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  • NATO agrees to keep 12,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2016 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 12:16 pm

    BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers have agreed to keep about 12,000 troops in Afghanistan through next year, while pushing forward with a funding drive to help the country through 2020.

  • Kuster returns from trip to Afghanistan, Kuwait 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:55 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster has returned from a trip with other House members to Afghanistan and Kuwait, which included spending Thanksgiving with U.S. troops.

  • Soldier who lost 4 limbs aims to inspire with book 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:45 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - A soldier who lost all four limbs during a 2012 explosion in Afghanistan is raising his family, delivering motivational speeches and helping other wounded warriors through his foundation. Add author to his list of accomplishments.

  • Explosion kills 3 children, wounds 12 in north Afghanistan 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:05 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police official says that an explosion has struck a group of children who were playing on the outskirts of a provincial capital in the country's north, killing three boys and wounding 12 children, four of them critically.

  • NATO seeking to reconcile death totals in Kunduz attack story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains unclear how many civilians were killed.

  • Home from Afghanistan, Bragg soldiers get Thanksgiving meal 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 7:15 am

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The soldiers of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade were able to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Fort Bragg.

  • Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:14 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

  • AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:21 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country.

  • 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits NE Afghanistan 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 4:09 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit northeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan and Tajikistan. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

  • Afghans seeking asylum buy fake Taliban threat letters story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 2:53 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe.

  • Afghan probe finds leadership failure behind fall of Kunduz 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 9:40 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Weak leadership, misuse of resources and lack of coordination between Afghan security services were the main reasons a strategic northern city briefly fell to the Taliban, the head of an investigative team said Saturday.

  • Survivors of Afghan hospital attack tell of terror 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 1:49 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - It was like the end of the world, Anayatullah Nazari said. "It was like they were determined to kill us all and that nobody would survive. It was like doomsday, nothing I could ever imagine."

  • Migrants fear Paris attacks have multiplied their woes 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:12 pm

    PRESEVO, Serbia - At the tender age of 16, Ahmad Fawad has three fears: He fears the Taliban gunmen who killed his family members in Afghanistan. He fears that once-welcoming European countries are shutting the doors after the carnage in Paris. And he fears that the very extremists who attacked his family at home are moving alongside him in the flow of humanity bound for Europe.

  • Paris attacks reaction: Nordic governments condemn attacks 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 5:50 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:

  • Afghan official claims splinter Taliban group leader killed 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:48 am

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A senior figure of a breakaway Taliban faction has been killed in battle between rival insurgent groups in southeastern Afghanistan, an Afghan police official said Thursday.

  • Pakistan tells US envoys it hopes to revive Afghan talks 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 6:48 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani officials told visiting U.S. envoys on Wednesday that Islamabad hopes to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban that collapsed earlier this year.

  • Calais camp offers migrants school, library, bars in shacks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-10-15 12:28 pm

    CALAIS, France - Jennifer Wilson wrote "hot" and "cold" on the chalkboard and invited her students - a dozen men from Afghanistan, Iran, Ethiopia and Sudan - to say other English words for temperature. "Freezing," one student declared jovially.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tackled suicide bomber, saved lives story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-10-15 9:30 am

    ARLINGTON, Virginia - He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers' lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. During three years of recovery and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Capt. Florent Groberg was left with a lot of time to think.

  • Turkmenistan and Afghanistan to lay new pipeline 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 6:44 am

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have agreed to jointly launch the construction of a multi-billion dollar pipeline that will pump natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Turkmen state media reported Tuesday.

  • 8-second run was Medal of Honor recipient's last sprint 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 1:41 pm

    FORT CARSON, Colorado - Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg's last sprint may have been his fastest, ever.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans souring on Obama's Islamic State plan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 10:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave thousands of troops there when he leaves office.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Things to know about opinions on foreign policy 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 3:19 am

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs, along with his handling of the war in Afghanistan and the threat posed by the Islamic State group, according to a recent Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Afghan official: Drone crashes in mountains near capital 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 9:36 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says that an American drone has crashed the in mountains south of the capital, Kabul.

  • Ogle County soldiers memorial to be dedicated in Oregon 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 4:56 am

    OREGON, Illinois - A retired Army brigadier general who commanded forces in Afghanistan and Iraq will be the keynote speaker at next week's dedication of the Ogle County Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

  • Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 1:11 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and pursue a profession in Afghanistan, but instead he's acquired a $5,600 visa and a plane ticket to Turkey, where he will embark on the migrant trail to Europe.