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  • 2 US Troops, Court Official Killed in Afghanistan

    2 US Troops, Court Official Killed in Afghanistan

    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.

  • US Military's Job 'Not Over' in Afghanistan: Chuck Hagel

    US Military's Job 'Not Over' in Afghanistan: Chuck Hagel

    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.

  • US Hands Over Senior Militant to Pakistan

    US Hands Over Senior Militant to Pakistan

    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.

  • US to Keep More Troops in Afghanistan as Violence Spikes

    US to Keep More Troops in Afghanistan as Violence Spikes

    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.

  • Kabul Police Chief Resigns After Spate of Attacks: Spokesman

    Kabul Police Chief Resigns After Spate of Attacks: Spokesman

    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.

  • US President Barack Obama Extends Combat Role in Afghanistan: Report

    US President Barack Obama Extends Combat Role in Afghanistan: Report

    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.

  • Afghan Opium Crop at Fresh High as Foreign Troops Withdraw

    Afghan Opium Crop at Fresh High as Foreign Troops Withdraw

    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.

  • US-Led Forces Rebuked for Making Afghanistan Troop Evaluations Secret

    US-Led Forces Rebuked for Making Afghanistan Troop Evaluations Secret

    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.

  • United States Praises China's Growing Role in Afghanistan

    United States Praises China's Growing Role in Afghanistan

    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...

  • Twin Suicide Attacks on Army Buses in Kabul: Police

    Twin Suicide Attacks on Army Buses in Kabul: Police

    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.

  • Afghanistan and US Sign Long-Delayed Troop Pact

    Afghanistan and US Sign Long-Delayed Troop Pact

    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.

  • Afghanistan to Sign Troop Deal on Tuesday: US Adviser

    Afghanistan to Sign Troop Deal on Tuesday: US Adviser

    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.

  • Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's Visit to Boost India-US Strategic Ties

    Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's Visit to Boost India-US Strategic Ties

    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...

  • John Kerry in Kabul to Push for New President Within Weeks

    John Kerry in Kabul to Push for New President Within Weeks

    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.

  • US Major General Reportedly Killed in Kabul Shooting, 19 Wounded

    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.

  • Attack at Afghan Base Kills US Soldier, Wounds 15

    Attack at Afghan Base Kills US Soldier, Wounds 15

    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.

  • Problems and Paperwork Pile up at Afghanistan Election Audit

    Problems and Paperwork Pile up at Afghanistan Election Audit

    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.

  • Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    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.

  • 800 Taliban Fight Afghan Troops in Five Day Battle: Officials

    800 Taliban Fight Afghan Troops in Five Day Battle: Officials

    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.

  • Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next

    Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next

    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.

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