| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:01 PM
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.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Formal peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the central government may be at a dead end, but provisional peace negotiations are underway in the rugged and often unforgiving Afghan countryside.
In some remote districts,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
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regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Two thirds of Americans questioned in a recent poll said the 12-year war fought in Afghanistan to cleanse the country of terrorists hasn't been worth the price paid in lives and dollars.
Nevertheless, a majority still favors keeping some U.S. forces...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama is prepared to extend a Dec. 31 deadline in a concession to Afghan President Hamid Karzai aimed at getting him to approve a security agreement that would permit U.S. forces to stay in Afghanistan past 2014, aides say....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Six more dead Americans in Afghanistan. Tell me again: Why?
On Tuesday, the six U.S. soldiers were riding in a helicopter in southern Afghanistan when it crashed. Mechanical failure is suspected, though the Taliban, of course, claimed its fighters...
| Nov 29, 2013
After more than a decade of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan — and almost 2,300 American deaths — many Americans would be content if this country reduced its troop presence there from the current 47,000 to zero by the end of next year....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:18 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has again accused the United States of killing civilians in a drone airstrike, this time in a Nov. 20 attack on a border area between two eastern provinces where Taliban insurgents maintain strongholds....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:55 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry paid a whirlwind, four-hour visit to Moldova on Wednesday, the first time America's top diplomat dropped by the former Soviet republic in more than 20 years.
Kerry's unexpected stop followed a decision to skip a...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:47 AM
KABUL – Six people were killed and 13 wounded Tuesday in two separate insurgent bombings in southern Afghanistan, according to the governor’s spokesman in restive Helmand province.
Four civilians were killed and two wounded when a private...