| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:34 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — In a dramatic face-to-face rebuke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a grand council of Afghan dignitaries voted Sunday to approve a proposed 10-year security agreement with the United States by the end of the year, agreeing to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Marvel has announced that the heroine in a new “Ms. Marvel” series will be a 16-year-old Muslim girl from New […]...
| Nov 10, 2013
Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000.
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:39 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- For much of the last week, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been locked in a long-distance confrontation with U.S. politicians and diplomats over a proposed post-2014 security agreement between Afghanistan and the United States....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama pledged Monday to honor the nation’s debt to its military veterans by improving healthcare, job support and educational opportunities for those who have served.
In his annual Veterans Day address at Arlington...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON – As the United States withdraws combat forces from Afghanistan, Afghan police and army units are suffering a sharply higher casualty rate and in some cases, have negotiated local non-aggression pacts with insurgents to avoid coming under...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:18 PM
President Obama on Tuesday awarded a former U.S. Army captain the Medal of Honor for his bravery in a fierce firefight in Afghanistan.
In a televised ceremony, the president awarded the nation’s highest military honor to William D. Swenson for his...
| Nov 3, 2013
Re "Afghan projects may lose oversight," Oct. 30
The article overlooks Afghanistan's development progress as it breezes over USAID's rigorous oversight of our projects worldwide.
In the last 10 years, Afghans have seen a 20-year increase in life...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:33 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A claim by the Pakistani government this week that 67 civilians died in drone strikes over the last five years, a surprisingly low number given previous casualty estimates, has sparked controversy, skepticism and speculation that...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — An independent watchdog agency warned Congress on Tuesday that the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan would hinder efforts to monitor dozens of U.S.-financed reconstruction projects, including a hydroelectric dam and health...