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 ...

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

Aug 21, 2014

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent ...

Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. soldier, wounds 15

Aug 5, 2014

Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. soldier, wounds 15

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding 15, including a German brigadier general and “about a dozen” Americans, authorities said. Details about the attack at ...