The battle against drug production in Afghanistan is intensifying, as a new player – the Central-Asian Drugs Quartet has been founded in Moscow, with Russia, Pakistan and Tajikistan pledging to support Kabul.
December 09, 2010 09:46
US President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he praised US and Coalition troops and said his administration’s combat surge has effectively weakened the Taliban.
After a ten-year hiatus, Russian Premier Vladimir Putin has appeared on American TV in an hour-long, just-aired interview, in which he was quizzed by TV host Larry King.
December 02, 2010 07:44
There is no shortage of skepticism in Europe over the war in Afghanistan. In Denmark though, veteran activists have been camping outside parliament for nearly a decade to make politicians listen.
NATO plans to withdraw its combat troops from Afghanistan in four years’ time. Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul told RT it is time for the country to stand on its own two feet.
Russia has agreed to ease rules for NATO armored vehicles, allowing them to be taken to Afghanistan through its territory, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
The violence in Afghanistan is now at an all-time high, even by the US’ own estimates, but Pentagon military chiefs insist modest progress is being made against the Taliban in the nine-year campaign - despite clashes increasing four-fold since 2007.
November 24, 2010 07:49
A Pakistani man got away with impersonating a Taliban leader and was paid by the Afghan government for information and even spoke with the Afghan president.
The memory of recent combat has become a daily nightmare for many US soldiers who returned home from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 23, 2010 07:08
As leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization met in Lisbon, thousands met in the streets to protest their policies and very existence. At the root of many activists complaints – US policies.
The US lead NATO mission in Afghanistan is heating up while NATO itself struggles with the costs and its own existence.
Since the 2001 invasion, the US government has spent over $38 billion dollars on Afghanistan to bolster security and economic development.