Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22429/all en Women's affairs official in Afghanistan murdered by car bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120713/womens-affairs-official-afghanistan-murdered-c Afghan women's fight for equal rights was dealt another major blow Friday by the bloody car bomb death of a regional head of women's affairs, Reuters reported. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120713/womens-affairs-official-afghanistan-murdered-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Asia murder South Asia Women Women's rights Asia-Pacific Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:08:38 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5711707 at http://www.globalpost.com At least a dozen Afghan policemen defect to the Taliban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120724/at-least-dozen-afghan-policemen-defect-the-tal An Afghan police commander and at least a dozen junior officers have defected to the Taliban and handed over their weapons and equipment, reported BBC news today, in an incident that may be the largest police side-switch in recent history in Afghanistan. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120724/at-least-dozen-afghan-policemen-defect-the-tal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan War Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Military War Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:05:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713167 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan's thriving civil society is getting worried http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121109/afghan-civil-society-us-withdrawal <p>KABUL &mdash; With NATO troops leaving Afghanistan after more than a decade, a new dawn is again approaching. Some are worried that one of the few tangible achievements of the US-led occupation &mdash; the building of a thriving civil society &mdash; may be lost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121109/afghan-civil-society-us-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan War The Handover Conflict Zones Want to Know Military Aid United States Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5725525 at http://www.globalpost.com Karzai orders ‘full Afghanization’ of Bagram prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121119/karzai-orders-full-afghanization-bagram-prison Afghanistan's president ordered the full transfer of detainees from American to Afghan control.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121119/karzai-orders-full-afghanization-bagram-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:04:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5726471 at http://www.globalpost.com Eight suicide bombers repelled by Afghan forces at NATO air base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121202/eight-suicide-bombers-repelled-afghan-forces-a An attempted attack by eight suicide bombers at the Jalalabad NATO air base in eastern Afghanistan was repelled by Afghan soldiers Sunday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121202/eight-suicide-bombers-repelled-afghan-forces-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:58:49 +0000 Alexander Besant 5727804 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan soldier deaths reach record level in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121230/afghan-soldier-deaths-reach-record-level-2012 Afghan soldier deaths jumped sharply in 2012 setting a record for most deaths in a single year since the beginning of the war.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121230/afghan-soldier-deaths-reach-record-level-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:03:36 +0000 Alexander Besant 5730697 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: US forces will move to Afghan support role in spring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/130111/obama-karzai-discuss-afghanistan-withdrawal Obama: 'Next year this long war will come to a responsible end.' <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/130111/obama-karzai-discuss-afghanistan-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan War United States Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5733272 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO agrees to Karzai air strike ban in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130217/nato-agrees-karzai-air-strike-ban-afghanistan NATO said that it has accepted Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decree to halt air strikes in residential areas.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130217/nato-agrees-karzai-air-strike-ban-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan War Need to Know Conflict Zones Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:03:41 +0000 Alexander Besant 5758319 at http://www.globalpost.com Pierre Borghi, French freelance photographer, escapes Taliban captivity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130408/pierre-borghi-french-freelance-photographer-es A French freelance photographer has been freed from his Taliban captors after four months of captivity.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130408/pierre-borghi-french-freelance-photographer-es" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Want to Know Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:39:44 +0000 Alexander Besant 5805768 at http://www.globalpost.com Elite Afghan troops try hand at US arsenal http://www.globalpost.com/www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130425/afghanistan-army-maintain-US-arsenal <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">QALAT, Afghanistan &mdash; In nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, US forces have brought in a tremendous amount of fighting equipment, built military facilities all over the country and overseen the training of hundreds of thousands of Afghan troops.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130425/afghanistan-army-maintain-US-arsenal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan War Want to Know Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:59:00 +0000 Ben Brody 5824495 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO confirm death of 4 US soldiers in southern Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130514/nato-confirm-death-4-us-soldiers-southern-afgh Four US soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130514/nato-confirm-death-4-us-soldiers-southern-afgh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Need to Know Tue, 14 May 2013 14:40:54 +0000 Alexander Besant 5837511 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban withdraws peace talks offer after deputy Wali-ur-Rehman killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/taliban-withdraws-peace-talks-offer-after-deputy-le Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Wali-ur-Rehman was buried Wednesday shortly after he was killed by a US drone strike.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/taliban-withdraws-peace-talks-offer-after-deputy-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Thu, 30 May 2013 15:25:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5848844 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten schoolchidren dead in Afghanistan suicide blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130603/ten-schoolchidren-dead-afghanistan-suicide-bla A suicide bomber killed 13 people on Monday, including 10 schoolchildren in eastern Afghanistan.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130603/ten-schoolchidren-dead-afghanistan-suicide-bla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Need to Know Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:59:51 +0000 Alexander Besant 5850815 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO convoy attacked in Pakistan, killing at least six http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130610/nato-convoy-attacked-pakistan-killing-at-least At least six people are dead in an attack on a NATO supply convoy in Pakistan that was bound for Afghanistan. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130610/nato-convoy-attacked-pakistan-killing-at-least" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan pakistan Want to Know Pakistan Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5854337 at http://www.globalpost.com Karzai: American foreign policy caused 9/11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130610/karzai-american-foreign-policy-caused-911 According to the Afghan president, aside from turning Afghanistan into Taliban-ruled chaos, America's course of action also led to the attacks on 9/11.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130610/karzai-american-foreign-policy-caused-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 9/11 Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan War World Leaders Conflict Zones Want to Know United States Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:34:22 +0000 Geoffrey Ingersoll, Business Insider 5854461 at http://www.globalpost.com