New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Airstrike in Eastern Afghanistan Kills at Least 13

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:06
An American military spokesman said a “counterterrorism airstrike” had taken place in the area. Afghan officials said the victims were members of the Islamic State.

U.S.-Backed Effort to Fight Afghan Corruption Is a Near-Total Failure, Audit Finds

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 01:50
An anti-corruption program backed by the United States has had compliance from only one of 83 officials, President Ashraf Ghani.

International Cricket’s Biggest Test Is Security

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 05:56
England will play a one-day match in Bangladesh next month without some of its leading players because of safety concerns.

Why Bomb Suspect’s Travels Didn’t Set Off More Scrutiny

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:00
Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is charged in a two-state bombing spree, was flagged for extra screening when he returned from traveling abroad, but his travels did not raise any immediate alarm.

Afghan Government Signs Draft Peace Deal With Insurgent Faction

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 13:57
The faction, Hezb-i-Islami, agreed to cease hostilities in exchange for government recognition and support for removing sanctions against its leader.

It’s Not Like Hollywood: Why U.S. Airstrikes Go Awry

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:22
Military officers and experts say that almost all mistaken American strikes over the years have come down to two main reasons: faulty intelligence and battlefield confusion.

15 Years Into Afghan War, Americans Would Rather Not Talk About It

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00
Cautious presidential candidates and a weary public are part of a bipartisan silence over the war, which is still costing American lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.

At Least 7 Afghan Police Officers Killed in Errant U.S. Strike, Officials Say

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:25
A police post on the main road into Tirin Kot in southern Afghanistan was under assault, and an airstrike hit the post instead of the attackers, an official said.

Will Trump Release His Tax Returns? Billionaire Pledges Up to $5 Million for Veterans if So

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:11
Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn, pledged to match a crowdfunding campaign started by a former Marine who served in Afghanistan.

Afghan Police Chief Is Killed as He Tries to Turn Tide Against Taliban

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 20:50
The police chief, Gen. Zarawar Zahid, was visiting an outpost when explosives detonated. The Taliban claimed responsibility for his death.

From Where Ex-Taliban Minister Sits, Demand Is Growing for Afghan Peace

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 16:05
Agha Jan Motasim, a back-channel negotiator who works in secret after taking 12 bullets, insists that the Taliban are thinking about talks despite recent advances.

An Afghan Father-Son Tale Takes a Fatal Turn, but Does Not End

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 02:17
Abdul Basir and his son Said Muhammad were sworn enemies until they made peace last month, but the story of their fight against the Taliban has been called into question.

U.S. Rescue Attempt in Afghanistan Missed Western Hostages by Hours

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 23:14
Navy SEALs led the unsuccessful raid to free an American professor and his Australian colleague from the Taliban last month, engaging in a fierce gunfight.

Veterans as Props on NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 21:40
A veteran who attended the forum left feeling that veterans were not given their voice as promised.

Attack on Charity Ends in Afghanistan

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:22
The Afghan capital, Kabul, was rattled by a series of attacks, which came to an end early Tuesday after an 11 hour standoff with gunmen at the offices of a humanitarian group. Earlier, two blasts targeted the Defense Ministry and left more than 35 people dead.

A Day of Bloodshed in Kabul: Attacks at Defense Ministry and Aid Compound

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:15
After a double bombing that killed dozens in the area of the Defense Ministry, six people were wounded in an explosion at a humanitarian aid group’s compound.

Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 21:41
The Pentagon is increasingly relying on private contractors to operate drones for reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

New Afghan Attorney General Seeks Justice in System Rife With Graft

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 21:44
The attorney general, Mohammad Farid Hamidi, must contend with a political elite that has seen law enforcement as a net to entangle rivals and make money.

Gun Battle Between Ethnic Factions Roils Afghanistan’s Capital

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 22:52
At least one fighter was killed when Uzbek militiamen loyal to the vice president clashed with Tajik demonstrators.

In Afghanistan’s Farm Belt, Women Lead Unions and Find New Status

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 15:30
The farmers’ unions have helped ensure a more reliable and diverse food supply in an often famine-struck region, while also empowering its female leadership.