More Afghanistan Articles

  • Afghan journalists boycotting Taliban in response to colleague's murder

    A group of Afghan journalists is organizing a boycott of the Taliban after the murder of a fellow reporter and several of his family members in a Thursday assault on civilians. "In this attack, the Taliban deliberately and ruthlessly targeted civilians, shooting women and innocent children...

  • UN: Syrians, Russians, Afghans lead asylum list

    GENEVA (AP) — Most asylum seekers turned to Europe last year as Syria, Russia and Afghanistan topped the list of places where people fled their homelands to ask for protection from another country, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The agency's report found that Europe totaled...

  • Afghan attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious...

  • Will Afghanistan security take backseat to Europe?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and NATO officials are trying to gauge whether to divert already dwindling resources and attention from Afghanistan as Russia pushes new hostilities to Europe's doorstep. NATO is intent on continuing its 12-year mission in Afghanistan and has urged the Kabul government...

  • New Washington memorial is first for living Americans

    Later this year, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial at the base of Capitol Hill will be dedicated. President Obama has been invited to participate.

  • Candidates vie for Afghan women's vote

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded. Habiba Sarabi is the most prominent...

  • Bicycle bomb kills 2 people in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says a bomb attached to a bicycle has killed two people in eastern Afghanistan. The official says the bomb was detonated Wednesday by remote control in Ghazni, the capital of the province of the same name. Deputy provincial police chief, Col....

  • U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

    Faced with the ongoing exit of American troops from Afghanistan, the top U.S. aid agency wants to step up its use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects that aid workers no longer will be able to observe with their own eyes.

  • U.S. weakness breeds global instability

    In a recent interview, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested that U.S. weakness is fueling instability around the world. How true. We can see the proof unfolding before our eyes. Russia has seized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Venezuela's regime has killed and wounded dozens of...

  • Army lost $586 million in equipment, weapons in Afghanistan

    Poor security and inaccurate records of Army supplies in Afghanistan led to the loss of $586 million in equipment between May 2012 and May 2013, including weapons and other sensitive information. The Army and civilian contractors oversee equipment at storage areas where extra supplies are...



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