Pivotal Afghan presidential campaign ready to begin

Feb 2, 2014

Pivotal Afghan presidential campaign ready to begin

The posters are printed. The rallies are organized. A televised debate is planned. Campaign season for Afghanistan’s presidential election kicks off Sunday, and the stakes are high for the 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai and oversee the final chapter in a ...

US: Afghanistan to release 'dangerous' prisoners

Jan 27, 2014

US: Afghanistan to release 'dangerous' prisoners

The U.S. military on Monday slammed a move by Afghanistan’s government to release 37 “dangerous” prisoners who it says pose security threats, calling the decision a “major step backward.” The release of prisoners has been a sticking point in Afghan-U.S. relations as the two ...

13 foreigners among 21 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

Jan 18, 2014

13 foreigners among 21 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

A total of 21 people, including 13 foreigners, died in a Taliban suicide assault on a popular restaurant in central Kabul, police said Saturday, as witnesses gave horrific accounts of the carnage. Desperate customers tried to hide under tables as one attacker detonated his ...