| 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 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Soon we shall get to the bottom of the swap of five Taliban kingpins from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for one Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
In time we will learn whether Bergdahl really served with "honor and distinction" and was "captured on the...
| 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 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 11, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A heated presidential race in Afghanistan leading to Saturday's runoff election scarcely touched the news that has captivated many Americans for days: the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
As they crisscrossed the country, neither...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Services have not been set yet for the Palatine father and his son killed in Afghanistan last week.
A spokeswoman for the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, where Gary Gabel was a longtime active church member, said services have...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman with Chicago-area ties is recovering from injuries in Germany after she was wounded in an attack that killed her husband and father-in-law in Afghanistan last week.
Teresa Gabel was with her husband, John Gabel, and father-in-law Gary Gabel,...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Funeral services for the Palatine man killed in Afghanistan last month have been scheduled for Friday in Arlington Heights, though services for his son will be set at a later date.
Gary J. Gabel's celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Officials at Kabul University confirmed the death of two more men with Chicago connections following a shooting at a hospital in Afghanistan late last week that also claimed the life of pediatrician Jerry Umanos.
Visting lecturer John Gabel and his...
| 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 5, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Arriving in the western Afghanistan city of Herat in the late 1990s during Taliban rule, Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai expected a locked-down, cowering population.
Instead, he heard residents openly criticize the militant Islamic movement. At...