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Two NATO Troops Killed in Insurgent Attack

Two NATO Troops Killed in Insurgent Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — As NATO members met in Chicago Sunday for a summit about the future of their involvement in Afghanistan, two coalition soldiers were killed by insurgents in the volatile southern part of the country.Accordi…

First Lady to NATO Spouses in Chicago: ‘Feels Good to Be Home’

First Lady to NATO Spouses in Chicago: ‘Feels Good to Be Home’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — As NATO leaders launched two days of summit talks, first lady Michelle Obama hosted their spouses at a youth center in the neighborhood where she grew up, saying, “It really feels good to be home.”
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Obama Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ on Eurozone Rescue

Obama Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ on Eurozone Rescue

Jewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — There were a couple new faces in town at the annual Group of Eight summit, and a couple new allies for President Obama, who has been urging Europeans to follow America’s lead. And with 4 million jobs cre…

Obama Ready for Pep Talk on Afghanistan During NATO Summit

Obama Ready for Pep Talk on Afghanistan During NATO Summit

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW YORK) — President Obama will take center stage at the NATO summit in Chicago Sunday by urging the alliance to resist deescalating its commitment in Afghanistan.With the American public having grown…

Iraq Vets Returning Medals at NATO Summit in Chicago

Iraq Vets Returning Medals at NATO Summit in Chicago

Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A protest of Iraq war veterans at the NATO summit being held in Chicago this weekend is intended to send a strong message to Washington and the European alliance.Some members of the Iraq Veterans Against t…

Signs Point to Reopening of Supply Routes in Pakistan

Signs Point to Reopening of Supply Routes in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — There may have finally been a breakthrough in the long stalemate between Islamabad and the U.S. over NATO supply routes in Pakistan that have been shut down since last November.Islamabad closed the key supply routes…

Hamid Karzai Announces New Phase of Transition, Peace Process Suffers Another Blow

Hamid Karzai Announces New Phase of Transition, Peace Process Suffers Another Blow

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It seems Afghan President Hamid Karzai just can’t win. On a day meant to showcase the strength of the country’s armed forces — with an announcement that the next phase of the transition from NATO foces would ev…

ISAF Soldier Killed by Attacker in Afghan Army Uniform

ISAF Soldier Killed by Attacker in Afghan Army Uniform

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An individual dressed in an Afghan National Army uniform opened fire on coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan Friday, killing one service member, according to NATO’s International Security Assis…

Upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago Will Focus on Afghanistan

Upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago Will Focus on Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW YORK) — The NATO summit scheduled for May 20 and 21 in Chicago will be the first time that alliance members have gathered in the U.S. since 1999.At the top of list of topics will be Afghanistan, ac…

Top Coalition General Touts Progress of Afghan Security Forces

Top Coalition General Touts Progress of Afghan Security Forces

Department of Defense/Pfc. Jorge A. Ortiz, U.S. Marine Corps(WASHINGTON) — A top military commander in Afghanistan says he and others are seeing positive results from the International Security Assistance Force’s growing partnership with the Afghan ar…

White House Declines Comment on Afghan Civilian Deaths

White House Declines Comment on Afghan Civilian Deaths

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House refrained from offering an on-the-record comment Tuesday about a U.S. airstrike Friday in Afghanistan that accidentally killed six innocent civilians, including five children.Obama administration offic…

Afghanistan Alleges NATO Attacks Killed 20 Civilians

Afghanistan Alleges NATO Attacks Killed 20 Civilians

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan officials are claiming that at least 20 civilians have died in two separate NATO airstrikes since last Friday.NATO has confirmed that at least one of the assaults by its war jets against enemy target…

Think Tank Critical of Claims of ‘Afghan-Led’ Operations

Think Tank Critical of Claims of ‘Afghan-Led’ Operations

Department of Defense/Pfc. Jorge A. Ortiz, U.S. Marine Corps(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Just who is leading who in Afghanistan?The Kabul-based think tank Afghan Analysts Network says that when the International Security Assistance Force claims that more op…

Two ISAF Troops Die in Separate Incidents in Afghanistan

Two ISAF Troops Die in Separate Incidents in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two service members from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force have died in Afghanistan, NATO announced on Wednesday.One soldier was killed on Wednesday after coming under attack by an improvised e…

Two ISAF Troops Die in Separate Incidents in Afghanistan

Two ISAF Troops Die in Separate Incidents in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two service members from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force have died in Afghanistan, NATO announced on Wednesday.One soldier was killed on Wednesday after coming under attack by an improvised e…

Two ISAF Troops Killed in IED Attack in Afghanistan

Two ISAF Troops Killed in IED Attack in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two service members of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force were killed in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, NATO said in a statement Monday.The troops, who have not yet been identified, died …

Taliban Stage Coordinated Assaults in Kabul, Afghanistan

Taliban Stage Coordinated Assaults in Kabul, Afghanistan

ABC News(JALALABAD, Afghanistan) — Taliban insurgents have laid siege to several Kabul neighborhoods, targeting military bases, diplomatic residences, a hotel and Afghanistan’s parliament in a series of brazen, coordinated attacks carried out in broad…

Pakistani Panel Demands New Restrictions, Apology from US

Pakistani Panel Demands New Restrictions, Apology from US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Still furious over the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers during a NATO air strike last November, a parliamentary panel in Islamabad has recommended that coalition forces should no longer be allowed to use Pakistan to …

Iran and Pakistan Strengthen Ties

Iran and Pakistan Strengthen Ties

ABC News(BEIJING, China) — In what has to be regarded as a setback for the Obama administration, Pakistan and Iran are seeking to improve diplomatic relations through the purchase of energy.Attending the Boao Forum for Asia 2012 in China over the week…

Two NATO Troops Shot and Killed by Man in Afghan Army Uniform

Two NATO Troops Shot and Killed by Man in Afghan Army Uniform

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two NATO service members were fatally gunned down in southern Afghanistan Monday by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, according to local officials.The attack took place at a base in Lashkar Ga…

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