More Afghanistan Articles

  • Afghan attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious...

  • Will Afghanistan security take backseat to Europe?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and NATO officials are trying to gauge whether to divert already dwindling resources and attention from Afghanistan as Russia pushes new hostilities to Europe's doorstep. NATO is intent on continuing its 12-year mission in Afghanistan and has urged the Kabul government...

  • New Washington memorial is first for living Americans

    Later this year, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial at the base of Capitol Hill will be dedicated. President Obama has been invited to participate.

  • Candidates vie for Afghan women's vote

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded. Habiba Sarabi is the most prominent...

  • Bicycle bomb kills 2 people in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says a bomb attached to a bicycle has killed two people in eastern Afghanistan. The official says the bomb was detonated Wednesday by remote control in Ghazni, the capital of the province of the same name. Deputy provincial police chief, Col....

  • Suicide bomber kills at least 17 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw blew himself up outside a checkpoint near a market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians, officials said, in the latest attack in the countdown to next month's presidential elections. Nobody immediately...

  • Afghanistan envoy certain pact with US signed soon

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador said Monday he is "certain" the government will soon sign an agreement with the United States that would allow some U.S. troops to remain behind after the final withdrawal of American soldiers at the end of the year. Zahir Tanin's statement...

  • Official: Gunmen kill Afghan judge and bodyguard

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says gunmen have killed a judge and his bodyguard in an attack in the country's east. A provincial police spokesman says Abdul Latif, a district judge in the province of Herat, and the bodyguard were in a car when they were shot to death. The...

  • U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

    Faced with the ongoing exit of American troops from Afghanistan, the top U.S. aid agency wants to step up its use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects that aid workers no longer will be able to observe with their own eyes.

  • U.S. weakness breeds global instability

    In a recent interview, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested that U.S. weakness is fueling instability around the world. How true. We can see the proof unfolding before our eyes. Russia has seized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Venezuela's regime has killed and wounded dozens of...

  • Army lost $586 million in equipment, weapons in Afghanistan

    Poor security and inaccurate records of Army supplies in Afghanistan led to the loss of $586 million in equipment between May 2012 and May 2013, including weapons and other sensitive information. The Army and civilian contractors oversee equipment at storage areas where extra supplies are...



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