New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Filling Stomachs to Open Minds on Immigration

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:00
To combat the anti-immigrant sentiment in Sweden, a young teacher has begun hosting communal dinners to help bridge the gap between cultures.

Bomber Kills Karzai Cousin Who Backed Recent Candidate for Afghan President

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:00
Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a major player in the Afghan presidential election, was killed as he greeted well-wishers at his home in Kandahar.

Afghanistan: Tracking of Arms Faulted

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:00
The United States has failed to effectively track many of the more than 465,000 light weapons it has supplied to Afghanistan, creating the risk that machine guns and other small arms could fall into insurgent hands.

The 'Battle Rhythm' of Helping to Build a Democracy

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:47
A view from inside a NATO compound in Kabul, where though seven-day workweeks, bombs and dangerous checkpoints, people from all over the world are trying to stabilize Afghanistan.

After Losing Province in 2010, Afghan Taliban Strike Back

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:00
Heavy fighting has returned to Kandahar Province, on the Pakistani border, which was a militant stronghold until the 2010 American troop surge.

Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:00
The insurgents’ increasing domination of key strategic areas has cast doubts on the government’s stability after the United States completes its withdrawal of combat troops.

Political Divisions Threaten Kerry-Brokered Agreement in Afghanistan

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:00
The deal that Secretary of State John Kerry reached in Afghanistan two weeks ago appeared in trouble as rival presidential candidates revealed serious differences.

Afghanistan: Taliban Kill at Least 14 Bus Passengers

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:00
Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses traveling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers, including women and a child, officials said Friday.

2 Foreign Aid Workers Are Gunned Down in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:00
Two women from Finland employed by an international aid organization were shot dead Thursday morning in the western city of Herat, Afghan officials said.

Afghanistan’s Election Result Hinges on a Squabble-Prone Audit

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:00
Hundreds of observers in Afghanistan are working to separate fraud from fact in last month’s presidential runoff. But the process has only yielded new disputes and confusion.

Filming Conflict and Culture

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:04
Ben Solomon talks about life as a roving video journalist reporting in Africa and the Middle East.

Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:00
Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises at once, and the interlocking nature of them all is making the current upheaval more complicated.

Suicide Bomber Kills Guards at Afghan Police Compound

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:00
At least four security guards were killed Tuesday after the bomber reached an area occupied by trainers from DynCorp International, an American military contractor.

U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:00
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said.

Soldier Who Held His Post Is Awarded Medal of Honor

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant, earned the medal for conspicuous gallantry after more than 200 insurgents tried to overrun his base, which was defended by just nine Americans, in 2008.

U.S. Mentors Prepare to Let Afghan Forces Go It Alone

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
American Special Forces teams have been a central part of Afghanistan’s security landscape, and how Afghan forces will fare after their departure will help define America’s legacy in the country.

Struggling to Keep Afghan Girl Safe After a Mullah Is Accused of Rape

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 05:00
Support for the rape suspect — a mullah — and plans by the girl’s family for an “honor killing” have become emblematic of a broader failure to help female Afghan victims.

Afghanistan Begins Audit of Presidential Election

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:00
The audit of almost eight million ballots is part of a deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry to ease a dispute between the two candidates.

Kabul Airport Comes Under Attack From Militants

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:00
Taliban fighters fired volleys of rocket-propelled grenades at Kabul’s airport early Thursday morning after seizing control of a nearby building.

Pictures of the Day: Israel and Elsewhere

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:11
Photos from Israel, Gaza City, Ukraine and Afghanistan.