New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

At Afghan Weddings, His Side, Her Side and 600 Strangers

32 min 31 sec ago
Strangers seeking banquet fare arrive in droves as many seem to know this saying: “With a wedding every night, there is no need to go hungry.”

Writer Retreats to a Kabul That Lives Only in His Memories and Books

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:00
The product of a rare period of peace and tolerance in Afghanistan’s history, Rahnaward Zaryab’s work flourished in the ’70s, before invasion and civil war.

Blackwater’s Legacy Goes Beyond Public View

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:00
Private security firms have matured from bit players on the edge of global conflicts to multinational companies that guard oil fields, analyze intelligence and fight insurgents.

Spotting Hope in Pakistan

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:00
Searching for moments of hope amid the conflict in Pakistan, Diego Ibarra Sánchez uses hints of light to highlight his subjects.

Afghan Army Is Tested by the Taliban as Fighting Season Begins

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:00
At least 20 soldiers were killed in fierce fighting in Afghanistan’s remote northeast corner.

The Things I Carried Back

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 05:00
From 40 years of reporting, a revulsion for ideology that smothers free thinking in both the totalitarian world and the West.

Smart Girls vs. Bombs

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 05:00
After 9/11, the United States overused military tools and underemployed two other kinds: girls’ education and women’s empowerment.

The Scar Story Nobody Expected to Hear

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 05:00
An injury that stretched from a parking lot in Kabul to a sports bar in Colorado.

Afghanistan: 13 Civilians Killed in 2 Separate Blasts

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:00
A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of American troops in eastern Afghanistan, and in another eastern province, 10 people were killed when their minivan hit a roadside bomb.

April 10, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:30
Photos from Kenya, Yemen, Israel and Afghanistan.

Taliban Attack in Northern Afghanistan Leaves at Least 10 Dead

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 05:00
In a city known as a model of stability, the Taliban attacked a local prosecutor’s office where militants were disguised as Afghan security personnel.

U.S. Coalition Service Member Killed in Afghanistan Shooting

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 05:00
The attack, by an Afghan soldier at a guard post who began shooting at troops, occurred in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

John F. Burns Answers Readers’ Questions on Experiencing History

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 05:00
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent on war reporting, his views on our future and his dreams of meeting Mao Zedong.

Explosion at Protest in Afghanistan Kills Over a Dozen, Authorities Say

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:00
Dozens of others were wounded in the city of Khost, including a member of Parliament, at a demonstration seeking the removal of a provincial governor.

Study Finds No Link Between Military Suicide Rate and Deployments

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 05:00
The findings were the latest in a series of studies prompted by a military suicide rate that has nearly doubled since 2005.

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:00
As militants ravage artifacts, a debate has resumed over whether Western collectors should return disputed items to their countries of origin.

On Obama Delaying the Afghanistan Pullout

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:00
President Obama has decided to slow the withdrawal of troops from the country.

Woman Killed in Kabul Transformed From Pariah to Martyr

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:00
Farkhunda has emerged as the rarest of Afghan figures: a female religious champion who ventured into a shrine to preach Islam and was felled by ignorant men.

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court Sentences Journalist’s Killer

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 05:00
The court ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general.

Chinese Foreign Policy Comes of Age

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:30
With some diplomatic heavy-lifting, Beijing is finally easing into its role as a great power.