Iran and Pakistan depend on river basins that flow out of Afghanistan. And Afghans are growing paranoid that its neighbors are trying to take more water than the country can afford to give
A new report details the ponzi scheme that clobbered the impoverished country’s financial system—a grievous assault bigger than anything the Taliban could have devised
Taliban ambushed a provincial governor’s convoy en route to peace talks, killing two police and one civilian — but the international coalition calls the Helmand meeting a success
TIME goes to the frontlines in Afghanistan where U.S. and NATO forces are trying to train a fledgling army how to fight effectively in the mountains
Two young Afghans are working hard to start up an Afghan bourse. It may be one way to goose a moribund economy.
The two U.S. presidential candidates found no reason to quarrel over the American use of drones overseas. But Pakistanis see it differently.
French prosecutors announce the indefinite detention of seven suspected Islamist extremists arrested on Oct. 6, after raids unearthed guns, bombmaking equipment and evidence of recruiting French radicals to join militias in Syria
The law of diminishing returns — and rising costs — appears likely to bring Western troops home from Afghanistan even as the Taliban insurgency rages
Saleem Khan Rody runs one of the most strategic spots in Afghanistan. He’s doing a good job—and the Taliban are out to stop him.
The curtailment of U.S.-Afghan patrols because of so-called “green on blue” killings focuses attention on how ready local troops are
Today’s picks include Japanese proposals to phase out nuclear plants, the decline of global child mortality rates and the success of center-ground parties at the Dutch election.
The legacy of the war in Afghanistan will be about much more than the attacks of 9/11 and the defeat of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda is in retreat and Osama bin Laden’s dream lies in ruins. So what next for Washington and its struggle against extremist jihadists?