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Hamid Karzai Announces New Phase of Transition, Peace Process Suffers Another Blow
It seems Afghan President Hamid Karzai just can't win. On a day meant to showcase the strength of the country's armed forces -- with an announcement that the next phase of the transition from NATO foces would eventually see 75 percent of the country under Afghan control -- a high profile
Taliban to Open Office as US Looks for Afghan Political Solution
KABUL, Afghanistan – After nearly one year of direct negotiations with the United States, the Taliban is about to open its first official office, according to Afghan and Western officials, the most significant sign yet that the U.S. has decided an expedited political solution is the...
U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghan Suicide Bomb Attack
At least five NATO service members and eight civilian contractors, many believed to be American, were killed in Kabul today when a land cruiser with 1,500 pounds of explosives blew up next to an armored U.S. bus -- the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in the Afghan capital in 10 years of war. Two
Afghans Thwart Karzai Assassination Plot, Officials Say
Afghanistan's intelligence agency arrested a group of six people, including one of President Hamid Karzai's own bodyguards, in a plot to assassinate the Afghan leader, Afghan officials said today. Among the other suspects is a university professor, a spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate
CIA Attacked in Kabul: Afghan Employee Opens Fire
One U.S. Civilian Killed, Another Wounded in Attack on CIA-Linked Embassy 'Annex'
The Global Note: Palestinians’ ‘Moment Of Truth’ … Global Markets … the World and Davis … Rethinking Einstein
PALESTINIANS’ “MOMENT OF TRUTH” That’s the theme of President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the U.N. today — underway as we write. A senior official tells Alex MARQUARDT. “The whole speech is about the moment of truth. A moment of truth: Is the international community willing to...
Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen Says Pakistan 'Exporting Violence'
Appearing on Capitol Hill today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen maintained their hard-line stance that Pakistan has to do more to rein in the Haqqani Network that uses safe havens on the Pakistani side of the border to launch attacks against U.S. forces
Afghan Assassination Dims Peace Prospects
The man who assassinated Afghanistan’s former-president-turned-peacemaker used an audio recording of a Taliban representative and the promise of a letter from Taliban leaders to set up the meeting in which he killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, according to Afghan officials. The new details on how the ...
The Global Note: Hikers Free…Obama & The World…Typhoon Slams Japan…Jack The Ripper
FINALLY FREE? -BREAKING…It appears that after more than two years – and then a wrenching week of on-again, off-again news about a potential release, Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be freed from Tehran’s Evin Prison today – the expectation (ours and their families’)...
Obama: US Won’t Be Deterred By Assassination of Afghan Ex-President
President Obama said today that the assassination of the leader of the Afghan High Peace Council would not deter the United States from “creating a path whereby Afghans can live in freedom and safety and security and prosperity.” Speaking alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the United...