| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Family and friends will memorialize Dr. Jerry Umanos, the Chicago pediatrician killed by gunfire last week while working at an Afghanistan hospital, in a private gathering Saturday.
The 1:30 p.m. memorial at Lawndale Christian Health Center, where...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Hundreds of people are dead or missing after landslides in remote northeastern Afghanistan buried a village under as much as 60 feet of mud and rocks, officials said Friday.
The United Nations said at least 350 people had been killed in Badakhshan, a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Mohammad Qasim Fahim
Influential Afghan vice president
Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2014
If anyone is surprised that with each passing day Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to veer more sharply away from the U.S. and toward the Taliban, it might be time to remember some history. Karzai himself was once asked to become a high-ranking...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:36 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Extending a spate of bloodshed in the Afghan capital, a suicide bomber attacked a military bus Sunday morning, killing two soldiers and two civilians and injuring 20, officials said.
The bomber was on foot and detonated his...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:01 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials Friday raised the death toll in a Taliban assault on a luxury hotel to nine people, including four foreigners, as police investigated a devastating security lapse at one of Kabul’s supposedly safest locations....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK - Jurors on Tuesday begin deliberating the fate of a former Al Qaeda spokesman portrayed by lawyers as either a hardened terrorist buoyed by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or an innocent cleric accidentally drawn into Osama bin Laden's orbit....