The image made the pages of newspapers around the globe: a young girl in brilliant green, arms outstretched, mouth open in a scream, surrounded by bodies after a suicide bomb tore through a religious ceremony in Kabul in 2011. It's an...Show More Summary
Late last month in “Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow,” we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. Show More Summary
Election commission official escapes unharmed after attack on his vehicle in Kabul kills bodyguard.
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission during the morning rush hour in the capital Kabul on Saturday, killing his driver and wounding several passersby.
During a briefing in Kabul Wednesday, Gen. John Campbell, the top commander in Afghanistan, revealed preventable "human error" led to the bombing of a civilian Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan that killed 31 people in October, the AP reports.
By Rebecca Gordon / TomDispatch Many citizens regard their government at all levels with a weary combination of cynicism and contempt. Fundamentalist groups respond by calling for a return to religious values and the imposition of religious law. What country is this?
Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said that Kabul has invited Russian business to invest in geological exploration and infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.
By Rebecca Gordon | ( Tomdispatch.com) | – – A top government official with energy industry holdings huddles in secret with oil company executives to work out the details of a potentially…
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have launched an operation on Wednesday to rescue 18 people who Taliban insurgents captured after their helicopter made an emergency landing in territory under militant control, the Ministry of Defence said.
Three others were killed in the Afghan capital when an improvised explosive devise detonated at a roundabout.
Kabul in America Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com A top government official with energy industry holdings huddles in secret with oil company executives to work out the details of a potentially lucrative “national energy policy.” Later, that same official steers billions of government dollars to his former oil-field services company. Show More Summary
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents captured 13 Afghan government soldiers on Tuesday after their helicopter crashed in territory under the militants' control, police said. Three soldiers were killed in the crash.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban have appointed a veteran official to run a political office in Qatar, a spokesman for the militant group said on Tuesday, while blaming the presence of foreign troops for stalled talks to end the 14-year war.
Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the speaker of the upper house of Afghan parliament, said that Afghanistan is threatened not only by the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group but also extremists from other terrorist organizations.
KABUL (Reuters) - A new road linking the Afghan capital with a trade hub near Pakistan has been stuck in the slow lane since a state-owned Chinese company took the contract to build it two years ago, bedeviled by militant attacks and accusations of mismanagement.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan investigators blamed leadership failings on Saturday for the Taliban's capture of the city of Kunduz in September, a finding that may deepen concerns about the government's grip on security.
A return to 1960s-style political satire helps lighten the mood in Afghanistan – online at least.
KABUL (Reuters) - Last year, Hamid Rostami, a 28-year-old from Wardak in western Afghanistan, was expelled from Denmark after years trying to stay in Europe. Jobless and cut off from his family, he now sits in wintry Kabul wondering how to go back.
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of foreign forces just outside the city of Lashkar Gah in the volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand, killing one civilian and wounding 12 others, local officials said on Sunday.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police said on Thursday a top leader of a breakaway Taliban faction fighting for control of the Islamist movement had been killed by rival militants but the report was denied by a spokesman for his group.