[Afghan men attend the burial of Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim during his funeral procession in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died on Sunday. Show More Summary
New York, March 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's fatal shooting of an international journalist in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and calls on authorities to ensure the perpetrators are held responsible. The shooting comes amid mounting risks for foreigners in Kabul. Two unidentified men approached Nils Horner, 51,...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Swedish journalist was shot to death on Tuesday while he was talking to Swedish Journalist Shot To Death In Afghan Capital - -
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Swedish Embassy has confirmed that a Swedish journalist has been killed in Kabul, and Afghan police say two suspects have been arrested. Embassy counselor Christian Nilsson tells The Associated Press that Nils Horner, the Asia correspondent for Swedish Radio, was killed on Tuesday. Nilsson says Horner was in his 50s. Sayed…
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A few yellow lamps light up the cavernous, sparsely furnished room in Kabul Stadium where Afghanistan's young female boxers train, hoping to become good enough to compete in the 2016 Olympics.
An Afghan bomb disposal expert defused a would-be suicide bomber's explosives-laden vest in Jalalabad on Sunday. Afghan security forces captured the bomber before he was able to blow himself up. They then tied him up to prevent him from detonating the bomb attached to his chest. Before the suicide bomber could be interrogated, a bomb [...]
At just 32 years of age, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a Member of the Afghan Parliament, elected to represent Kabul. After starting her education in Kabul and Baghlan provinces in Afghanistan, Naderi completed her baccalaureate and A Levels...Show More Summary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in Afghan Taliban Order Fighters To Disrupt Vote - -
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.