New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

In French Port City, ‘a Real Psychosis’

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:00
Resentment and fear have swept Calais, France, in the last year amid a new wave of migrants hoping to cross illegally to Britain, which they see as a better place than France to start a new life.

Jihadist Captive Faces Terror Charges in U.S.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:00
The former Russian soldier who joined mujahedeen fighters during Russia’s war in Afghanistan in 1980s also later fought against American troops until his capture in 2009.

Learning a New Afghan President’s Style

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:45
Azam Ahmed is a Times correspondent in Kabul. This week he wrote about Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s new president, and his surprisingly to-the-point style of governing. Azam compares President Ghani to Hamid Karzai, the man he replaced.

Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan’s North

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
Gains by militants in Kunduz Province put in doubt the ability of Afghan forces to hold territory just two months before the end of the 13-year international combat mission.

Ashraf Ghani Races to Make His Mark on Presidency in Afghanistan

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
As Mr. Ghani breaks from the courtly style of his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, his desire to move fast may put off others in his government.

Bartered Away at Age 5, Now Trying to Escape to a Life She Chooses

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:00
An Afghan woman who was betrothed to ensure family peace becomes the subject of a documentary as she struggles to avoid the life her father had intended for her.

2 Haqqani Militant Leaders Are Captured, Afghan Officials Say

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
Anas Haqqani, a son of the group’s founder, and Hafiz Rashid, a senior commander who coordinated suicide attacks, could become bargaining chips for the new Afghan government.

Car Bomb Kills 8 Afghans From Unit Linked to C.I.A.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:00
It was the latest of several clashes to take a heavy toll on the security forces as American combat forces leave the country.

C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
A classified review concluded that many past attempts by the agency to arm foreign forces covertly had a minimal impact on the long-term outcome of a conflict.

Jolting Some, Afghan Leader Brings Wife Into the Picture

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
Rula Ghani will advocate for women and children, taking on far more prominence than her predecessor, Zeenat Karzai, who was rarely seen in public.

Seeing Beauty Where Others Do Not

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:38
For more than 60 years, Marc Riboud has collected the humor, grace, anguish and beauty of fleeting moments around the world.

Ambush by the Taliban Kills 14 in Afghan Forces

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:00
The attack is part of a violent campaign that has taken a serious toll on soldiers and police officers across Afghanistan in recent months.

Province of Men

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 05:00
In Afghanistan, girls are disguised and raised as boys for safety, social status and greater freedom.

Germany: Abducted Aid Worker Freed

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:00
Bernd Muehlenbeck, a German aid worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago, has been freed in Afghanistan, the German government said.

Behind Closed Doors, Abuse of Domestic Workers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:00
Steve McCurry photographed women who left their villages with dreams of a better life. Instead, they found themselves physically abused while in virtual servitude in Asia and the Middle East.

5 Afghan Men Hanged in Rape Case Despite Concerns About Their Trial

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:00
In August, a group of men stopped a family’s car and assaulted four women; the men convicted of the attack said their confessions were obtained through torture.

New President of Afghanistan Welcomes Back Times Reporter

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:00
Matthew Rosenberg, who was expelled from the country in August, will be allowed to return effective immediately, according to the Afghan government.

Exhibit on Ukraine Displays Signs of Vandalism

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:58
Photographs at ArtBeam depicting scenes from Kiev were splattered with black paint, and pepper spray was used on the curator.

David Cameron Makes Unannounced Afghanistan Visit

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:00
The British prime minister honored his country’s soldiers before a meeting with the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

Naming a Combat Mission

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:54
The Pentagon’s spokesman says that several names are being considered for the new Iraq deployments.