New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack at U.S. Base in Kabul

17 hours 36 min ago
Three soldiers with the American-led coalition were killed Tuesday in the attack on a convoy at the gates of a United States military base, officials said.

Pictures of the Day: Ukraine and Elsewhere

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:50
Photos from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Brazil and India.

Afghanistan: Bomb Explodes in Kabul Outside Gates of U.S. Military Base

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:00
A large blast was felt throughout central Kabul in the middle of the morning rush hour Tuesday when a bomb was set off in front of the gates of an American military base.

Afghan Court Confirms 5 Death Sentences in Rape Case That Led to Outrage

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:00
Five of the seven defendants in a gang rape case were condemned to death, despite their claims that their confessions were extracted through torture.

Afghanistan Boldly Raises Its Colors, as Never Before

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 05:00
Flying from a specially erected pole more than 200 feet high, the black, red and green flag, at 97 feet by 65 feet, is big enough to drape over an intact Dreadnoughtus dinosaur fossil.

Writing as a Soldier and a Civilian

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:53
A soldier takes time out of uniform to pursue an M.F.A. in writing, and discovers that what sets him apart, as a veteran at the keyboard, is not as important as the common ground he shares with other writers.

On a Day Devoted to Past Events, Focus on New Terror Link

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:00
As President Obama honored the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House argued that he had the right to wage his new ISIS fight under the same legal authority he used for Al Qaeda.

No Winner Yet, but Afghan Presidential Candidate Still Outlines New Government

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 05:00
Mr. Ghani told supporters about his plans, even as his chief rival in the presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, insisted that talks aimed at forming a unity government were deadlocked.

Photographers Facing Danger and Death

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:09
At a photo festival in France, concerns over the slow death of traditional media were overtaken by anger and sadness over the violent deaths of photographers overseas.

Karzai Appeals for Afghan Unity, but Ceremony Collapses in Discord

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:00
President Hamid Karzai pleaded Tuesday for a speedy settlement to Afghanistan’s political crisis, but the event at which he spoke was marred by hooting and catcalls.

Afghan Candidate Vows to Reject Disputed Vote

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:00
Abdullah Abdullah said he would not recognize any government formed on the basis of an audit, nearly complete, of the votes in his runoff election against Ashraf Ghani.

Former Envoy Reported Facing a Federal Inquiry

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:00
Zalmay Khalilzad, a former American ambassador, is suspected of tax evasion and money laundering, and his wife’s accounts in Austria have been frozen, a magazine reported.

Afghan Court Wastes No Time Sentencing 7 to Death in Rape Case

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 05:00
Four women were raped, robbed and beaten by a gang of 10 men, seven of whom were captured and convicted of adultery and armed robbery in a swift trial Sunday.

Afghans Say Taliban Are Nearing Control of Key District

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:00
Local Afghan officials say more than 200 police officers and soldiers have been killed during a fierce Taliban offensive in Helmand Province.

Building Good Will in a Troubled Afghan District, but Not Without a Fight

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:00
A day trip to a troubled district with America’s elite troops and Afghan government and military officials was characterized by the absurd and unexpected, features of the war in the country.

Miscommunication Blamed for Mistaken U.S. Airstrike in Afghanistan

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:00
An airstrike that mistakenly killed five American soldiers and one Afghan in June was caused by a series of avoidable instances of miscommunication among air and ground forces, according to a report by military investigators released Thursday.

Taliban Attack Intelligence Base in Eastern Afghanistan

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:00
The attack in Ghazni, which killed at least 14 people, was the second in less than a week on a provincial headquarters of the National Directorate of Security.

Death, Recovery and Hope at a Hospital During Drawdown

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:41
At Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, a surgeon at Craig Joint Theater Hospital makes his rounds and reflects on his service at the largest American hospital in Afghanistan.

Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:00
Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.

Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:00
More than 12 years after the Bush administration sent the first prisoners here, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close the prison before leaving office.