The biggest stories of October 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday April 5, 2014
Afghan voters went to the polls on Saturday to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, braving Taliban threats in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long intervention in the country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 31, 2014
Ukraine on Monday reported a gradual withdrawal of Russian troops from its border that may be linked to Washington's latest push for a diplomatic solution to the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.
World | Reuters | Saturday March 29, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a US diplomatic proposal for Ukraine, the White House said, adding that Obama told him that Russia must pull back its troops and not move deeper into Ukraine.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday March 29, 2014
US President Barack Obama told Russia on Friday to pull its troops back from Ukraine and stop escalating a crisis that has already redrawn the map of Europe amid the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.
World | Reuters | Thursday March 20, 2014
The United States warned Moscow it was on a "dark path" to isolation on Wednesday as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.
World | Reuters | Wednesday March 19, 2014
The United States is considering sending troops for war games in the Baltic states bordering Russia, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday in an effort to reassure NATO allies alarmed at the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine.
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 15, 2014
In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over enti...
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.