New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

10 Police Officers Killed in Ambush by Militants in Afghanistan

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:14
The police officers were ambushed Friday as they left a mosque in the northern province of Zawzjan, and the wife of a police commander was also killed.

Afghanistan Police Surround Vice President’s House

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:02
Soldiers and police officers appeared to be trying to arrest nine aides to Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of kidnapping a political rival.

An Afghan Mother’s Heartache: Three Sons Dead in a Day

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 08:00
A 15-year war that both sides have said cannot be won on the battlefield is claiming more lives than ever, most of them Afghan security forces.

Mob Kills Eloped Lovers After Storming Afghan Police Station

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 18:39
Fleeing an arranged marriage, the couple were shot to death by family members in what is often called an honor killing. There have been no arrests.

Judge, Jury, Executioner, President

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 19:30
Have Trump’s stump speeches denied Bowe Bergdahl a fair trial?

NATO Checking Claim that U.S. Airstrikes Killed 22 Afghan Civilians

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 17:05
Elders from the Sangin district have said that multiple American airstrikes early Friday killed at least 22 civilians, including several women and children.

U.S. General Seeks ‘a Few Thousand’ More Troops in Afghanistan

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:17
Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the commander of the American-led international military force in Afghanistan, said they were needed to more effectively train and advise Afghan soldiers.

Militants Kill 6 Red Cross Workers in Afghanistan

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:14
Officials said they believed the ambush, in Jowzjan Province, was led by Islamic State loyalists, who have been active in the area recently.

Bombing Near Afghan Supreme Court Kills and Wounds Dozens

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:03
Witnesses said a suicide bomber walked up to the entrance of the court as workers were leaving and set off his explosives. No one has claimed responsibility.

Left-Behind Explosives Taking Deadlier Toll on Afghan Children, U.N. Says

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 07:27
A 65 percent rise in child casualties caused by explosives last year was just one part of a United Nations report on a record year in civilian casualties in Afghanistan.

Special Operations Troops Top Casualty List as U.S. Relies More on Elite Forces

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 16:47
The Pentagon, hesitant to put conventional troops on the ground, has come to depend almost entirely on small groups of highly trained warriors.

Highlighting Women in Photojournalism

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:16
Daniella Zalcman has put together a website featuring the photojournalism work of hundreds of women. She wants to show editors that there’s “not a shortage of women photographers, just a lack of equitable hiring.”

The Art of the Deal in Afghanistan

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:20
President Trump will have to talk to the Taliban.

U.S. Airstrikes Hit Taliban After Attack on an Afghan Army Post

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:16
The airstrikes in an embattled district of Helmand Province came after the militants tunneled under an army post and set off explosives, killing Afghan soldiers.

Under Taliban Siege, a Female Doctor’s Trial by Fire

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 22:28
A battle trapped Dr. Marzia Salam Yaftali, the chief doctor for Kunduz Regional Hospital, at home. But the most dire test of her career appeared just a few doors away.

Allies in Combat, Now Unwanted

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 15:00
Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who helped U.S. troops were eligible for special visas. But an order signed by President Trump has put them in limbo.

Taliban, Collecting Bills for Afghan Utilities, Tap New Revenue Sources

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 16:19
As militants have taken over increasingly large areas in the past two years, they have found ways beyond the illicit drug trade to make money.

The Banal Belligerence of Donald Trump

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:46
Americans will have to fight for their civilization and the right to ask why.

Afghanistan Orders Arrest of Vice President’s Guards in Rape and Torture Case

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 07:33
The case, in which Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum is accused of ordering the sexual assault of a rival, is a test of the government’s resolve to deliver justice.

Pakistani Taliban Claim Deadly Market Bombing

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:18
The blast ended a long lull in militant violence in Parachinar, a Shiite town that has been a center of resistance to the Pakistani Taliban.