The leader of Afghanistan’s main political opposition bloc says U.S.-led peace talks with the Taliban need to be more inclusive and transparent, just days after a delegation of former Northern Alliance leaders met with U.S. lawmakers.
The police chief of the Afghan Province of Kandahar, Abdul Razzaq, escaped without any injuries when a suicide bomber made his way into the fortified police headquarters and apparently detonated his explosive prematurely.
In 2003, Haji Nahim Kuchi was a number -- US9AF- 000931DP -- in a Guantanamo cell. This week, Kuchi was at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
A total of 779 detainees have been incarcerated at the U.S. military detention camp for terrorist suspects at the U.S. naval base in Cuba since the first group of captives arrived on January 11, 2002.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said at least two policemen were killed when Taliban suicide bombers attacked government buildings in the eastern Paktika Province and occupied at least one of the buildings.
The Afghan military says a man in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire on a group of Americans at a military base in the south of the country, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding another.
An Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman says Kabul is planning to open an embassy in Greece by the end of March to help deal with illegal Afghan migrants there.
The exercises come after Iran’s naval exercises in the Persian Gulf increased tensions with the United States amid threats and counterthreats over security in the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil-shipping route.
For six weeks, Pakistan has blocked NATO supply trucks from entering Afghanistan. Now, as Islamabad looks to reset ties with NATO, there is still no certainty about when the border will reopen.
An up-close-and-personal look at the human rights situation in Uzbekistan and the tale of torture inflicted on a 15-year-old newlywed Afghan girl.
When we last left her, Sahar Gul was in dire straits. The 15-year-old Afghan newlywed, who was allegedly tortured by her husband and in-laws and kept in a basement for several months, was near death when she was rescued about two weeks ago.
A statement from Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office said today that Bagram prison, currently run by the United States-led international coalition, is to be handed over to Afghan control within a month.