New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Afghans Are Surprisingly Optimistic

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:08
A new poll finds that 75.3 of Afghans think the national government is doing a good job.

A Call to Save a 12th-Century Minaret, Heard Far and Wide

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:00
The Minaret of Jam, in a mountainous, remote region of Afghanistan, is leaning more and more, and officials fear it could fall.

As Bombing Toll Rises, Afghan Villagers Direct Anger at Government

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:00
Villagers of Yahya Khel, where a bomber killed 61 people Sunday, expressed anger at the Taliban but also at a national government they felt had offered them little.

2 Foreign Soldiers Are Said to Have Been Killed in Afghanistan

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:00
The attack, reported by Afghan officials, occurred when a bomb hidden in the median strip of an avenue in the capital went off.

Afghan Women Are Excluded From Peace Overtures to Taliban, Report Says

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:00
The document by Oxfam echoes the worries of many women that a deal with religiously conservative insurgents will wipe out women’s gains.

Nov. 24, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:26
Photos from Afghanistan, Syria, India and Yemen.

Choosing to Look at 'War Porn'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:00
Some of the most gruesome images of war, Christoph Bangert argues, should not be hidden, but seen so viewers can get a full documenting of the costs of war.

Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Nighttime Raids

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 05:00
The government of President Ashraf Ghani has cleared the way for special forces raids, blocked by former President Hamid Karzai, to resume in 2015.

Blast at Game Kills Dozens in Afghanistan

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 05:00
Explosives were detonated in a crowd gathered to watch a game between a village team and players from a neighboring district in Paktika Province.

Hour’s Drive Outside Kabul, Taliban Reign

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:00
In the absence of international troops or their air support, the Taliban have eclipsed the legitimacy of government forces in several parts of Afghanistan.

When Is a War Over?

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:00
What an Army major and Alexander the Great tell us about America’s 13 years in Afghanistan.

In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:00
The president’s order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, sources said.

Afghans Aren't Giving Up

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:30
Despite the violence and corruption, many say their new president has inspired hope that things will change.

Suicide Bomber Attacks Car of Afghan Women’s Rights Leader; 3 Killed

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 05:00
The apparent target was Shukria Barakzai, an outspoken legislator who has campaigned for women’s rights and has ran underground schools for girls.

In Shift, Pakistanis Fleeing War Flow Into Beleaguered Afghanistan

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
Pakistani military’s continuing offensive against Islamist militants in the North Waziristan tribal region has forced an exodus of at least 1.5 million residents.

Pakistanis Optimistic on Ties After Afghan Leader’s Visit

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
As President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday, officials were upbeat about a possible reset in the relationship.

Daniel Bolger’s ‘Why We Lost’

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Afghan President Out to Ease Relations on Visit to Pakistan

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:00
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan will meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistani military officials to discuss curbing terrorism on the shared border.

Rare Vaccine-Derived Polio Discovered in 2 Countries

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:00
Cases of paralysis caused by mutating polio vaccine have been found in South Sudan and Madagascar, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Afghan Leaders Miss Goal for Choosing Cabinet

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 05:00
President Ashraf Ghani had promised to have a cabinet in place within 45 days of his inauguration in a coalition with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah.