New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

U.S. Mentors Prepare to Let Afghan Forces Go It Alone

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
American Special Forces teams have been a central part of Afghanistan’s security landscape, and how Afghan forces will fare after their departure will help define America’s legacy in the country.

Struggling to Keep Afghan Girl Safe After a Mullah Is Accused of Rape

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 05:00
Support for the rape suspect — a mullah — and plans by the girl’s family for an “honor killing” have become emblematic of a broader failure to help female Afghan victims.

Afghanistan Begins Audit of Presidential Election

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:00
The audit of almost eight million ballots is part of a deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry to ease a dispute between the two candidates.

Kabul Airport Comes Under Attack From Militants

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:00
Taliban fighters fired volleys of rocket-propelled grenades at Kabul’s airport early Thursday morning after seizing control of a nearby building.

Pictures of the Day: Israel and Elsewhere

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:11
Photos from Israel, Gaza City, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

The Challenges of Empire

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:46
On foreign policy blueprints and the questions they can’t always answer.

Pakistani Airstrikes Target Haven for Qaeda and Taliban Fighters

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:00
At least 35 people were killed, the military said, hours after locals reported that an American drone strike in the same area killed 20 others.

Bergdahl’s Lawyer Sees a Rare Case With Myriad Legal Options

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:00
The lawyer, who took on the case last week, said the Army’s course of action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was wide open, from court-martial to exoneration.

Scores Killed in Car Bombing at Busy Market in Eastern Afghanistan

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
At least 89 people were killed in a huge explosion at the market in Paktika Province, officials said. The Taliban, the main suspects, denied responsibility.

Pictures of the Day: Israel and Elsewhere

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:26
Photos from Gaza City, Israel, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Morning Views

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00
Opinions on the Afghanistan compromise, German surveillance, fortifying the highway fund and Chicago football’s impact on the brain.

Anxious Moments for an Afghanistan on the Brink

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:00
The aftermath of the presidential runoff included as tumultuous a six-day stretch for Afghanistan as any since the American invasion in 2001.

Afghans to Alter the Government

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:00
Nearly a decade after American officials pushed a Constitution that enshrined near-dictatorial powers for the Afghan president, a stronger parliamentary system is now seen as needed.

U.S. Sees Risks in Assisting a Compromised Iraqi Force

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:00
A classified report says that many units are deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran, according to U.S. officials.

Bergdahl Is Set to Resume Life on Active Duty

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:00
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to life as a regular Army soldier as early as Monday, Defense Department officials said late Sunday.

Kerry Brokers a Deal to Audit All Afghan Votes

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:00
Secretary of State John Kerry spent a second day in Kabul shuttling between two candidates and the presidential palace to forge an agreement on how to audit recent elections.

Kerry Pushes for Solution to Afghanistan Election Crisis

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 05:00
Secretary of State John Kerry visited Afghanistan in an effort to resolve an impasse between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, who each claim to have won the presidency.

Pakistan Claims Win Against Militants Along Afghan Border, but Enemy Slips Away

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
Ten days after Pakistani troops moved into Miram Shah in an offensive against a main jihadi hub, many of the militants that had been hiding there had escaped.

U.N. Proposal Fails to Ease Crisis Over Disputed Afghan Election

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
The proposal, centering on a special audit of suspected fraudulent votes, appeared to waver nearly as quickly as it was proposed.

Ground Battles in Afghanistan Contribute to Surge in Civilian Casualties, U.N. Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:00
The United Nations report, which portrayed the shifting nature of the war as the combat role decreases for coalition troops, said that the death toll this year was especially high for women and children.