| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:27 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an urgent visit to Afghanistan on Friday to spur stalled negotiations on an agreement that would keep some U.S. forces in the country after the NATO mission concludes next year.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Closed-door negotiations to determine the American military mission in Afghanistan after 2014 have stalled over U.S. demands to conduct lethal counter-terrorism operations and Afghan insistence that Washington guarantee support in event...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 11:53 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Four international troops were killed by a bomb early Sunday in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest deaths in the 12-year war.
Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the governor of southern Kandahar province, said the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:07 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO forces were struck by three attacks within 24 hours across Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, as the Taliban redoubled efforts to drive foreign combat troops out of the country ahead of their planned withdrawal at the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:42 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, technicians work on the vertical stabilizer of an experimental version of a cargo hauling airship being built by Worldwide Aeros Corp. in a WWII-era blimp hangar at the former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, an advocate for women's rights who wrote a book about her escape from the Taliban, was slain by Afghan militants, authorities said Thursday.
Mukhlis Afghan, a spokesman for the governor of...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:54 AM
NEW DELHI – Three NATO soldiers were killed Sunday in an attack by militants in eastern Afghanistan, the international coalition said.
The soldiers, whose nationalities were not immediately available in line with policy, were killed in eastern...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:46 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban killed six civilians in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, among a dozen slain in the latest attacks that have seen ordinary people increasingly caught up in the violence, often after being accused of working with the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:30 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday, even as the country's president urged the Taliban to lay down their arms.
The attack took place in Nangarhar...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber on a donkey killed three NATO troops and wounded four Afghan soldiers in Afghanistan's Wardak province Tuesday, underscoring the often ingenious low-tech tactics insurgents have employed in the decade-long...