RSS Feed

Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

The green-eyed Afghan girl, famous from the photo taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake ID card. She's been living as a refugee in Pakistan.

PHOTOS: France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From Notorious 'Jungle' Camp

French security forces intend to dismantle the squalid camp that, despite its poor living conditions, has housed thousands of people who fled wars or poverty for a better life in Europe.

2 Americans Killed In Attack Near Training Camp In Afghanistan

The Defense Ministry says an assailant in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire, killing a U.S. soldier and an American civilian. Also, a new report finds child casualties are rising in the conflict.

Meet The Man Tapped To Become The Next U.N. Secretary-General

The U.N. Security Council endorsed Portuguese politician Antonio Guterres. A former U.N. high commissioner for refugees, Guterres led worldwide efforts to help refugees.


One Year After Tragic U.S. Attack In Kunduz, The Taliban Gains Ground Again

The Taliban are taking back territory in both northern and southern Afghanistan. Amidst the fighting, a Kunduz hospital attacked by the U.S. one year ago is planning to reopen.

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.

Patient Diplomacy And A Reluctance To Act: Obama's Mark On Foreign Policy

President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. It'll likely be his last time to do so as president.
WAMU 88.5

U.S. Army 'Loves Museums' But Didn't Start Building A National One Until Now

Every branch of the U.S. military has a national museum, except the Army. But that's about to change at a site in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


New President Will Inherit The War In Afghanistan

Fifteen years after being touched off by the Sept. 11 attacks, Afghanistan has become America's longest war. It's also become the forgotten war, all but absent from the presidential campaign.