New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

U.S. Strike on Taliban Leader Is Seen as a Message to Pakistan

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:02
President Obama described Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour’s death as an “important milestone,” but it also illustrated the tangled relationship between Washington and Islamabad.

Obama Confirms Taliban Leader Is Dead

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:03
President Obama confirmed on Monday that Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, had been killed in an American air strike in a remote region just inside the Pakistani side of the border.

Obama Says Mullah Mansour, Taliban Leader, Was Killed in U.S. Strike

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:41
President Obama released a statement calling the killing of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in an American drone strike in Pakistan “an important milestone.”

Afghans React to Death of Taliban Leader

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 19:10
The Afghan authorities confirmed the death of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in Pakistan’s Bulichstan province on Sunday.

Afghan Intelligence Says U.S. Drone Killed Taliban Leader in Pakistan

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 13:04
The statement, which has not been confirmed by the Pentagon, rejects Taliban claims that their leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was not in the area.

Violence Flares in Afghanistan Among Various Groups

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 01:40
A conflict is beginning to look more like a messy civil war than a straightforward struggle between the government and the Taliban.

Shared Mission to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Who Killed Civilians

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 19:11
A nonprofit and a team of law school students are working together to push President Obama to reduce sentences for convicted troops they say have been unfairly judged.

Supply Plane for NATO Crashes in Afghanistan, Killing 7

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:27
Separately, in the southern province of Zabul, an attack by two Taliban infiltrators left at least eight policemen dead, officials said.

Doctors With Enemies: Did Afghan Forces Target the M.S.F. Hospital?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:00
The U.S. government’s report has ruled it an accident. But mounting evidence suggests that Afghans’ mistrust for the nonprofit medical group might have set the tragedy in motion.

Protesting an Afghan Power-Line Route

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:40
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, to speak out against the country’s proposed route for a power line, calling it unfair to the ethnic Hazara group.

Attacks in Kabul Keep Wall Builders Busy, Turning City Into Labyrinth

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:30
Bombings in Afghanistan’s capital have led companies to build taller blast walls, which blend into the landscape as part of the city’s identity.

Huge Protest Against Afghan Government Brings Kabul to a Halt

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:13
With factional tensions already high, ethnic Hazara protesters said a move to reroute an electricity transmission line was biased against them.

‘I Will Kill Him’: Afghan Commander Targets Son, a Taliban Fighter

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 01:51
The determination of Abdul Basir to kill his 22-year-old son is a sign of how Afghanistan’s violence has poisoned the closest of relationships.

‘I Will Kill Him’: Afghan Commander Targets Son, a Taliban Fighter

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 01:51
The determination of Abdul Basir to kill his 22-year-old son is a sign of how Afghanistan’s violence has poisoned the closest of relationships.

Taliban Cut Off Afghan Highway Linking Kabul to Northern Gateways

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 20:40
The $3 billion highway network has fallen into disrepair and come under insurgent control.

For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:54
The president has approached conflict, and dealings with terror groups, as a chronic but manageable security challenge rather than an all-consuming national campaign.

U.S. Combat Missions May End, but Fighting Goes On

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:50
President Obama inherited two wars from his predecessor, and has struggled to wind them down. American troops are still in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

David Cameron Calls Nigeria Corrupt, and Its President Agrees

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:38
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said through a spokesman that he was “deeply shocked and embarrassed” by Mr. Cameron’s remarks — but he did not rebut them.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Exiled Afghan Insurgent, Nears a Comeback

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:54
The leader of Hezb-i-Islami, known for making and breaking alliances, is trying to work another deal. But some fear he might be more troublesome in Kabul than he is in hiding.

Ali Haider Gilani, Ex-Pakistan Leader’s Son, Is Rescued After 3 Years

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:57
Afghan and U.S. security forces freed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son during a raid on Qaeda militants in Afghanistan, officials said.