| Mar 30, 2014
Negative early headlines about Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election are easy to imagine. Some candidates are already trying to foster a simplified view among Westerners that they can fail to make the likely second-round runoff only if there is...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:20 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -– Taliban insurgents opposed to Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential vote stormed an election office in Kabul on Tuesday and killed five people, officials said.
The sound of gunfire echoed across Kabul’s Darul Aman...
| 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 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 14, 2014
| 3:03 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and underscored the vulnerability of the Pakistani government's attempt...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:35 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Bombs exploded in bustling sections of two troubled Pakistani cities Friday, leaving at least 19 people dead in the latest round of violence to mar government efforts to initiate peace talks with insurgents.
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:29 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban threatened to attack next month’s presidential election in Afghanistan, calling on its followers “to use all force” in targeting poll workers and political activists and to disrupt balloting.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:18 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- As government mediators tentatively restarted peace talks with Pakistani Taliban representatives Wednesday, a roadside bomb struck a convoy of paramilitary forces in the country’s tribal region, killing six security personnel...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:59 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – In a rare assault on the heart of the Pakistani capital, militants stormed a district court complex in Islamabad on Monday, unleashing gunfire and explosives that killed at least 11 people, including a judge, and wounded 25...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live.
The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven...