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In a major breakthrough, the Taliban on Tuesday announced the opening of its office in Doha, which would hold peace talks with the Afghan government and separate direct parleys with US that could boost Afghan reconciliation process after 12 years of war.
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A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of hundreds of mourners attending a funeral in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 27 people.
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An Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 could learn on Tuesday whether a judge will grant him more time to prepare as he represents himself in the military trial.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced at a ceremony on Tuesday that his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security nationwide from the U.S.-led NATO coalition.
"Afghanistan MASH units are in GREAT NEED of sheets!" said the Facebook page created to help.
Senator Bob Corker says he's holding up $75 million in U.S. assistance to Afghanistan until he gets answers from the Obama administration about alleged cash payments from the CIA to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
In the chapel of the Serenity funeral home, Xavier Rejano peered into the coffin at his murdered father and made a promise no child his age should have to keep.
Roadside bomb attacks killed 10 Afghan soldiers ahead of the handover this week of full security responsibility for the country, the Defence Ministry said on Monday, dpa reported.
A legal requirement that women make up at least a quarter of all provincial elected officials was quietly removed by conservative male parliamentarians, officials said, the latest in a series of decisions undermining advances in women's rights in Afghanistan.
An Afghan police chief survived a suicide car bomb attack on his convoy that wounded three officers early Monday, officials said.
Story by Sgt. Jessi McCormick Capt. Brad Losner, a Marietta native and a graduate of Sprayberry High School, arrived in theater in November 2012.
New Delhi, June 16: Fresh delays have pushed India into a race against time to hand over its most symbolically loaded gift - a new, bronze-domed parliament building - to Afghanistan ahead of key transitions in the strategically critical nation in 2014.
One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
Gunmen killed two anti-polio workers Sunday in northwest Pakistan, police said, the latest violence directed at efforts to eradicate the disease from the country.
The international community in Afghanistan, recently hit by two high-profile attacks on aid organisations, should brace itself for more Taliban violence in the coming months, the deputy commander of foreign forces said.
A shoe of a civilian is seen at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul June 11, 2013.