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  • Why the killing of a general won't change U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

    The killing of an American general Tuesday in Afghanistan put the spotlight back on President Obama's withdrawal plan in Afghanistan at a time when bloody conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq overshadowed the longest war in American history.

  • VIDEO: Details scarce after U.S. major general dead in Afghanistan shooting

    Security protocols designed to keep American forces safe in Afghanistan could come under more scrutiny after a deadly shooting Tuesday.

  • US officials: US general killed in Afghan attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American general was killed in an apparent insider attack Tuesday by a member of the Afghan security forces, a Pentagon spokesman said, the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to be killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. The spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said that the...

  • Afghan attack kills U.S. major general, wounds 15

    A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of American troops, authorities said.

  • Afghan presidential candidates' teams join audit

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan election official says representatives of both presidential candidates have now joined the audit of ballots from the June election runoff. The process is a key step toward insuring a peaceful transfer of power and determining the successor to Hamid Karzai,...

  • Afghan election audit restarts after holiday delay

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An audit of results from Afghanistan's presidential runoff election resumed Sunday after a holiday break, an electoral official said. The audit of more than 8 million votes is likely to take weeks, stalling an already much-delayed announcement of a new president to...

  • Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war...

  • Obama driving American foreign policy off a cliff

    Last week, the Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained.

  • Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential candidates sparred over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud. The recount of more...

  • As turmoil engulfs Middle East, American opinion of Muslims, Arabs slides to five-year low: Survey

    Public opinion in the U.S. of Arabs and Muslims has steadily deteriorated over the past five years, with a growing number of Americans saying they now hold an unfavorable opinion of both groups, according to a Zogby poll released this week.

  • 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...



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