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  • Afghans vote in presidential election as US troops exit

    Afghans vote in presidential election as US troops exit

    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.

  • Russian forces 'gradually withdrawing' from Ukraine

    Russian forces 'gradually withdrawing' from Ukraine

    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.

  • Vladimir Putin calls Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine: White House

    Vladimir Putin calls Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine: White House

    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.

  • Obama tells Russia to pull troops away from Ukraine

    Obama tells Russia to pull troops away from Ukraine

    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.

  • US warns Russia as forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

    US warns Russia as forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

    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.

  • US suggests Baltics war games in response to Russian 'land grab'

    US suggests Baltics war games in response to Russian 'land grab'

    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.

  • Hamid Karzai says Afghanistan doesn't need US troops

    Hamid Karzai says Afghanistan doesn't need US troops

    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...

  • US prepares sanctions on top Russian officials over Crimea invasion

    US prepares sanctions on top Russian officials over Crimea invasion

    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...

  • Vladimir Putin requests parliament approval to use Russian troops in Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin requests parliament approval to use Russian troops in Ukraine

    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.

  • It's not an order! US Marines get to wear 'sleeves up'

    It's not an order! US Marines get to wear 'sleeves up'

    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.

  • Start peace process with Taliban for troop deal, Hamid Karzai tells Barack Obama

    Start peace process with Taliban for troop deal, Hamid Karzai tells Barack Obama

    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...

  • Barack Obama warns Hamid Karzai of zero troops in Afghanistan

    Barack Obama warns Hamid Karzai of zero troops in Afghanistan

    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.

  • US plans to reduce its military size to pre-World War II level

    US plans to reduce its military size to pre-World War II level

    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.

  • US intelligence director does not believe Hamid Karzai will sign security pact

    US intelligence director does not believe Hamid Karzai will sign security pact

    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.

  • Afghan Taliban 'capture' US military dog

    Afghan Taliban 'capture' US military dog

    The Taliban has claimed to have captured a dog belonging to US troops in eastern Afghanistan during a raid.

  • Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

    Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

    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...

  • Afghanistan can't 'keep deferring' decision on security pact: US

    Afghanistan can't 'keep deferring' decision on security pact: US

    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.

  • Afghan-US deal falters as Hamid Karzai demands Taliban talks

    Afghan-US deal falters as Hamid Karzai demands Taliban talks

    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.

  • Pentagon eases rules on turbans, beards in US Army

    Pentagon eases rules on turbans, beards in US Army

    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.

  • Edward Snowden leaks may be 'lethal' for troops: lawmakers

    Edward Snowden leaks may be 'lethal' for troops: lawmakers

    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.

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