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Stories with place: Kabul
  • AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos 
    Updated: May-27-15 2:26 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors - speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo breaker is simply being the country's first presidential spouse in decades to be seen and heard in public.

  • Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan 
    Updated: May-23-15 12:23 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.

  • 11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:11 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan judge on Tuesday sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for dereliction of duty during the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was falsely accused of burning a Quran.

  • Father: American killed in Afghanistan worked to help poor story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 2:58 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The American killed in this week's Taliban attack at an Afghanistan guest house was dedicated to helping the poor, especially women, in less-developed nations, her father said Friday.

  • Q&A: The Taliban in Afghanistan 
    Updated: May-14-15 12:59 pm

    More than a decade after being swept from power by the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban remain a potent threat in much of the country, including the heavily-guarded capital Kabul, where the insurgents killed 14 people, including nine foreigners, in an attack on a guesthouse late Wednesday. Here's a look at the Taliban's goals and strategies.

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to fight terrorism together 
    Updated: May-12-15 10:25 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif renewed their nations' vows on Tuesday to jointly combat the mutual threat of militant groups operating along the two countries' shared border.

  • US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June 
    Updated: May-06-15 2:34 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory.

  • 5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.

  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am

    ZHARI, Afghanistan - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.