New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Once in Guantánamo, Afghan Now Leads War Against Taliban and ISIS

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 05:00
Officials describe Hajji Ghalib as a fiercely effective fighter against the insurgency, and the American military supports his men with airstrikes.

Visiting Kunduz, a Taliban Target, Afghan Leader Urges Security Overhaul

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 05:00
Reacting to Kunduz city’s recent fall to the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani announced the dismissal of the provincial intelligence chief and an overhaul of the security leadership.

U.S. General Says Kunduz Hospital Strike Was ‘Avoidable’

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:00
Several service members have been suspended after an internal military investigation of the American airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders facility in Afghanistan.

Pakistani Taliban Commander Reported Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:00
Pakistani intelligence officials said that an American drone strike in Afghanistan had killed Khan Sayed, the leader of a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban.

Multiple Errors Cited in U.S. Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 05:00
Military officials briefed on the inquiry into the destruction of the hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, said the target had been a compound believed to be a Taliban base.

Afghan Soldiers and Foreigners Captured After Landing in Taliban-Held Area

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 05:00
A firefight with the Taliban after the emergency landing killed at least three Afghan soldiers, and at least 13 were taken prisoner, along with two foreigners.

Photographing Veterans Back From War

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:00
The photographs are riveting; only upon second glance do you realize that something is different.

Afghan Leaders Try to Halt Exodus, but Pleas Ring Hollow

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:00
The reality of a government in which many senior officials have families who live abroad has made it difficult for Afghanistan’s citizens to accept entreaties to stay home.

Afghan Kidnappers Prey on Hazaras

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 05:00
A campaign of kidnappings against the Hazara ethnic group intensified on Saturday as gunmen stopped a number of buses along Afghanistan’s main highway and separated out the Hazara passengers, officials said.

Funeral in Pakistan for Militants Killed in U.S. Strikes Draws Hundreds

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 05:00
Twenty coffins were involved in the mass funeral for local militants said to have been killed in neighboring Afghanistan.

Imran Khan Sees His Vindication in a Calmer Pakistan

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 05:00
The cricket star turned politician’s populist style has played well in a country where anti-Americanism has always been a big vote-getter.

Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia Start Screening Refugees by Nationality

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 05:00
The three Balkan countries have begun automatically turning back migrants who are not from Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria, according to the United Nations.

Culture Shock in the Promised Land of Germany

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 05:00
The nation’s challenge of integrating over a million migrants goes beyond teaching them German and finding jobs. It’s also about easing culture shock.

Afghan Jobs Program Aims to Stem Exodus of Young

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 05:00
The program announced by President Ashraf Ghani, is intended to recreate some of the jobs that disappeared after NATO forces withdrew.

Taking Stock of the $10 Billion Washington Spent on Colombia’s War

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:59
The American ambassador in Bogotá discusses Colombia-U.S. relations, cocaine production and the accuracy of the show “Narcos.”

Day at Office for Afghan Drug Prosecutor: Paperwork, and Death Threats

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 05:00
Yar Mohammad Hussainkhel is trying to turn the tide on the country’s entrenched system of corruption and trafficking.

Taliban Close to Taking Over Key Afghan District

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 05:00
The Sangin district in Helmand Province is close to falling to the Taliban after three days of heavy fighting left more than 60 Afghan troops dead, government officials said.

Medal of Honor Awarded to Army Captain Who Tackled Bomber in Afghanistan

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:00
Capt. Florent Groberg threw himself at a man with explosives in Afghanistan in 2012, absorbing the blast and preventing a deadlier attack.

Afghans Demonstrate for More Security After Seven Hostages Are Beheaded

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 05:00
Thousands took the remains of seven ethnic Hazara civilians beheaded by an ISIS-linked group to the presidential palace during the demonstration in Kabul.

Afghans Arriving in Germany Find the Welcome Is Wearing Thin

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 05:00
Germany’s tougher stance toward migrants from Afghanistan is emerging as a big test of Europe’s willingness to absorb people from the world’s most troubled regions.