Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Jan 9, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will hold talks in Islamabad on Monday aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni said Saturday that the representatives will discuss a “roadmap for peace talks.” Kabul’s delegation to the ...

Dec 14, 2015

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire: Israeli army

Israeli warplanes hit bases of the militant Islamic Hamas in the Gaza Strip overnight, following a Palestinian rocket attack on Israel, the Israeli army said on Monday. “Yesterday evening … a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” a military statement ...

May 8, 2014

SDF may get nod to supply aid in combat zones

Japan may expand the Self-Defense Forces’ scope of permitted activities abroad to include refueling and medical support for U.N.-endorsed multinational forces engaged in combat, government and ruling party sources said Wednesday. Such a major overhaul would signify a clear break from the government’s long-held ...

Karzai embarks on a high-stakes quest for Afghan sovereignty

Mar 18, 2013

Karzai embarks on a high-stakes quest for Afghan sovereignty

As Afghanistan’s second presidential election loomed in early 2009, President Hamid Karzai described his once-genial relationship with the U.S. as a “gentle wrestling match” that he hoped to win. Exactly four years later, another Afghan election is nearing, and his match with Washington has ...