Senator puts hold on some Afghan aid over Karzai 'ghost money'
WASHINGTON - The Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday he is holding up millions of dollars in U.S. aid to Afghanistan until President Barack Obama's administration explains the rationale behind more than a decade of cash payments to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Taliban Bomb Kills Court Workers in Kabul
The attack killed at least 17 people and came just hours after the top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan said militants were willing to talk about lowering civilian deaths.
Afghan Militants Attack Near Base
Taliban insurgents wearing police uniforms attacked the U.S.-led coalition's base at the Kabul airport, waking Afghanistan's capital at dawn with the sound of blasts and gunfire, and halting air traffic for hours.
NATO Base Targeted as Taliban Launch Assault at Kabul Airport
An assault on Afghanistan's main airport in Kabul on Monday ended with all seven Taliban soldiers, including two suicide bombers, dead. According to officials, only those trying to attack the airport facility--which services both civiian and military flights--were killed amid the explosions and exchange of gunfire. "There have not been any casualties to the security forces, and we have not (received) any report of civilian casualties so far," said Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, chief of Kabul police, to reporters near the scene.
Taliban Attack Base Guarded by Georgians in Afghanistan
The Georgian forces operate in perhaps the most dangerous part of the country, helping fill a void left by American troops who have been pulling out.