Afghanistan

Afghan Americans protested outside San Francisco City Hall on July 25 to bring attention to increasing violence in Afghanistan.<ins> (Courtesy Freshta Kohgadai)</ins>

SF immigration attorneys face flood of questions about Afghanistan

‘The main challenge right now is we need to expedite this process’

  • Aug 17, 2021

 

“The Breadwinner” is an eye-catching film about a family in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. (Courtesy GKIDS)

‘Breadwinner’ a dazzling account of a family’s fight for survival

The story could be tighter, but the heroine is as intrepid as…

 

From left, Haysam Kadri, Nadine Malouf and Kate Rigg are excellent in American Conservatory Theater’s premiere of “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” based on the best-selling book. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ a searing portrait of Afghan women

Cruelty, oppression, despair, grief, rage and yes, redemption, are only some of…

 

A truck, used by some leaders of a protest march, is damaged after a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday,…

A truck, used by some leaders of a protest march, is damaged after a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
President Barack Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, makes a statement on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The president said the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slow the pace of its troop drawdown…

President Barack Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, makes a statement on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The president said the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)

Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be…

In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)
This photo taken Saturday purports to show volunteers standing next to a dead body by the destroyed vehicle, in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was allegedly traveling in the Ahmed Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan border. (AP Photo/Abdul Malik)

Afghan leaders see Taliban leader’s death as hopeful sign

KABUL, Afghanistan — The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar…

This photo taken Saturday purports to show volunteers standing next to a dead body by the destroyed vehicle, in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was allegedly traveling in the Ahmed Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan border. (AP Photo/Abdul Malik)
In this Oct. 16, 2015, file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders stands inside the charred remains of their hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (Najim Rahim via AP, File)

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including a two-star general, have…

In this Oct. 16, 2015, file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders stands inside the charred remains of their hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (Najim Rahim via AP, File)
In this file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of the organization's hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)

More than 12 punished for mistaken Afghan hospital attack

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined…

In this file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of the organization's hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)
Tina Fey and Martin Freeman appear in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures)

Tina Fey can’t save ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

A bored news writer finds fulfillment as a war reporter in “Whiskey…

Tina Fey and Martin Freeman appear in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures)
Swedish police officers perform identity control checks among the passengers aboard the train from Copenhagen at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark in Malmo, Sweden.  (Stig Ake Jonsson/TT via AP, File)

After 1 million migrants, Europe’s borders are back

STOCKHOLM — Since it opened in 2000, the Oresund bridge between Sweden…

Swedish police officers perform identity control checks among the passengers aboard the train from Copenhagen at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark in Malmo, Sweden.  (Stig Ake Jonsson/TT via AP, File)
In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand with Afghan policemen before a joint patrol of Qalanderkhail, outside of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

US troops killed near Bagram, Taliban insurgency intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a…

In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand with Afghan policemen before a joint patrol of Qalanderkhail, outside of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)

Bergdahl says he left base to expose ‘leadership failure’

BOISE, Idaho — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he walked off his base…

This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)
The charred remains of the Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan.  (Najim Rahim via AP)

Medical group says no armed men in hospital attacked by US

WASHINGTON — Inside the intensive care unit of the Doctors Without Borders…

The charred remains of the Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan.  (Najim Rahim via AP)
Pakistani doctors treat patients at a hospital after an earthquake hit, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Over 260 dead as earthquake strikes Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive earthquake struck remote and impoverished regions of…

Pakistani doctors treat patients at a hospital after an earthquake hit, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
This photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an AC-130 Spectre from the 16th Special Operations Squadron flying a training mission at Cannon Air Force Base, N. M.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jack Braden via AP)

Troops who sought strike thought Taliban had hospital

WASHINGTON — The Army Green Berets who requested the Oct. 3 airstrike…

This photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an AC-130 Spectre from the 16th Special Operations Squadron flying a training mission at Cannon Air Force Base, N. M.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jack Braden via AP)
Afghan employees of a Doctors Without Borders hospital move debris of its damaged gate in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim)

US analysts knew Afghan site was hospital

WASHINGTON — American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan…

Afghan employees of a Doctors Without Borders hospital move debris of its damaged gate in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim)
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday…

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that…

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen in flames, after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. (Médecins Sans Frontières via AP)

US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

WASHINGTON — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the…

The Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen in flames, after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. (Médecins Sans Frontières via AP)