| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:43 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said.
An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of 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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:14 AM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India -- Civilian deaths in the conflict in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, nearing the record levels of bloodletting reached in 2011 as Afghan security forces stepped up operations andTaliban-led insurgents continued to target...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:45 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bombing at the entrance to a base in southern Afghanistan used by the U.S.-led military coalition killed one international soldier Monday, Afghan officials said.
Nine assailants were gunned down in the attack, which took place...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies warn in a new, classified assessment that insurgents could quickly regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:57 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A NATO soldier was killed Saturday when insurgents attacked a military base in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
Five insurgents launched the early-morning assault on a joint Afghan-NATO base in Ghani Khel, a district in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top justice officials on Thursday ordered the release of 72 imprisoned terrorism suspects for lack of evidence to prosecute them, defying U.S. objections to freeing men still considered a security risk.
| Jan 12, 2014
In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print.
The latest domestic...