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.
Nils Horner is the first foreign journalist killed in Afghanistan since 2011.
With frayed U.S.–Afghan relations at a breaking point, the Obama administration has officially given the green light to begin planning for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year.
The ministry revised an article in the criminal procedure code that critics say would have made it impossible to prosecute domestic violence cases.
The White House and Pentagon remain optimistic they can reach a deal to maintain a limited troop presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal later this year. U.S. diplomats aren’t so sure, according to a newly released State Department report.
Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen has captured candid photos of Afghan refugee children playing in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirmed early Saturday that Americans were among the dead after a coordinated Taliban attack. Updated: 4:50 a.m ET Saturday.
The Afghanistan war drama expanded in wide release to earn $38.5 million. That’s good news for Mark Wahlberg and incredibly good news for director Peter Berg and co-star Taylor Kitsch.
Aw man, look at her face!
A Christmas away from home for those fighting in America’s longest war.
This powerful photo of a wounded soldier sent to his wife from Afghanistan is going viral after she shared it on Facebook.
Militants detonated a suicide truck bomb in front of the U.S. consulate in Herat, reportedly killing two and injuring several others. A gun battle between militants and security forces ensued.
The report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction was published to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.
A portrait of Pat Tillman, the former star linebacker and Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan, is the last thing Sun Devil players see before they run out on the field.
Sushmita Banerjee was shot 20 times outside her home and had her hair ripped off by militants.
Drawing on information from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and other media reports, British blogger and artist James Bridle compiles Google satellite images to show what the areas where drone strikes hit really look like. You can check out his website to read more about his mission and methodology.
Grab the tissues, this one’s a doozy.
As captured by embedded video journalists.
Amateur video of an American cargo plane going down at Bagram air field north of Kabul yesterday. Officials say seven people were killed. [WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE]
While serving in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott met a neglected cat and decided to save his life. Koshka the cat returned the favor.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has also clashed with the U.S. military over repeated delays to the scheduled handover of Afghan detainees, New York Times reports.
“There’s no surprise that the American people are war weary when their commander in chief is the weariest of all,” Rep. Cotton tells CPAC.