New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

What’s That You’re Wearing? A Guide to Muslim Veils

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Veils for Muslim women come in all sizes, shapes and colors — and with terminology that can mean different things in different places.

Afghan Forces Begin Mission to Break Taliban’s Grip on Highway

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:28
Insurgents have been choking the capital of Oruzgan Province, and their taking it would destabilize large parts of central Afghanistan.

The Wrong Way to Handle the Kunduz Tragedy

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:12
The American service members involved in the deadly bombardment of an Afghan hospital have not been criminally prosecuted. But they could have been.

Green Beret Who Beat Up Afghan Officer for Raping Boy Can Stay in Army

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:44
The Army made the decision after lawmakers called for the full reinstatement of Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, who helped beat up the commander in 2011.

Pentagon Details Chain of Errors in Strike on Afghan Hospital

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:17
A report more than 3,000 pages long describes the errors that led to the 2015 strike in Kunduz that killed 42 people. Sixteen American officers have been punished.

Afghan Women: What the West Gets Wrong

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:49
Defeating cruelty requires a homegrown agenda.

Obama’s Last Chance to End the ‘Forever War’

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:21
The Obama administration has been fighting a semi-legal war for almost eight years. That’s not a power he should leave for the next president.

Corruption in Afghanistan All but Cripples Women’s Team Sports

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:00
With few exceptions, the programs are riddled with corruption and undermined by conservative Afghans who never liked the idea of young women on the field.

Afghanistan’s Vice President Is Barred From Entering U.S.

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:44
Officials denied a visa to Abdul Rashid Dostum, who is accused of war crimes but is also the No. 2 official in a government whose survival depends on American troops and money.

Afghanistan Demands Pakistan’s Help

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:41
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan said that Pakistan needed to live up to the agreement made in quadrilateral talks to help eliminate Taliban sanctuaries within its country.

Afghan President Warns Pakistan to Take Military Action Against Taliban

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:00
President Ashraf Ghani dropped his conciliatory approach and threatened to go to the United Nations if Pakistan fails to strike the Taliban on its soil.

Heng on Afghanistan’s Struggling Government

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:20
Afghanistan’s struggling coalition government has been bogged down by infighting as it confronts an emboldened Taliban insurgency.

‘Buddy Check on 22!’ Veterans Use Social Media to Fight Suicide

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 14:46
Facebook pages, video challenges, mobile apps and other tools engage the bonds forged on the battlefield as a platform for prevention.

How Hillary Clinton Became a Hawk

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:00
Throughout her career she has displayed instincts on foreign policy that are more aggressive than those of President Obama — and most Democrats.

15 Ambulances and Hundreds of Victims: Kabul Attack Gives Service Grim Test

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:54
Mechanics became drivers and clerks nurses as a small department sprang into action after the deadliest attack on the Afghan capital in 15 years of war.

Taliban Send Message With Deadly Kabul Attack as Fighting Season Begins

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:36
A truck bomb that killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 300 underscored fears about the group’s ability to infiltrate the Afghan capital.

Found Alive, Soldiers Are Told: You Owe Us for Burials

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:04
The families of two Afghan men experienced the trauma of their deaths, the joy of hearing they were alive, then the shock of a government demand that it get its money back.

Civilian Casualties in Afghan War Are Unabated in 2016

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:35
The United Nations mission documented 600 civilian deaths and 1,343 wounded in the first three months, expected to be a bloody year.

Taliban Attack Kunduz City, Alarming Afghans

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:50
Officials said they ended the assault on the city, but fear remained that lack of unity among the Army and the police could weaken security.

For Polio Vaccines, a Worldwide Switch to New Version

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:13
A new oral polio vaccine will be stocked in more than 150 countries and territories. Switching it out with the old one will be a logistical test.