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Obama Congratulates Afghanistan, Calls Elections 'Critical' For Democratic Future

Obama Congratulates Afghanistan, Calls Elections 'Critical' For Democratic Future

Chris Gentilviso  04. 5.2014
U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Afghanistan on its "historic elections" Saturday, calling the event "critical" to securing the...
More Children Dying In Afghan Violence

More Children Dying In Afghan Violence

02. 8.2014
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban...
Memo to Robert Gates: Duty, Sir, Lies in Getting a War's Premise Right

Memo to Robert Gates: Duty, Sir, Lies in Getting a War's Premise Right

01.14.2014
"Wars are a lot easier to get into than out of," Gates writes. Indeed! And the way to make wars much harder to get into is the requirement...
Taliban Deny Sending Afghan Girl As Suicide Bomber

Taliban Deny Sending Afghan Girl As Suicide Bomber

01. 7.2014
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban denied Tuesday that they dispatched a 10-year-old girl to carry out a suicide attack against Afghan...
U.S. Embassy In Kabul Attacked On Christmas Day

U.S. Embassy In Kabul Attacked On Christmas Day

12.25.2013
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Kabul was hit by indirect fire before dawn on Christmas Day but no Americans were hurt,...
NATO Says Failure To Sign Defense Pact Would End Afghan Mission

NATO Says Failure To Sign Defense Pact Would End Afghan Mission

12. 2.2013
By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Dec 2 (Reuters) - NATO would have to pull all its troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014...
U.S. Threatens To Pull Out All Troops As Karzai Holds Up Afghanistan Deal

U.S. Threatens To Pull Out All Troops As Karzai Holds Up Afghanistan Deal

11.26.2013
By Jessica Donati and Mark Felsenthal KABUL/WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has refused...
Official: Adulterers May Be Stoned Under New Afghan Law

Official: Adulterers May Be Stoned Under New Afghan Law

11.25.2013
By Mirwais Harooni and Katharine Houreld KABUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Death by stoning for convicted adulterers is being written...
Afghan-U.S. Security Pact In Limbo

Afghan-U.S. Security Pact In Limbo

11.20.2013
By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The text of a U.S.-Afghan pact that sets out a blueprint...
U.S. And Afghanistan Finally Agree On Crucial Security Pact

U.S. And Afghanistan Finally Agree On Crucial Security Pact

11.19.2013
KABUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The United States and Afghanistan have agreed a final version of a crucial security pact outlining where and...
After More Than 10 Years Of War, Afghanistan's Opium Production Hits Record High

After More Than 10 Years Of War, Afghanistan's Opium Production Hits Record High

11.13.2013
By Dylan Welch and Mohammad Stanekzai KABUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high as international...
Afghanistan Withdrawal Puts Programs For Women And Girls At Risk

Afghanistan Withdrawal Puts Programs For Women And Girls At Risk

Amanda Terkel  10.29.2013
WASHINGTON -- As coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, it will be increasingly difficult to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars...
Staggering Number of Afghan Police Die Every Week In Fighting Season

Staggering Number of Afghan Police Die Every Week In Fighting Season

  10.29.2013
Nearly 80 Afghan police have died every week during the current fighting season, officials said Tuesday, as the national security forces...
Despite Billions In Aid, Afghans Can't Find Work

Despite Billions In Aid, Afghans Can't Find Work

10.24.2013
KABUL, Afghanistan -- KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of men, some on crutches, all wearing tattered clothing, gather shortly before...