New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Afghans Aren't Giving Up

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:30
Despite the violence and corruption, many say their new president has inspired hope that things will change.

Suicide Bomber Attacks Car of Afghan Women’s Rights Leader; 3 Killed

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 05:00
The apparent target was Shukria Barakzai, an outspoken legislator who has campaigned for women’s rights and has ran underground schools for girls.

In Shift, Pakistanis Fleeing War Flow Into Beleaguered Afghanistan

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
Pakistani military’s continuing offensive against Islamist militants in the North Waziristan tribal region has forced an exodus of at least 1.5 million residents.

Pakistanis Optimistic on Ties After Afghan Leader’s Visit

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
As President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday, officials were upbeat about a possible reset in the relationship.

Daniel Bolger’s ‘Why We Lost’

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Afghan President Out to Ease Relations on Visit to Pakistan

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:00
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan will meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistani military officials to discuss curbing terrorism on the shared border.

Rare Vaccine-Derived Polio Discovered in 2 Countries

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:00
Cases of paralysis caused by mutating polio vaccine have been found in South Sudan and Madagascar, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Afghan Leaders Miss Goal for Choosing Cabinet

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 05:00
President Ashraf Ghani had promised to have a cabinet in place within 45 days of his inauguration in a coalition with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah.

Afghanistan Militants Attack Coalition Convoy

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 05:00
The convoy belonging to the American-led coalition forces was attacked twice by suicide bombers, officials said, but suffered no casualties.

Nov. 13, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:19
Photos from India, Afghanistan, Israel and China.

Readers Respond: On the Truth About the Wars

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:06
Readers wrote about a public reckoning for our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the sacrifices of our troops in comments on Daniel P. Bolger’s Op-Ed, “The Truth About the Wars.”

Afghan Elections Cited as Factor in Record Levels of Opium Production

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:00
United Nations officials blamed at least part of the increase on politicians’ need for campaign cash during the protracted election season.

Nov. 12, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:38
Photos from Turkey, Hong Kong, Afghanistan and the United States.

Give the Taliban a Chance

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:30
The U.S. shouldn’t pull out of Afghanistan too quickly. It also shouldn’t overlook the potential for a political deal.

At Afghan Border, Graft Is Part of the Bargain

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:00
Afghan and foreign officials say that corruption can no longer be described as a cancer on the system: It is the system.

Afghanistan: Terms Tripled for Officials Who Stole Millions From Kabul Bank

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:00
The former bank officials — its founder, Sherkhan Farnood, and former chief executive, Khalilullah Frozi — had been convicted of taking $810 million from the bank and originally sentenced to five years in prison each.

The Truth About the Wars

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:00
We need to stop telling ourselves stories about Iraq and Afghanistan, and face what went wrong.

Afghan Blasts Kill at Least 10 Police Officials

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:00
The bombings, which also claimed the life of a prominent local commander, came a day after three bombs were set off in Kabul, the capital.

China’s Uighur Unrest Is Opportunity for Afghans

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:00
With new aid and investments, Beijing seems to be coming to grips with Afghanistan’s role in its national security.

Kuwaiti Released From Guantánamo Under New Review System

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:00
Fawzi al Odah is only the second low-level prisoner to be released this year, and is the first transfer under a new system of parole-board-like hearings to periodically review cases.