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- Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle Updated: Mar-08-14 5:48 am
- AP Interview: Karzai's brother on Afghan vote Updated: Mar-07-14 3:04 pm
- US options for Afghanistan: 0 to 10,000 US troops Updated: Mar-05-14 11:33 am
- Will 'zero option' in Afghanistan cause chaos? Updated: Mar-01-14 4:11 am
- US: Lack of security pact could cost Afghanistan Updated: Feb-28-14 1:50 pm
- Officials: Al-Qaida plots comeback in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-28-14 9:39 am
- US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact Updated: Feb-26-14 3:20 pm
- NATO head: No Afghan deal means no troops past '14 Updated: Feb-26-14 8:52 am
- Taliban says it suspends talks on held US soldier Updated: Feb-23-14 11:56 am
- NATO head: Afghan security pact after elections Updated: Feb-20-14 5:07 pm
- Afghan Taliban shot dead in Pakistan's northwest Updated: Feb-17-14 1:43 pm
- Security fears threaten US future in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-11-14 5:56 pm
- SOCHI SCENE: Thoughtful Karzai Updated: Feb-09-14 5:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday. He was 57.
KABUL, Afghanistan - In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The elder brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday he dropped out of the country's April 5 presidential election to leave the field open to a candidate that he hoped would steer the nation through a "dignified" transition.
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed several options for the size of the post-2014 force in Afghanistan, ranging from zero to 10,000 troops. But he says that with every day that goes by some of the options become less likely.
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers as to pose a 9/11-type threat?
WASHINGTON - U.S. willingness to wait to sign a new security pact with the next Afghan president offers hope that a deal can still be made, but the ongoing delay could mean fewer American troops and fewer dollars for the impoverished country, the top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan said Friday.
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, U.S. officials say.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."
BRUSSELS - If Afghan leaders and the White House can't agree on a key security pact, the U.S.-led alliance will pull all of its troops and equipment out of Afghanistan by December, NATO's secretary general said Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting - at least temporarily - what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old soldier's freedom since his capture in 2009.
ATHENS, Greece - NATO's secretary general said Thursday he believes Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not sign a long-stalled security pact with the United States allowing American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the end of 2014, leaving the task to whomever emerges as his successor after April elections.
ISLAMABAD - A former Afghan Taliban minister who was among a powerful faction of the Taliban calling for direct talks with President Hamid Karzai's government was shot and killed Monday in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, on the border with Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Warily watching to see how many U.S. troops might remain in Afghanistan next year, American diplomats and aid workers are facing a drawdown of their own as security threats and dwindling resources limit their 12-year push to develop the mostly primitive nation.
SOCHI, Russia - Picture this scene: Friday night, just before the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, in what's called the "presidential lounge" of Fisht Stadium. In the hospitality industry, that phrase "presidential" is often thrown around with very little meaning.