The United States government is committed to concluding its war in Afghanistan at the end of this year, but isn’t too certain about what finally ending that operation will mean for a group of foreign prisoners being held near Kabul.
In the midst of an ongoing power handover in Afghanistan, hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a strategic district close to the capital, killing more than 100 people. The fighting is ongoing, and if the army doesn’t arrive soon, the area could fall.
American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years.
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai punctuated on Tuesday his tumultuous 13-year relationship with the United States, alleging that America invaded Afghanistan in 2001 for “its own interests” and never really wanted peace in the region.
US Secretary of State Kerry brokered a deal in Afghanistan, installing a 'coalition' government, but couldn’t come up with a credible coalition to bomb IS in Syria. So the Pentagon will do it alone to the applause of its Gulf 'petrodollar allies.'
Afghan National Army soldiers training in Massachusetts went missing over the weekend were found trying to cross the border into Canada on Monday. The disappearance occurred just days after two Afghan policemen disappeared in Washington, DC.
Two candidates in the widely disputed Afghan presidential elections, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have signed a unity deal, officials confirmed. The deal will end long-standing tensions over the election results.
The drug production in Afghanistan is already at a “historic high,” but the situation is likely to deteriorate even more when international troops leave the country, Russia’s chief anti-narcotics official said.
Documents released by the Pentagon this week show that five American soldiers and an Afghan colleague died as a result of miscommunication earlier this year during one of the worst instances of friendly fire since the Afghan War began nearly 13 years ago.
The leader of terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, says they have launched a new off-shoot in the Indian sub-continent. The new organization aims to create a Muslim caliphate in Burma, Bangladesh and parts of India.
Barack Obama and David Cameron will urge NATO members to increase military spending at the alliance’s summit in Wales, amid growing geopolitical tensions, Europe-wide austerity, and criticism that some countries are getting a “free ride”.