Kabul

Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan's presidential palace and the U.S. CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could derail attempts for peace talks to end 12 years of war. Read more...
Seven Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, with explosions and gunfire heard near an area that also houses major foreign military bases. Read more...
Army National Guardsmen serving in Kabul, Afghanistan in a war that many have forgotten, took the time this week to hold a flag raising ceremony to honor the children and staff who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more...
As the United Nations marks Thursday as International Day of the Girl Child, the world body's focus this year has been on ending child marriages. In Afghanistan, the practice is illegal under the law but still common. In one case, an Read more...
A 14-year-old suicide bomber attacked NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, killing six civilians and wounding five, including children. No soldiers were struck. The teenage attacker was wearing a vest packed with explosives, Read more...

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Reuters has obtained video footage that shows a woman being executed “to cheers of jubilation” from roughly 150 men in a village near Kabul. Read more...
January 17, 1980 - Not A Good Day To Be A Journalist.
News for January 17, 1980. U.S. Journalists in Afghanistan and Iran were handed their walking papers and told to get on the first plane out of the country. Yugoslavia's Tito in failing health, nerves over possible Russian invasion. USSR calling up reserves as fierce resistance flares up in Kabul. Terrorist bombs go off in London. Day 75 of the U.S. Hostage Drama. UK's Thatcher recommends moving Olympics from Moscow to somewhere else. Shell Oil hikes gas prices $.05 for the second time in two weeks. Interferon is discovered and renewed calls for Legalization of Marijuana. Read more...
Everything's just fine, don't ask any impertinent questions: KABUL—A Taliban insurgent driving a vehicle packed with explosives slammed into a U.S. military convoy in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 13 Americans inside an armored vehicle, Read more...
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David Gregory did his part to help Gen. David Petraeus start the first leg of his media blitz to try to sell the public on continuing our occupati Read more...