The incident on Saturday in which NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers at border outposts was an accident waiting to happen.
To grasp the severity of Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero’s $40-fertilizer-bomb problem, it helps to consider some much bigger numbers.
Marine Gen. John R. Allen wants 1,700 more military personnel to lead hundreds of new advisor teams to be assigned beginning next year to Afghan units battling the Taliban insurgency, officials say.
The Afghan president has laid out the conditions for an extended U.S. military presence. But with opposition to his rule growing, can Karzai hold on?
Burhanuddin Rabbani, who has died in a bomb attack in Kabul, has been a key player during some of the most turbulent years in Afghanistan's history.
Today is the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of the Panjshir,
New figures released by NATO reveal a dramatic increase in the number of U.S. commando raids across Afghanistan since the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who served as commander of the war in 2009 and early 2010 before being replaced by now-CIA Chief David Petraeus.
As at one of my notes in the journal Rowshani (Light), the magazine of the Enlighteners Association of Afghanistan (Kanun e Rowshangaran Afghanistan), which ended its publication- due to shortage of space here, it is not possible to go on detail about it- I did write an article entitled Aryan Ethnic:...
We cannot ignore imam Ali's dealings with his predecessors to the khilafah. He treated them with consideration although he believed that they had taken what was his right.
In fact Arab faschism fight against Shia around the world while their approaches are Racial, Religious and Secular aspects. Iranian Faschism do the same with Racial, Secular and infidelity trends. The Mongolism (Hazareh tribe faschism) carries out its task upon Racial and Secular aspects. Pashtunism ...
KABUL -- Heroin addicts in Afghanistan's capital usually meet in hidden places. In an abandoned building. In a disused cargo container. In places where the dealers who bring them heroin paste can find them and they can spread the paste on tinfoil, light it, and inhale the smoke through a thin plastic ...
MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan -- What would Afghanistan look like without war
BEIJING, -- Thanks to modern technology, particularly satellite imagery and live video beamed from combatants, truth should no longer be the first casualty of war
When U.S. President Obama called Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to tell him the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. citizens in a lightening raid not far from the Pakistani capital last night, he also instructed his team to similarly inform their Pakistani counterparts. The question ...
In recent weeks, ties between Islamabad and Washington have grown more strained than a cup of sickly sweet South Asian chai.
KABUL, -- The war-weary Afghans have been witnessing rising bombings, killings and suicide attacks as the traditional Taliban fighting season gets underway, but can Afghan Taliban kill its way to victory
While we are diverted by the opera-bouffe spectacle of the civil war in Libya’s desert, a genuine tragedy—and potential geopolitical trainwreck—is unfolding in Bahrain
By James P. McGovern and Walter B. Jones The Washington Post Friday, February 18, 2011
KABUL, Afghanistan — As the long luncheon for newly elected Afghan members of Parliament wound to a close over tea and fruit last weekend, it became clear that President Hamid Karzai was outnumbered and outmaneuvered
Street children in Kabul call for peace, seek education