Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (AP Photo)

Afghan leader backs away from Taliban talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent […]

06/19/2013

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US, Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed […]

06/18/2013

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US to begin meetings with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar. Senior Obama administration officials, speaking on condition […]

06/18/2013

John Kerry (c), US Secretary of State, poses for a picture with US Marines at the US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

Kerry praises plans for ‘safe’ Afghan elections

KABUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unity Monday, shortly after the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan, ending a longstanding irritant in relations between the two countries.

03/25/2013

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (AP Photo)

Karzai hits US anew — but ties remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled U.S. alliance with Afghan President Hamid Karzai hit a new low with his startling accusation that America is colluding with Taliban insurgents to keep Afghanistan weak.

03/11/2013

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Obama to announce 34K troops to be home in 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year, a senior administration official said Tuesday. That’s about half the U.S. forces currently serving there.

02/12/2013

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Officials: US may leave no troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) – Administration officials said publicly for the first time Tuesday that the U.S. might leave no American troops in Afghanistan after the end of combat in December 2014, an option that defies the view of Pentagon officials.

01/08/2013

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