New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court Sentences Journalist’s Killer

16 hours 45 min ago
The court ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general.

Chinese Foreign Policy Comes of Age

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:30
With some diplomatic heavy-lifting, Beijing is finally easing into its role as a great power.

In Bergdahl Case, the Rare Charge of Misbehavior

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:00
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is facing the serious charge that includes endangering the safety or a unit or outpost.

Car Bomb Kills Several Near Kabul Taxi Stand

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:00
At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in the attack, the authorities said.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion and Misbehavior Before the Enemy

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:00
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his Army outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for nearly five years.

Pakistani Army Begins Offensive to Drive Militants From Tirah Valley

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:00
Dozens of pro-Taliban militants and at least 16 soldiers have died in fighting in the Tirah Valley, on the border with Afghanistan, officials said.

Ghani Addresses Congress, Eager to Rebuild Afghan-U.S. Ties

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:00
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan, addressing a joint meeting of Congress, said he wanted to mend a partnership that had frayed badly.

March 25, 2015 — Photos of the Day

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:41
Photos from France, Libya, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

Afghan Protesters Demand Justice for Woman Killed by Mob

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:00
Protesters rallied outside Afghanistan’s high court in support of a woman beaten to death after being falsely accused of burning pages from the Quran.

U.S. Agrees to Slow Pullout of Troops From Afghanistan

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:00
President Obama made the change at the request of President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan, who is visiting Washington.

Gunmen Carry Out Deadly Attack on 3 Vehicles on Afghan Highway

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:00
The episode is the latest in a series of assaults on a major road connecting Kabul and Kandahar, and a grim reminder of the dangers of traveling across Afghanistan.

Conflict, Courage and Healing in Gaza

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:00
Heidi Levine’s coverage of the conflict in Gaza earned her the first Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, which honors the Associated Press photographer killed while working in Afghanistan.

Ashraf Ghani Thanks U.S. for Support in First Visit as Afghan Leader

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:00
Declaring a new phase in relations between Afghanistan and the United States, Mr. Ghani established a stark contrast with his predecessor, Hamid Karzai.

Afghanistan: Justice Sought for Woman Killed by Mob

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:00
Hundreds marched Monday in Kabul, the Afghan capital, demanding justice for a woman beaten to death on Thursday by a mob over false allegations she had burned a Quran.

Afghanistan and Pakistan: The False Promise of Rapprochement

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:30
Afghanistan’s former interior minister and ambassador to Pakistan argues that President Ashraf Ghani should not gamble political capital on a miraculous U-turn from Islamabad.

For Obama, Ghani Offers Hope of a Less Fractious Relationship

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:00
When President Obama meets this week with Ashraf Ghani, he will finally be sitting across from an Afghan leader who is not suspicious or openly belligerent toward his American allies.

U.S. May Stay in Afghanistan After '16

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 04:00
President Obama is considering leaving American troops in Afghanistan after he leaves office, instead of only a small force to protect the embassy in Kabul, a White House official said.

Afghan Leader Said to Be Centralizing Power as Unity Government Plan Stalls

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 04:00
Although President Ashraf Ghani’s aides deny the accusations, there is growing concern that cooperating with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, is not high on his list.

More U.S. Troops Seen Staying in Afghanistan

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:00
Signs that the Taliban is divided over whether to engage in talks and a resilient Qaeda presence have upended plans to drop the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Powerful Afghan Police Chief Killed in Kabul

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:00
Matiullah Khan, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in southern Afghanistan, was killed on Wednesday in a targeted suicide bombing.