Afghanistan

Afghanistan says U.S. air strike kills three civilians

KABUL - A U.S. air strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed three civilians, the Afghan president's office said on Tuesday.

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

WASHINGTON - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night calls to Europe.

Politics, Davos, 14 Apr 2014

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

WASHINGTON - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night calls to Europe.

Politics, Davos, 14 Apr 2014

U.S. lawmakers visit Afghanistan to press case for troops to stay

WASHINGTON - The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, is leading a delegation of Republican lawmakers on a trip to Afghanistan to underscore their call for U.S. forces to remain there and also to review the country's presidential election, Boehner's office said on Monday.

Politics, 14 Apr 2014

Anxious China emerges as diplomatic player in Afghanistan

KABUL/BEIJING - China is quietly preparing for a more robust role in the future of Afghanistan, concerned that the withdrawal of NATO troops will leave a hotbed of militancy on its doorstep.

World, China 14 Apr 2014

Abdullah leads in first official results from Afghan vote

KABUL - Initial election results put Afghan opposition figure Abdullah Abdullah in the lead on Sunday, but with less than 10 percent of votes counted and widespread allegations of fraud, there was no clear indication of who would succeed Hamid Karzai. | Video

World, United Nations 13 Apr 2014

Abdullah leads in first official results from Afghan vote

KABUL - Initial election results put Afghan opposition figure Abdullah Abdullah in the lead on Sunday, but with less than 10 percent of votes counted and widespread allegations of fraud, there was no clear indication of who would succeed Hamid Karzai.

World, United Nations 13 Apr 2014

Gunmen kidnap 100 Pakistani villagers in northwest, government says

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said.

World 12 Apr 2014

Frontrunner in Afghan vote rules out coalition government

KABUL - A frontrunner to succeed Hamid Karzai as Afghanistan's president voiced the possibility of teaming up with a rival on Wednesday but ruled out forming a coalition government in order to avoid a second-round runoff.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Afghan commander: cross-border Taliban alliance growing stronger

CAMP THUNDER, Afghanistan - Taliban militants in Pakistan have established an increasingly close relationship with insurgents from across the border in Afghanistan, supplying them with explosives and well-trained fighters, a senior Afghan army commander said on Wednesday.

World, 09 Apr 2014