Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Pakistan with an aim to defuse tensions over Washington’s controversial drone strikes in the country. Hagel flew from Kabul to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other top officials including the new army chief. Ties between Washington and Islamabad have been seriously strained over Washington’s deadly […]
This is so disarmingly cool I can’t even summon the strength the be snarky. Per their website: “Skateistan is a non-profit organization using skateboarding as a tool for empowerment.” Opened in Kabul in 2009, the program is for youth ages 5-18, roughly 40% of whom are girls. They also...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Roadside bombs killed nine people, including six civilians, Tuesday insouthern Afghanistan as insurgents pressed forward with a relentless campaign against the government and its security forces, officials said. Show More Summary
Kweli joins German/Afghani producer Farhot on the outro to his just released Kabul Fire project. Stream Kabul Fire in full here. Previously: Talib Kweli & Sean Price – Palookas (Live In Brooklyn)
07 Mar 2014-01 Jun 2014 This exhibition of precious archeological finds and preserved art and objects – many of them hidden by museum staff during the turbulent past decade...
Negotiations with Taliban tops agenda of meeting between Nawaz Sharif and President Karzai.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation Friday as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S.-led international coalition in Afghanistan said Friday that it is investigating an airstrike it launched that killed a child and injured two women, leading to a condemnation of the attack by the country's president.
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan officials say two roadside bombs have killed six civilians in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province. The chief of the province’s Achin district, Rahman Momand, said the explosions took place Thursday....Show More Summary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — There is a lot riding on Afghanistan's 2014 presidential elections, which will determine who steers the country through the persistent insurgency as international troops leave. But potential voters lining up to register have other concerns as well: They deeply distrust the candidates and are worried their next president could be a warlord.
Karzai Tries to Renegotiate Security Agreement During Rice's Visit to Kabul Top News: With U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai continued to try to renegotiate the bilateral security agreement he and his administration agreed to last week. Show More Summary
By Jessica Donati and Mark Felsenthal KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of U.S. Show More Summary
Apparently, we are all living in Kabul now.
Complexities start multiplying for the United States ahead of withdrawal from Afghanistan, as on one side the situation is far from favorable for Washington in Kabul while on the other relatively safe NATO supply routes from Pakistan...Show More Summary
KABUL (Reuters) - United States National Security Advisor Susan Rice will meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday amid uncertainty about the future of U.S. troops in the country, a spokesman for Rice told Reuters.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai cast fresh doubt on the future presence of thousands of American and allied forces on Sunday by rejecting a recommendation by an Afghan assembly of dignitaries to quickly sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president said on Sunday he will not sign a security deal with the United States until next April’s elections, ignoring a recommendation by an assembly of Afghan elders and leaders that he do so by the end of 2013. Show More Summary
By Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - An assembly of Afghan elders endorsed on Sunday a security deal to enable U.S. troops to operate in the country beyond next year, but President Hamid Karzai left the matter up in the air by refusing to say whether he would sign it into law. Show More Summary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president says he won't immediately sign a security deal with the United States, ignoring a recommendation by an assembly of Afghan elders and leaders that he do so by the end of the year.