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Kabul (Afghanistan)

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  • Western couple missing in Afghanistan plead for help in videos

    Hoping to take advantage of the publicity surrounding the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing with her Canadian husband in Afghanistan in 2012 has shared two videos it received of the...
  • Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention [Commentary]

    Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention [Commentary]
    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 the...
  • From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies

    From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies
    The way a country winds down a war in a faraway place and stands with those who risked their own safety to help in the fight sends a message to the world that is not soon forgotten. As President Obama announced last week, the U.S. will withdraw all...
  • Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release

    Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release
    Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress. Adding to...
  • The war correspondents' view from Afghanistan

    Wars are often at their most dangerous as they are winding down, fraught with unpredictability and chaos. But that is also the time when the conflict's true trajectory becomes clear, and the perspective of thoughtful and seasoned observers takes on...
  • CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military

    CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military
    The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • U.S. to reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end

    U.S. to  reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end
    President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war. The...
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • At least 13 killed as Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan

    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....
  • Offbeat Bill Murray Comedy 'Rock the Kasbah' Seeks Love From Cannes

    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...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    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...