Many Afghans had been awaiting Barack Obama’s announcement of a troop drawdown with a mixture of dread and happiness. In Kabul, the big surprise was not the announcement that U.S.
Osama bin Laden’s death is making waves around the world.
Sordid Details About Killings of 3 Afghan Civilians Members of an American Army unit consumed with drug use randomly chose Afghan civilians to kill and then failed to report the abuses out of fear they would suffer retaliation from their commander, according to testimony in military court here on Monday. The testimony, in a hearing […]
There is a well-known saying in Afghanistan: “You can rent an Afghan, but you can’t buy him.” “There’s been an amnesty program for low-level Taliban in place for many years now and thousands of people have taken advantage of it,” he said.
Afghanistan’s president is downplaying accusations of widespread fraud in his country’s recent elections, but he’s emphasizing the importance of a runoff for the sake of ensuring peace and stability in his nascent and war-torn democracy. NEW YORK (CNN) — Afghanistan’s president is downplaying accusations of widespread fraud in his country’s recent elections, but he’s emphasizing the importance of a runoff for the sake of ensuring peace and stability in his nascent and war-torn democracy.
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America’s top commander in Afghanistan warns that more troops are needed there within the next year or the nearly 8-year-old war “will likely result in failure,” according to a copy of a 66-page document obtained by The Washington Post.
Some Democrats say they fear their party’s method of picking a nominee might turn undemocratic as neither presidential candidate is likely to gather the delegates needed for the nomination. Federal agents searched Najibullah Zazi’s apartment and another home in the same Denver suburb on Wednesday in connection with the terrorism probe, which emerged Monday with a series of raids in the New York borough of Queens.
The German chancellor on Sunday called for a quick and thorough investigation into a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan that killed at least 90 people. The German commander in the area called in the airstrike Friday in the northern Kunduz province.
Samoa will switch its driving from the right side to the left side of the road on Monday in a move opponents have called ill-conceived and said will lead to dozens of wrecks and fatalities.