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Americans Killed by Afghan Army Gunman in Kabul

The attack is the first of its kind in over a year, but comes amid a Taliban offensive.


From the Taliban Frying Pan to the Islamic State Fire

In Afghanistan, survivors from Islamic State-controlled regions speak of a cruel new regime that makes the Taliban look permissive by comparison.


Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?

A bold movement of progressive publishers and artists is bringing new comic book heroes to Pakistan’s at-risk children.


Obama Slows Withdrawal From a War He Pledged to End

With the Taliban on the move, the president opts to keep more U.S. troops in Afghanistan, extending America’s longest war.


Watch Some of Murdered Pakistani Singer Amjad Sabri’s Most Popular Performances

Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi Wednesday by assailants on motorcycles.


Blood Lapis: How Mining Funds Afghanistan’s Violence

A Global Witness report details how lapis has become a conflict mineral in Afghanistan.


The Millions Left Behind in Afghanistan

With war intensifying as U.S. and NATO troops head home, promises made to help the millions of internally displaced are woefully unfulfilled.


What Was Mullah Mansour Doing in Iran?

In the wake of the Taliban leader’s death, we’re only now coming to understand just how ties between Tehran and the Taliban are evolving.

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