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Afghan election and security bodies work together to secure 2014 polls
26 Aug 2013 18:33

Afghan election and security bodies work together to secure 2014 polls

“The Afghan people should not be deprived of their right to vote because of insecurity,” said the Chief Electoral Officer, Ziaulhaq Amarkhil, in a recent interview.

Feature: Afghan children yearn for elusive peace
18 Aug 2013 18:57

Feature: Afghan children yearn for elusive peace

KABUL, Aug. 17 -- \\\"We are deprived of a happy childhood by the war and conflict. All that people pay attention to are politics and security. We need peace and stability,\\\" said Farhad Hashimi, a 16-year-old circus performer

14 Aug 2013 17:51

Afghanistan the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”

The Afghanistan’s natural resources are considered to be a silver lining for the economy of Afghanistan, as the NATO-led international coalition security forces are preparing to leave the country.

Al-Qaeda’s new tactic: prison breaks
7 Aug 2013 17:20

Al-Qaeda’s new tactic: prison breaks

The group is now trying to smash its way into prisons to re-enlist fighters, writes Ahmed Rashid

How much influence will Iran have in post-US Afghanistan?
7 Aug 2013 17:16

How much influence will Iran have in post-US Afghanistan?

Those who speculate that Iran will somehow absorb western Afghanistan into its sphere of influence when US and NATO forces drawdown in 2014 have not been through the doors of the threadbare “Public Library and Cultural Center” in Herat.

6 Aug 2013 19:34

Syria Army holds upper hand in war: Entifadh Qanbar

Press TV has conducted an interview with Entifadh Qanbar, political analyst, about the latest situation in Syria. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

29 Jul 2013 18:36

News Analysis: Local currency drop worsens Afghan economic woes

KABUL, July 29 -- The continuing fall of the local currency has not only worsened the Afghan economy but also dampened the Afghan spirit to rebuild their country, particularly at a time when they are preparing for the pull-out of all foreign forces ...

US seeks to dominate Afghanistan, surrounding countries: Richard Becker
29 Jul 2013 18:20

US seeks to dominate Afghanistan, surrounding countries: Richard Becker

Press TV has conducted an interview with Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition in San Francisco, about a security pact to be signed between Afghanistan and the US which will allow Washington to have permanent military bases with legal immunity of crimes against ...

Who Are the Taliban?
3 Jul 2013 10:17

Who Are the Taliban?

Their history and their resurgence by Laura Hayes, Borgna Brunner, and Beth Rowen

Is Afghanistan ready to defend itself?
26 Jun 2013 11:59

Is Afghanistan ready to defend itself?

Evidence is mixed as to the readiness of Afghanistan\'s Army and National Police to assume the lead in planning and fighting – with the summer combat season likely to be the first big test.

Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan Get Bolder
13 Jun 2013 11:49

Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan Get Bolder

Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan appear to be getting bolder in recent days. The Taliban also increasingly is targeting the civilian population, including children.

2 Jun 2013 09:36

Afghanistan: Is it really the end game?

There is no need for a chaos-engulfed finale to the Afghan War. There is no reason to continue the bloodshed, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit.

Afghanistan catching up with the Internet and modern lifestyle
21 May 2013 12:04

Afghanistan catching up with the Internet and modern lifestyle

KABUL, May 20 -- Some 12 years ago, it was unthinkable to have Internet cafes in Afghanistan. But today, Kabul, and some other cities and towns in the country, have Internet shops where Afghans, especially students, can surf and look for the information that they need.

15 May 2013 15:25

Leaving Afghanistan Is a $7 Billion Moving Task for U.S.

The U.S. invaded Afghanistan more than 12 years ago with a contingent of special forces and Central Intelligence Agency officers, some of them on horseback, armed with laser pointers to direct air strikes against al-Qaeda and its Taliban hosts.

Afghan Air Force Struggles To Take Off
8 May 2013 09:39

Afghan Air Force Struggles To Take Off

By Frud Bezhan May 6, 2013 Afghanistan's fledgling air force is scrambling to prepare to take control of the country's airspace. But while expectations are high, the force is having trouble getting off the ground. Air power has proved crucial in rugged Afghanistan, where road networks ...

Explainer: What Lies Behind  Latest Afghan-Pakistani Tensions?
4 May 2013 15:13

Explainer: What Lies Behind Latest Afghan-Pakistani Tensions?

Afghanistan\\\'s ties with its neighbor Pakistan have become severely strained lately, with both sides engaging in a war of words and cross-border violence.

The Last Days of the Americans in Afghanistan
23 Apr 2013 16:32

The Last Days of the Americans in Afghanistan

In researching his new history, Return of a King of the 1842 British defeat in Afghanistan, William Dalrymple traced the army’s ill-fated retreat route.

Young Afghans determined to rebuild war-torn country
21 Apr 2013 14:52

Young Afghans determined to rebuild war-torn country

Kabul - While others make plans to flee, a new generation of educated young Afghans who have tasted new freedoms in post-Taliban times are determined to stay and rebuild their war-ravaged nation.

CIA, Wall Street establish drug empire in Afghanistan: Stephen Lendman
16 Apr 2013 16:38

CIA, Wall Street establish drug empire in Afghanistan: Stephen Lendman

An analyst says the Taliban had eradicated poppy fields prior to 2001 and so Washington plans permanent occupation of Afghanistan to maintain control of its opium empire.

More poor Afghan girls now go to school
6 Apr 2013 07:57

More poor Afghan girls now go to school

KABUL, April 5 -- Despite economic problems and traditional barriers, more and more Afghan girls are now attending classes in their villages to secure their future.

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