New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Supplanting the Symbols of Warfare

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:30
With the relentless spread of conflicts of faith and identity, the emblems of conventional warfare have changed.

Oct. 28, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:33
Photos from Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Canada and India.

Attack Punctuates Taliban’s Advances in an Afghan Province

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:00
Four insurgents disguised as police officers killed eight and wounded 10 others in government offices in the capital of Kunduz Province.

Oct. 27, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:49
Photos from China, Afghanistan, North Korea and Lebanon.

U.S. and British Troops End Operations in Key Afghan Province

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:00
The handover signified the end of all British operations in the country, as the Afghan Army assumed full control of the bases in Helmand Province.

Afghan Mullah Who Raped Girl in His Mosque Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 04:00
Women’s activists attending the packed proceedings hailed it as a victory because the mullah was successfully prosecuted under a 2009 law meant to fight violence against women.

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.