World | Reuters | Wednesday November 12, 2014
Afghanistan's opium crop will hit a new high this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, presenting the new president with a challenge in tackling the trade fuelling the Taliban-led insurgency after the foreign combat mission ends.
World | Reuters | Friday October 31, 2014
A move by US-led forces in Afghanistan to classify a key assessment of multibillion dollar efforts to train and equip local security forces is "inexplicable" and hides issues from the public, a US government watchdog said.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 30, 2014
The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out...
World | Agencies | Wednesday October 1, 2014
Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday with reports of eight people killed in the twin attack, police said, one day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for US troops to stay in the country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 30, 2014
Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow about 10,000 US troops to stay in the country next year, as new President Ashraf Ghani took a major step towards mending frayed ties with Washington.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 29, 2014
A senior adviser to US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal on Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year.
India | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Friday August 8, 2014
Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq's descent in chaos, co-production and development of military hardware and exploring convergence of interests of India and America is high on the agenda of US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, who reached I...
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday August 7, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kabul on Thursday to pressure feuding presidential candidates to resolve the disputed election result that risks triggering instability as NATO troops withdraw.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 5, 2014
A man in Afghan military uniform opened fire on NATO troops at an army training centre in Kabul on Tuesday, reportedly killing a US general and wounding at least 19 other people, including a senior German officer.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday August 5, 2014
A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one US soldier and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and "about a dozen" Americans, authorities said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Afghanistan's election audit needs to be fast and decisive to avert the threat of spiralling instability as US troops pull out, but attempts to speed up the process are bogged down in squabbles and confusion.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials said on Wednesday, as five days of fighting left about 40 civilians dead.
World | Associated Press | Thursday June 19, 2014
The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that hard-fought gains could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday June 4, 2014
The US military said Wednesday that about 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counter-terror operations, providing that specific breakout for the first time.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 31, 2014
A roadside bomb killed 12 civilians, including seven women in eastern Afghanistan today, officials said, the latest violence in the country as US-led troops prepare to leave after 13 years of war.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday May 28, 2014
The top U.S. and coalition commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's decision to keep about 10,000 American troops in the country past 2014 has eliminated any uncertainty Afghans may have had about America's commitment.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Taliban insurgents on Wednesday denounced US plans to keep troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2016, threatening to wage war against the "occupation" until the very last foreign soldier pulls out.
World | Reuters | Wednesday May 28, 2014
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday in announcing a plan to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015 that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place and it is not up to the United States to make it one.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday May 27, 2014
U.S. and British forces began launching airstrikes into Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America. The initial strikes were aimed at Taliban troops, training camps and air defenses. By early November there were abo...