Taliban Bomb Kills at Least 20 at a Pakistan Political Rally
The attack along the border with Afghanistan was the deadliest so far of the campaign for next Saturday’s national election.
Fresh Violence Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan plunged into violence, as deadly bombings rocked Pakistan ahead of May's elections, and the Afghan Taliban launched new attacks to mark the beginning of their spring offensive.
Obama reassessing sensitive foreign issues now that election is over
Substantial shifts on Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and other touchy topics are possible with President Obama securely seated in the White House. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has begun to reassess its foreign policy on a range of challenges, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and missile defense, that were viewed as too politically sensitive for any substantial shifts during the presidential campaign.
Third 2012 US Presidential Debate Tonight: Discuss Here
Tonight marks the third and final U.S. Presidential debate in the lead-up to the election on November 6th. It starts at 9PM ET (6PM PT, 0100 UTC), and it's taking place at Lynn University in Florida. The topic this time around is foreign policy, including discussions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Israel and Iran, America's role in the world, "The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism," and China's rise as a superpower. You can livestream it from the usual suspects: (C-SPAN, ABC, PBS, CNN). Politifact has posted an article fact-checking statements the candidates have made about foreign policy. Both they and Factcheck.org will be using Twitter to verify statements in real time. This presidential debate again excludes the smaller U.S. political parties. If you're interested in hearing other voices, you'll be able to see candidates from the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Justice parties in a debate tomorrow with Larry King moderating. As before, we're doing a separate post ...
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Afghanistan forces prepared for NATO withdrawal, Karzai says
Afghan President Hamid Karzai also nixes foreign advisors to Afghanistan's Election Complaints Commission for the 2014 presidential election. KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that Afghan security forces were ready to protect the country if the U.S.-led NATO force speeds up its withdrawal before a scheduled 2014 departure date.