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US flying armed drones over Baghdad: Official

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:00

The US military is flying "a few" armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats in the Iraqi capital if necessary, a senior US official said Friday.

2016 U.S. pullout gives time to build Afghan force: U.S. General

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 07:38

The United States believes Afghanistan has time to develop a reliable counterterrorism force before the end of 2016, when U.S. troops are due to withdraw under plans unveiled on Tuesday, the top U.S. military officer told Reuters.

Suicide bomber kills 10 in central Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 17:07

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with explosives at a police checkpoint in central Iraq on Monday, killing 10 people, an officer and a medical source said.

Haqqani for dialogue among regional powers on Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 22:44

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani today urged regional powers to begin dialogue to prevent Afghanistan from slipping into a civil war-like situation after pullout of American troops later this year.

India crucial for economic future of Afghanistan: US official

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 10:41

A top US official has termed New Delhi crucial for economic growth of the country post the withdrawal of American troops from there.

2 American troops die in Afghanistan: US military

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 22:42

Two American troops were killed on Saturday by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months, the US military said.

US Army recommends trial for Afghanistan suicide

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 15:30

US military investigators have recommended a court martial for four American troops over the suicide of their fellow infantryman.

US to announce Afghanistan troop withdrawal?

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:10

US President Barack Obama is likely to announce the drawdown of American troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday, senior administration officials said.

Japanese-American troops to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 19:32

Obama will sign a bill today granting Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese-American soldiers who fought during World War II.

Two American troops killed in Afghan attacks

Last Updated: Thursday, September 02, 2010, 15:33

NATO kills leader of an insurgent cell responsible for laying roadside bombs.

Three Americans killed in Afghan bomb explosions

Last Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 22:42

Three Americans - two soldiers and a civilian - were killed in two roadside bomb explosions in Afghanistan, NATO-led military said Saturday.

Afghan soldier shoots dead two American troops

Last Updated: Saturday, October 03, 2009, 21:39

An Afghan soldier on guard at a joint base with US troops shot dead two American servicemen and wounded two others as they slept, a provincial official said on Saturday.