| May 9, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Gary J. Gabel was so taken with his role as a grandfather that he traveled to Afghanistan to be with his beloved granddaughter on her first birthday, family members said Friday as they gathered at an Arlington Heights church to say goodbye.
While he was...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman with Chicago-area ties is recovering from injuries in Germany after she was wounded in an attack that killed her husband and father-in-law in Afghanistan last week.
Teresa Gabel was with her husband, John Gabel, and father-in-law Gary Gabel,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:44 AM
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — For weeks, the Taliban circulated threats in Sher Agha's rural district that anyone who participated in Saturday's election in Afghanistan would be punished or killed.
So the night before the vote, the 52-year-old...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan early Thursday, triggering a gun battle that left 10 officers and one civilian dead, officials said.
Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:18 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan – Four gunmen opened fire late Thursday in a Kabul hotel that caters to foreigners, wounding two employees before police killed the assailants.
Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said the teenage attackers...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful bomb ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 17 people and wounding 46 others, police said. Five children were believed to be among the...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:24 PM
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts.
The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
| 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.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:49 AM
For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Christian health center in Chicago, then decided in 2005 to travel to Afghanistan to continue his practice and help train doctors. On Thursday, he was one of three American doctors shot to death...