Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Warlords, Not Taliban, Making Life Hard For Voters In Quiet Afghan Northeast

Compared with the rest of the country, which is plagued by frequent militant attacks and bombings, Afghanistan's northeastern Kapisa and Parwan provinces enjoy relative peace and stability. Taliban militants don't enjoy a strong presence there.

Millions Of Afghan Women Register To Vote, Hoping To Have An Impact

Millions Of Afghan Women Register To Vote, Hoping To Have An Impact

Pakistani Police Say Musharraf Survives Assassination Attempt

Pakistani police say former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb exploded shortly...

British Royals Under Fire — Again — For Ties To Kazakh Oligarchy

The British royal family has come under fire after Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, accepted a luxury ski trip to Kazakhstan sponsored...

Karzai Nominates Qanooni To Replace Fahim

KABUL -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has nominated Mohammad Yunis Qanooni to succeed Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, who died suddenly on March 9. Speaking...

Several Killed In Afghan Suicide Attack

Asuicide bomber has killed at least 16 civilians at a market in Maimana, the capital of Faryab Province, in northern Afghanistan. Provincial Governor Mohammadullah Patash...

UN Envoy: Afghan Election-Related Violence Rising

The United Nations envoy to Afghanistan says election-related violence is rising ahead of the April 5 presidential election. Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council...

Last Line Of Defense Against The Taliban — Qarqeen

White-bearded Gurbandurdy and his 120-man civil defense force have two enemies. They also have two friends -- the Afghan and Turkmen governments -- who seem...

Bicycle Bomb Kills Two At Afghan Police Station

Afghan officials say a bomb attached to a bicycle has killed two people in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb went off in Ghazni, the capital of...

Afghanistan

Background Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires...