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Pakistan's Zardari to attend NATO summit

Pakistan's Zardari to attend NATO summit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 17 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will attend the NATO summit meeting about Afghanistan in Chicago, Zardari's office said Thursday.

Karzai announces next transition step

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 13 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Sunday the next phase of the transition of national security responsibilities from NATO to Afghan forces.

Attacks on Kabul defeated; meaning unclear

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 15 (UPI) -- The commander of Western forces in Afghanistan said officials were analyzing the significance of Sunday's blunted Taliban raid on Kabul.
United States to cease Afghan night raids

United States to cease Afghan night raids

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. military signed an agreement with Afghanistan in Kabul Sunday to stop launching night-time raids on insurgent targets, officials said.

U.S. plans high-level talks with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 4 (UPI) -- A full range of issues is on the agenda when senior U.S. diplomat Thomas Nides meets with Pakistan's foreign minister in Islamabad, the State Department said.

New security precautions in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Gen. John Allen has ordered NATO and U.S. soldiers to take new precautions against attacks by members of the Afghan security forces, a senior official says.
U.S., Pakistani military leaders to meet

U.S., Pakistani military leaders to meet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 28 (UPI) -- Top U.S. military officials were in Pakistan to meet with their counterparts in the first high-level talks since NATO airstrikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

McKeon goes after Obama at hearing

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- House Armed Services Chairman Howard McKeon Tuesday opened a hearing on recent developments in Afghanistan with an attack on President Barack Obama.

Obama: Withdrawal must be responsible

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Tuesday he plans to "responsibly" end the war in Afghanistan despite this weekend's killing of 16 civilians by an American soldier.
U.S. to press ahead with Afghan leaders

U.S. to press ahead with Afghan leaders

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The attack by a U.S. soldier in which 16 Afghan citizens died won't affect the withdrawal plans for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the White House said.

Afghans: U.S. soldier burns 11 bodies

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier left his base early Sunday and went house to house, breaking in doors and killing 16 men, women and children, Afghan officials said.
Investigations target Koran burning

Investigations target Koran burning

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Afghan and U.S. authorities have opened both separate and joint investigations into the Koran-burning at Bagram Air Force Base, officials said Wednesday.
Commentary: Sad state of affairs in Afghanistan

Commentary: Sad state of affairs in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Violent repercussions in Afghanistan over the inadvertent burning of the Koran by U.S troops are clearly out of hand.
Karzai calls for calm in Afghanistan

Karzai calls for calm in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A protester was killed and several U.S. military personnel were injured Sunday in Afghanistan when protests over Koran burnings turned violent, officials said.
2 U.S. officers killed in Afghanistan

2 U.S. officers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Two U.S. officers were killed Saturday inside the Afghan Interior Ministry in the capital of Kabul, officials said.

Eight die in Koran-burning protests

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- At least eight people died in protests in Afghanistan Friday against the burning of Korans by American troops at a U.S. air base, officials said.

ISAF, Afghan team probes Koran incident

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- International security forces are determined the take actions to ensure desecration of Islamic texts never happen again in Afghanistan, an official said.

Obama apologizes for burning of Korans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday for the accidental burning of Korans by NATO troops that has led to violent protests.

Fatal Afghan mine collapse investigated

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Officials in Afghanistan ordered an investigation into a collapse at a coal mine that left as many as 13 miners dead this weekend.
Returned troops get Afghanistan orders

Returned troops get Afghanistan orders

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Several thousand U.S. troops, including some who just returned from Iraq, are being sent to Afghanistan next year, military officials said.

NATO: No plans to abandon Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said some troops will stay beyond the 2014 deadline for turning security over to Afghan forces.

NATO-Pakistan relations hit new low

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The United States and NATO are in a new row with Pakistan after coalition aircraft killed as many as 28 Pakistani soldiers along the Pakistan-Afghan border.

NATO kills 26 Pakistan border soldiers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pakistan said its was closing down U.S. drone operations at an air base in the country after a bungled mission left 26 Pakistani soldiers dead and 15 wounded.

Army officer fired for Karzai comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A two-star U.S. Army general in Afghanistan has been relieved of duties following public criticism of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the Pentagon said Friday.

U.S. commander to focus on safe havens

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Stopping attacks on U.S. troops by those coming from safe havens in Pakistan is his biggest challenge, the top commander of the forces in Afghanistan said.
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