| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The election crisis in Afghanistan deepened Monday as officials announced that preliminary results in the presidential race showed former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani with a substantial lead even as his opponent leveled charges of systematic fraud....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:58 AM
A suicide bomber killed 16 people, including Afghan school children and four Czech soldiers, in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday as the country reeled from a worsening election crisis.
The bombing in Parwan province, north of Kabul, was a reminder of...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A defiant Abdullah Abdullah asserted Tuesday that he had won Afghanistan's bitterly disputed presidential election as outraged supporters threatened to back a breakaway government, raising the specter of a prolonged and perhaps bloody political crisis....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Accelerating a grim trend in the evolving war in Afghanistan, civilian casualties rose sharply in the first half of this year due to heavier ground combat between government forces and insurgents in populated areas, the United Nations reported Tuesday....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Deborah Rodriguez spent five years living in Afghanistan. From 2002 to 2007 the hairdresser, storyteller and mother of two from Michigan faced the daily dangers of living in a war-torn country.
Rodriguez helped run the Kabul Beauty School, the first...
| Jun 2, 2014
President Barack Obama has raised a firestorm of controversy with his recent announcement that he plans to "bring America's longest war to a responsible end" by bringing 22,000 combat troops home from Afghanistan, ending the U.S. combat mission there by...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:54 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday called for the counting of ballots in the runoff election to be halted due to what he termed “organized fraud.”
Abdullah, a former Afghan foreign minister, accused election...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Paris-based prestige animation house Les Armateurs has set "The Swallows of Kabul" - a big-screen transfer of Yasmine Khadra's celebrated novel - as one of its flagship feature film productions.
The other, "French Riviera," with Studiocanal, is also in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Taliban fighters have attacked Afghan government troops and civilians across five southeastern districts in a days-long offensive heralding the start of the summer fighting season in the mountainous areas along the border with Pakistan.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The death toll from a week of fighting between Afghan forces and hundreds of Taliban militants in a southern province rose above 100, officials said Thursday, while the U.N. called on all parties to protect civilians who are increasingly caught in the...