| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:22 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military offered its condolences Thursday after an airstrike on an Afghan army outpost mistakenly killed five Afghan soldiers and injured at least seven.
The predawn strike in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:43 AM
NEW YORK -- In a quick decision, a jury convicted Osama bin Laden's son-in-law of conspiring to kill Americans in his role as the angry voice of Al Qaeda after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sulaiman abu Ghaith, 48, faces life in prison when he...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:22 PM
FT. BRAGG, N.C. -- A military judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Army improperly interfered with a decision to reject an offer by Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair to plead guilty to lesser charges in his sexual assault case.
The judge, Col. James C. Pohl,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:29 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban threatened to attack next month’s presidential election in Afghanistan, calling on its followers “to use all force” in targeting poll workers and political activists and to disrupt balloting.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:58 PM
FT. BRAGG, N.C. — The sexual assault case against Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was suspended indefinitely Tuesday pending new plea negotiations, one day after a military judge's extraordinary ruling that there was evidence the Army had...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:24 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed rickshaw in a northern Afghanistan marketplace Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, including women and children, authorities said.
The bloody attack in Meymaneh, in which at least...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:13 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers dressed as women broke into a private home on Saturday and began firing rocket-propelled grenades at their target next door: the headquarters of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission, the latest...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. military presence dwindles in Afghanistan, officials are finalizing a $200-million plan to use smartphones, GPS-enabled cameras and satellite imagery to monitor relief projects that will continue in areas deemed too remote...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.
All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:43 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country.
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:24 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An attack by militants Saturday on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad left at least 10 Afghans dead and raised new concerns about Afghanistan's security once foreign troops depart next year.
Many of those killed were children in...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:45 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The U.S. and Pakistan will revive high-level talks on a host of issues including counterterrorism cooperation and preventing militancy along the Afghan-Pakistani border, and economic revitalization in the nuclear-armed South...