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  • Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse

     Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse
    Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
  • Car bomb attack kills at least 89 in Afghanistan

    Car bomb attack kills at least 89 in Afghanistan
    A car packed with explosives exploded on Tuesday as it sped through a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika, killing at least 89 people, officials said, one of the most violent attacks in the country in a year. The huge explosion...
  • Released Afghan POW Bowe Bergdahl completes treatment, takes new army post

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years in Afghanistan until he was traded May 31 for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo, has completed his U.S. military-led reintegration and has been assigned to an army unit in Texas to...
  • Pakistani teenager still disrespected in homeland

    The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, July 10: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager deservedly named the 2014 recipient of the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center last week, should be an...
  • Afghan election crisis deepens as initial tally shows Ghani winning

    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....
  • Taliban set hundreds of oil tankers ablaze in Afghanistan

    Taliban set hundreds of oil tankers ablaze in Afghanistan
    Taliban insurgents set fire on Saturday to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. Television footage showed black smoke billowing above the site of the attack, with...
  • Military leaders back Bergdahl prisoner exchange

    WASHINGTON The nation's top military commanders unanimously support the controversial swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five imprisoned Taliban leaders, letters released Thursday show. In the wake of criticism of the May 31 exchange, mainly from...
  • Abdullah's supporters threaten to back breakaway Afghan government

    Abdullah's supporters threaten to back breakaway Afghan government
    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....
  • Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?

    The controversy over the trade of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to grow with allegations that President Barack Obama violated federal law and paid too high a price for the release. However, the biggest problem for the...
  • The Bergdahl-Taliban deal and Congress

    The Bergdahl-Taliban deal and Congress
    The House hearing on the deal swapping five Taliban members held in Guantanamo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been mostly unenlightening. But a few things seem clear from what has been learned since the exchange occurred. First, a lot of critics don't...
  • Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?

    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. For much...
  • Pakistan moves for major ground assault on Taliban after evacuations

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani forces were preparing for a major ground offensive against Islamist militants in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan, officials said Monday after nearly all civilians had fled the north-western region along the Afghan border....