Kevin Sieff became the Post’s Kabul bureau chief in January 2012, after covering education for the newspaper from Washington. Prior to joining the Post, he worked in the Washington bureau of the Financial Times and covered immigration from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Sieff is a graduate of Brown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
As the votes are counted, two front-runners seek support from the six candidates seen as likely to lose.
Agha Jan Motasim was taken from his family’s home by Emirati authorities, Afghan officials say.
The contraction comes just as foreign funds begin to dry up after a decade of projects to bolster the economy.
U.S. military hopes to clean up firing ranges littered with grenades and rockets. But it doesn’t have funding.