U.S. Disputes Finding That Airstrikes on Afghan Drug Labs Killed 30 Civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 30 civilians were killed by American airstrikes that targeted drug labs…

Opium-Smuggling Taliban Leader’s Release From Prison Raises Questions

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eleven Taliban commanders have been released from the high-security prison in Bagram, Afghanistan,…

Turnout Soars, and Suspicion of Fraud With It, in Days After Afghan Vote

KABUL, Afghanistan — By early afternoon on Election Day for the president of Afghanistan, officials began…

To Disrupt Elections, Taliban Turn to an Old Tactic: Destroying Cell Towers

KABUL — There are several reasons Afghan officials are struggling to determine how people voted in…

Both Afghan Candidates Claim the Lead Even Before Votes Are Tallied

KABUL, Afghanistan — The two main contenders in Afghanistan’s presidential election both claimed they were ahead…

Afghans Begin Voting in Election Threatened by Violence and a Prolonged Political Crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect the president of a…

A Desperate Battle, and a Victory for Now, at a Remote Afghan Outpost

CHAKARAN, Afghanistan — In one of the most remote places in Afghanistan, government forces this month…

Dozens of Civilians Reported Killed in Afghan Commando Strike

KABUL, Afghanistan — Government officials in southern Afghanistan said on Monday that as many as 40…

A Young Life Ends After 4 Steps on Video, and Afghans Can’t Stop Watching

KABUL, Afghanistan — At first, the man was just walking across the street. Then he was…

U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption

WASHINGTON — The State Department cut $100 million in aid for Afghanistan on Thursday as the…

Taliban Blast Kills at Least 20 in Latest Spasm of Violence in Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and injured 95 others when it exploded…

‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, served four years in the Marines…

U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Just Over a Week After Trump Scraps Peace Talks

Over the weekend, Mr. Trump tweeted that “killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was…

For Afghans Scarred by War, ‘Peace Can’t Bring My Love Back’

KABUL, Afghanistan — After nearly two decades of bloody fighting, the United States and the Taliban…

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay…