- Iran says opposes foreign presence in Afghanistan Updated: Dec-08-13 11:44 am
- Hagel given assurances on Afghan security deal Updated: Dec-07-13 2:10 pm
- NATO chief: Not just Karzai can sign Afghan pact Updated: Dec-04-13 3:50 pm
- Iraqi prime minister in Iran for Syria talks Updated: Dec-04-13 7:23 am
- Kerry: Afghan troop decision is 'serious business' Updated: Dec-03-13 2:09 pm
- Kerry seeks clarity on US troops in Afghanistan Updated: Dec-03-13 6:22 am
- Editorial: Karzai should learn from Iraq's mistakes Updated: Dec-02-13 5:18 pm
- Feinstein blasts Karzai over refusal to sign deal Updated: Dec-01-13 9:03 am
- Pakistan PM in Kabul discusses Taliban Updated: Nov-30-13 10:34 am
- Thomasson: Israel needs assurances on Iran nuclear deal Updated: Nov-29-13 2:19 pm
- Editorial: Karzai tries to pull a last minute fast one Updated: Nov-26-13 3:20 pm
- AP PHOTOS: Wary Afghans register to vote Updated: Nov-26-13 2:21 pm
- Hagel: No post-2014 planning without Afghan pact Updated: Nov-22-13 11:45 am
- US: Afghan pact should be signed by end of year Updated: Nov-21-13 3:09 pm
- Kerry: US and Karzai agree on language for pact Updated: Nov-20-13 11:50 pm
- Afghan election season off to a messy start Updated: Nov-20-13 6:21 pm
- Column: U.S. dickers over price of continuing to help... Updated: Nov-20-13 4:16 pm
- After record opium year, Afghans plant new crop Updated: Nov-13-13 12:51 pm
- Officials: Few Afghans registered for 2014 vote Updated: Nov-06-13 10:31 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country opposes the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan and the region, saying their presence generates tension, the official IRNA news agency reported.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday he received assurances from Afghanistan's defense minister that a stalled security agreement with the United States would be signed in "a very timely manner."
BRUSSELS - NATO's chief said Wednesday that President Hamid Karzai isn't the only Afghan government official who can sign a security pact so that thousands of coalition troops can stay in Afghanistan after 2014. But an Afghan diplomat insisted Karzai will have final say anyway.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iraq's prime minister has arrived in Iran's capital for a three-day visit that will focus on the civil war in Syria and bilateral ties.
BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a decision about whether to keep foreign military troops in Afghanistan after 2014 is "serious business" and urged the government in Kabul to agree to it quickly.
BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is joining diplomats from around the world in hopes of persuading Afghan leaders to let international troops remain in the war-torn country beyond 2014.
If Hamid Karzai has any sense of situational awareness, and the mere fact that the Afgahn president has survived this long suggest he does, he will do everything in his power to keep the United States and its NATO allies in his country as long as possible.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein has strong words about Afghanistan's president for refusing to sign an agreement governing the future of the American troop presence in his country.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Pakistan's prime minister said Saturday that the recent release of a senior Taliban leader shows he is committed to helping bring peace to Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Since Jimmy Carter's utter miscalculations led to the installation of a radical theocracy in Iran, the Persian nation has become a thorn in the world's body politic - a rogue state in many ways fostering terrorism and preparing a nuclear capability that frightens most of its neighbors.
If Afghan President Hamid Karzai is bluffing with his 11th hour set of new conditions for the U.S. and NATO to remain in Afghanistan, we should call his bluff. If he's not bluffing, we should start packing up to depart our longest war by the end of 2014.
KABUL, Afghanistan - There is a lot riding on Afghanistan's 2014 presidential elections, which will determine who steers the country through the persistent insurgency as international troops leave. But potential voters lining up to register have other concerns as well: They deeply distrust the candidates and are worried their next president could be a warlord.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he can't recommend that President Barack Obama continue planning for a post-2014 force in Afghanistan unless Afghan leaders promptly sign a security agreement.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday called on Afghanistan to sign a new security pact with the United States by the end of the year, exposing a rift with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who said he prefers that his successor sign the document after elections next April.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. and Afghanistan have agreed on the language of a bilateral security pact that could clear the way for thousands of U.S. troops to train and assist Afghan forces after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014.
KABUL, Afghanistan - With Afghanistan's next presidential election just five months away, authorities say they are facing a possible repeat of the abuses that have discredited the country's efforts to build a democracy.
You thought BSA stood for Boy Scouts of America or a brand of British motorcycle, but you were wrong. It stands for Bilateral Security Agreement and it will authorize the United States to ply the government of Afghanistan with $1.4 billion a month in aid. That's on top of the hundreds of billions we've spent there already.
CHAM KALAI, Afghanistan - The seeds flew from his hands into the soil. Wrapped in a woolen shawl against the cold, Khan Bacha sowed his fields with the only crop he says brings him enough money to pay his bills and feed his family: Poppies.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan election officials said Wednesday that with just five days left to register, less than one-fourth of the country's eligible voters have signed up to vote in next year's presidential ballot.