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  • Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed

    Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said. An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the...
  • Hamid Karzai's cozy history with the Taliban

    Hamid Karzai's cozy history with the Taliban
    If anyone is surprised that with each passing day Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to veer more sharply away from the U.S. and toward the Taliban, it might be time to remember some history. Karzai himself was once asked to become a high-ranking...
  • In a reversal, Afghan civilian deaths rise in 2013

    In a reversal, Afghan civilian deaths rise in 2013
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India -- Civilian deaths in the conflict in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, nearing the record levels of bloodletting reached in 2011 as Afghan security forces stepped up operations andTaliban-led insurgents continued to target...
  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
  • Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan

    Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
  • Suicide bomber hits military bus in Afghan capital, killing 4

    Suicide bomber hits military bus in Afghan capital, killing 4
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Extending a spate of bloodshed in the Afghan capital, a suicide bomber attacked a military bus Sunday morning, killing two soldiers and two civilians and injuring 20, officials said. The bomber was on foot and detonated his...
  • Afghanistan bombing kills coalition soldier

    Afghanistan bombing kills coalition soldier
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bombing at the entrance to a base in southern Afghanistan used by the U.S.-led military coalition killed one international soldier Monday, Afghan officials said. Nine assailants were gunned down in the attack, which took place...
  • Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns

    Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns
    WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies warn in a new, classified assessment that insurgents could quickly regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year,...
  • Insurgents hit Afghan base, kill NATO soldier

    Insurgents hit Afghan base, kill NATO soldier
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A NATO soldier was killed Saturday when insurgents attacked a military base in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. Five insurgents launched the early-morning assault on a joint Afghan-NATO base in Ghani Khel, a district in...
  • Defying U.S. concern, Afghan government to free 72 terrorism suspects

    Defying U.S. concern, Afghan government to free 72 terrorism suspects
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top justice officials on Thursday ordered the release of 72 imprisoned terrorism suspects for lack of evidence to prosecute them, defying U.S. objections to freeing men still considered a security risk. The...
  • Robert Gates' failure of duty

    Robert Gates' failure of duty
    In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print. The latest domestic...