The biggest stories of October 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
World | Peter Baker, The New York Times | Tuesday March 4, 2014
The United States prepared on Monday to impose sanctions on high-level Russian officials involved in the military occupation of Crimea, as the escalating crisis in Ukraine sparked turmoil in global markets, pounding the Russian ruble and driving up e...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 1, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday asked the upper house of parliament to approve the use of Russian troops in Ukraine, the Kremlin said, despite warnings from the US not to intervene.
Offbeat | Agence France-Press | Thursday February 27, 2014
Rank-and-file US Marines will be able to show off their forearms once more after the commandant backed down from a deeply unpopular rule that banned troops from rolling up the sleeves of their combat fatigues.
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has stood firm on his demand that the US and Pakistan re-start the peace process with the Taliban for a post-2014 troop deal to be signed. The President was responding to a warning from US President Barack Obama tha...
World | Written by Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Wednesday February 26, 2014
US President Barack Obama has come the closest to threatening Afghan President Hamid Karzai that he is prepared to have no American troops in Afghanistan from 2015.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday February 24, 2014
The US plans to shrink the size of its military to its smallest force since pre-World War II level and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets, according to a media report.
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 11, 2014
The US director of national intelligence said on Tuesday he does not expect Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 9, 2014
The Taliban has claimed to have captured a dog belonging to US troops in eastern Afghanistan during a raid.
World | Associated Press | Thursday February 6, 2014
Multiple explosions rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and sending plumes of smoke into the sky across the street from a major government building in a brazen reminder of the ability of insurgents to penetrate the heart of the ca...
World | Reuters | Thursday January 30, 2014
The United States and its allies cannot continue to put off decisions about a post-2014 mission in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, urging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a pact allowing US troops to stay beyond this year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 25, 2014
President Hamid Karzai on Saturday signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the NATO combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 23, 2014
The Pentagon took steps on Wednesday to give individual troops greater latitude to wear turbans, head scarfs, yarmulkes and other religious clothing with their uniforms, but advocacy groups said the new policy fell short of what they were seeking.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 10, 2014
Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's theft of 1.7 million secret documents could potentially put US military forces in "lethal" danger worldwide, American lawmakers warned on Thursday, citing a confidential Pentagon report.
World | Reuters | Wednesday January 1, 2014
The United States wants Afghanistan to halt the release of 88 prisoners from an Afghan jail because they pose a serious threat to security, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Thursday December 26, 2013
For years, US officials have pointed to the improvements in the everyday lives of Afghans made possible by billions of dollars in aid from the United States and elsewhere.
World | Associated Press | Sunday December 22, 2013
Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 21, 2013
Four US troops were wounded in South Sudan when their aircraft came under fire as they were headed to Bor to evacuate Americans, the Pentagon said on Saturday.
World | Azam Ahmed, The New York Times | Wednesday December 18, 2013
With one of the most important chapters of Afghanistan's history open before him, President Hamid Karzai took time this month for a personal meeting with the longtime foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari.
World | Reuters | Thursday December 12, 2013
The White House would like Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement by the end of the year, but the deadline could slip into early January, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
India | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 11, 2013
The United States expressed hope on Tuesday that India would persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay, as lawmakers voiced outrage at the delay.