Oct 24, 2014

Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan, and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The detainee was identified by the Washington Post as Irek Hamidullan. He ...

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 ...

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 ...