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Afghan President Says No Delay in 2014 Vote

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that the country’s 2014 presidential elections will take place on time despite the scheduled exit of U.S. and NATO troops from the country. During a news conference Thursday in the capital, Kabul, Mr. Karzai said the vote will “100 percent, happen on time” adding that any prolonging of his tenure […]

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Clinton: US Committed to Afghanistan, Despite Recent Setbacks

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is committed to Afghanistan and that the security transition is on track, despite recent setbacks. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that despite obstacles in the past few months and the “difficult days” that lie ahead, both nations will work together to ensure a stable and secure future for […]

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US, Afghanistan Launch Bilateral Commission

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Afghanistan are launching a bilateral commission as part of a strategic agreement signed earlier this year. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to hold talks with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul at the State Department Wednesday. The strategic deal signed in May outlines the future relationship between the two […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 20 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. U.S. officials identified the three NATO soldiers as American. Afghan officials say the blast also killed six Afghan police officers, including members of a quick […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. U.S. officials identified the three NATO soldiers as American. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Local officials say the bomber rammed a motorcycle into […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. It did not identify the nationalities of those who died or provide further details on the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing. Local […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. It did not identify the nationalities of the soldier or provide further details on the attack. Local officials say the bomber rammed a motorcycle into […]

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Confusion Surrounds Afghan Gunbattle that Killed 2 Americans, 3 Afghans

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO and Afghan officials have given conflicting accounts of a gunbattle that killed two Americans and three Afghan soldiers on Saturday, just days after U.S.-led coalition forces eased restrictions on joint operations with their Afghan allies. Both sides said they were investigating the firefight that happened in the Sayd Abad district of central Afghanistan’s Wardak […]

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Gen. Allen: ‘Mad as Hell’ About Afghan Insider Attacks

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he is “mad as hell” about attacks on Western troops by Afghan soldiers and police, known as “insider attacks.” General John Allen said in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, scheduled to air late Sunday, “we are willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we are […]

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Gen. Allen: ‘Mad as Hell’ About Afghan Insider Attacks

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he is “mad as hell” about attacks on Western troops by Afghan soldiers and police – the so-called insider attacks. General John Allen said in an interview with CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes, scheduled to air Sunday night, that “we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we’re […]

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