New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Striking Oil in a Dakota Boomtown

10 hours 53 min ago
Wanting to go beyond his usual Middle East haunts, Bryan Denton went looking for someplace exotic for his latest photo essay.

After the Attack in Peshawar, Will Afghanistan and Pakistan Cooperate?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:34
One element missing from the fight against the Taliban has been serious cooperation between the governments in Kabul and Islamabad.

Pakistan Urges Afghans to Help Find Taliban Leaders Behind Massacre

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:00
Gen. Raheel Sharif went to Afghanistan to seek help in locating the Pakistani Taliban commanders who orchestrated the Peshawar school massacre.

Taliban Suicide Bombers Strike at Bank in Southern Afghanistan

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:00
At least 10 people, including five civilians, were killed in the attack on a branch of Kabul Bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province.

E.U. Confirms Wide Fraud in Afghan Presidential Runoff Election

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:00
The report from European Union election observers offered the fullest picture yet of the allegations of fraud that plagued the election.

‘An Army for Afghanistan’

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:00
In this short documentary, Afghan soldiers struggle to fight an ongoing insurgency, as United States and NATO troops withdraw.

Gunmen Kill Supreme Court Official in Afghanistan’s Capital

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:00
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing Saturday of Atiqullah Rawoofi, the latest in a series of brazen attacks in Kabul.

Amid Details on Torture, Data on 26 Who Were Held in Error

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:00
Of 119 prisoners in C.I.A custody, the Senate report found that 26 were either described in the agency’s own documents as mistakenly detained, or released and given money.

In 2 Attacks, Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 6 in Kabul

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:00
Bombings in the capital targeted a French high school and a bus full of Afghan soldiers.

Dec. 11, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:29
Photos from Afghanistan, the West Bank, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

In an Amputee Clinic, Putting on a Happy Face

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 15:00
Adele Levine, a former physical therapist in the amputee clinic at Walter Reed, writes that caring for wounded soldiers at the height of the Iraq and Afghan wars felt overwhelming at times. But she says clinic life was also happy, and surprisingly,...

For Afghans, Name and Birthdate Census Questions Are Not So Simple

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:00
Culture is a census obstacle: Many Afghans lack surnames, most do not know their birthday and women will not speak if their husbands are out.

Afghan Leader Expresses Shock at Torture Revelations

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:00
Ashraf Ghani said that the C.I.A. abuses “violated all accepted norms of human rights in the world,” adding his name to the global reaction of shock, anger and cynicism that had swelled over the past 24 hours.

Made Rich by U.S. Presence, Many in Kandahar Now Face an Uncertain Future

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:00
Many in Kandahar, Afghanistan, prospered in the past 13 years. But now, foreign troops are gone, mostly, leaving behind a skittish city, torn between fear and hope.

Overseas, Torture Report Prompts Calls for Prosecution

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:00
Jihadist web postings called for retaliation, and the United States warned citizens in Thailand and Afghanistan about hostile reactions.

Dec. 9, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:52
Photos from the United States, Brazil, Belgium and Afghanistan.

Misgivings by U.S. General as Afghan Mission Ends

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 05:00
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, the last American general to lead combat operations in Afghanistan, spoke of shortcomings and political tail-chasing.

Dec. 8, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:39
Photos from the United States, Syria, India and Afghanistan.

Losing the Media War in Afghanistan

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:00
Larry Towell’s new book is a detailed reflection on the Afghan war, as well as his impassioned response to the challenges of documenting a conflict many Americans have forgotten.

U.S. Returns a Militant Leader to Pakistan

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:00
The release of Latif Mehsud, who had been held by the Americans in Afghanistan, was ostensibly part of a process to repatriate foreign prisoners.