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Night raids by American forces have been one of the touchiest issues in the 12-year-old war and an agreement to allow them to continue, even on a conditional basis, would clear a major obstacle that has held up the pact. U.S. officials said Monday that Karzai had conceded that the Americans could maintain exclusive legal jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers and contractors after 2014 as part of the deal.
Questions haunt the families of Extortion 17, the 2011 helicopter mission in Afghanistan that suffered the most U.S. military deaths in a single day in the war on terrorism.
Afghan authorities in the eastern Kunar province accused Taliban militants of killing two children between the ages of 8 and 10 for government spying.
In a country rife with corruption, Afghanistan's top prosecutors aren't doing enough to combat the top-level officials committing the crimes, said the chief U.S. watchdog in that nation.
A prominent Afghan opposition leader declared his candidacy Tuesday for next year's presidential election, a key vote that will help determine the success or failure of 12 years of U.S.-led military and political intervention in the country.
Pakistan released its highest-ranking Afghan Taliban prisoner on Saturday in an effort to jump-start Afghanistan's struggling peace process, Pakistani officials said, but some doubt he will make much of a difference.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that he was in no rush to sign a security deal with the United States, once again dashing American hopes that a pact can be finalized quickly.
After spending 12 years and nearly $100 billion in rebuilding Afghanistan, the U.S. still lacks a "comprehensive anti-corruption strategy" for its reconstruction activities there, according to a report by the U.S. government watchdog in the country.
Pakistan authorities said they will let go the highest-ranking Taliban member they have in prison, as a means of jump-starting peace talks.