Afghanistan

U.S.-led forces rebuked for making Afghan troop evaluations secret

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WASHINGTON - A move by U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan to classify a key assessment of multibillion dollar efforts to train and equip local security forces is "inexplicable" and hides issues from the public, a U.S. government watchdog said.

U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan

WANA Pakistan - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander.

World, 30 Oct 2014

United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

BEIJING - The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out.

World, China, United Nations 30 Oct 2014

China says Afghan president vows to help China fight militants

BEIJING - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to help China fight Islamist militants, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, after Ghani met President Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first visit abroad since his September inauguration.

World, China, 29 Oct 2014

China says Afghan president vows to help China fight extremists

BEIJING - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to help China fight Islamist extremists, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, after Ghani met President Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first visit abroad since his September inauguration.

World, China, 28 Oct 2014

Afghan forces prepare to fight alone as foreign troops leave

HELMAND/KANDAHAR AIR FIELD Afghanistan - On watch for a possible Taliban attack, Afghan forces on Tuesday patrolled the perimeter and manned guard towers of a vast military base deserted by U.S. and British forces in a volatile southern province.

World, 28 Oct 2014

At least seven killed in attack on Afghanistan court

KUNDUZ Afghanistan - At least seven people were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when a group of Taliban militants attacked a court in the northern city of Kunduz, officials and police said.

World, 27 Oct 2014

Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD Afghanistan - A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last U.S. and British forces from a key base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after the international coalition closed the massive facility and handed it over to the Afghan military.

World 27 Oct 2014

Britain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last U.S. Marines hand over base

CAMP LEATHERNECK Afghanistan - British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban. | Video

World, United Nations 26 Oct 2014

Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

WASHINGTON - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

World, Russia 23 Oct 2014