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Afghanistan Blocks Anti-Islamist Video

Afghanistan Blocks Anti-Islamist Video

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Anticipating backlash in its own country following the attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya, the government in Afghanistan has blocked an anti-Islamist video promoted by Florida pastor Terry Jones, …

Marking 9/11 Anniversary, Romney Renews Call for Withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014

Marking 9/11 Anniversary, Romney Renews Call for Withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(RENO, Nev.) — Mitt Romney Tuesday renewed his call for American troops in Afghanistan to return to the United States by the end of 2014 during a speech in Reno, Nev. The Republican presidential nominee remarked on the withdra…

Three Afghans Killed, NATO Helicopter Destroyed in Insurgent Attack

Three Afghans Killed, NATO Helicopter Destroyed in Insurgent Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A NATO helicopter was destroyed and three Afghan intelligence agents were killed after a rocket attack at Bagram Air Base, according to NATO officials.The attack happened Monday at 10 p.m.  The rockets…

Afghanistan Takes Control of Bagram Prison from US

Afghanistan Takes Control of Bagram Prison from US

Kevin Horan/Stone(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Bagram prison, the main U.S. detention center in Afghanistan over the past decade, was formally turned over to Afghan authorities during a ceremony Monday.In a statement, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that …

Afghanistan Takes Control of Bagram Prison from US

Afghanistan Takes Control of Bagram Prison from US

Kevin Horan/Stone(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Bagram prison, the main U.S. detention center in Afghanistan over the past decade, was formally turned over to Afghan authorities during a ceremony Monday.In a statement, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that …

Joe Biden Calls GOP a ‘Different Breed of Cat’

Joe Biden Calls GOP a ‘Different Breed of Cat’

ABC News(PORTSMOUTH, Ohio) – Vice President Joe Biden often proclaims how different the Republican Party is from generations ago, but in Portsmouth, Ohio, Sunday, he had a new way to describe them – a “different breed of cat.”&l…

Prince Harry Heads to War in Afghanistan

Prince Harry Heads to War in Afghanistan

Sgt Russ Nolan RLC/MoD via Getty Images(LONDON) — Britain’s Prince Harry is back on the front lines in the battle against terrorism in what will be a four-month deployment in Afghanistan.A newly released video shows the prince, or Capt. Wales as he is…

NATO Commander Calls for Coordinated Effort to Stop ‘Insider Attacks’

NATO Commander Calls for Coordinated Effort to Stop ‘Insider Attacks’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said on Thursday that the epidemic of “insider attacks” that has cost the lives of 45 coalition soldiers this year, most of them…

Afghan Fires and Detains Soldiers in Effort to Stop ‘Insider Attacks’

Afghan Fires and Detains Soldiers in Effort to Stop ‘Insider Attacks’

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s solution to ending the string of “insider attacks” that have cost dozens of U.S. lives this year is by giving hundreds of its own soldiers their walking papers.Along with firing troo…

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan; Two Troops Dead

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan; Two Troops Dead

Tim Hawley/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two troops were killed Wednesday when a NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, the third time in 10 days that a coalition chopper has come down.The International Security and Assistance Force (ISA…

Suicide Attacker Targets Funeral in Eastern Afghanistan

Suicide Attacker Targets Funeral in Eastern Afghanistan

ABC News(JALALABAD, Afghanistan) — As many as 25 civilians were killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up at a funeral Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, a local government spokesman said.The French news agency AFP reports that the suicide bomber wa…

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(FORT BLISS, Texas) — President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas that he kept his promises as commander-in-chief during the past three-and-a-half years, ending the war in…

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(FORT BLISS, Texas) — President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas that he kept his promises as commander-in-chief during the past three-and-a-half years, ending the war in…

Australia Suffers Its Deadliest 24 Hours of Afghan War

Australia Suffers Its Deadliest 24 Hours of Afghan War

Marty Melville/AFP/GettyImages(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Australian forces in Afghanistan suffered their deadliest 24-hour period of the war as five of their troops were killed, three at the hands of an Afghan soldier.Witnesses said that the “insider atta…

Australia Suffers Its Deadliest 24 Hours of Afghan War

Australia Suffers Its Deadliest 24 Hours of Afghan War

Marty Melville/AFP/GettyImages(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Australian forces in Afghanistan suffered their deadliest 24-hour period of the war as five of their troops were killed, three at the hands of an Afghan soldier.Witnesses said that the “insider atta…

Militant Commander Likely Killed in Drone Strike, US Officials Say

Militant Commander Likely Killed in Drone Strike, US Officials Say

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. officials on Thursday said that an American drone strike likely took out a top commander of a powerful militant group the U.S. says is responsible for deadly, high-profile terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.B…

President Hamid Karzai Removes Afghan Intelligence Chief

President Hamid Karzai Removes Afghan Intelligence Chief

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — There was another political shake-up in Afghanistan Wednesday, this one involving the removal of the government’s head of the intelligence service.Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that Rahmatul…

Afghan Soldier Kills Two US Troops in Latest ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack

Afghan Soldier Kills Two US Troops in Latest ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two American troops were killed when a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire Monday morning, the latest in a series of so-called “insider attacks” that have severely damaged the trust between coalition…

Taliban Behead 17 for Singing and Dancing in Afghanistan

Taliban Behead 17 for Singing and Dancing in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban beheaded 17 people for attending a mixed-gender party where there was music and dancing, Afghan officials reported on Monday.The decapitated bodies were abandoned at a roadside in southern Afgha…

Pakistani Taliban Commander Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

Pakistani Taliban Commander Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

ABC News(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban believed to be responsible for moving weapons and fighters across the porous Pakistan-Afghanistan border.Mullah Dadullah’…

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