More Afghanistan Articles

  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. Another...

  • White House condemns attack on Christian hospital in Kabul

    A White House official condemned an attack at an American-run Christian hospital in Kabul on Thursday that killed three American medical staff members and wounded several others. “The United States condemns the attack today in Kabul that killed three Americans working to provide health care...

  • Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the Taliban. The airstrikes pounded two suspected...

  • Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials in Afghanistan say five police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile south. A spokesman for the Kandahar provincial police, Zia Durani, said Wednesday that Taliban insurgents raided the police post late the...

  • Afghan election commission delays vote results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to replace President Hamid...

  • US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The options, requested by the administration, include a range of troop numbers from zero to 10,000 U.S. troops and...

  • Afghan campaign worker shot dead outside his home

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent campaign worker in Afghanistan's presidential election was shot dead outside his home in the country's east, officials said Tuesday. The Taliban denied they were involved in the killing. Campaign worker Esmatullah, who like many Afghan men uses only one...

  • With no Iraq-Afghan memorial, Vietnam vets to honor 7,000 dead in first-ever roll call

    Years away from even being allowed to have a war memorial, the dead from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored by their fellow Vietnam veterans Memorial Day weekend at The Wall, where the first-ever reading of the names of all the post-9/11 heroes will take place.

  • New report says sophisticated U.S. military equipment for sale in Tehran bazaar

    Looking for the latest U.S. military equipment but can't find anybody to sell it to you here in the United States? Then head over to Tehran and check out "Iran's one-stop shop for U.S. Army gear." That's according to Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper, a highly credible Middle Eastern publication....

  • Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year. Ahmad Shah Wahid was on his way to...

  • Corruption, kidnappings hurt $200m U.S. effort to help Afghanistan collect customs revenue

    Nearly $200 million in U.S. tax dollars and five years of effort to fight corruption in Afghanistan's customs system may be "irrevocably lost" when the U.S. leaves the country, according to a new report by an internal government watchdog.

  • John Boehner and seven GOP lawmakers back from secret Afghanistan trip

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, this past weekend with seven other House Republican lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the political situation in the country after the recent democratic elections, Boehner's office announced Monday. The trip was not...

  • Lawmakers urge Jack Lew, John Kerry to stop U.S. purchases of Russian helicopters

    Dozens of lawmakers have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging them to impose sanctions on a Russian arms exporter that the Pentagon is procuring helicopters from. The effort to rally opposition to Russian company Rosoboronexport, which the...

  • Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital — a rare case in which an Afghan officer or...

  • Afghan official: Vote successful, not fraud free

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan election official says national elections held last weekend were a success in terms of turnout and enthusiasm but he cautions that the amount of fraud was not insignificant. Wednesday's announcement came as ballots are still being counted. Millions of...



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