May 18, 2013 The bill would have banned violence against women, child marriages and forced marriages. Detractors said the bill would bring Western values into Afghanistan.
May 16, 2013 A suicide bomber in a car reportedly blew up himself and the vehicle as a NATO convoy passed by. Afghans who were nearby by, as well as some people in the convoy, were killed. Dozens of others were injured. The militant group Hizb-i-Islami has taken responsibility for the attack.
May 15, 2013 When 23-year-old musician Solomon "Sully" Omar left Denver for Afghanistan — his parents' homeland — his hopes for Kabul weren't high. But he discovered a music scene that was "alive and breathing," bursting with "crazy metal and dub step."
May 14, 2013 A U.S. audit shows that American firms working in Afghanistan have been hit with nearly $1 billion in taxes since 2008. Much of what's been taxed should have been exempt from such levies according to agreements with the Afghan government, auditors say.
May 4, 2013 A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan killed five members of the U.S. Army Saturday, according to military officials. In a separate incident, a member of the Afghan National Army turned his weapon on coalition troops, killing two Americans.
May 3, 2013 Kyrgyzstan's emergencies ministry says the plane went down about 100 miles west of the U.S.-operated Transit Center at Manas. That base supports U.S. military operations in nearby Afghanistan.
April 30, 2013 The final seconds of a 747 civilian cargo jet's disastrous takeoff from an airfield in Afghanistan Monday — resulting in a crash that killed all seven aboard — were apparently captured by a dashboard camera. In the video, the aircraft is seen in a steep climb, until it fails to gain altitude and plummets into the earth.
April 28, 2013 Afghan policewomen face a high risk of sexual assault, and often it takes place in police bathrooms and changing rooms, a human rights group says.
April 27, 2013 The militant group says it will use "every possible tactic" to inflict casualties on foreigners in Afghanistan. They specifically mention insider attacks, a growing threat in recent years. Taliban attacks are up nearly 50 percent compared to this time in 2012, an independent report says.
April 7, 2013 The war became much more personal for the U.S. Embassy and most of the journalists in Afghanistan when word came out that one of the five Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Zabul province on Saturday was 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff. NPR's Sean Carberry says her death reminds the American community in Afghanistan of their bonds with one another.
April 3, 2013 Two suicide attackers disguised as Afghan soldiers detonated an explosive in Farah province. At the same time, the country's intelligence chief returned to the country from the United States, where he was recovering from an assassination attempt.
March 26, 2013 As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continued working on the security transition, suspected suicide attacks in two locations underscored the challenges that remain. He also engaged in a little soccer diplomacy.
March 25, 2013 Parwan was the last detention center in Afghanistan still in U.S. control. The handover includes most prisoners at the facility, though the U.S. will still have authority over about 100 prisoners.
March 10, 2013 The allegations come as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues his first visit to the nation as Pentagon Chief – and after a deadly explosion in Kabul on Saturday that the Taliban called a message to the new defense secretary.
March 9, 2013 A bomb exploded near the Defense Ministry in Kabul Saturday morning as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility, calling it a message to the new Pentagon chief.