| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:38 AM
A suicide blast targeting a foreign military convoy has killed at least four civilians in the Afghan capital, authorities said.
Residents of the Darulaman neighborhood of West Kabul told The Times they heard a loud blast at 11:30 a.m. local time.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Afghanistan's rival presidential contenders agreed Friday to accept the results of a recount of their disputed June 14 runoff and to form a government of national unity whatever the outcome of the disputed poll.
The agreement announced in Kabul by...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Aug. 7:
The killing of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in Kabul by an Afghan soldier at a training academy and the refusal of Afghan politicians to agree on a new president...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:19 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with Afghanistan’s dueling presidential candidates Thursday in an unannounced visit to push for a resolution of the country's disputed election.
Kerry arrived in the capital, Kabul, in the evening and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The gunman who killed a U.S. Army major general and wounded several others at a military university in Afghanistan was identified by officials Wednesday as an Afghan soldier in his 20s who was carrying a NATO-issued assault rifle.
The gunman, who...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
After nearly a dozen years of war and scores of deployments, the Maryland National Guard is sending its last soldiers to Afghanistan — even as the killing of a U.S. general this week underscores the continuing volatility of the country and the...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:40 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:06 AM
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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 10:59 AM
History repeats itself in Afghanistan, usually as tragedy. The aftermath of the second round of the presidential election held on June 14th eerily echoes events in 2009, when Hamid Karzai held on to the presidency amid allegations of "industrial-scale...