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Afghan Jirga Backs US Deal

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates at a traditional national assembly in Afghanistan have endorsed a long-term strategic partnership with the United States that would address Afghanistan’s security needs and the presence of U.S. forces in the country after 2014. The non-binding resolution issued at the end of a four-day Loya Jirga assembly Saturday also suggested conditions for future talks […]

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Afghan Jirga Backs Partnership with US

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates at a traditional national assembly in Afghanistan have given their conditional support to a long-term strategic partnership with the United States. Officials say the non-binding partnership would address Afghanistan’s security needs and the presence of American forces in the country after 2014. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said earlier this week at the opening of […]

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Afghan Officials: Insurgents Fire Rockets at Jirga in Kabul

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say insurgents fired rockets toward a gathering of thousands of politicians, tribal elders and community leaders meeting in Kabul to discuss reconciliation with the Taliban and their country’s partnership with the United States. Officials said the attacks Thursday missed the site where the second day of the loya jirga, or grand council, was […]

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Afghan Officials: Insurgents Fire Rockets at Jirga in Kabul

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say insurgents fired rockets toward a gathering of thousands of politicians, tribal elders and community leaders meeting in Kabul to discuss reconciliation with the Taliban and their country’s partnership with the United States. Officials said the attacks Thursday missed the site where the second day of the loya jirga, or grand council, was […]

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Insurgents Fire Rockets in Afghan Capital

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say insurgents have fired two rockets in the capital, Kabul, as leaders gather for the second day of talks about relations with the United States. Officials said the attacks Thursday wounded one person, and that one of the rockets landed as close as one kilometer from the meeting site. The second rocket hit […]

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Insurgents Fire Rockets in Afghan Capital

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say insurgents have fired two rockets in the capital, Kabul, as leaders gather for the second day of talks about relations with the United States. Officials said the attacks Thursday wounded one person, and that one of the rockets landed as close as one kilometer from the meeting site. The second rocket hit […]

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Insurgents Fire Rockets in Afghan Capital

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Afghanistan say insurgents have fired two rockets in the capital, Kabul, as leaders gather for the second day of talks about relations with the United States. Officials said the attacks Thursday injured one person, and that one of the rockets landed as close as one kilometer from the meeting site. The Taliban has […]

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Karzai Outlines Conditions for US Troops Remaining in Afghanistan

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country wants its sovereignty and an end to night raids as conditions for a strategic partnership with the United States under which some U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan. Mr. Karzai said Wednesday he does not want parallel institutions set up alongside his government. He spoke at the opening […]

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Karzai Outlines Conditions for US Troops Remaining in Afghanistan

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country wants its sovereignty and an end to night raids as conditions for a strategic partnership with the United States under which some U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan. Mr. Karzai said Wednesday he does not want parallel institutions set up alongside his government. He spoke at the opening […]

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Afghan Grand Council Opens in Kabul Despite Taliban Threats

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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More than 2,000 Afghan politicians, tribal elders and community leaders are meeting amid tight security in the capital, Kabul, to discuss the future of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and plans for transferring security control to Afghan forces. The four-day loya jirga, or grand council, opened Wednesday despite Taliban threats to disrupt the meeting. President Hamid […]

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