Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Abdullah Threatens To Back Out Of Afghanistan Election

By Ali M. Latifi, Los Angeles Times The campaign team of Abdullah Abdullah — the former foreign minister running against Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for the presidency of Afghanistan — has issued a 24-hour notice to the United Nations and international observers that if changes are not made to the processes of the ongoing audit of […]

September 2, 2014

Amnesty Slams United States Over Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan

By Ben Sheppard Kabul (AFP) — The families of thousands of civilians killed by American forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice or compensation, Amnesty International said Monday, in a damning indictment of the U.S. military as it withdraws. Amnesty said it had gathered evidence of “a deeply flawed U.S. military justice system that […]

August 11, 2014

U.S. Aid To Afghanistan Exceeds Marshall Plan In Costs, Not Results

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian nation, a Pentagon […]

August 1, 2014

More Than 90 People Die, About 50 Injured In Afghan Attacks

By Hafiz Ahmadi, dpa KABUL, Afghanistan — Nearly 100 people were killed Tuesday and around 50 others were wounded in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, officials said. Eighty-nine people, mainly civilians, were killed when a suicide car bomb exploded in the eastern province of Paktika, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said. “The attack also […]

July 15, 2014

Kerry Tries To Calm Afghan Presidential Candidates

By Shashank Bengali and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry held urgent meetings Friday with both presidential candidates in Afghanistan in a bid to resolve a messy election dispute that threatens to unravel years of U.S. efforts to build a fledgling democracy. Kerry met separately with Ashraf […]

July 11, 2014