World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 26, 2015
The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite U.S. air strikes to repel them, and two U.S. military personnel were shot dead at an Afghan military base in the area by men wearing Afghan uniforms.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 30, 2015
Suicide attackers today targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding nearly 60, as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 27, 2015
A 40-year-old Yemeni, who fought US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, pleaded guilty in New York Tuesday to conspiring to murder Americans and to supporting Al-Qaeda, prosecutors said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 30, 2015
US President Barack Obama has roped in a well-known defence expert to head the South Asia desk at the National Security Council as his government wants to be India's best partner, withdraw troops from Afghanistan and wean away Pakistan from its policy of backing non-State actors.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 30, 2015
A suicide attacker targeting a prominent Afghan MP killed three people including a child and wounded seven others in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 26, 2015
NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday praised US President Barack Obama's decision to keep the current level of 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2015.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday March 25, 2015
The United States will maintain its current 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday after President Barack Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
World News | Agence France Press | Tuesday March 24, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Monday that any decision on how many US troops should remain in Afghanistan next year was up to his US counterpart Barack Obama.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 17, 2015
The United States will scrap a plan to reduce the US force in Afghanistan to 5,500 by December, after American commanders appealed to keep more troops on the ground, officials said Monday.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 21, 2015
Washington is reviewing a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 2016 to ensure that "progress sticks" after more than a decade of war, new U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Kabul on Saturday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday February 12, 2015
President Barack Obama is considering a request from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to slow the pace of the withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
World News | Thomson Reuters | Tuesday February 3, 2015
The US-led force in Afghanistan is to make recently classified data on the Afghan security forces available to the public after a US government watchdog complained about undue secrecy surrounding reconstruction efforts.
World News | Reuters | Monday December 29, 2014
The US-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission yesterday, more than 13 years after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the September 11, 2001 attacks on American cities.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
One week before the US combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
Separate insurgent attacks killed two US troops and a top Afghan court official, authorities said on Saturday, part of a surging wave of militant assaults ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops at the end of the month.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 8, 2014
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday told US troops in Afghanistan their mission was not over as they shift to a scaled-back role training their Afghan counterparts.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 8, 2014
US troops in Afghanistan have handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, a statement said Sunday, and a security source said one of them was a senior Pakistani Taliban commander.
World News | Reuters | Saturday December 6, 2014
The United States will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday, in a recognition of the still formidable challenge from Taliban insurgents.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 30, 2014
Kabul's police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 22, 2014
Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported on Friday.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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.