WorldViews: Afghanistan


Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The world through the lens of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus

The AP photographer died after being shot by an Afghan police in Khost province.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:04 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Here’s a list of former Afghan detainees who have returned to fight for the Taliban

Here’s a list of former Afghan detainees who have returned to fight for the Taliban

By Julie Tate  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Afghan female rapper dreams of stardom

If she beats the odds, Paradise Soururi could become a star female rapper in Afghanistan.

By Monica Villamizar  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Afghan war now more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war ever was

A new poll finds the lowest ever public support for the war, now ongoing for more than a decade.

By Max Fisher  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Iraq

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Veteran photographer recounts his first Afghan war assignment

Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist Michel du Cille discusses his first experience reporting in Afghanistan.

By Michel du Cille  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/12/2013

A trip to the roof of the world

The Post's Kevin Sieff describes leaving Kabul for a place peaceful and forgotten, the Wakhan Corridor.

By Kevin Sieff  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/10/2013

'The finest poppy storage warehouse ever built for the Afghan army'

The U.S. spent $34 million on a military complex no one wanted and that it will most likely raze.

By Max Fisher  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The U.S. military is scrapping up to 2,000 of its mine-resistant vehicles, which cost $1 million each

The Pentagon is disposing of as much as $7 billion worth of hardware that's too expensive to ship home.

By Max Fisher  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Military

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/19/2013

The ultimate symbol of why Afghan peace talks will be so difficult

The Taliban insisted on flying its official flag and banner over its Doha office, a discouraging sign.

By Max Fisher  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Taliban fighters shrug off NSA surveillance revelations: 'We knew'

A spokesperson for the insurgents said, "we have used our technical resources to foil their efforts and have been able to stop them from succeeding so far."

By Kevin Sieff  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013

New U.S. representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan is critic of Biden on war

James Dobbins previously published an article criticizing, and at points mocking, Biden's proposed Afghan war strategy.

By Max Fisher  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, pakistan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/01/2013

64 percent of Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan support the death penalty for leaving Islam

A new Pew survey on views in the Islamic world finds an alarming trend.

By Max Fisher  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Egypt, pakistan, Religion

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Photos: Afghans send sympathy and love to Boston, whose pain they know all too well

Many ordinary Afghans feel heartbroken over the Boston tragedy, wrote a documentary filmmaker in Kabul.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Today's Reads: An awkward moment in Kabul, the 'Invisible Children' comic book

Drama at the Bolshoi, cross-cultural weddings, more

By Max Fisher  |  09:24 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, China, Russia, Today's Reads, Yemen

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/13/2013

The 11 foreign policy takeaways from Obama's State of the Union

Less Afghanistan and Syria, more cyber security and drones, outreach to Iran and more.

By Max Fisher  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, C.I.A., Cyber Security, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/05/2013

‘Sticks for Troops' keeps hockey going in Afghanistan

Donated hockey equipment gives troops an opportunity to play in Kandahar.

By Ben Sumner  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Study: Monkey bites are the latest challenge in the Afghan War

The Center for Disease Control documents the cases, one of which include a monkey owned by the U.S. military.

By Max Fisher  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/10/2012

List of prominent Afghan officials assassinated (and targeted) in 2012

The country's head of intelligence was among the latest targets.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/28/2012

An ending in Afghanistan: U.S. closes Forward Operating Base Tillman

NFL star Pat Tillman was in many ways a symbol of the Afghan war's emotional highs and lows, and may be once again today.

By Max Fisher  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/08/2012

A Kickstarter campaign for an ancient site in Afghanistan

One filmmaker hopes to use crowdfunding to stop a Chinese copper mine.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Mes Aynak

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/07/2012

A weary Afghanistan sighs at Obama’s second term

The country is greeting the president's second term with deep ambivalence.

By Pamela Constable  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, America in Context

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Afghans skeptical about another Obama term

Most associated Obama chiefly with the U.S. military role in Afghanistan and seemed deeply ambivalent about it.

By Pam Constable  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Election, obama

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Afghanistan optimism at the presidential foreign policy debate

Both candidates exuded confidence about the planned 2014 drawdown.

By Max Fisher  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Terrorism’s global decline, explained in charts

Terrorism has been nearly cut in half since 2007, mostly during Bush's final two years.

By Max Fisher  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Iraq, pakistan, Terrorism

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Afghanistan’s ‘dancing boys’: Behind the story

Correspondent Ernesto Londoño on how he was able to report on the opaque issue of Afghanistan’s dancing boys.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, dancing boys

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Twitter hoaxer Tommaso De Benedetti comes clean

The Rome schoolteacher has faked the identities of major world leaders like Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Syria, Tommaso De Benedetti, online hoaxes

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Afghan victims graphic images fueling anger

Images and videos of the victims are being posted by Afghans on blogs and social networking sites.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, imagery

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Afghanistan shooting suspect came from Lewis-McChord, ‘most troubled base in the military’

Four Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers were convicted in connection with the killings in 2010 of three Afghan civilians. And the base had a spate of suicides last year.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, shooting, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Solar flare, the northern lights and Japan one year later: Morning roundup

Solar flare, the northern lights and Japan one year later.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, morning roundup, Japan, Afghanistan, Russia

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes: Morning roundup

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Pakistan, Iran, France, Russia, Afghanistan, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire: Morning roundup

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire in the morning roundup.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Iwo Jima

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Koran burning in Afghanistan — how should holy books be disposed of?

How different faiths say their sacred writings should be disposed of.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Koran, religious texts

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Fat Tuesday, Koran burning and Damascus revolt: Morning links

Koran burning, Fat Tuesday and Damascus revolt.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning links, Mardi Gras, Carnaval, Koran, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Google Street View

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Afghan man, detained for being Sikh, is released from prison

A day after The Washington Post published a story about Baljit Singh, authorities released him.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Sikhism, religious intolerance, Baljit Singh

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Afghan man strangles wife for having a girl

Violence against women in Afghanistan is an ongoing problem.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, women

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Dispatch from Afghanistan: ‘Our patrol got attacked by Taliban’

The Post’s Anup Kaphle sends a dispatch from Afghanistan.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Taliban

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Afghan rape victim freed, may not have to marry her attacker

Gulnaz, convicted of adultery after she was raped, may not have to marry the attacker as threatened.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Gulnaz, rape

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/07/2011

The Post, NYT and WSJ show same scene of Kabul carnage via different photos

The three papers showed the same scene of carnage, using different photos, on their front pages Wednesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Kabul, front pages, NYT, WSJ

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Kabul attack may be sign of coming sectarian violence (audio, video)

Footage shows the moment a suicide bomber attacked a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Kabul, suicide attack

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Afghan woman freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist

An Afghan woman jailed for adultery after being raped by a relative is going free — but only because she agreed to marry the man who assaulted her.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, moral crimes, Gulnaz

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Afghanistan without the war

What would the country look like if it were not caught in an ongoing battle?

By Melissa Bell  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Eid al-Adha

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Army Ranger Kristoffer Domeij killed in action on 14th deployment

Domeij served more than any other Army ranger who died in action.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Army Ranger, Kristoffer Domeij, Iraq, Afghanistan

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Afghanistan at war: Ten years later, how much do you know?

Test your knowledge on the country and the war that America has been engaged in for the last decade.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Afghanistan War

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn’s widow on search for missing wedding band

Kimberly Vaughn of Virginia says she accidentally lost her husband’s band while flying, and she hopes Facebook can help her get it back.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Navy SEAL, Virginia, Afghanistan, Aaron Vaughn, Kimberly Vaugn, wedding band, Facebook campaign