New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Afghan Policeman, Shot After Firing on NATO Soldiers, Dies of Wounds

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 05:00
The policeman, who had been guarding a ministry, opened fire on coalition troops, who fired back and fatally wounded him, the Afghan government said.

Feb. 10, 2016 — Photos of the Day

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:10
Photos from Bulgaria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Germany.

U.S. to Send More Troops to Aid Afghan Forces Pressed by Taliban

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:00
The deployment will be the Americans’ largest outside a major base in Afghanistan since 2014 and will support beleaguered troops in Helmand Province.

Costs of Wars Are Lingering in Military Budget Plan

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:00
The overall military budget sees a slight decrease that is offset by payment for operations in Iraq and Syria.

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 3 in Northern Afghanistan

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:00
Explosives were detonated near an Afghan National Army minibus in Mazar-i-Sharif, which had until lately seemed almost immune to violence seen in other parts of Afghanistan.

Review: Jeffrey E. Stern’s ‘The Last Thousand’ Explores the Mission of a Struggling Afghan School

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:00
Moral tension animates this portrait of Marefat, a progressive school for girls and boys of the Hazara minority that is endangered by the withdrawal of American troops.

Guantánamo Prisoner Sent Home to Morocco Remains in Legal Limbo

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:00
Younis Shokuri feared being repatriated to Morocco, and his lawyers said they were assured there was a deal between the U.S. and Moroccan governments. Yet he remains in custody in his native country.

2 Radio Journalists Attacked by Gunmen in Afghanistan

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:00
The attack on two brothers in Baghlan Province, which left one of them in a coma, was the latest in a series of assaults on members of the Afghan news media.

Kunduz Residents Live in Fear of Taliban’s Return

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:00
Four months after the Taliban overtook Kunduz for two weeks, Afghan forces remain overstretched, and residents worry that the return of the insurgents is inevitable.

Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:00
Sunni extremists are being recruited and trained to fight in conflicts abroad.

Pentagon Releases Small Portion of Photos From Detainee Abuse Cases

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:00
The Pentagon on Friday released 198 photographs from detainee abuse investigations in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, while blocking the release of 1,800 more.

German Cabinet Approves Measures Tightening Asylum Rules

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 05:00
The measures, expected to be passed by Parliament, included a two-year ban on family reunifications and the exclusion of three North African countries from the asylum list.

Airstrikes in Afghanistan Kill 29 Militants Affiliated With ISIS, Official Says

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 05:00
The official said the strikes also demolished a radio station known as the Voice of the Caliphate that had been broadcasting propaganda on behalf of the Islamic State.

Taliban Gun Down 10-Year-Old Militia Hero in Afghanistan

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 05:00
The former child soldier, Wasil Ahmad, was killed near his family’s home less than six months after he had fought to end a Taliban siege and was publicly — and illegally — celebrated.

Taliban Bombing Kills at Least 20 at Kabul Police Station

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:00
The new attack on the capital came as American officials gave a grim new estimate of Afghan casualties in last year’s fighting.

Feb. 1, 2016 — Pictures of the Day

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:24
Photos from Peru, Afghanistan, Egypt and Lebanon.

U.S. Broadens Fight Against ISIS With Attacks in Afghanistan

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:00
The operations followed President Obama’s decision to expand the authority of American commanders to attack a new branch of the militant group in Afghanistan.

Taliban Sabotage Cuts Major Power Source for Afghanistan Capital

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:00
The destruction of an electrical tower exposed a vulnerability in the nation’s infrastructure at a time when rebels have government forces thinly stretched.

Change of U.S. Command Set in Afghanistan

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:00
President Obama will nominate Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. to lead American military operations, replacing Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell.

China Urging Afghanistan to Restart Peace Talks With Taliban

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:00
A statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry suggested that Beijing was asserting a commitment to the peace process.