Afghan Loya Jirga News
Former Afghan President: Massive US bomb was an 'atrocity'
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that the U.S. is using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb "an immense atrocity against the Afghan people."
Why John Kerry Made a Secret Trip to Afghanistan
As the clock ticks toward a major conference in which NATO leaders will make decisions about commitments to Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced at the end of a surprise visit there that the two remaining presidential candidates have smoothed out disagreements that...
Full Transcript: Sec. of State John Kerry on 'This Week'
SECRETARY JOHN KERRY “THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS” All excerpts must be attributed to ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos“ Jonathan Greenberger is the Executive Broadcast Producer and Robin Sproul is the Executive in Charge. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television ...
NATO Forces Regret Civilian Casualties in Afghan Drone Strike
As the U.S. presses Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-negotiated security pact, NATO forces say they are investigating civilian casualties from a drone strike in southern Afghanistan. The strike was “conducted on a known insurgent riding a motorbike” in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand ...
Afghan Security Deal Could Mean U.S. Troop Presence Extension
Officials negotiate the terms of an agreement to secure Afghanistan after U.S. hands over responsibility.
Afghan Loya Jirga : What Is It and Why America Cares What It Decides
This week is one of the most crucial weeks in the history of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Roughly 2,500 Afghans from across the country are gathered in Kabul to debate and vote on a new security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan. It will spell out the obligations the United
Thousands of Afghan Delegates to Vote on US Military Deal
U.S. troops could be on the ground for the next decade under a new agreement to be voted on Sunday.
What's at Stake This Week for U.S. in Afghanistan
America's future in Afghanistan will be decided this week – not in a boardroom or on the battlefield – but in a rare assembly of Afghan tribal elders, some practically barefoot, others too illiterate to read the agreement they'll be voting on. It's called the BSA – short for Bilateral Security
The Global Note: “Hear The Screams”…Europe: The Fears Return…Opening In Myanmar…Sex Education at 4?
MESSAGE TO SYRIA: “HEAR THE SCREAMS” -PRESSURE FROM TURKEY…That powerful phrase comes from Turkish Prime Minister (and former ally) Recip Erdogan, who suggested today that the world should be as serious about the Syrian crackdown as it was about Libya’s. The AP quotes Erdogan: “We...
The Global Note: “Super Mario”…Jordan’s King To Assad: Step Down…The Queen Rents her Palace
THE EURO-MESS -THE BIG PICTURE…From German Chancellor Merkel today: “Europe is in one of its toughest, perhaps the toughest, hour since World War Two”. “If the euro fails then Europe will fail…. The historic challenge of our generation is to show we can use the...