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Latest Afghanistan Items
A man who appeared on Canada's version of "American Idol" was the third person arrested as part of a suspected plot against targets in Canada and abroad, police said Thursday.
Supporters of a stalled Pakistan trade bill say deadly floods in the struggling nation should inject a new sense of urgency into the proposal, which has languished as labor unions, businesses and the textile industry fight over details.
A spurt of violence this week in Afghan provinces far from the Taliban's main southern strongholds suggests the insurgency is spreading, even as the top U.S. commander insists the coalition has reversed the militants' momentum in key areas of the ethnic Pashtun south, where the Islamist movement was born.
President Hamid Karzai said that U.S. plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next year had boosted the Taliban's spirits, while an insurgent attack killed eight Afghan police in the country's increasingly volatile north Thursday.
The Army is ending a program that helped nearly 3,000 high school dropouts earn high school equivalency certificates and become soldiers.
Pakistan has assured the United States it will press its campaign against insurgents inside its borders despite the extraordinary demands the devastating floods have inflicted on its military, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
The Pakistani-based militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba is being viewed increasingly by U.S. political and military leaders as a global terrorist threat. But most Pakistanis remain unaware of the group's activities and agenda and continue to give it significant support.
It will likely be a few years before Afghanistan is secure enough for the U.S. Marines to leave, Commandant Gen. James Conway said Tuesday, adding his voice to a growing chorus of military leaders warning of a long fight ahead.
Men are forced to grow beards. Women can't leave home without a male relative. Music, movies and watching sports on TV are banned. Limbs are chopped off as punishment, and executions by stoning have become a public spectacle.