[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,...
The attack on Nils Horner, who had dual British and Swedish citizenship, is the first in years in which a Western journalist appeared to have been specifically targeted.
Gunmen have shot dead a British-Swedish journalist in the embassy quarter of Kabul in an unusual attack using a pistol with a silencer. Police said the man, who had been in the country only a few days, had been killed when travelling from his hotel to the ruins of a restaurant bombed by the Taliban […]
A Swedish Journalist working for Sveriges Radio has been shot dead in Afghanistan. Nils Horner, 51, was fired upon by unidentified gunmen, according to Time. The incident happened in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul, the war stricken capital of the country. Show More Summary
Reuters | The Washington Post Swedish Radio correspondent Nils Horner was shot dead outside a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Katharine Houreld reports: Horner had been waiting outside a Lebanese restaurant with his driver and translator when two men in … Read more
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.
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
U.S. Special Forces Soldiers attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, practice combat marksmanship skills training on a range, near Kabul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2014. USSF members maintain their skills for continued efficiency while assisting in operations with Afghan forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in Afghan Taliban Order Fighters To Disrupt Vote - -
An exhibition, 'Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul', opens at the Art Gallery of NSW on March 7. Many thought the treasures of Afghanistan were lost forever. They survived against the odds, thanks to the heroic efforts of a small band of museum staff. Show More Summary
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 - -
Seddiq Barmak fell in love with the world of cinema when he saw his first film, 'Lawrence of Arabia', at Kabul theatre at a tender 5 years of age. In the 35 years which intervened between Barmak's first excursion to the cinema and his...Show More Summary
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…
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night. Other times it's a text message sent to a mobile phone. But the warnings are always the same, threats of death for having worked with the German military in northern Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night. Other times it’s Ex-Afghan Translators For German Army Fear Attacks - -
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