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Afghanistan

America’s Afghan war bill: $1 trillion and rising!
The Afghanistan war has cost the United States around $1 trillion and will consume billions dollars more in the future, after the 13-year war ends later this month, according to the Financial Times and independent reports.

15.12.2014 17:57

Afghan ‘Bruce Lee’ spins the web with his kung fu
Meet Afghanistan’s Bruce Lee look-alike, Abbas Alizada! The 20-year-old from Kabul, nicknamed 'Bruce Hazara,' not only bears a striking physical resemblance to the famous kung fu legend, but also manages to pull off his martial arts moves.

11.12.2014 18:40

US closes Bagram detention center in Afghanistan
The US Defense Department announced it has closed the Bagram detention center and now has zero detainees in its custody in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

10.12.2014 21:22

NATO cooperation must be resumed to prevent chaos in Afghanistan – Russia's chief of General Staff
The Afghanistan situation will likely worsen as NATO troops withdraw and focus on fighting ISIS, says Gen. Valery Gerasimov, Russia's chief of General Staff. He urges the revival of international cooperation in the region to avoid a worst-case scenario.

10.12.2014 15:34

UK complicit? US Senate report reveals CIA torture and deception of Congress
Following the release of a long-awaited report examining the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11, Britain’s previously undisclosed role in the controversial rendition program is somewhat clearer.

09.12.2014 09:34

Hagel defends raid that ended with death of two hostages
​A botched rescue attempt led by American special forces over the weekend ended with the deaths of two hostages. Nevertheless, the United States secretary of defense is standing by the Pentagon's protocols.

08.12.2014 17:56

Extra 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan next year
The US defense secretary Chuck Hagel on a visit to the Afghan capital Kabul has said that up to 1,000 US troops will not be withdrawn from Afghanistan as planned.

06.12.2014 14:44

'Geopolitical Robin Hood??' Blair bites back, blames Islam for terror, not Iraq war
Former British PM Tony Blair, who is currently the subject of a public inquiry into the Iraq war, claims “radical Islam” is the “key challenge” the West faces today. He said terrorism is inextricably linked to this “dangerous” variant of Islam.

05.12.2014 18:39

Afghan conference: World leaders worry over dwindling aid & Taliban resurgence
Afghanistan's president is urging world leaders not to abandon his country but instead make long-term commitments amid the withdrawal of most foreign troops and a surge in Taliban attacks.

04.12.2014 13:02

Afghan Taliban attacks rise, UK ex-army chief plays down resurgence fears
The rash of Taliban assaults on a former British military base and attacks in Kabul should not be a reason for “talking up the number of attacks” in Afghanistan, the former head of the British Army says.

03.12.2014 09:21

'Kabul Taliban attack proves entire US-led campaign was a failure'
This week’s Taliban attack on a British diplomatic vehicle indicates that the years of western occupation of Afghanistan failed at every level and did not manage even to improve the security situation in Kabul, Chris Bambery, political analyst, told RT.

28.11.2014 12:25

Mother’s revenge: Afghan woman 'kills 25 Taliban' after son shot dead
An Afghan mother, enraged by the Taliban’s fatal shooting of her policeman son, has allegedly helped to kill 25 militants. She rushed to a police outpost near her home upon hearing gunfire, before her adrenalin took over and she “began to shoot back.”

27.11.2014 13:16