Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed troop pact

Sep 30, 2014

Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed troop pact

Afghanistan and the United States signed a deal Tuesday to allow some U.S. troops to stay in the country next year, signaling that new President Ashraf Ghani intends to mend frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday, refused ...

Taliban allegedly behead 12 people in remote Afghan province

Sep 27, 2014

Taliban allegedly behead 12 people in remote Afghan province

The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a weeklong offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. However, a ...

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Sep 10, 2014

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient. A jury found Padilla guilty in 2007 on ...

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

Sep 9, 2014

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he will not accept the expected official results of the election, breaking a pledge he made to the U.S. secretary of state and injecting new tension into an already drawn-out political process. Appearing tired and nervous, ...

Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat, in laundering probe

Sep 9, 2014

Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat, in laundering probe

Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under President George W. Bush, is being investigated by American authorities for suspected money laundering, Austrian officials said Monday. State prosecutor Thomas Vecsey confirmed a report in the Austrian weekly ...