The two US servicemen were killed in a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. Two others were seriously injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack
As per electoral law, Afghanistan’s election commission has to address the large number of complaints that have emerged following the declaration of preliminary results that declared Ashraf Ghani as the winner
The 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization that met in London on December 4 is a stale military holdover from the Cold War days that should have gracefully retired many years ago.
As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces
Former arms industry executive Charles Kupperman has stepped in as interim national security advisor, symbolizing the essential continuity in US foreign policy even in the age of Donald Trump
Observers are surprised at Trump’s decision as the Taliban had never promised to end violence as a precondition for the talks. Trump’s citing the death of a soldier for his decision is also puzzling as the US continued talks despite 15 of its dying in Afghanistan this year
Meanwhile, the Taliban has intensified its war against government forces in several provinces of Afghanistan. It carried out an attack in Kabul on Monday, killing over 16 people.
Nearly 15 years after the first presidential election, there are very few national political parties in Afghanistan, a structural weakness that prevents democracy from taking root in the country
The discussions among various Afghan groups that began on July 7 was noteworthy for the participation of two government officials, although they attended the meeting in their private capacity
David McBride, who released documents detailing war crimes by Australian security forces in Afghanistan, has not received the full brief of the case against him owning to national security concerns
Along with being remanded to federal custody for an unspecified period, a federal judge has also imposed upon Chelsea Manning a fine of USD 500 per day after 30 days in custody, and USD 1,000 per day after 60 days to coerce a testimony out of her.
Manning was released after the 62-day term of the grand jury expired. She has been summoned again to testify against Assange.