WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together in the East Room of the White House. One man's country had once given Osama bin Laden...Show More Summary
The logo and the company name change, but business stays the same. The mercenary syndicate formerly known as Blackwater has raked in more than half a billion dollars from U.S. contracts to thoroughly fail at stemming the terrorist-supported trade in Afghan opium, according to a new government report. Read more...
And the U.S. Is Losing Out Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own. Show More Summary
Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own...
Is Afghan President Hamid Karzai acting crazy again? Had he watched President Obama’s State of the Union address last month, Karzai would have noticed that the evening’s first standing ovation—and a bipartisan one, at that—came...Show More Summary
Already disadvantaged by their gender, the specific needs that Afghan females face when displaced must be addressed.
KABUL (Reuters) - The official body overseeing the Afghan peace process and other influential players in the region have criticized President Ashraf Ghani for pushing for U.S. troops to stay longer, saying it could hurt the chances of ending the Taliban insurgency.
By Solaiman M Fazel | (Informed Comment) The brutal murder of a 27 year old Afghan female student, Farkhunda, at the hands of an angry mob in front of the Shah-e Do-Shamshira…
As was expected the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, pushed the reset button putting the Afghan U.S. relationship on a different and much better path. This was a welcome relief both in Washington and Kabul. The relations between the two...Show More Summary
Farkhunda has emerged as the rarest of Afghan figures: a female religious champion who ventured into a shrine to preach Islam and was felled by ignorant men.
KABUL (Reuters) - Clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have cut off the main supply of power to Afghanistan's Helmand and Kandahar provinces, according to residents and the chief of the national power company.
Local Police Chief said that at least three people were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide attack in Afghan capital.
Officials say the suspected Taliban attack killed three people and wounded MP Mujedi.
KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.
KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan police officer who shot and killed a veteran Associated Press photographer during the country's 2014 presidential election has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a Supreme Court official told Reuters on Sunday.
Former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah, who received a death sentence following the murder of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon, will not be executed after all. Afghanistan’s...Show More Summary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve...Show More Summary
Earlier this week I sat and listened to Afghan President Ashraf Gahni as he spoke at the Pentagon to acknowledge the sacrifices that the U.S. has made to support his country. As the wife of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, IShow More Summary