New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk

13 hours 34 min ago
Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.

Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:00
More than 12 years after the Bush administration sent the first prisoners here, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close the prison before leaving office.

Attack Kills 12 at Afghan Compound

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:00
A dozen people were killed when insurgents attacked the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence service in this eastern city Saturday.

Diplomat and Warrior

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:00
We need Richard Holbrooke’s skill and resolve today.

Afghanistan: 6 Killed in Assault on Intelligence Office in Jalalabad

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:00
Insurgents attacked the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence service in Jalalabad, in the country’s east, setting off a huge bomb that killed at least six people and wounded 45 others, Afghan officials said.

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:55
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Unity Government Effort in Doubt as Afghan Candidate Boycotts Election Audit

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:00
American officials hoped to persuade Abdullah Abdullah, who withdrew observers from a United Nations vote audit, to continue talks on a unity government with his rival, Ashraf Ghani.

Afghan Candidate Threatens to Quit the Presidential Race

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:00
Abdullah Abdullah will stop cooperating with an audit of the disputed election results unless his demands are met, a top aide said Tuesday.

Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:00
The new group, known as Jamaat-e-Ahrar, is composed of disaffected Taliban factions from four of the seven tribal districts along the Pakistan border with Afghanistan.

In Afghan Election, Signs of Systemic Fraud Cast Doubt on Many Votes

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:00
More than two million ballots in the June 14 presidential runoff have been called into question, foiling a swift democratic transition and plunging the country into crisis.

Afghan Candidates Pledge to Welcome Reporter Back

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:00
The rival candidates, who are deadlocked over the results of a June runoff election, said they would welcome the return of the reporter, Matthew Rosenberg.

Afghanistan Defends Expulsion of a Times Reporter

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:00
The government lashed out at criticism from the United Nations and the American envoy over the expulsion of Matthew Rosenberg, saying a report by him was an act of espionage.

Prisoner Swap With Taliban Was Illegal, Investigators Say

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:00
The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

Photographing Both Sides in Ukraine

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:00
“Sometimes you accumulate too many sad moments,” said Mauricio Lima, who has been on assignment for The Times in eastern Ukraine.

Calling Article ‘Divisive,’ Afghanistan Orders Expulsion of Times Correspondent

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
The action against Matthew Rosenberg was the first public expulsion of an American journalist from Afghanistan since the rule of the Taliban.

Coalition Soldier Is Stabbed to Death in Afghanistan

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
NATO confirmed the death, while the police in the Afghan capital, Kabul, said only that a foreigner was killed after an altercation with a taxi driver near the airport.

From Missouri to Syria, Journalists Are Becoming Targets

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
Reporters, editors and those who monitor the freedom of the press describe a harsh environment for reporters, in the United States and abroad.

President Obama on James Foley, and Muslim Victims

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:45
The point that the extremist group’s victims are overwhelmingly Muslim is worth repeating.

Afghan Officials Interrogate a Times Correspondent

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
The Afghan Attorney General’s Office later banned the correspondent, Matthew Rosenberg, from leaving the country over objections to his reporting.

Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
President Obama rejected growing arguments that the chaos in Iraq should prompt him to reconsider his timetable for withdrawing the last soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.