Karzai says Afghanistan doesn't need US troops
15 Mar. 2014
8:27 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely.
Official: Bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 6
14 Mar. 2014
3:28 AM ET
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan government official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed six civilians, including two women and two children.
AP Interview: Afghan candidate vows better US ties
13 Mar. 2014
2:23 PM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Abdullah Abdullah, a front-runner in April's presidential race in Afghanistan, vowed Thursday to sign a security agreement with the United States within a month if he wins, echoing widespread Afghan fears that security will deteriorate even further if all international forces leave the country at the end of this year.
Official: 4 Afghan election workers kidnapped
13 Mar. 2014
9:34 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan election commission official says four election coordinators were kidnapped in Afghanistan's restive Nangarhar province, which borders neighboring Pakistan.
Afghan forces kill 3 attackers in battle in south
12 Mar. 2014
3:22 PM ET
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — It began with a rattle of gunfire when insurgents attacked a former intelligence headquarters in this southern Afghan city. For more than an hour Wednesday, automatic weapons and machine gun fire resounded as police and commandos hunted down the three attackers.