- US general: Most Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Thursday estimated that more than half of Taliban insurgents could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but that negotiations probably won't resume for months.
- NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-08-15 11:24 am
BRUSSELS - NATO is leaving the door open for a larger security force in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the U.S. to announce its decision, which could come as soon as next week.
- After Obama apology, medical charity presses probe request Updated: Oct-08-15 8:52 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A day after President Barack Obama apologized for a tragic U.S. airstrike that killed at least 22 people at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in northern Afghanistan, the medical charity said Thursday it is continuing to press its demand for an independent investigation of the incident.
- Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike Updated: Oct-07-15 6:51 pm
GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
- Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Oct-07-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
- Multiple US breakdowns may have led to mistaken attack Updated: Oct-07-15 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Investigators of the deadly U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan are focusing not only on how it unfolded but also on whether the decision to open fire broke the military's own rules for when to use force, officials say. Multiple U.S. breakdowns may have led to the aerial pummeling.
- US: Afghan at Guantanamo who faced trial can now be released Updated: Oct-07-15 2:07 pm
MIAMI - A U.S. government review board has decided that an Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo who once faced trial by military commission can now be released from custody at the U.S. base in Cuba, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.
- Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack Updated: Oct-06-15 3:28 pm
ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.
- Skeletons, skulls under Afghanistan's presidential palace Updated: Oct-06-15 11:24 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's president palace says skulls and bones belonging to two bodies have been uncovered beneath a kitchen during renovation work on the palace grounds.
- Turkmenistan shuffles top security officials Updated: Oct-06-15 6:27 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan's president has reshuffled his top security officials as fighting flares again on the Central Asian nation's border with Afghanistan.
- Tombstone native killed in Afghanistan crash Updated: Oct-05-15 7:46 pm
TOMBSTONE, Arizona - A Tombstone native has been identified as one of five civilians killed along with a crew of six in the crash of an Air Force transport in Afghanistan.
- The Latest: Moon condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing Updated: Oct-03-15 3:48 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):
- Georgia man among 6 airmen killed in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-03-15 3:14 pm
ATLANTA - The Department of Defense has identified six U.S. airmen killed in the crash of a military transport plane in Afghanistan, including a man from Georgia.
- Pensacola man among 6 airmen killed in Afghanistan crash Updated: Oct-03-15 2:35 pm
PENSACOLA, Florida - An airman from Pensacola is among the dead in military plane crash in Afghanistan.
- 2 from Massachusetts base die in Afghanistan plane crash Updated: Oct-02-15 10:22 am
BEDFORD, Massachusetts - Two of the six U.S. airmen who died this week when a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan were deployed out of Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
- 4 from West Texas air force base die in Afghanistan crash Updated: Oct-02-15 10:04 am
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Officials say four airmen from an Air Force base in West Texas were among 11 people killed in a U.S. military transport plane crash in Afghanistan.
- Afghan actress urges Afghan women to keep working Updated: Oct-02-15 4:52 am
BUSAN, South Korea - When Marina Gulbahari walked the red carpet on the first night of Asia's largest film festival, she showed the world more than the colorful traditional Afghan dress she was wearing.
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- The Latest: Afghan president says Kunduz fully recaptured Updated: Oct-01-15 11:53 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments as the Afghan government announced it has retaken control of the northern city of Kunduz, which was captured by the Taliban earlier this week (all times local).
- Documents: Oregon imam encouraged fighting against US troops Updated: Sep-30-15 3:18 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An old accusation that the imam of the largest mosque in Portland, Oregon, encouraged local Muslims to fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan has been revived by government lawyers seeking to strip him of his citizenship.
- First wave of cold weather hits migrants hard in Balkans Updated: Sep-30-15 3:03 pm
BERKASOVO, Serbia - Afghan asylum-seeker Asina Ansari stood ankle-deep in mud on the border between Serbia and Croatia, clutching her feverish and shivering 2-year-old son Mohtar in a blanket.
- US pitches investors on Afghan airfields as drawdown looms Updated: Sep-30-15 7:34 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - U.S. and Afghan officials pitched investors Wednesday on doing business on military airfields that NATO troops will withdraw from in Afghanistan, even as the Taliban insurgency rages on in the country.
- Prosecutors: 4 sentenced in Afghan fuel theft bribery scheme Updated: Sep-30-15 4:13 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - One current and three former U.S. Army soldiers have been sentenced for their involvement in a bribery scheme in Afghanistan that resulted in the theft of more than $10 million worth of fuel, federal prosecutors announced.
- Nigeria revels in removal from list of polio-endemic nations Updated: Sep-26-15 12:08 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria on Saturday celebrated the announcement by the U.N. health agency that polio is no longer endemic in the West African country.