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.
Attack on convoy in Afghanistan leaves 5 Americans dead
The attack coincides with a visit by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, who is in Afghanistan to assess future troop needs. A sixth American is killed in a separate attack. KABUL, Afghanistan — On the day that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Afghanistan for an assessment visit, six Americans were killed Saturday in attacks by insurgents.
U.S. contractor illegally detained in Afghanistan, officials say
Afghan officials release David Gordon after intervention by three U.S. congressmen, who allege he was held unlawfully and beaten because of his company's contractual dispute with a Kabul firm. KABUL, Afghanistan — An American contractor was detained illegally for 24 hours in an Afghan prison, beaten, denied more than basic medical help and told he wouldn't be released unless his company paid $2.4 million, according to three U.S. congressmen and his employer.
Afghans Jail U.S. Man in Business Dispute
After a plea from U.S. lawmakers, an American mechanic was freed from a Kabul jail, offering a glimpse of a growing Afghan practice of arresting foreigners connected to commercial disputes.
Kerry avoids Pakistan, makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan
The Secretary of State will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai amid concerns over the president's anti-American rhetoric. KABUL – Secretary of State John Kerry is sidestepping Pakistan in his debut worldwide diplomatic swing for fear that oridnary Pakistanis could misinterpret the visit as American meddling in the country’s historic effort to choose a new civilian government, U.S. officials said Monday.