Stories tagged: Afghanistan
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:45 P.M.
Afghan troops surround vice president’s compound in Kabul standoff
Government troops surrounded the fortified luxury home of First Vice President Abdurrashid Dostum in the Afghan capital Tuesday in an all-day standoff, raising fears of a violent confrontation with his …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 11:30 A.M.
Judge questions effect of Trump comments on Bergdahl case
A military judge called President Donald Trump’s scathing campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “disturbing” on Monday and questioned whether it would make the public think the soldier can’t …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:17 P.M.
Top U.S. commander says more troops needed in Afghanistan
A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan, according to a senior U.S. military commander who also told lawmakers Thursday that Russian meddling is …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:25 A.M.
Suicide bomber strikes Afghan Supreme Court, killing 19
A suicide bomber struck an entrance to Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people in the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s judiciary.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017
Help those who helped Americans
There may be no agreement on appropriate U.S. policy in the Middle East, but Republicans and Democrats were unified when they voted overwhelmingly a year ago (2014) to renew and …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 10:38 P.M.
Bergdahl lawyers: Trump’s criticism prevents fair trial
President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Obama drew wrong lesson from Iraq
The way Obama chose to retrench convinced friends and adversaries that America was in retreat – and bad actors rushed to fill the vacuum. The results weren’t what Obama intended …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 11:41 P.M.
U.S. military: November fight with Taliban killed 33 civilians
The U.S. military in Afghanistan says its investigation into a November firefight with the Taliban in Kunduz province has shown that 33 civilians died in the raid during which U.S. …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7:30 A.M.
U.S. report: Afghan forces not yet capable of securing country
Afghanistan needs a stable security environment to prevent it from again becoming a safe haven for al-Qaida and other militants, but Afghan security forces have not yet become capable of …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8 A.M.
Twin bombings in Afghanistan’s capital kill 38
KABUL, Afghanistan – Two large bombs – one triggered by a suicide attacker – exploded near government offices Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens of others in …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 8:26 A.M.
Afghan officials say at least 7 miners killed by gunman
The provincial governor of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province has said that an unknown gunman has killed 12 coal miners.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 8:39 P.M.
Canada calls for release for kidnapped couple in Afghanistan
Officials in Canada called Monday for the unconditional release of a Canadian man and his American wife after a new video appeared to show them begging their governments to intervene …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
Idaho native Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl bears some responsibility for risky searches, judge says
A military judge weighing evidence of injuries to service members who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Friday that the soldier bears some responsibility for risky search missions triggered …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 3:49 P.M.
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 11:57 A.M.
Cape Cod woman finds bracelet of dead Oregon soldier in sand
A woman walking on the beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts found a memorial bracelet in the sand that was engraved with the name of a Portland soldier who was killed …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Pentagon warns stopgap spending bill could hurt terrorism fight
The Pentagon comptroller has warned Congress that continuing to rely on stopgap spending bills will undermine U.S. forces in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a memo exclusively obtained by …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7:14 A.M.
Suicide bombing in Kabul Shiite mosque kills 30
KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a crowded mosque in western Kabul on Monday killing 30 worshippers. “Another 40 were wounded in the incident,” said …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in U.S. drone strike
A top commander of Islamic State was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Saturday.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 7:26 A.M.
Illinois, California soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack
The Department of Defense says two soldiers died Saturday from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
U.S. military: Blast at Afghan air base kills four Americans
An explosion at a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan early Saturday morning killed four people, the U.S. military said.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 10:08 P.M.
Explosion hits largest U.S. military airbase in Afghanistan, casualties reported
An explosion hit Bagram Airfield, the largest and main US military airbase in Afghanistan’s central Parwan province on Saturday, NATO’s Resolute Support said.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 8:10 A.M.
26 civilians, 2 US troops dead after Afghan raid on Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. and Afghan forces came under fire on Thursday while targeting senior Taliban commanders during a joint operation in northern Kunduz province, calling in airstrikes during an …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 7:52 A.M.
Afghan gunman kills 2 Americans, wounds 3
APNewsNow. KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO and an Afghan official say a man wearing an Afghan army uniform has killed a U.S. service member and an American civilian in the capital …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
Ann McFeatters: Remembering the unity 9/11 created
People yearned for normalcy and began to cherish everyday moments. They hugged their children and worried how to discuss such a cataclysm with them.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Taliban bombs kill 24 in Afghanistan
Two bomb blasts claimed by the Taliban killed at least 24 people outside the Afghan Defense Ministry Monday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 2:43 P.M.
Soldier from Washington base killed in Afghanistan
Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis McChord killed in Afghanistan.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 2:27 P.M.
General to testify about burning letters in Bowe Bergdahl case
The judge overseeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s military trial said Monday that a top general must testify about destroying letters that he received from supporters and critics of the soldier …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 10:20 P.M.
War dog reunited with handler 6 years after serving together
A Washington state sheriff’s deputy has been reunited with the bomb-sniffing dog he served with six years ago in Afghanistan.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 2:14 P.M.
U.S. drone strike killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan
U.S. officials say an American drone strike in July killed a top Islamic State group leader in Afghanistan.
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
Afghan official: Gunmen abduct American, Australian in Kabul
Five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have abducted an American and an Australian in Kabul, a security official said Monday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the abduction.