Kerry brokers a deal to recount all Afghan votes

Kerry brokers a deal to recount all Afghan votes

(Kabul) – After nearly 12 hours of often tense negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Afghanistan would audit all eight million votes cast in a runoff presidential election last month as part of a deal to end a tense power struggle between the top two candidates. The audit, intended to resolve allegations of […]

NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

NATO to hand combat role to Afghanistan

(Chicago) – NATO will hand over the lead role in combat operations to Afghan forces across the country by mid-2013, alliance leaders said as they charted a path out of a war that has lost public support and strained budgets in Western nations. A NATO summit in Chicago will formally endorse a US-backed strategy for […]

US goal in Afghanistan within reach: Obama

US goal in Afghanistan within reach: Obama

(Bagram Air Base) – U.S. President, Barack Obama marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death with a speedy trip to Afghanistan, signing a strategic pact with Kabul and delivering an election-year message to Americans that the war is winding down. “My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark […]

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