New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Afghans See a Collapse of Tradition in a Spate of Devious Attacks

10 hours 26 min ago
The principal of Pashtunwali, a code of conduct that stresses fairness and gives guest privileges even to enemies, is being lost after decades of war.

Austrian Police Find 24 Afghan Migrants Locked in Van

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:00
The migrants, who narrowly escaped suffocation, were crammed into a space about 6 feet wide, 10 feet long and less than 6 feet high. A suspect has been arrested.

Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Attacks Government Office, Killing 4

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:00
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 50 people, in the Khyber tribal region, according to local news reports.

Afghanistan’s Electoral Reform Plan Is Met With Skepticism

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 05:00
Some of the reactions to the proposals made clear that they would not signal a quick end to the reform process and the gridlock within the Afghan government.

Prominent Afghan Officials Are Killed by Taliban in 3 Attacks in South

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:00
The attacks, which killed at least 12 people, came after an insurgents’ takeover of a strategic district in Helmand Province on Wednesday.

Migrant or Refugee? There Is a Difference, With Legal Implications

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:00
The terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but international law distinguishes between people fleeing war and persecution and others, affecting how they are treated in foreign countries.

Two Setbacks for Coalition in Afghanistan

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:00
Two NATO members, whose nationalities were not immediately clear, were shot on a base in the southern province of Helmand, a coalition statement said.

Following the March of Migrants Along the Balkans

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:00
Alison Smale provides an in-depth account of her reporting on the tens of thousands of migrants traveling across the Balkans, a movable feast of despair.

U.S. Army Reopens Criminal Inquiry Into Afghan Civilians’ Deaths

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:00
The investigation focuses on at least 17 murders in 2012 and 2013 that Afghan officials blamed on an Army Special Forces team based in Wardak Province.

Critiquing U.S. Spending in Afghanistan, to Dramatic Effect

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:00
A government watchdog has been praised as a model for identifying waste and corruption but criticized for having a taste for publicity.

Full Bellies Are the Measure of Afghan Influence and Hospitality

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 05:00
Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former warlord, has retained an edge as a purveyor of old-school Afghan hospitality, as his staff routinely feed hundreds, often thousands, at his palace.

Kabul Suicide Bombing Kills 12, Including 3 Americans

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:00
A suicide car bomber targeted the vehicle of the Americans, employees of the military contractor DynCorp International, according to Afghan and American accounts.

The Harrowing Road to Asylum

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 17:30
My odyssey from Afghanistan to Indonesia was shadowed by death. Now a refugee, all I can do is continue the wait to be resettled.

Afghan Vice President Raises Concerns by Turning to Militias in Taliban Fight

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:00
Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former warlord, has rallied his old fighters to battle the Taliban, but some residents say his militia is just as dangerous.

August 18, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:50
Photographs from Turkey, West Bank, Thailand and India.

The Quiet Demise of the Army’s Plan to Understand Afghanistan and Iraq

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:00
In the heyday of counterinsurgency, the United States military’s Human Terrain Teams were a bold idea. In the drone-war era, they became an anachronism.

Police Officers Are Killed at Checkpoint in Southern Afghanistan

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:00
Officials said the attack, in which the assailant used his cousin to gain access before poisoning and shooting the officers, was the third of its kind in Helmand Province in less than two weeks.

Amid Perilous Mediterranean Crossings, Migrants Find a Relatively Easy Path to Greece

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 05:00
Compared with other routes for refugees crossing the Mediterranean, the journey from Bodrum to Kos is remarkably organized and unfettered.

The V.A.’s Woman Problem

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 05:00
There are more female veterans than ever before, but they are not getting all of the health care they need.

Taliban Present Gentler Face, but Wield Iron Fist in Afghan District

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 05:00
In the Baghran district of Helmand Province, where the Taliban were scarcely ever out of power, the harsh policies of the ’90s are still in full swing.