Obama Promises to End Afghan War
US President Barack Obama has pledged to "finish the job" and end the Afghan war, addressing the US public live from a military base in Afghanistan. Speaking a year after Osama Bin Laden's death, Mr Obama thanked US troops and hailed plans to end combat operations. He ...read more
Taliban Cancels Peace Talks, Accuse US of 'Changing Preconditions'
Prospects for an orderly withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan suffered two blows on Thursday as President Hamid Karzai demanded that the United States confine troops to major bases by next year, and the Talibanannounced that they were suspending peace talks with the ...read more
US on Alert for Afghan Massacre Reprisals
US troops in Afghanistan have been placed on alert following the killings of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier. US officials warned of reprisals after the soldier went on a rampage in villages near a base in Kandahar. Nine children were among those killed. Earlier, US ...read more
Gingrich: Obama Apology to Kharzai an 'Outrage'
Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has angrily denounced President Obama's apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The former speaker took to his Twitter feed to condemn Obama's letter to Karzai, saying: "It is an ...read more