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Obama sees Afghanistan set for democratic transfer of power

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 07:41

US President Barack Obama has said Afghanistan will witness the first democratic transfer of power in its history if the two presidential candidates agree to abide by the results of the internationally supervised ballot auditing.

Militants attack Iraq air base, US assessment teams deploy

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 09:26

Militants attacked one of Iraq`s largest air bases on Wednesday as the first US teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.

Up to 275 US troops to remain in Iraq: Obama

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 06:50

Amid concerns over a militant group`s advancement toward the Iraqi capital, US President Barack Obama Monday notified Congress that up to about 275 US military personnel will be in Iraq to provide support and security for US personnel and the American embassy in Baghdad.

Five US troops killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 06:23

Five service members of the US troops were killed Monday in a possible friendly fire during a security operation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

After 2014, no more NATO medevacs for wounded Afghans

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 10:29

The American troops gingerly lifted the wounded Afghan out of the ambulance on the dark runway, carrying him in a stretcher up the ramp of the cargo plane.

1,800 US troops for Afghan counter-terror: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:46

The US military said on Wednesday that about 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counter-terror operations, providing that specific breakout for the first time.

Kerry defends Obama`s Afghanistan exit strategy

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry defended President Barack Obama`s newly announced strategy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan amidst much criticism, media reported.

North Korea says danger of `catastrophic` clash at truce village

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:23

North Korea today warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

Barack Obama back home after surprise visit to Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 21:16

President Barack Obama was back in Washington on Monday after a lightning 32-hour trip to Afghanistan to visit US troops.

Obama, in Afghanistan, says he will make troop announcement soon

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 01:52

President Barack Obama, on a visit to Afghanistan, said on Sunday his administration would likely announce soon how many troops the United States will keep in the country, as it winds down its presence after nearly 13 years of war.

Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 22:55

President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness on Sunday for a weekend visit with US troops serving in the closing months of America`s longest war.

US troops deploy to Chad in hunt for Nigerian girls

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 04:06

The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help regional efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.