Afghan parliament fails to pass divisive women's law
KABUL - Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the Islamist Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.
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Afghan militants threaten more attacks after deadly bombing
Hezb-i-Islami claims responsibility for a suicide blast that killed six Americans and nine Afghans. It says it is stepping up assaults on foreign forces. KABUL, Afghanistan — A militant group said its attack Thursday on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital marked a stepped-up campaign against the foreign presence in Afghanistan, and promised more such assaults. The suicide bombing killed six Americans, including four civilian contractors, and at least nine Afghan civilians, including two children, according to local and coalition officials.
Suicide bomber targets troops in Afghanistan
Casualties reported after attack on a convoy of military vehicles in the capital Kabul.
U.S., Afghan diplomats work toward long-term agreement
Both sides report progress on security issues as they discuss terms of the United States' 10-year commitment to Afghanistan. KABUL, Afghanistan — Diplomats from the United States and Afghanistan met formally Saturday for just the second time since the two countries signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement a year ago as they sought to hammer out a pact defining Washington's 10-year commitment to the war-ravaged country.
Afghanistan and U.S. Continue Talks on Future Relations
Senior American and Afghan officials met in Kabul to iron out details of a pact that defines relations after 2014, when foreign combat troops are to withdraw from Afghanistan.