New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

America’s Last Task in Kabul

10 hours 23 min ago
The United States must first focus on handing over the peacemaking to Afghanistan’s neighbors to end the war quickly.

Taliban Say They Killed 7 Afghan Policemen

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:00
The authorities in Wardak Province said they had reports that a dozen officers had been kidnapped by insurgents while traveling to Kabul in order to collect their salaries.

NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan Is Said to Kill Civilians

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:00
Local officials say rocket fire into a village in Khost Province killed and a woman and two children.

Pictures of the Day: Ukraine and Elsewhere

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:00
Photos from Ukraine, South Africa, Israel and Afghanistan.

Times Minute | Afghan Uncertainty

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:00
On the Minute, the chief of The Times’s Kabul Bureau, Rod Nordland, discusses the first results from Afghanistan’s presidential elections.

In New Officers’ Careers, Peace Is No Dividend

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:00
West Point graduates, faced with the prospect of leading troops who are battle-tested when they themselves are not, are reconsidering their career paths in a military no longer fighting two wars.

Partial Afghan Election Results Show Runoff Likely

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:00
Official results of 10 percent of votes cast in 26 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces showed that two candidates were leading. A runoff election appeared more certain.

A Loyal Soldier Doesn’t Deserve This

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:00
Here’s a veteran who risked his life and sacrificed his mind for his country. What are we doing for him in return?

The World Goes to the Polls

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:00
Elections were held this past week in Afghanistan, India and Indonesia.

For Afghan Journalists, Election Brings a Sense of Duty

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 06:00
A news media known for its no-holds-barred criticism has decided to focus on the positive to help foster confidence in the democratic process.

A Reporter Analyzes the Driving Role of Pakistan in the Afghan War

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:00
“The Wrong Enemy,” by Carlotta Gall, makes the case that Pakistan is the power behind the war in Afghanistan.

Despite Doubts, a Vote Worth Casting

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
An Afghan journalist recalls his conflicted feelings toward the nation’s first peaceful, democratic transition of power.

Artists Try to Prick Conscience of Drone Operators With Giant Portrait of Orphan in Pakistani Field

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
A campaign started this week, “Not a Bug Splat,” sought to draw attention to the human cost of American drone strikes in Pakistan, and to communicate directly with the pilots who guide the bombers to their targets by remote control.

After ’09 Fraud, Afghanistan Reports a Cleaner Election

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
Citing international and Afghan election observers, the nation’s complaints commission said this weekend’s vote was much cleaner than the one in 2009.

Afghanistan’s Soft Targets

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
The aid workers who remain behind must be protected so they can work.

Pictures of the Day: Rwanda and Elsewhere

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 06:00
Photos from Afghanistan, Bosnia, South Africa and Ukraine.

Early Tallies Indicating Afghan Vote a Success

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 06:00
Election officials said the vote count indicated that about 60 percent of the 12 million eligible voters had cast ballots.

Election Time in Afghanistan

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 06:00
But the threat of disruption from the Taliban is always present.

Delays in Effort to Refocus C.I.A. From Drone War

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 06:00
Despite avowals about the need to refocus the agency on its original missions of analysis, intelligence collecting and espionage, the paramilitary operations have proven hard to give up.

Apathy and Fear of Taliban Combine to Keep Rural Voters Away From the Polls

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 06:00
In districts where the insurgency is strongest, the Taliban did not have to pick up rifles to disrupt the vote.