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Obama tells Pentagon to prepare for possibility of leaving no troops in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 22:44

US President Barack Obama has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in Afghanistan after its troop drawdown at the end of this year, the White House said on Tuesday.

`US seeks new bases for drones targeting militants in Pak`

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 00:36

The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone attacks in Pakistan in case the US is forced to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan at the end of this year, a media report said on Sunday.

Twenty-five years after Soviet exit, Taliban says US will meet same fate

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 14:43

The Taliban called on Afghans to expel the United States from Afghanistan on Saturday just as they said Afghan mujahideen fighters had done to Soviet forces 25 years ago to the day.

US intelligence director does not believe Karzai will sign security pact

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 21:11

The US director of national intelligence, said on Tuesday he does not expect Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States.

US considering waiting on Afghan security deal until Karzai leaves office

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:35

The United States has revised plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan until President Hamid Karzai leaves office before completing a security pact and settling on a post-2014 US troop presence.

Xi offers cooperation to Afghanistan to fight terror

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 19:24

Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered to step up cooperation with Afghanistan to fight terrorism, saying the war-torn country`s fate will be more closely linked with the region after US troops withdraw.

`No decisions yet on US troops presence in Afghan post 2014`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 06:28

US President Barack Obama has met his national security advisors on the current situation in Afghanistan.

Afghan leader strikes friendlier tone toward US

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 01:55

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has welcomed President Barack Obama`s State of the Union remarks on his country, striking a friendlier note after weeks of anti-American rhetoric.

Afghanistan cracks down on advertising in favour of US troops

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 16:29

Afghanistan`s government, increasingly at odds with Washington, is cracking down on advertisements that promote keeping US troops in the country after 2014 and has already shut down a spot aired by the country`s most widely watched broadcasters.

Iraq attacks kill 73 as gunmen make gains in Anbar

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 15:14

A wave of attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, killed 73 people on Wednesday as militants took more territory from security forces in crisis-hit Anbar province.

Killing of four-year-old boy by US troops frays Afghan ties further

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 03:43

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in an incident set to add fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.

US forces accidentally kill Afghan boy, strain ties further

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:52

US forces in Afghanistan have accidentally shot dead a four year old boy, Afghan officials said on Friday, the latest violence to strain ties between the uneasy allies.