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The Beauty and the Peril of Being a Photojournalist in Afghanistan

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

Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Government Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Help Fight "Terrorists"

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

Suicide attack targeting Afghan official kills guard

Election commission official escapes unharmed after attack on his vehicle in Kabul kills bodyguard.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan election official in Kabul: police

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.

Pentagon: ‘Avoidable’ Human Error Led to Doctors Without Borders Bombing

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Home, Sweet Kleptocracy: Kabul in America

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

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?

Kabul Invites Russian Resource, Infrastructure Investment in Afghanistan

Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said that Kabul has invited Russian business to invest in geological exploration and infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

Kabul on the Potomac: How America became the most Corrupt Society in the West

By Rebecca Gordon | ( | – – A top government official with energy industry holdings huddles in secret with oil company executives to work out the details of a potentially…

Afghan forces launch bid to rescue 18 captured by Taliban

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.

Eight Children Dead After Rocket They Were Playing With Explodes in Kabul

Three others were killed in the Afghan capital when an improvised explosive devise detonated at a roundabout.

Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Kabul in America Cross-posted with 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

Taliban capture 13 Afghan soldiers after helicopter crash: police

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.

Taliban appoint top official to Qatar political office

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.

Kabul Appreciates Russian Support of Peace Process in Afghanistan

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.

Slow road from Kabul highlights China's challenge in Afghanistan

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.

Afghan inquiry says poor leadership let Taliban seize Kunduz

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.

Kabul Taxi: You talkin' to me?

A return to 1960s-style political satire helps lighten the mood in Afghanistan – online at least.

Sent back from Europe, some Afghans prepare to try again

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.

Suicide attack on foreign convoy in Afghanistan kills one: police

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.

Confusion over reports dissident Taliban commander killed

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.

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