- Hagel given assurances on Afghan security deal Updated: Dec-07-13 2:10 pm
- Kerry: Afghan troop decision is 'serious business' Updated: Dec-03-13 2:09 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
- Pakistan releases 3 senior Taliban prisoners Updated: Nov-26-13 12:37 pm
- Afghan election season off to a messy start Updated: Nov-20-13 6:21 pm
- After record opium year, Afghans plant new crop Updated: Nov-13-13 12:51 pm
- Editorial: Afghan interpreters who helped U.S. deserve... Updated: Nov-12-13 10:47 am
- Va. American Legion post named for fallen airman Updated: Nov-11-13 2:05 am
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 - 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.
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.
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani government released three senior Taliban prisoners Tuesday in an attempt to jumpstart stuttering peace talks with the Afghan government, the latest in a wave of detainees freed to help negotiations, said Pakistani and Taliban officials.
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.
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.
The first paragraph of Sunday's Washington Post story out of Kabul pretty much lays out the basics:
MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia - An American Legion post in Midlothian has been named in honor of an airman killed in a 2011 shooting in Afghanistan.