| May 25, 2014
| 7:03 PM
President Obama swooped into the Afghan war zone for a secret, rare visit with troops Sunday and renewed a pledge to bring U.S. military involvement there to a "responsible end" this year.
Speaking to a crowd of 3,000 service members in a hangar at...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister, offering a new, more conservative government to a country thirsty for economic change.
The ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi was notable for the presence of Pakistani Prime...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:58 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul.
| May 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer.
Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:44 AM
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — For weeks, the Taliban circulated threats in Sher Agha's rural district that anyone who participated in Saturday's election in Afghanistan would be punished or killed.
So the night before the vote, the 52-year-old...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live.
The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven children with little...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:20 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -– Taliban insurgents opposed to Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential vote stormed an election office in Kabul on Tuesday and killed five people, officials said.
The sound of gunfire echoed across Kabul’s Darul Aman...
| Mar 30, 2014
Negative early headlines about Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election are easy to imagine. Some candidates are already trying to foster a simplified view among Westerners that they can fail to make the likely second-round runoff only if there is...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 11:29 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Plastic crates loaded with ballots arrived at counting centers Sunday as Afghan officials began tallying results from a historic presidential election that largely defied fears of low voter turnout and Taliban violence....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:13 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — One year after a 25-year-old diplomat from the Chicago area was killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul remembered Anne Smedinghoff on Monday by reading poetry and releasing balloons in a...
| Feb 9, 2014
If anyone is surprised that with each passing day Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to veer more sharply away from the U.S. and toward the Taliban, it might be time to remember some history. Karzai himself was once asked to become a high-ranking...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:13 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers dressed as women broke into a private home on Saturday and began firing rocket-propelled grenades at their target next door: the headquarters of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission, the latest...