New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Abducted Australian Aid Worker Released

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:49
An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in April was freed after a raid by Afghan special forces near the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Australian Aid Worker Who Was Abducted in Afghanistan Is Released

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:33
Kerry Jane Wilson, who is in her 60s, had been working in the country for about 20 years when she was taken from her office in Jalalabad on April 28.

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s Longtime Ruler, Is Hospitalized

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 00:54
The government issued an unusual statement announcing the hospitalization of the 78-year-old president but did not give details about the nature of his illness or his condition.

Taliban Overrun Afghan Border District, Opening a New Front

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 17:37
Local Afghan officials expressed alarm that the attack was led by the Haqqani network, an arm of the insurgency based in Pakistan.

An Afghan Feud Reignites, Putting Police Families at Odds

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 16:01
Prominent northern families are contesting a new killing, fueling a type of infighting that threatens government stability and the fight against the Taliban.

SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left for Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 14:17
An airman with the unit is being considered for the Medal of Honor after new video analysis suggested that he fought alone bravely in a 2002 battle on an Afghan peak.

Attack at University in Kabul Shatters a Sense of Freedom

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:26
Men with rifles and grenades put the American University of Afghanistan, an oasis from violence, through an ordeal that lasted nearly 10 hours and claimed 13 lives.

Life Expectancy Falls by 5 Years for Syrian Men, New Analysis Finds

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:48
Mortality rates had improved in recent decades, but years of war knocked the life expectancy back to 69 from 74 for men and to 76 from 79 for women.

Explosion and Gunfire Hit American University in Kabul

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:47
Students and others were reportedly trapped inside after an apparent bomb-and-gunman attack at the campus in western Kabul.

How Many Guns Did the U.S. Lose Track of in Iraq and Afghanistan? Hundreds of Thousands.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:59
A new study shows how the American military failed at the soldier’s most basic responsibility: keeping track of firearms.

American Soldier Is Killed by Bomb Near Besieged Afghan City

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:17
United States forces have been drawn more heavily into the defense of Lashkar Gah, the Helmand provincial capital under direct threat by the Taliban.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 04:46
The Department of Defense has identified 2,366 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.

Paralyzed Afghan, His Family Ripped Apart, Bears Pain of Perpetual War

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 03:59
Raw numbers of the dead and wounded and displaced cannot fully gauge the cost to families forever changed, struggling to cope with daily loss and indignity.

Afghan Troops Hold Off the Taliban in Kunduz

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 17:26
Residents fled as insurgents advanced on the city after capturing the nearby Khanabad district.

War and Pillaging Couldn’t Break an Afghan Village, but a Tumbling Economy May

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:10
Istalif’s resurgence after the fall of the Taliban in 2001 hardened the reputation for resilience it earned over centuries, but now it is threatened again.

‘No Matter What You Did, You Are My Son’: Afghan Fighters Reunite as Family

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:00
Three months ago, Abdul Basir, a government militia commander, tried to kill his son, a Taliban fighter. This week, they were breaking bread together.

‘You Can’t Just Walk Away': Why Paula Bronstein Keeps Photographing Afghanistan

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:00
A new book by Paula Bronstein features a collection of her photographs taken in Afghanistan, showing both the beautiful and the horrific in a visual compendium of what has happened on the ground during America’s longest war.

Unlikely Facebook Friendship Saves Afghan Baby With Heart Defect

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 02:35
Two digital acquaintances, one in Israel and another in Afghanistan, collaborated to save a baby in Pakistan with life-threatening congenital heart problems.

Afghanistan Forces Struggle to Hold Firm Against Taliban in South

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Elite forces are trying to hold their ground near Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province and a critical link in the defense of the region.

U.S. Strike Said to Kill ISIS Chief of Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 02:21
The Pentagon said Hafiz Saeed Khan, the leader of the Islamic State’s Afghanistan-Pakistan branch, was killed in an operation on July 26.