UK Af-Pak envoy urges US, Pak to maintain calm
Dec 2, 2011
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 25, 2014
President Hamid Karzai on Saturday signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the NATO combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban.
World | Reuters | Thursday December 26, 2013
For years, US officials have pointed to the improvements in the everyday lives of Afghans made possible by billions of dollars in aid from the United States and elsewhere.
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.