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Making Foreign Reconstruction Efforts Count

The Kabul Grand Hotel was supposed to be a symbol of America’s reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Instead, it’s an empty mothballed structure that’s heavily guarded courtesy of U.S. taxpayers.

November 23, 2016

Massive Explosion Tears Through Central Kabul

A powerful explosion ripped through central Kabul during morning rush hour Tuesday, a week after the Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive. The blast struck a densely packed neighbourhood close to several military compounds, according to police sources.

April 19, 2016

Taliban Appoints New Leader After Mullah Omar’s Death

The Taliban has officially appointed a new leader following the death of its founder, Mullah Omar, officials say.

July 30, 2015

Kerry In Kabul To Push For New President Within Weeks

By Nicolas Revise Kabul (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kabul on Thursday to pressure feuding presidential candidates to resolve the disputed election result that risks triggering instability as NATO troops withdraw. Allegations of massive fraud in Afghanistan’s June election tipped the country into a political crisis, with the United Nations […]

August 7, 2014

Obama Back Home After Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama was back in Washington on Monday after a lightning 32-hour trip to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops. Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, the day when military war dead are remembered and military personnel and veterans are honored. The president is scheduled to host a White House […]

May 26, 2014

Afghanistan Official Shot, Another Kidnapped In Kabul

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times 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. Hours after unknown gunmen kidnapped a deputy minister in President Hamid Karzai’s government, […]

April 16, 2014