New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

How the Pentagon Wasted $36 Million

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:12
The money went to a headquarters in Afghanistan that was not needed or wanted and may be torn down.

The Best Latin American Photography

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:00
Mauricio Lima took top honors in Pictures of the Year Latin America, which highlights work done around the world by photographers from Latin America.

Kurdish Syrians, Beyond the Border Crossing

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:00
Esa Ylijaasko has spent almost two years capturing the life of Kurdish refugees in enclaves of Istanbul.

Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Hits E.U. Convoy

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:00
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy from the European Union police training mission Sunday near the Afghan capital’s international airport, killing at least three people.

Home From Afghanistan, and Learning to Be a Couple Again

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 05:00
Many veterans come back from Afghanistan or Iraq unharmed, but they still must navigate their way back into their families’ lives, while their partners at home, who have managed to go forward by themselves, must also begin the difficult process...

Taliban Attack Kills 14, Including American, at Kabul Hotel

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:00
A gunman attacked patrons at the Park Palace Hotel, going room to room and apparently targeting foreigners.

Afghans Look Back at Karzai Presidency With Surprising Fondness

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:00
With President Ashraf Ghani antagonizing many with his imperious decisions, some are reconsidering his predecessor, who has not strayed far from the center of power.

Kabul Hotel Attacked by Gunmen, Leaving 5 Dead

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 05:00
The attack left police forces scrambling and raised the specter of targeted attacks in the capital even as violence has surged elsewhere in Afghanistan.

May 13, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 22:12
Photos from Burundi, Nepal, Afghanistan and the United States.

Seymour Hersh Article Alleges Cover-Up in Bin Laden Hunt

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:00
The article in The London Review of Books claims that Pakistan harbored Osama bin Laden for years, and that once the United States found out, the countries worked together to plot the raid.

Jeb Bush’s Middle-East Role Model: His Brother?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:20
“Who I listen to when I need advice on the Middle East is George W. Bush,” said the former Florida governor on Tuesday.

Omar Khadr, Former Guantánamo Detainee, Is Released on Bail in Canada

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:00
A judge said the government did not show that releasing Mr. Khadr, a former child soldier in Afghanistan, would cause “irreparable harm” to Canada’s international obligations.

Afghan Judge Sentences 4 to Death Over Mob Killing

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 05:00
The judge also released many of the 49 people charged in the March killing of a woman who had been falsely accused of burning a Quran.

Some Progress Is Reported in Informal Afghan-Taliban Talks

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:00
While not binding, agreements on matters such as the Constitution and the presence of foreign troops raised hopes about the long deadlocked process.

Afghan and Taliban Representatives Meet in Qatar

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 05:00
Although they insisted that the meetings were not for peace talks or negotiations, neither side denied this time that the sessions were taking place.

Afghanistan Begins Trial in Killing of Woman

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 05:00
Prosecutors said that the Islamic law student was beaten to death in an attack that was set off by a false accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran.

Maimed Defending Afghanistan, Then Neglected

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 05:00
The number of Afghan soldiers and policemen who have permanent disabilities has soared, overwhelming resources available from the government and charitable organizations.

U.S. Attacks in Afghanistan Go Beyond White House’s Pledges

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:00
Interviews with U.S. and Western officials in Kabul and Washington offer a picture of a more forceful range of military operations against the Taliban in recent months.

Afghan Troops Rush to Kunduz Amid Taliban Assault

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 05:00
A battalion of the Afghan National Army was reportedly surrounded by insurgents, and the government stripped troops from other provinces to reinforce a vital northern trade hub.

African Leaders Are Mute, Even as Their People Die at Sea

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 05:00
Their citizens are drowning by the hundreds, along with Syrians and Afghans. But there has been barely an anguished word from the continent’s leaders.