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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 45 Afghans at Volleyball Tournament

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhis Afgha, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. Show More Summary

Afghan Officials Say Suicide Bomber Kills Some 45

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed “at least 45? people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country’s east. Mokhis Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, says the attack happened during an inter-district tournament attended by a large crowed in the Yahyakhail…

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

12 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.

Inside the concrete walls of Afghanistan's fun park, a respite from war

Kabul may seem an unlikely location for a fun park, but that's exactly what makes an attraction devoted to amusement so appealing. Thousands of families have visited Kabul's City Park since it opened in October, taking advantage of the chance to temporarily escape lives greatly affected by war. Show More Summary

Tolerance - for Women and Girls in Afghanistan, not Silence

There was an assassination attempt in Kabul last week. Shukria Barakzai, Afghan feminist leader, member of parliament, and outspoken politician who was critical of Taliban was targeted for assassination this week. She survived. But 3 bystanders, including a young girl, did not. Show More Summary

Taliban attacks housing complex for foreigners in Afghanistan

Four Taliban militants attacked a heavily fortified housing complex for foreigners in eastern Kabul on Wednesday before being killed by security forces, Afghan authorities said.

Attack reported in Kabul's international zone

Big explosion followed by gunfire heard in so-called Green Village housing international contractors and businesses.

Appeals court increases prison terms for two top Kabul Bank officials

An appeals court on Tuesday increased the prison terms for two former top officials of Kabul Bank, whose collapse in 2010 nearly destroyed Afghanistan’s banking sector.

Deadly explosions hit three Afghan cities

At least 10 policemen killed following blasts in the capital, Kabul, and Logar and Nangarhar provinces in the east.

Blast hits Kabul police chief's headquarters

Alleged suicide bomber carries out attack on office of Kabul police chief killing one officer and injuring six others.

Wonderful Color Photographs of Street Scenes of Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1960s

In the mid-20th century, many in Afghanistan were free to embrace Western culture. The U.S. and Soviet Union both wanted to control in Afghanistan during the Cold War, seeking influence with money and machinery. Here, the Associated Press's Henry S. Bradsher and Henry Burroughs recorded everyday life in Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1960s, in color. See more »

Another 58.6 Billion for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan?

Kabul -- Yesterday, in the Afghan Peace Volunteers' (APVs') "Borderfree Center" here in Kabul, I heard someone banging on the front gate and hurried downstairs to open it. As it happened, I was the only one at the Center that morning. Show More Summary

Top Stories: NATO Chief In Kabul; California Considers Tuition Hike

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A judge overturns Missouri's ban on same sex marriage; President Obama will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Civil War soldier; and AC/DC's drummer is arrested for attempted murder.

How one group is making it easier to use social media in Afghanistan

KABUL--The invitation for the second annual Afghan Social Media Summit in Kabul arrived with all the pertinent details except one--the location. This is Afghanistan after all. Security trumps everything. So the location was only released at the last minute along with credentials. Show More Summary

NATO's New Secretary General Makes First Visit To Kabul

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Pakistan's Army chief was also in Kabul visiting newly-sworn-in President Ashraf Ghani, who has been making a concerted effort to mend fences with international leaders.

Military & strategy links: Kabul slog, Russian sub off Sweden, Obama's nukes and more

Amid concern over the rise of the Islamic State, developments in Afghanistan have largely dropped off the radar. Yet as Jason Lyall argues, the 2015 fighting season has been one of the toughest Kabul has experienced. Over at War on the...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Top Afghan War Commander Reassessing Withdrawal Timeline

The Pentagon’s man in Kabul is launching a new effort to assess whether Afghan troops will be ready to fill the void when the last American forces depart from the country in 2016. 

Afghanistan as Narco-State: End The International Drug War

Doug Bandow The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production...Show More Summary

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