Sean Carberry appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang says lawmakers are targeting him because of his independence and because he won't accede to all their demands. Lawmakers says he's not doing enough to combat the worsening security. His supporters say, however, that's merely a cover story.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Afghanistan's top political comedy sketch show mocks aspects of day-to-day life in hopes of shaming the government to clean up its act. The cast of Zang-e-Khatar, or Danger Bell, has tackled everything from corruption to bad roads, and they've received death threats for doing it.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The latest effort, like others before it, has gone nowhere. With American combat troops planning to leave by the end of next year, the opportunities for peace talks are dwindling.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The U.S. and Afghanistan have spent months discussing a long-term security pact that would keep as many as 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan for years to come. But the New York Times and Reuters are reporting that President Obama is now considering removing all troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year. Afghan parliamentarians and officials are reacting with anger — mostly towards President Hamid Karzai. Officials say Afghanistan needs U.S. troops to stay beyond 2014 to prevent the collapse of a fragile security situation, and they blame Karzai for playing games and pushing Obama to the brink.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Qatar has changed dramatically in recent years, and more changes are likely as a new emir, just 33 years old, takes over. The goal is to build a modern Islamic state without becoming too Westernized.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Afghan capital is changing so rapidly that NPR's Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry noticed a host of changes after being away for just a month.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A rare event has taken place in the Middle East — the ruler of an Arab country has voluntarily stepped down. The emir of the Gulf state of Qatar handed power over to his son in a quiet ceremony in Doha Tuesday.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Proposed peace talks with the Taliban seem to be on one minute, then off the next. Controversy erupted last week when the Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar, where talks are supposed to begin.
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Taliban are steadily increasing their attacks since launching their annual spring offensive a month ago, and this fighting season is particularly critical. It's a test of the Afghan forces, who in another month, are supposed to be leading 100 percent of security operations in Afghanistan. So far, there's guarded optimism they can keep the militants in check.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Their country isn't an easy place for anyone to make a living, but it's a downright hostile environment for those with disabilities. Support has mostly come from nonprofits, but activists are pressing the government to take action.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Afghanistan is believed to be home to world-class mineral deposits, valued at up to $3 trillion and offering hope for the country's economic future. But in the current environment of uncertainty, investors are nervous and it could be many years before Afghanistan strikes pay dirt.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
U.S. reconstruction teams have spent a decade building roads, bridges and other pieces of infrastructure that are badly needed in Afghanistan. But now the international effort is winding down, and it's not clear how much the Afghans will be able to do on their own.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
When 23-year-old musician Solomon "Sully" Omar left Denver for Afghanistan — his parents' homeland — his hopes for Kabul weren't high. But he discovered a music scene that was "alive and breathing," bursting with "crazy metal and dub step."
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Afghanistan is set to issue new national IDs that will have a person's ethnicity embedded in it electronically — but not printed on it. That's renewed debate over a divisive issue in a country made up of many different groups.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan are on the rise again following two border clashes in the space of a week. The trouble was apparently sparked by Pakistan's decision to erect a new border gate despite Afghan objections.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Afghans are expressing mixed feelings on CIA cash payments to President Hamid Karzai. Many say the practice is wrong and symbolizes the widespread corruption in the country, while some see it as just another form of foreign assistance.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Afghan policewomen face a high risk of sexual assault, and often it takes place in police bathrooms and changing rooms, a human rights group says.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The militant group says it will use "every possible tactic" to inflict casualties on foreigners in Afghanistan. They specifically mention insider attacks, a growing threat in recent years. Taliban attacks are up nearly 50 percent compared to this time in 2012, an independent report says.
Monday, April 08, 2013
In Afghanistan this weekend, a suicide bomber took the lives of several Americans on a mission to deliver books to an Afghan school. Among the dead was 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff. Coworkers say she was committed to improving the lives of Afghan women and children.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
The war became much more personal for the U.S. Embassy and most of the journalists in Afghanistan when word came out that one of the five Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Zabul province on Saturday was 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff. NPR's Sean Carberry says her death reminds the American community in Afghanistan of their bonds with one another.