Afghanistan wants to take over control of the nation's security in 2013 not 2014 and for US troops to pull out of villages, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday, just days after a US soldier massacred 16 villagers.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai called for NATO troops to leave Afghan villages and confine themselves to major bases after the slaughter of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier, underscoring fury over the massacre and clouding U.S. exit plans.
The Afghan Taliban has suspended preliminary peace talks with the United States and will forgo opening a political office in Doha due to Washington’s “alternating and ever changing position,” the group said in a statement on Thursday.
We may never know what drove a U.S. Army staff sergeant to head out into the Afghan night and allegedly murder at least 16 civilians in their homes, among them nine children and three women.
Afghanistan - Afghan lawmakers expressed anger Thursday over the U.S. move to fly an American soldier accused of killing 16 civilians out of the country to Kuwait,
KABUL — The Afghan man involved in the Wednesday attack that occurred during Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s visit to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan died from burns, said Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the number two American commander in Afg
An Afghan man linked to the Taliban who was one of the largest heroin traffickers in the world was convicted Tuesday on charges of importing and distributing heroin and for narco-terrorism, federal officials said.
Some Afghans are demanding its government forge a new pact that allows U.S. soldiers accused of crimes to be tried by Afghan courts as the U.S. military on Tuesday said it found probable cause against a soldier accused of murdering 16 civilians.
“Who has given the license to kill and in what court? Who has declared that they can hit anyone they like?”
The U.S. soldier who allegedly shot 16 Afghan villagers was caught on surveillance video that showed him walking up to his base, laying down his weapon and raising his arms in surrender, according to an Afghan official who viewed the footage.
Spare us and the US public the apologies, the psychiatry, and more useless trials and meaningless investigations.
Hundreds of Afghan university students have taken to the streets to protest the American soldier who slaughtered 16 villagers in Sunday's shooting spree in Kandahar.
America's rogue killing machine
The phoney oratory of British national security so beloved of Cameron and his generals has lost all contact with reality
In order to be able to claim "no more troops on the ground" in Afghanistan by 2014, the Pentagon envisaging transferring its special operations forces to the CIA, thus "making them spies" and "reducing the number of troops".
A US soldier has killed more than a dozen civilians in a shooting spree in southern Afghanistan before being detained, officials say.
Five senior Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay have agreed to be moved to custody in Qatar as part of a peace plan, Afghan government officials say.
The US and Afghanistan are expected to sign a deal on the transfer of US.-run detention centers to Afghan authorities, improving the prospects of a strategic partnership allowing long-term U.S. involvement in the country.
An Afghan Air Force colonel who killed eight U.S. Air Force officers in April may have been involved in the drug running
Dead Americans, Dead Goats, and Half a Million Gunmen on the Loose
Six British soldiers were believed killed after an explosion hit their armored vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.
A suicide bomber has killed at least two Afghan civilians and wounded four others after detonating explosives at the gates of the U.S. military base at Bagram, just north of Kabul.
Top Pentagon officials are considering putting elite special operations troops under CIA control in Afghanistan after 2014, just as they were during last year's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, sources told The Associated Press.
Government accused of "callous indifference" as number of those left homeless by violence tops 500,000.
Military investigators have concluded that five U.S. service members were involved in the incineration of a pile of Korans in Afghanistan last week, according to U.S. military officials who have been briefed on the inquiry. The burning of the Musl
The desert's nighttime chill had taken hold at a small U.S.-Afghan base in the Taliban's heartland: the home village, in fact, of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the movement's founder and supreme commander.
On Jan. 7, someone strolled into a supply room at Camp Eggers, a coalition base near the U.S. embassy in downtown Kabul, pocketed two sets of car keys and walked out undetected.
Two American soldiers were killed Thursday by a civilian employee of the Afghan army, according to Afghan officials.
Obama should be apologizing to the American people for his ineptness, his incompetence, his stupidity and his complete lack of common sense in not vacating Iraq and Afghanistan immediately.
Protesters in Kabul interviewed on the road and in front of Parliament said that this was not the first time that Americans had violated Afghan cultural and religious traditions and that an apology was not enough. “This is not just about dishonori