New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Taliban Confirm Death of Mullah Omar and Weigh Successor

7 hours 18 min ago
The insurgent group is mulling its future after the death of its leader and deciding whether to keep trying to engage in talks with the Afghan government.

Afghanistan Says Mullah Omar, Taliban Leader, Died in 2013

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:00
Speculation had increased in recent months that the Taliban’s reclusive leader had died in secret, leading some insurgent commanders to break away.

Afghanistan’s Olympic Bocce Dreams

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:04
Said Samiullah represented his country memorably at this year’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

Taliban Make Gains Across 3 Provinces in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 05:00
Over 100 police officers and other security personnel in the north have surrendered to the militants in the campaign, and scores of others have retreated.

Afghanistan and Taliban to Hold Second Round of Talks, Pakistani Officials Say

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 05:00
Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives plan to meet in Pakistan on Friday, Pakistani officials said Tuesday.

At Least 20 Are Killed in Attack at Afghan Wedding Party

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:00
The authorities suspected that a local dispute had caused the shooting in a village in northern Afghanistan.

Seeking Sanctuary, More Migrants Confront Land Route’s Perils

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:00
As refugees continue to flow from the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan, an increasingly popular path to Western Europe proves rigorous and risky.

Al Qaeda’s Chief of Bombing Attacks Died in U.S. Strike, Pentagon Says

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:00
Abu Khalil al-Sudani, said to have directed suicide bombings and other operations with explosives, was killed on July 11 in Afghanistan, the military reported.

Connecting With Syrian Refugees

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:00
A project to explore connections among strangers on social media led one couple to get Syrian refugees to answer questions from curious strangers.

Afghan Security Forces Struggle Just to Maintain Stalemate

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:00
With months of heavy fighting still ahead, 2015 is already shaping up to be worse than last year for the Afghan Army and the national police.

Suicide Bombing at Afghan Market Kills Dozens

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:00
The attack took place in Almar, a district that has been the site of fierce fighting in recent months as the Taliban have extended a wave of violence north.

Afghanistan, Empires and the Grateful Dead

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:30
Conflict and loss and a broken-down VW Kombi. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

Friendly Fire From U.S. Helicopters Kills Afghan Troops, Officials Say

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 05:00
The strike in the eastern province of Logar, which killed at least seven Afghan soldiers, is under investigation, an American military spokesman said.

Route of Migrants Into Europe Shifts Toward Balkans

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 05:00
The number entering by land has become roughly equal to the number entering through Italy, a change stirring anti-immigrant sentiment in Hungary.

U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes in Afghanistan, Even Targeting ISIS

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:00
While the numbers are still well below what they were at the height of the war, strikes against Islamic State and Taliban targets increased in June.

June 15, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:36
Photos from Afghanistan, Sicily, India and Spain.

For a Therapist in Afghanistan, Empathy Is Good Medicine

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:00
There are a few hundred therapists in Afghanistan, mainly treating women in a nation of people besieged by war, malnutrition, post-traumatic stress, depression and domestic violence.

Republicans Race to Condemn the Iran Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 19:08
Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and others competed to criticize the deal the most harshly and in the most cataclysmic terms.

25 Killed in Bombing Outside U.S. Base in Afghanistan

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 05:00
The victims were believed to be civilians in the attack near Camp Chapman in Khost Province, site of an bombing in 2009 that killed seven C.I.A. operatives.

U.S. Strike Is Said to Kill Senior ISIS Militant in Afghanistan

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 05:00
The death of the senior militant, Hafiz Saeed Khan, in an airstrike Friday was reported by Afghan officials but could not be confirmed independently.