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Hamid Karzai says Afghanistan doesn`t need US troops

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 18:51

In his final address to Afghanistan`s parliament , Hamid Karzai told the US its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 per cent of the country, was ready to take over entirely.

Martin Dempsey worries about effects of Afghanistan withdrawal talk

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 00:16

America`s top military officer said on Wednesday that the impasse over a security agreement between the US and Afghanistan is encouraging the enemy to take bold actions.

Ready to sign BSA with Afghanistan: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:01

The US has said that though it is open to signing of the pact later in the year, the longer it takes the more challenging it will be to execute any mission post 2014 in Afghanistan.

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.