James Foley is just the latest photojournalist to be killed while covering the world’s most dangerous wars. Here we look at some of his fellow journalists and their work.
Matthew Rosenberg is the first western journalist to be publicly expelled since the Taliban ruled.
A gunman identified as an Afghan National Army soldier opened fire at a military training facility in Kabul on Tuesday, killing U.S. Major General Harold Greene and injuring 15 others.
Hashmat Karzai, a U.S. citizen, is the second member of the Karzai family to be assassinated since 2011.
The U.S. government is one of the world’s biggest buyers of AK-47s and other Soviet bloc weapons, which it has poured into Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hot spots. An exclusive look at a strange string of U.S.-backed arms deals.
Special Inspector General’s report says the Pentagon gave hundreds of thousands of rifles, machine guns, and other small arms to the Afghan police and army. But now the military can’t track who has them.
A suicide attacker detonated a car packed with explosives in a crowded Afghanistan bazaar on Tuesday. It was the bloodiest attack on civilians since 2008.
A private $10 million cash ransom deal was in the works before the five Gitmo prisoners were handed over.
Facebook users are trying to make sure Robert Gabbert reunites with his Shiba Inu, Baxter.
A powerful lesson for the present from the past.
Military officials said Friday that the U.S. soldier “looked good” after arriving back in the United States and is working with health professionals.
These are the world’s 10 least peaceful countries, according to the 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI).
Brandon Friedman, a decorated war veteran and Obama administration official, called for caution before making judgements on Bowe Bergdahl. “I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members.”
New footage shows the final moments of the U.S. soldier’s captivity and exchange from the Taliban to U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Saturday.
After five years in Taliban captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but some who served with the soldier accuse him of desertion. Update: U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said Tuesday that the Army may still pursue desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sgt. Bergdahl had been held by the Taliban since June 2009. On Sunday he was moved from Afghanistan to a medical facility in Germany, where he will stay until he is ready to return home.
“After more than a decade of Afghan war, ‘Now we are finishing the job we started,” Obama said Tuesday. “This year, we will bring America’s longest war to a responsible end.”
“If we are going to send our young men and women into combat, and we are going to use force, then Congress needs to debate,” Rep. Barbara Lee said.
Officials said they have given up on finding any survivors.
A London exhibition is set to celebrate Steve McCurry’s relationship with Afghanistan’s people, culture and landscape.
Flooding has killed at least 100 people in Afghanistan, leaving thousands more homeless.
Congo and Syria get most of the press, but sexual violence is rampant in conflict zones around the world.
As Washington continues to weigh a complete troop pullout from Afghanistan next year, America’s newest generation of veterans of the longest war in U.S. history are left wondering whether it was worth it. “It would be hard for me to justify all we did over there.”
“The election will determine Afghanistan’s future.”
Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.
The 20-year-old took the shot from 900 metres away.
Nowruz, meaning “new day” in Persian, is a secular holiday to mark the start of spring and the new year on the Iranian calendar.
The Serena Hotel is frequented by journalists, United Nations staff, and Afghan and foreign officials. UPDATE: Nine civilians have been reported killed, including two children, four foreign nationals, and a Kabul-based journalist for Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The last of Canada’s troops are set to leave Afghanistan in the next few days.