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Afghanistan

‘Bergdahl may face confinement, but not a significant term’
It’s unlikely the US military will seek a long prison term for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who is charged with desertion, mostly because of years he was held as a prisoner by the Taliban, says military defense lawyer Daniel Conway.

26.03.2015 14:20

Sorry, what? Afghan president says time to apologize to Taliban
After 13 years of war aimed at rooting out the Taliban, the Afghan president declared in Washington that torture and mistreatment only intensified resentment in some members of the Taliban, so it's time to heal wounds and apologize.

26.03.2015 06:30

National Guardsman indicted for allegedly producing child pornography
A Minnesota National Guardsman allegedly used multiple digital devices and social media accounts to repeatedly seek out teenage girls, engage them in sex chats and solicit them for sexually explicit photographs, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

25.03.2015 20:43

Taliban pledge to continue fighting as Obama approves US troops to stay through 2015
The Taliban says it has been left with no alternative but to continue its fight against the US. They made the statement hours after President Barack Obama delayed withdrawing American troops, saying the US would stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2015.

25.03.2015 14:41

6 dead after blast near Finance Ministry rocks Afghan capital
A powerful blast rocked central Kabul on Wednesday. Security officials have confirmed the explosion, saying at least six people have been killed and 31 others injured, according to TOLOnews.

25.03.2015 12:22

Will they ever leave? US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015
Barack Obama says he’ll keep 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan through 2015, after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani requested them to stay. Critics say the move could mean the US maintaining a military presence past the 2016 pullout deadline.

24.03.2015 18:18

‘Obama, Ghani need each other for political survival’
President Obama needs Afghanistan to show he is successful despite a failed Mideast policy, while Ghani’s survival as Afghan president depends on an influx of US money and presence of American troops, former State Department official Matthew Hoh told RT.

24.03.2015 12:18

Gaddafi gone, but much more instability, violence in Libya
As Libya has been in disarray since the fall of Gaddafi it’s very hard to say exactly what qualifies a civilian strike, who is combatant and who is not and which side is affiliated with which radical groups, Patrick James, Middle East expert, told RT.

24.03.2015 12:22

US promises billions to fund Afghan military through 2017
Officials have confirmed the US will continue to spend about $4 billion a year to fund Afghanistan’s military for the next two fiscal years. It is a sign of support for the government in Kabul, which Washington views as more cooperative than in the past.

23.03.2015 22:03

Afghanistan: No end for Obama’s endgame
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to the US has sparked a new debate on the future of Afghanistan which for centuries played a special role, remaining unconquered by superpowers repulsing offensives with old British rifles and Kalashnikov’s.

23.03.2015 11:45

Afghan leadership duo visit US to secure troops, aid
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his electoral rival Abdullah Abdullah are on a five-day visit to the US to discuss greater American military presence, continuation of aid and other benefits the six month-old Afghan government is seeking from Washington.

23.03.2015 10:17

​Court orders US govt release 2,000 images from military sites incl Abu Ghraib
A New York-based federal judge has ordered the release of around 2,000 images showing the cruel treatment of detainees by the US military, despite White House efforts to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act.

21.03.2015 08:10