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Afghanistan

UK wants quick exit from Afghanistan
UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox said his country is not the world's police force and that he would like to see a quick withdraw of British troops from Afghanistan.

May 25, 2010 09:42

Russia passes info on nine Afghan drug lords to US
In an effort to combat drug trafficking, Russia has handed over intelligence data on nine drug lords living in Afghanistan and Central Asia to the US.

June 08, 2010 22:51

Taliban militants attack Bagram air base
Bagram air base, once considered themost secure place for Americans in Afghanistan, was attacked by Taliban militants on May 19. The attack killed a US contractor, 10 militants and wounded nine American soldiers.

May 20, 2010 23:23

Washington and Kabul: status unclear
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai was in the US capital this week to pledge Kabul's continuing support for the NATO campaign in his country.

May 16, 2010 14:46

NATO failed to build central structure in Afghanistan - analyst
Private security firms are fueling corruption in Afghanistan, says the top British commander in the country.

May 14, 2010 22:59

Afghan-US talks all talk and no deed - activist
As they prepare for a major military push in Kandahar, Presidents Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama emphasized their unity, following a recent plunge in relations. US activist David Swanson is skeptical about their talks.

June 03, 2010 11:21

Afghan president visits US after threatening to join Taliban
Hamid Karzai has arrived in the US at a time when tensions between the Washington and Kabul are high. What was behind Karzai’s threats to join the Taliban? And why are officials saying cooperation has never been better?

May 16, 2010 13:43

Suicide bomber attacks CIA base in Afghanistan
A suicide car bomber has killed one person and injured two security guards outside a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province. A US Army spokesman says the bomber blew himself up before entering the base.

May 04, 2010 17:37

More troops to Afghanistan only leads to more resistance – former US official
According to a Pentagon report, despite all the money and effort going into Afghanistan, only a quarter of the population supports the US-backed government. It also says the insurgency is growing.

April 30, 2010 23:28

US confronts its reputation abroad
Many people believed that the election of Barack Obama meant a new US foreign policy. As the wars drag on, however, has anything really changed?

June 19, 2010 04:09

How to set up an Al-Qaeda cell
Shortly before my visit to Iraq, I met up with Iraqi Shia and Sunni guerillas in Lebanon, who were members of fighting squads and members of the Ba’ath Party (the ruling Arab Socialist party under Saddam).

August 21, 2010 20:59

Kyrgyz interim government insists: Bakiyev must stand trial
Despite Bakiyev’s readiness to step down on certain conditions, the head of Kyrgyzstan’s provisional government Rosa Otunbayeva reiterated that President Bakiyev should be held responsible for the alleged crimes.

June 15, 2010 17:22