More Afghanistan Articles

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. Hashmat Khalil Karzai was a staunch supporter of the president and had played an active role in the campaign to...

  • How the U.S. ended up giving weapons to the Taliban

    Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.

  • Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor. In a speech marking the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday that follows the...

  • Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said. The six gunmen, all of whom were wearing suicide vests,...

  • Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. The Americans and NATO allies are winding down...

  • The U.S. spent $35 million trying to grow this crop in Afghanistan

    American Soybean Association was given $34.4 million in federal funds in 2009 to try to jumpstart soybean farming in Afghanistan, according to the government watchdog over American work there.

  • Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan. Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security charged that recent attacks in Afghanistan were...

  • U.S. spent another $3m on an unused building in this country

    A storage facility in Afghanistan's Helmand province with a price tag of $2.89 million "has never been used," according to an internal government watchdog.

  • Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White...

  • Another $1.5 billion that may go up in smoke in Afghanistan

    As many of four out of five buildings the U.S. Army has built for the Afghan military, at a cost of $1.6 billion, face "significant fire hazard." The Corps says the Afghan soldiers are fit enough to run outside if there's a fire.

  • Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country still faces in its troubled democracy. The pre-dawn...

  • US military didn't seek Afghan pullout in 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military commanders did not recommend that the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2017 as the president ordered, the top U.S. commander there told senators Thursday. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said U.S. and Afghan military leaders...

  • The U.S. is about to give $100 million worth of cargo planes to a country that may not need them

    Department of Defense officials are giving two cargo planes worth more than $100 million to Afghanistan's air force, even though they may not be needed.

  • Heroic Marine, nicknamed 'Lion of Fallujah,' finally honored for CIA service

    "Five wounded, one martyred," was the radio report from Iraqi coalition forces who fought alongside Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec when he fell to small arms fire in 2007.

  • Raw: Deadly Insurgent Attack Hits Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. (July 16) SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Urgun...



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