Many Americans want this painful chapter closed, but supporting Afghanistan remains in our national security interest.
The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made.
At least 287 pro-government forces and 204 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan so far this month.
A 3-day cease-fire is violated, but Afghans brave dangerous roads to celebrate a holiday with families.
A bomb attack that killed scores of schoolgirls, members of a long-persecuted minority, offered still more evidence that Afghanistan may be on the verge of unraveling.
Female students were among the casualties. The attack came at the end of a particularly violent week in the country, and amid growing concerns about the looming American troop withdrawal.
If the blast was the work of the Taliban, as the Afghan government asserts, it would be the most overt signal yet that the peace deal is off.
Back when we visited in 2002, there was hope that America could help make the country better.
Almost every city in the world has to deal with street crime, and some with dog packs. But few, if any, have to navigate such an underworld while also confronting unrelenting war.
A perilous trip to find out more about these brutal incarcerations led to a wrenching interview and something extremely rare on this job: a hug.
In blunt terms, Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to jump-start stalled negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
As negotiations push forward, it is unclear whether Afghanistan can achieve peace with the Taliban while preserving gains made on women’s rights and education.
A new wave of violence and a growing uncertainty about the country’s future have left Afghans in the capital with a constant sense of fear.
As violence engulfs them, some Afghans carry notes with their names, blood types and relatives’ phone numbers in case they are killed or severely wounded.
The Taliban’s recent shift to magnetic bombs to target Afghan officials in Kabul underscores the government’s struggle to protect its own people.
The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.
The strikes on the Afghan capital, which killed at least five people, comes on the heels of an already bloody month for the city.
A Times correspondent reflects on what he’s learned from growing up with and reporting on the extremists in Afghanistan for some 25 years.
The siege dragged on for hours as Afghan forces and American commandos moved to root out the attackers, who had quickly spread across the campus.
As the U.S. retreats and peace talks stall, the Taliban have increasingly taken over Afghanistan’s highways, raising millions in unofficial taxes and strengthening their hand at the negotiating table.
At least 10 people were killed and 20 wounded in latest attack, which happened as peace talks are at an impasse and as violence rises across Afghanistan.
She was undefeated in decades of war, but her decision was an act of survival. A government that has come to depend on unreliable militias finds itself vulnerable.
A new generation of career-minded women in Afghanistan fear that all they have fought for will be swept away if the Taliban negotiate a return.
He was a Marxist revolutionary and minister in Afghanistan’s short-lived communist government. But Sulaiman Layeq spent the last decades of his life writing an epic poem about an Islamist insurgent.
The decision clears the way for the last of 5,000 insurgents to be freed. President Ashraf Ghani announced the release after convening an assembly of 3,000 representatives to seek their advice.
Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades.
Targeted killings and widespread attacks across Afghanistan have sapped brief optimism as peace talks remain stalled.
Afghans once tuned into Radio Afghanistan twice a day to hear the reading of death notices. But in an age of social media, the voice of the nation has lost much of its sway.
A day after gunmen stormed a maternity ward and slaughtered new mothers at random, the authorities struggled to reconnect their children with families.
Violence has intensified even as Afghanistan grapples with the rapid spread of Covid-19.