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  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Obama seeks to cut troop level in Afghanistan to 5,000 by end of 2015

    President Obama is planning to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. ends its combat mission this year, but will quickly cut that number roughly in half by the end of 2015, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Obama plans on...
  • Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention

    WASHINGTON -- In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for...
  • Early Afghanistan election results show tight race

    Early Afghanistan election results show tight race
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan on Sunday released the first preliminary results in its presidential election, which showed a close race between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, with neither man...
  • U.S. to reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end

    U.S. to  reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end
    President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war. The...
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed in Taliban prisoner exchange

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban captive for nearly five years, was handed over Saturday to the U.S. military in Afghanistan in a negotiated exchange for the release of five senior Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release

    Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release
    Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress. Adding to...
  • From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies

    From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies
    The way a country winds down a war in a faraway place and stands with those who risked their own safety to help in the fight sends a message to the world that is not soon forgotten. As President Obama announced last week, the U.S. will withdraw all...
  • Jury to begin deliberating fate of Bin Laden's son-in-law

    Jury to begin deliberating fate of Bin Laden's son-in-law
    NEW YORK - Jurors on Tuesday begin deliberating the fate of a former Al Qaeda spokesman portrayed by lawyers as either a hardened terrorist buoyed by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or an innocent cleric accidentally drawn into Osama bin Laden's orbit....
  • Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked election office

    KABUL, Afghanistan -– Taliban insurgents opposed to Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential vote stormed an election office in Kabul on Tuesday and killed five people, officials said. The sound of gunfire echoed across Kabul’s Darul Aman...