New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Shots Fired at Kabul Protest Against French Newspaper

3 hours 36 min ago
Witnesses said at least eight people were wounded on Saturday at a demonstration against the French newspaper’s publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything

3 hours 36 min ago
Not even carrying a child could keep Lynsey Addario from going to the world’s most dangerous places.

Gunman Who Killed 3 Americans Was Said to Wear Afghan Military Uniform

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:00
The attacker who killed three military contractors at the airport in Kabul is believed to have been a member of the security forces, official said.

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 22:11
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Three Americans Are Killed in a Shooting at Kabul Airport

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:00
Some reports said the Americans, who were military contractors, were killed by a man wearing an Afghan military uniform.

U.S. Suddenly Goes Quiet on Effort to Bolster Afghan Forces

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:00
Details on the money that the U.S. has spent to build Afghanistan’s security forces were once shared, but as of this month the information is now considered classified.

U.S. Aid Agency Suspends Group From New Contracts

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:00
One of the United States Agency for International Development’s largest contractors, International Relief and Development, will not be awarded any new contracts over questions about its spending oversight.

Jan. 23, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 21:28
Photos from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan and Greece.

Taliban Fissures in Afghanistan Are Seen as an Opening for ISIS

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:00
The long absence of the movement’s reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, appears to be driving discontent within the ranks of the Afghan Taliban.

Charges and Clashing Interests Mar Selection of a Cabinet for Afghanistan

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:00
Ethnic groups are fighting over representation, one candidate is wanted by Interpol, and one dropped out because he could not provide enough jobs to his would-be supporters.

2 Yemeni Men Are Charged With Conspiring to Attack American Soldiers

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:00
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said that Saddiq Al-Abbadi ambushed American convoys in Iraq, and that Ali Alvi fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan where American forces were stationed.

Afghan Spy Chief Defies Labels, Usefully

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 05:00
Many Afghans fear Rahmatullah Nabil is too soft to fight the Taliban, while Western officials worry that he is not committed to reining in the intelligence agency.

Jan. 15, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 22:58
Photos from France, Afghanistan, Armenia and the Philippines.

Exploring a New Role: Peacemaker in Afghanistan

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 05:00
Beijing, with political and financial interests, overcomes a longstanding reluctance to get involved in regional conflicts.

Seeing Beauty in 'Talking Heads'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:29
The filmmaker behind the shortlisted documentary “The Kill Team” argues that we shouldn’t dismiss this closeup as it says so much about the characters in a story.

Strains Show as Afghan Leaders Announce Long-Awaited Cabinet Nominees

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:00
Choosing a cabinet proved difficult for President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, who jointly lead the government.

Teaching ‘The Kite Runner’ With The New York Times

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 19:39
Five ways to use New York Times content to approach this novel with students.

Pictures of the Day — Jan. 6, 2015

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:14
Photos from New York, China, Afghanistan and Bulgaria.

Ferrying the Dead of Both Sides in a Cruel Afghan War

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:00
Malik Abdul Hakim, who has lost two sons, is revered for collecting and returning the bodies of both Taliban and government casualties.

Pictures of the Day — Jan. 5, 2015

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:43
Photos from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan and France.