British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

Oct 27, 2014

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years and the loss of hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron but the ...

Oct 22, 2014

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hit all-time high in '13

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade, a U.S. report showed on Tuesday. Federal auditors SIGAR reported that Afghan farmers grew an unprecedented 209,000 hectares ...

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 ...

Taliban suicide bomber kills three foreign troops in Kabul

Sep 17, 2014

Taliban suicide bomber kills three foreign troops in Kabul

A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security forces in full battle gear administered CPR to wounded comrades shortly after ...

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, ...

Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

Sep 9, 2014

Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultraradical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al-Qaida. A splinter group of Pakistan’s Taliban insurgents, Jamat-ul Ahrar, has already declared its ...