New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

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.

Behind Closed Doors, Abuse of Domestic Workers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:00
Steve McCurry photographed women who left their villages with dreams of a better life. Instead, they found themselves physically abused while in virtual servitude in Asia and the Middle East.

5 Afghan Men Hanged in Rape Case Despite Concerns About Their Trial

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:00
In August, a group of men stopped a family’s car and assaulted four women; the men convicted of the attack said their confessions were obtained through torture.

New President of Afghanistan Welcomes Back Times Reporter

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:00
Matthew Rosenberg, who was expelled from the country in August, will be allowed to return effective immediately, according to the Afghan government.

Exhibit on Ukraine Displays Signs of Vandalism

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:58
Photographs at ArtBeam depicting scenes from Kiev were splattered with black paint, and pepper spray was used on the curator.

David Cameron Makes Unannounced Afghanistan Visit

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:00
The British prime minister honored his country’s soldiers before a meeting with the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

Naming a Combat Mission

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:54
The Pentagon’s spokesman says that several names are being considered for the new Iraq deployments.

Taliban Stage Attacks on Day After Afghanistan and U.S. Sign Security Deal

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:00
The strikes on military transport vehicles killed seven Afghan soldiers and wounded nearly 20 others, officials said.

New Afghan Leader, Putting Focus on Graft, Revives Bank Fraud Inquiry

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:00
Trying to fight corruption, President Ashraf Ghani ordered a review of a case that saw only a few of the 21 convicted offenders incarcerated in a so-called $800 million Ponzi scheme.

Mending Alliance, U.S. and Afghanistan Sign Long-Term Security Agreement

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:00
The agreement, long delayed, allows 9,800 American and about 2,000 NATO troops to remain in Afghanistan after the international combat mission formally ends on Dec. 31.

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan Is Sworn In, Even as He Shares the Stage

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:00
Mr. Ghani’s inauguration on Monday came under a cloud after a power-sharing agreement with the runner-up, Abdullah Abdullah, nearly collapsed.

Runner-Up in Afghan Elections Threatens to Boycott Inauguration

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:00
Abdullah Abdullah threatened to pull out of the inauguration Monday after his camp said it felt that the declared winner, Ashraf Ghani, violated an agreement not to publicly reveal the vote totals.