| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian...
| 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.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Having wrapped the Will Smith movie “Focus” for Warner Bros., John Requa and Glenn Ficarra have signed on to direct “The Taliban Shuffle” for Paramount and producer Tina Fey, TheWrap has learned.
Fey will produce through her...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission announced Tuesday that results of the presidential runoff election will be delayed by at least several days as votes from nearly 2,000 polling places are reviewed in response to allegations of massive fraud....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:53 AM
At least two Afghani children were killed and eight others were wounded in a bombing in Herat province Thursday, the Afghan Interior Ministry reported.
The ministry said the bomb was planted by the Taliban and exploded among children playing outside...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:15 PM
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....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:58 AM
A suicide bomber killed 16 people, including Afghan school children and four Czech soldiers, in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday as the country reeled from a worsening election crisis.
The bombing in Parwan province, north of Kabul, was a reminder of...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Accelerating a grim trend in the evolving war in Afghanistan, civilian casualties rose sharply in the first half of this year due to heavier ground combat between government forces and insurgents in populated areas, the United Nations reported Tuesday....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unscheduled stopover in Kabul early Friday in an attempt to resolve the dispute between two politicians claiming to have won Afghanistan's protracted presidential election, the State Department announced.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry held urgent meetings Friday with both presidential candidates in Afghanistan in a bid to resolve a messy election dispute that threatens to unravel years of U.S. efforts to build a fledgling democracy.