As the United States draws down its military presence in Afghanistan, the Afghan government of Hamid Karzai has discovered yet another gimmick to extort money from the Americans. Karzai is demanding that the US pay $1000 for each
Insists Role in Torture Was 'On Orders' From Handlers
An Afghan interpreter for U.S. special forces arrested on accusations of torturing and killing civilians has denied involvement in the murders to Afghan investigators, and said he was always acting on orders from his U.S. military handlers.
A report in a leading U.S. newspaper says the United States is considering an option for withdrawal from Afghanistan next year that would leave no American troops in the South Asian nation.
The US is considering leaving no American troops behind in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 withdrawal date, US officials said, amid ongoing tensions between the President Obama's administration and Afghan President Karzai's government.
Complaints About Flag Likely Just an Excuse to Stop Talks
The International Monetary Fund and Pakistan reached a provisional agreement on Thursday on a $5.3 billion bailout package that aims to bolster Pakistan’s flagging economy and its perilously low foreign exchange reserves.
The U.S. government is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to a Russian arms company to buy helicopters that the Afghan military cannot maintain or operate, according to a scathing new report from the inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.
Militants With Forged Papers Crossed Checkpoint, Pounded CIA Offices
Last week the Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar with the US government’s blessing. They raised the Taliban flag at the opening ceremony and referred to Afghanistan as the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan"
Afghanistan’s president said he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the ground after it claimed responsibility for a
The Obama administration will start formal peace talks with the Taliban in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, the first direct political contact between them since early last year and the initial step in what the administration hopes will lead to a neg
June 11 - At least eight are dead after a car bomb detonates near buses carrying Supreme Court staff home for the day in the Afghan capital. Lindsey Parietti reports.
President Hamid Karzai is at it again. This time he's calling out the U.S. for its fight against the Soviets in the 80s.
The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, many of them women and children who were asleep in their villages, pleaded guilty to murder and acknowledged to a judge that there was “not a good reason in this world” for his actions.
A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages from his Army post last year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,
MIT professor Noam Chomsky criticized the killing of Osama bin Laden, saying President Obama could have provoked a nuclear war. “We were very close to war with Pakistan, which easily could have turned into a nuclear war, which could have
Afghan officials say they’ve got video of a man overseeing the torture of Afghan civilians. Exactly who ordered the man to torture is a matter of fierce dispute — and also helps explain this year’s erosion of trust between Washington and Kabul.
US Dismisses Comments as 'Premature'
Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed Thursday to wring concessions out of the United States in negotiations for a security pact for the country, as Washington wants to maintain nine military bases in Afghanistan after ISAF troops withdraw in 2014.
Because of the poppies, the raw material for most of the world’s heroin, the list of things 1st Lt. Christopher Gackstatter and his 2nd Platoon can’t do in Sartok is far longer than the list of things they can.
What do Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan have in common? Although it’s true that the United States has conducted recent military interventions in all of them, the more fundamental answer is that they are all artificial countries.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday acknowledged that his office has been receiving money from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency over the past 10 years, dismissing the monthly cash payments as a "small amount."
Shocking new footage has surfaced that appears to show a 747-400 cargo plane crashing at Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield. The crash reportedly left all seven Americans aboard the plane dead.
The CIA has delivered tens of millions of dollars in cash packed in suitcases and backpacks to the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times reported Monday.
Brokaw, 33, of Monroe, Mich., was among 7 Americans killed when their National Air Cargo plane crashed near an Air Force base in Afghanistan. Six of the victims were from Michigan and a seventh was from Kentucky, said National Air Cargo vice preside
Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times says, citing current and former
A NATO plane crash in southern Afghanistan killed four international troops on Saturday, the same day the Taliban announced its spring offensive and said it will target military and diplomatic sites
Reporter Asks White House if U.S. Airstrikes That Kill Afghan Civilians Qualify as ‘Terrorism’
Officer Let Taliban into Base, Joined Them as They Left