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Angry Karzai puts off talks with US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday broke off crucial security talks with the United States, angry over the name given to a new Taliban office in Qatar that is meant to facilitate peace negotiatio

Indo-Afghan arms deal may rile Pak

Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan’

5 NATO troops killed in Southern Afghanistan


Five members of the US-led international military coalition were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the latest deadly attack against foreign troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive this week.

Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three NATO troops killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan were British, officials said today. The three soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers died yesterday when their vehicle was hit on a routine patrol in the district of Nahr-e Saraj, part of the southern province Helmand.

Taliban attack kills 13 Afghan police: Officials

Taliban insurgents killed 13 local policemen Friday in an attack on their checkpoint in southeast Afghanistan, officials said.

Kerry meets again with Afghan President Karzai


US secretary of state John Kerry met again today with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a day after they put on a show of unity as they tried to end recent bickering over anti-American comments made by the Afghan leader.

Karzai opponents open talks with Taliban, warlord


Afghan political parties united against President Hamid Karzai recently opened talks with the Taliban and US-declared terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, hoping to broker peace ahead of next year’s exit of international combat troops and a presidential race that will determine Karzai’s successor, Taliban and Opposition leaders have told The Associated Press.

Hagel meets Afghan President Karzai after security threat, friction


Defence secretary Chuck Hagel encountered political tension with the Afghan President and a series of security problems during his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, but he met privately with President Hamid Karzai and says they discussed the key issues.

NATO: No evidence for Afghan claim of misconduct

A spokesman for the US-led coalition in Afghanistan says NATO has so far found no evidence to support Afghan allegations of misconduct by American special forces in a strategic eastern province.

Suicide bombers hit Afghan cities, Kabul attack foiled

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed three members of Afghan security forces today, but a third attack in Kabul’s diplomatic enclave was foiled when police shot dead the would-be assailant, officials said.

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