New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Visa Program for Afghans Under Threat for Helping U.S. Is Renewed

1 hour 46 min ago
Congress passed a $619 billion military policy bill that includes a measure adding 1,500 visas for Afghans who have risked their lives as interpreters and translators.

Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:00
Saudi Arabia has voiced support for American efforts to nourish Afghanistan’s democracy, but it has also lavishly funded Sunni extremism under various guises.

Bowe Bergdahl, Facing Desertion Trial, Asks Obama for Pardon

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 23:05
Lawyers for Sergeant Bergdahl are concerned he would not get a fair trial under President-elect Donald J. Trump, who has called him a “no-good traitor.”

Afghan Security Crisis Sets Stage for Terrorists’ Resurgence

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:00
As the Taliban retake large chunks of territory, they are creating an ungoverned breeding ground for several militant extremist groups.

He Was a Senior Afghan Government Official. Except He Wasn’t.

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 05:48
The arrest of a serial impostor revealed more than a decade of fraud, audacious even by the standards of Afghanistan, where con artists have flourished in the chaos of war.

ISIS, Afghanistan’s Accidental Broker?

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:28
Recent attacks by the Islamic State in the country may bring local Sunnis and Shias closer together.

Afghan Vice President Is Accused of Assaulting Rival and Taking Him Hostage

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 17:54
The vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, is said to have had a political rival beaten “in a barbaric way” at a sporting event, before kidnapping him.

Top Four Spots Are Unchanged in the Playoff Rankings

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 05:06
Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson held the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings for the second straight week.

Afghanistan Fires 7 From Cabinet in Intensifying Political Crisis

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:53
The suddenly empty positions, adding to two others because of resignations, will further bog down the work of a struggling government.

U.S. Forces May Have Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan, Prosecutor Says

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 20:58
The International Criminal Court signaled Monday that investigations were likely in cases involving American and Afghan soldiers, as well as Taliban fighters.

Suicide Attack on U.S. Military Base

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 17:33
A suicide bomber killed four people in an attack on a American military base in Afghanistan on Saturday morning, according to American and Afghan officials.

A Deported Afghan Boy Returns to a Land Nothing Like Home

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 15:06
Massoud Mosavi, 7, and his family were deported from Norway. But he speaks Norwegian and English, and remembers nothing of his native country.

Bomber Kills 4 Americans at U.S. Base in Afghanistan

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 06:13
The attack on Bagram Air Base killed two service members and two contractors, American and Afghan officials said.

America Needs a War on Terror Veterans Memorial

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:21
The men and women who have fought for 15 years — with no end in sight — deserve their nation’s recognition.

Sharbat Gula, Famed ‘Afghan Girl,’ Is Welcomed Back to Afghanistan

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 15:20
Ms. Gula, who was pictured as a young girl on the cover of National Geographic in 1984, had been arrested in Pakistan and deported.

On Street Where U.S. Soldiers Died, Afghans Say: Taliban? What Taliban?

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 19:57
At least five dead coalition soldiers, 14 dead Taliban and 36 dead civilians after a battle near Kunduz — and then there are the unanswered questions.

Afghanistan Itself Is Now Taking In the Most Afghan Migrants

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:00
By the end of the year, officials expect some 1.5 million migrants to return to Afghanistan — many of them forcibly, and including some registered as refugees.

Veterans, Feeling Abandoned, Stand by Donald Trump

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 17:00
Many who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are proud of their service but exhausted by its burdens, and they distrust the political class that reshaped their lives.

‘Afghan Girl’: Pakistan Denies Bail to Woman From National Geographic Photo

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:42
A Pakistani court denied bail to Sharbat Gula, who was arrested for illegally living in Pakistan and is best known as the girl who posed for a National Geographic magazine photograph 30 years ago.

Taliban Envoy Breaks Silence to Urge Group to Reshape Itself and Consider Peace

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 19:56
In his first interview with a Western publication in years, the Taliban’s former chief negotiator also spoke of an urgent need to reduce Pakistani influence over the group.