UK Af-Pak envoy urges US, Pak to maintain calm
Dec 2, 2011
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...
World | Associated Press | Tuesday May 27, 2014
President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 26, 2014
As he ponders leaving some troops in Afghanistan after longest US war, Barack Obama harkens back to the September 11, 2001 attacks to justify more than a decade of sacrifice.
World | Agence-France Presse | Monday May 26, 2014
US President Barack Obama flew out of Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base in the early hours of Monday after a four-hour surprise visit to troops, an AFP reporter said.
World | Associated Press | Monday May 26, 2014
President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 22, 2014
The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday April 5, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 15, 2014
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...
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Wednesday February 26, 2014
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...
World | Written by Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Wednesday February 26, 2014
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.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 9, 2014
The Taliban has claimed to have captured a dog belonging to US troops in eastern Afghanistan during a raid.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 30, 2014
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.