Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has met his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai in Moscow. The two leaders discussed trade cooperation, security, cultural issues and the pressing matter of countering international drug trafficking.
Afghanistan considers Russia to be not only a close neighbor, but also an important political and economic partner, and is interested in attracting Russian business, Hamid Karzai said during his first official visit to Moscow.
A delegation from Afghanistan, led by President Hamid Karzai, is in Moscow. Ahead of the visit, RT spoke to one of the most influential politicians in Afghanistan, Dr. Anwar ul-Haq Ahady, to discuss the challenges facing his country.
The UK's former ambassador to Kabul has slammed the British army commanders in Afghanistan, accusing them of sacrificing an effective war strategy to cost-cutting – a revelation that RT’s military analyst Evgeny Khrushchev says outshines WikiLeaks.
Afghan citizens who have been snatched from their home country and locked up on charges of terrorism now find themselves standing trial in US courts. With no official extradition treaty, it could be America that is breaking international law.
The US army is training militia gangs to secure outposts in Afghanistan's most dangerous areas. For a few dollars a month, Washington hopes to keep the fighters on side, and up against the Taliban. But their loyalty may not be so easily bought.
At the same time as President Barack Obama was trying to put some good spin on the war in Afghanistan, hundreds of people were marching outside the White House, calling those announced goals ‘lies’, which benefit just a select few.