10,000 American troops are now conducting counterterrorism operations and advising the Afghan military, and most are scheduled to be withdrawn by the end of 2016.

Mariam Ghani, a Brooklyn Artist Whose Father Leads Afghanistan

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 05:00
In her life and her career, Ms. Ghani lives between the labels. A New York-born visual artist, she is also the daughter of Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan.

Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary, in Afghanistan for Security Talks

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 05:00
Four days after he was sworn in, Mr. Carter arrived on Saturday in Afghanistan to meet with senior American and Afghan officials and make his own assessment of the security situation.

Q. and A.: Barnett Rubin on China’s Role in Afghanistan

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:15
A veteran Afghanistan scholar and former American adviser shares his thoughts on China’s growing engagement with the troubled country.

Pakistanis Try to Nudge Taliban Along the Path to Peace Talks With Kabul

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 05:00
Officials said efforts to engage the group still face major hurdles, including securing the blessing of the Taliban’s reclusive spiritual leader.