With end of Afghan war in sight, Europe pushes business
The European Union threw its weight behind developing Afghanistan's small but promising private sector this week, in the hope that business can usher in stability and peace once foreign troops leave by the end of next year.
Sat May 18, 2013
Afghan village gold mine lures modern-day prospectors
QARA ZAGHAN: After scrambling up a steep mountainside in north Afghanistan, Morad Ali crouches beside a gap cut in the slope and touches some reddish-brown rock.
Fri May 17, 2013
Tsongas, after 5th trip to war-torn nation: Afghan women are making great strides
A little more than a decade later and with the Taliban long since overthrown, the prospects for women living in Afghanistan are brighter than ever, said U.S. Rep.
Wed May 15, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Apply for asylum, translators told
The Defence Minister, Jonathan Coleman, said the interpreters had found new jobs with the Norwegian military after the SAS left.
National Public Radio
Heavy Metal In Kabul? It's The Music, Not The Munitions
Solomon "Sully" Omar performs with the Afghan metal band District Unknown at the third annual Sound Central Festival in Kabul earlier this month.
Afghan village gold mine lures...
After scrambling up a steep mountainside in north Afghanistan, Morad Ali crouches beside a gap cut in the slope and touches some reddish-brown rock.
Tue May 14, 2013
Much of $1bn Afghanistan tax bill is bogus, says US
The Afghan government has charged a tax bill of nearly $1bn to foreign firms working for the US military and government over the last five years, but there is no legal basis for many of the charges and levies, a US watchdog has found in a damning new report released on Tuesday.
Video: British troops will serve longer tours
MPs have sought assurances that UK troops serving longer tours in Afghanistan will not have their lives put at risk.
Afghan-American composer Omar Akram discusses his career
The music of Grammy -winning composer Omar Akram cannot easily be summed up in one neat little genre.
Mon May 13, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Asia in Pictures
Brides from the Pal community attended a mass wedding during the Akshaya Tritiya festival in Bhopal, India, on Monday.
The Times of Trenton
Opinion: Peace Corps volunteer recalls a once peaceful future in Afghanistan
My most dangerous moment in Afghanistan came while riding my bike through the deserted streets of Kabul one evening.
NATO's Plan for Afghanistan Post-2014: A - Stable Instability'
Many Americans think we're winding down in Afghanistan by the end of next year, for better or for worse.
The Charlotte Observer
Taliban say will 'soon' release remaining Turks
KABUL, Afghanistan A Taliban spokesman says four remaining Turks held by the militant group will be released shortly, without offering further details.
Sat May 11, 2013
Voice of America
Ryan Crocker to Join US Broadcasting Board
President Barack Obama has announced he will nominate former Ambassador Ryan Crocker to join the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America and other government-supported international broadcast media.
Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns' Travel to Afghanistan
Deputy Secretary of State Burns arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan May 11, 2013. The Deputy Secretary will lead U.S. participation at the second meeting of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission, created to advance cooperation and monitor progress made in advancing the U.S.-Afghanistan Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement.
Fri May 10, 2013
Big News Network.com
US rules out permanent bases in Afghanistan
The United States ruled out the possibility of having permanent military bases in Afghanistan, hours after Afghan President Hamid Karzai made an offer that could allow US to keep nine bases in the war-torn but strategic country post 2014 troop withdrawal.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Improving Journalism Courses at Afghan Universities
IWPR's Afghanistan office is running a series of events and training courses in preparation for a groundbreaking conference that will design a framework for a standardised journalism curriculum for universities across the country.
Thu May 09, 2013
Afghan president ready to let US have 9 bases
The U.S. can keep nine bases in Afghanistan after the scheduled 2014 NATO combat troop pullout, the country's president said Thursday, the first time he has made such an offer in public.
Wed May 08, 2013
Wading Into the Quagmire
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon , Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program May 8, 2013 Foreign Policy When Amb.
Tue May 07, 2013
Blacktown MP tours war-torn Afghanistan
The Australian parliamentary delegation meeting with the World Food Program-run Kabul Informal Settlement funded by AusAID.