It's 25 years since the Soviet Union pulled its troops out of Afghanistan. The US is due to remove most of its forces at the end of the year. So what have these and other Afghan campaigns taught us? It is now the 25th anniversary ofShow More Summary
Afghan vice president Field Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban, died today at 57. Fahim was an ethnic Tajik who was an ally of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the charismatic Northern Alliance commander who was killed in an al-Qaeda suicide bombing two days...
Former warlord Marshal Mohammed Fahim Qassim, the country's first vice president, dies, government spokesman says.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The elder brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday he dropped AP Interview: Karzai’s Brother On Afghan Vote - -
A NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, officials said, the latest incident likely to worsen already fraught relations between Kabul and the US-led coalition. NATO offered its condolences over the…
A recent attack on a border patrol along the Afghan frontier left three Turkmen border guards dead. Netizens in the country argue about who attacked the border guards and why.
The Afghanistan, American, and Nato flag fly during change of command ceremony at Adraskan NTC, on June 16, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Samara Scott A NATO-led air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed five soldiers Thursday,...Show More Summary
Najiba Ayubi is a journalist and activist for human rights and freedom of the press. She is the Director of the Killid Group, a non-profit Afghan media network encompassing press, radio, and online outlets with a national reach. Ayubi left Afghanistan with her family when the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996. Show More Summary
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Washington and Kabul have, for endless months, been performing a strange pas de deux over the issue of American withdrawal. Initially, the Obama administration insisted that if, by December 31, 2013, Afghan President Hamid Karzai didn't sign a bilateral security agreement the two sides had negotiated, the U.S. Show More Summary
At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan.
NATO offered its condolences over the deaths and promised action to avoid further such mistakes.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province NATO Airstrike Kills 5 Afghan Soldiers - -
After 12 years of U.S. troops in his country, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is less than thrilled with America. That's funny, said Jon Stewart on Wednesday night's Daily Show, since the U.S. has build 4,000 schools and 2,500 miles of...Show More Summary
Karzai's brother's support of fomer Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul is likely to be taken as a signal that Rassoul is the palace's choice to lead Afghanistan
Five service members killed as NATO aircraft accidentally bombs site in Charkh district of eastern Logar province.
Afghan tourism footage, real-time weather info, historical photos, interactive video, and more complement the best-seller And the Mountains Echoed. How often can you say that every page of a book inspired you? To mark the May paperback...Show More Summary
I don’t know where this guy has been, but how is it suddenly dawning on him that the United States is in Afghanistan for our interests, not his or Afghanistan’s? At least, that’s how it started out: Expressing “extreme anger” toward the U.S. Show More Summary