Afghanistan

Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack

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KABUL - Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity, the latest in a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan. | Video

Afghan presidential election set for Abdullah-Ghani run-off

KABUL - The Afghanistan presidential vote is poised to go to a run-off, the election chief said on Thursday, after the latest tally of ballots showed neither Abdullah Abdullah nor Ashraf Ghani securing an outright majority.

World, United Nations 24 Apr 2014

Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack: U.S. embassy

KABUL - Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul, the U.S. embassy said, in the latest of a series of attacks against foreign civilians in the country.

World, 24 Apr 2014

Pakistan fighter jets target militant hideouts near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months.

World, 24 Apr 2014

Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

WASHINGTON - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda.

Politics, Russia, Yemen 23 Apr 2014

Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

WASHINGTON - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda.

World, Russia, Politics, Yemen 23 Apr 2014

Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags

KABUL - A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home.

World 23 Apr 2014

Exclusive: U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

World 21 Apr 2014

Taliban negotiator released in UAE, returns to Kabul: peace body

KABUL - A top Afghan peace negotiator held under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates has been released and returned to Kabul, an Afghan peace council official said on Monday, seemingly closing the door on a peace track favored by President Hamid Karzai.

World, 21 Apr 2014

Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote

KABUL - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday showed, although half of the votes have yet to be counted.

World 20 Apr 2014