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Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

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KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Kazakhstan on brink of WTO membership deal, Afghanistan in line

GENEVA - The 160-member World Trade Organization is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said in a report on Tuesday.

World, 25 Nov 2014

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Politics, World, U.S. 25 Nov 2014

Two blasts hit Kabul, seven Afghan soldiers wounded

KABUL - Two explosions shook the Afghan capital on Tuesday, leaving seven army officers wounded after a bomb attack on their bus, while a grenade blast in the diplomatic quarter caused no casualties but led to the arrest of a suspect, officials said.

World, 25 Nov 2014

Role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to shift to training: White House

WASHINGTON - The role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will shift in 2015 to training Afghan security forces and counter-terrorism activities, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.

World, 24 Nov 2014

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. | Video

World, United Nations 24 Nov 2014

Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital: sources

KABUL - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials and sources said.

World, U.S., 24 Nov 2014

Bomber targeted police commander in Afghan volleyball game attack

KABUL - The suicide bomber, his explosives concealed under his clothes, walked quietly into a packed volleyball venue in eastern Afghanistan. His target: a local police commander. Minutes later, a devastating explosion tore through the place. | Video

World, 24 Nov 2014

Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban: aid agency

KABUL - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report on Monday.

World, 23 Nov 2014

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.

World, United Nations 23 Nov 2014