| 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 30, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Afghanistan had an election a few weeks ago. Iraq had one Wednesday. But that is about all that these two countries, both invaded by the United States in the last decade, have in common right now. Afghanistan is moving forward just as rapidly as Iraq is...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Taliban assailants stormed a government complex in eastern Afghanistan and raided police checkpoints on Monday in a series of attacks that killed at least 13 people and marked the start of what the insurgent group dubbed a new spring offensive....
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Is the world ready for a comedy about Kabul? Will audiences empathize with a broke Bill Murray bar-hopping amid the wartime chaos of Afghanistan?
Certainly "Rock the Kasbah," being shopped at Cannes this week (it starts shooting June 2), contrasts...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:05 AM
MUMBAI, India – Five NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in the deadliest incident so far this year for the international forces, officials said.
The U.S.-led NATO coalition said it was investigating the...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:20 PM
German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was already a success by any measure when her assignment for the Associated Press took her to Iraq to cover George W. Bush's misbegotten war.
She had already spent more than a decade covering conficts —...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 12:50 PM
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Afghanistan passed the first major test of the impending post-American era on Saturday with an election that featured a robust turnout, minimal violence and few glaring reports of cheating as voters began the process of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:01 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. airstrike hit an Afghan army outpost early Thursday morning, killing five Afghan soldiers and injuring seven others, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
Officials in the Charkh district of eastern Logar province, where the...
| 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.