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For a debut novelist with a quiet literary sensibility to take on the bloated, overexposed milieu of celebrity culture — and to approach it as a head-on dissection — requires a certain bravado. The soul-sucking Hollywood machine is an area...
KABUL, Afghanistan — On a recent afternoon here in the Afghan capital, 14-year-old Fawad Mohammadi stood shivering on a muddy corner, scanning the street for customers who might buy one of his maps. But his thoughts were elsewhere: the Oscars....
The experience of watching five short animation or live-action films in one sitting — each a finalist for an Oscar in two of this year's shorts categories — can be a bit like walking into a museum to find the Rothko's been hung next to the...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.KABUL, Afghanistan -- Civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan dropped in 2012 for the first time in six years, a sign of lessening hostilities, but insurgents dramatically expanded their campaign of assassinating government supporters, the United...
The United States and its allies have been infusing troops, weapons and authority into Afghanistan for more than 11 years to shackle Taliban extremists and uproot Al Qaeda’s bases for waging war against the West. Winding down the mission will be...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A NATO airstrike apparently targeting Taliban commanders in an Afghan village near the border with Pakistan killed 10 civilians, including women and children, officials said Wednesday. The attack Tuesday night in the village of...
KABUL, Afghanistan – Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. took over Sunday as the newest and probably last U.S. commander in Afghanistan, tasked with ending America’s longest war even as insurgents continue to challenge the U.S.-backed Afghan...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans paid bribes totaling about $3.9 billion last year -- twice the country’s domestic revenue -- and two-thirds of the population says it’s acceptable for civil servants to take kickbacks for providing basic services,...
Amid partisan questioning from both sides in former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing last week, a major opportunity was lost. Hagel's fellow Republicans grilled the Defense secretary nominee on past statements about Israel and his opposition to...
KABUL, Afghanistan — She was just an ordinary brown mutt, a stray, but Pvt. Conrad Lewis loved her. Lewis, a British paratrooper in Afghanistan's Helmand province, adopted the dog and named her Pegasus. Everyone called her Peg. In his letters...
Tags: Pets, U.S. Military, Human Interest, Armed Forces, Social Issues
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two police officers including a district commander died in a bombing Sunday near Afghanistan’s border with Iran, part of a rash of attacks that killed at least 21 officers in 24 hours, Afghan officials said. The officers were...
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 11 police officers were killed and numerous civilians injured in two bombings Saturday in the north and east of Afghanistan. Among the dead were the police counter-terrorism chief and the head of the traffic police in...
Tags: Armed Conflicts, Terrorism, Afghanistan, Suicide, Taliban
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