New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Mending Alliance, U.S. and Afghanistan Sign Long-Term Security Agreement

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:00
The agreement, long delayed, allows 9,800 American and about 2,000 NATO troops to remain in Afghanistan after the international combat mission formally ends on Dec. 31.

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan Is Sworn In, Even as He Shares the Stage

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:00
Mr. Ghani’s inauguration on Monday came under a cloud after a power-sharing agreement with the runner-up, Abdullah Abdullah, nearly collapsed.

Runner-Up in Afghan Elections Threatens to Boycott Inauguration

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:00
Abdullah Abdullah threatened to pull out of the inauguration Monday after his camp said it felt that the declared winner, Ashraf Ghani, violated an agreement not to publicly reveal the vote totals.

Taliban Press for Advantage as Politicians Work on Maneuvers in Kabul

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:00
A brutal battle in Ghazni Province was the latest sign that the insurgency was becoming increasingly ambitious, posing the central challenge facing the country’s new president.

In Kabul, Cuomo Seeks Insights on Terrorism

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:00
During a visit to Afghanistan, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo received briefings from military leaders that he said would inform his efforts to protect New York from terrorism.

In a Final Act, Karzai Orders Execution of 5 Men in Rape Case

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:00
Rights activists are concerned that the men’s confessions in the gang rape and robbery of four Afghan women may have been obtained by torture at the hands of the police.

Cuomo, With a Delegation, Arrives in Afghanistan

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:00
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York was among a delegation of governors and Defense Department officials visiting troops and receiving briefings on counterterrorism issues.

Refugee Flow to Industrialized Nations Is Poised for a 20-Year High

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:00
More than 330,700 people applied for asylum in 44 countries in Europe, North America and parts of the Asia-Pacific region in the first half of the year, a U.N. agency reported.

Afghanistan’s Failed Transformation

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:40
If the country is to survive in one piece, its new leaders must act fast to correct the failures of the last decade.

Afghan Runner-Up, in Tone of Compromise, Confirms He Will Join Government

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:00
In a speech, Abdullah Abdullah congratulated the president-elect, Ashraf Ghani, and confirmed that he would accept a senior position in the government.

Security Pact Will Be Signed After Afghan President Is Inaugurated, Official Says

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:00
The signing of the new security agreement is a key step that would provide a legal basis for American forces to advise Afghan forces after 2014.

In Farewell Speech, Karzai Calls American Mission in Afghanistan a Betrayal

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:00
Speaking to his cabinet and senior staff members, the departing Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, said the United States “did not want peace for Afghanistan.”

Monitors of Afghan Vote Are Said to Back Secrecy

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:00
Western officials observing the election pressed for the final numbers to be withheld, as demanded by the losing candidate before he joined a unity government, multiple sources said.

3 Missing Afghan Soldiers Turn Up at Canadian Border

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:00
The soldiers who were visiting the United States for a training exercise disappeared on Saturday, and may have been trying to defect.

Deal on Power-Sharing Government Is Signed in Afghanistan

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:00
The American-brokered agreement would make Ashraf Ghani president, and the runner-up, Abdullah Abdullah, effectively a prime minister.

Afghan Presidential Rivals Finally Agree on Power-Sharing Deal

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 05:00
In negotiations over the disputed presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, who is widely expected to lose, has insisted that the count not be made public.

In Brutal Year, 7th Journalist Is Killed in Afghanistan

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:00
The stabbing of Palwasha Tokhi adds to a toll that was already the deadliest for the news media in the country since the fall of the Taliban.

Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack at U.S. Base in Kabul

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:00
Three soldiers with the American-led coalition were killed Tuesday in the attack on a convoy at the gates of a United States military base, officials said.

Pictures of the Day: Ukraine and Elsewhere

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:50
Photos from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Brazil and India.

Afghanistan: Bomb Explodes in Kabul Outside Gates of U.S. Military Base

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:00
A large blast was felt throughout central Kabul in the middle of the morning rush hour Tuesday when a bomb was set off in front of the gates of an American military base.