(BRUSSELS) — Diplomats vexed over Afghanistan’s future applied new pressure on the war-torn nation’s leaders Tuesday to agree to allow thousands of foreign troops to remain there beyond next year, or risk being left with no international military force assistance.
U.S. and NATO officials made in discussions in Brussels that they do …
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice tells Karzai to sign agreement or American troops start packing
Wants conditions of “security,” “peace” and “a proper election” met
Afghan president says he doesn’t trust American leaders
President promises U.S. troops won’t enter Afghan homes except under extraordinary circumstances
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s president has told a gathering of elders that he supports signing a security deal with the United States if safety and security conditions are met.
Hamid Karzai spoke as the 2,500-member national consultative council of Afghan elders known as the Loya Jirga started in Kabul on Thursday.
Thousands of tribal elders will gather in Kabul to decide the future of foreign forces stationed in Afghanistan
Pushes back against reports that a Karzai official pushed the U.S. to acknowledge military mistakes
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — With Afghanistan’s next presidential election just five months away, authorities say they are facing a possible repeat of the abuses that have discredited the country’s efforts to build a democracy.
Election officials say they can only estimate how many voters are really on the rolls. Added to the confusion …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a powerful explosion has killed 3 people at a restaurant in the southern city of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban.
Javid Faisal, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the bomb went off late Wednesday inside the restaurant, also injuring another 14 people.
No one took …
4 others were injured by the two separate blasts
Insurgent group also failed to broaden popular support, report adds
Blast comes ahead of a meeting next week to discuss U.S. troop presence in 2014