Iraq counts votes from first polls since US pullout

Iraqi election officials were to begin counting votes on Sunday from the country`s first elections since US troops departed, which served as a key test of its stability amid a spike in violence.

Afghan war to be over by the end of 2014: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced to withdraw 34,000 American troops from war-torn Afghanistan.

Obama to indicate post-2014 US troop level in Afghanistan

Obama may indicate the number of US troops to be maintained in Afghanistan post-2014 and the pace of the drawdown of soldiers from the war-torn country in an address to the Congress.

Withdrawal of US military equipment from Afghanistan

Withdrawal of US military equipment has begun from Afghanistan as at least 25 containers left for Karachi via Torkham border.

No decision on post-2014 troop presence in Afghan: Pentagon

"No final decisions have been made," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little, told reporters about the decision on US troop presence in Afghanistan post-2014.

No decision on troop numbers in Afghanistan post 2014: US

The Obama Administration on Tuesday said that no decision had been taken on the US troop numbers in Afghanistan following the scheduled drawdown of 2014, dismissing media reports that suggested otherwise.