UK Af-Pak envoy urges US, Pak to maintain calm
Dec 2, 2011
World | Written by Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Wednesday December 4, 2013
The US has, for the first time, officially, said that someone other than Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai can sign the security deal that could keep up to 15,000 US troops in the country till 2024 and beyond.
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Tuesday November 26, 2013
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has refused the US National Security Advisor Susan Rice's ultimatum to sign the Bilateral Security Arrangement (BSA) by the end of this year or face the option of no American troops and $ 4 billion in military aid e...
World | Reuters | Sunday November 24, 2013
An assembly of Afghan elders endorsed on Sunday a security deal to enable U.S. troops to operate in the country beyond next year, but President Hamid Karzai left the matter up in the air by refusing to say whether he would sign it into law.
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Sunday November 24, 2013
Afghanistan's Loya Jirga (Council of Elders) has endorsed the troop deal with the US, but President Karzai insisted he will only sign it after presidential polls in April 2014.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai told an assembly of elders on Thursday that President Barack Obama had sent him a letter of assurance that a security pact between the two countries was in Afghanistan's best interest.
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Thursday November 21, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed that America and Afghanistan have agreed to the language of a security deal post the withdrawal of combat troops by December 2014. The draft is being debated from today at a Loya Jirga (council of elders...
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 21, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he had nailed down terms governing the presence of US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, just hours before Afghan leaders debate the deal.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 16, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday called on the Taliban and their allies to join an assembly on a security pact that could allow some US troops to stay in the country after 2014.
World | Reuters | Saturday October 19, 2013
The future of US troops in Afghanistan after 2014 will be decided by an assembly of tribal elders in late November, its organisers said, setting a date for the verdict on a long-delayed bilateral deal held up by disputes over key provisions.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 31, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Pakistan late on Wednesday to press the new government on eliminating Islamist militant safe-havens as US-led troops prepare to leave Afghanistan.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 31, 2013
India and Pakistan fear that any instability in the war-torn Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US troops could result in "surplus terrorism" in both the countries, a top US official has said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 22, 2013
The Afghan president told the top US military commander on Monday that he was ready in principle to let American troops stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, a month after suspending security talks.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 9, 2013
The United States is considering leaving no American troops behind in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 withdrawal date, US officials said on Monday, amid ongoing tensions between the President Barack Obama's administration and Afghan President Hami...
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 19, 2013
Four Americans were killed Tuesday in an attack on Bagram air base by insurgents in Afghanistan, a US defence official said.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday June 19, 2013
Defence officials say four US troops have been killed at or near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Officials said Tuesday the four were killed by indirect fire, likely a mortar or rocket, but they had no other details.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday June 12, 2013
Georgia said on Wednesday that the country has closed two of its bases in Afghanistan after 10 of its soldiers were killed by militant attacks within the last four weeks, but it will not reduce the number of troops serving there.
World | Associated Press | Monday May 27, 2013
President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans must honor the sacrifices of their fighting men and women, particularly at a time when the US combat role in Iraq has ended and the country's involvement in Afghanistan is winding down.
World | Reuters | Tuesday May 14, 2013
US President Barack Obama will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops the United States will leave in Afghanistan in 2014, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Sunday May 12, 2013
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif claimed victory in a jubilant speech to supporters as results from Saturday's election showed a clear lead for his party, making it almost certain that he will become prime minister of the country for a third time.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 9, 2013
US troops will stay in Afghanistan after 2014 "only at the invitation" of the Afghan government, and Washington is not seeking permanent bases there, a White House spokesman said Thursday.