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  • Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike "mistakenly struck" a hospital during fierce fighting in the north.

  • Senate moves ahead on defense bill facing veto threat 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate moved forward Tuesday on a sweeping, $612 billion defense policy bill despite a presidential veto threat stemming from larger budget disputes that have hamstrung Washington.

  • Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:28 pm

    ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.

  • Taliban attack police HQ in embattled Afghan city story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 12:41 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Fighting erupted anew in the embattled northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Tuesday after the Taliban attacked a police headquarters overnight and officials warned that food and other emergency aid cannot get through to the city.

  • Skeletons, skulls under Afghanistan's presidential palace 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:24 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's president palace says skulls and bones belonging to two bodies have been uncovered beneath a kitchen during renovation work on the palace grounds.

  • Turkmenistan shuffles top security officials 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:27 am

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan's president has reshuffled his top security officials as fighting flares again on the Central Asian nation's border with Afghanistan.

  • Tombstone native killed in Afghanistan crash 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 7:46 pm

    TOMBSTONE, Arizona - A Tombstone native has been identified as one of five civilians killed along with a crew of six in the crash of an Air Force transport in Afghanistan.

  • Pentagon chief: Afghan situation 'confused and complicated' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-05-15 9:00 am

    MADRID - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday promised a full and transparent investigation into whether a U.S. aircraft providing support for American and Afghan commandos was responsible for the explosions that destroyed a hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing 22 people.

  • The Latest: Moon condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 3:48 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):

  • Georgia man among 6 airmen killed in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 3:14 pm

    ATLANTA - The Department of Defense has identified six U.S. airmen killed in the crash of a military transport plane in Afghanistan, including a man from Georgia.

  • Pensacola man among 6 airmen killed in Afghanistan crash 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:35 pm

    PENSACOLA, Florida - An airman from Pensacola is among the dead in military plane crash in Afghanistan.

  • 2 from Massachusetts base die in Afghanistan plane crash 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:22 am

    BEDFORD, Massachusetts - Two of the six U.S. airmen who died this week when a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan were deployed out of Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

  • 4 from West Texas air force base die in Afghanistan crash 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:04 am

    DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Officials say four airmen from an Air Force base in West Texas were among 11 people killed in a U.S. military transport plane crash in Afghanistan.

  • Afghan actress urges Afghan women to keep working story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 4:52 am

    BUSAN, South Korea - When Marina Gulbahari walked the red carpet on the first night of Asia's largest film festival, she showed the world more than the colorful traditional Afghan dress she was wearing.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead

  • The Latest: Afghan president says Kunduz fully recaptured story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:53 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments as the Afghan government announced it has retaken control of the northern city of Kunduz, which was captured by the Taliban earlier this week (all times local).

  • Documents: Oregon imam encouraged fighting against US troops 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:18 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - An old accusation that the imam of the largest mosque in Portland, Oregon, encouraged local Muslims to fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan has been revived by government lawyers seeking to strip him of his citizenship.

  • First wave of cold weather hits migrants hard in Balkans story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:03 pm

    BERKASOVO, Serbia - Afghan asylum-seeker Asina Ansari stood ankle-deep in mud on the border between Serbia and Croatia, clutching her feverish and shivering 2-year-old son Mohtar in a blanket.

  • US pitches investors on Afghan airfields as drawdown looms story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:34 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - U.S. and Afghan officials pitched investors Wednesday on doing business on military airfields that NATO troops will withdraw from in Afghanistan, even as the Taliban insurgency rages on in the country.

  • Prosecutors: 4 sentenced in Afghan fuel theft bribery scheme 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:13 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - One current and three former U.S. Army soldiers have been sentenced for their involvement in a bribery scheme in Afghanistan that resulted in the theft of more than $10 million worth of fuel, federal prosecutors announced.

  • Nigeria revels in removal from list of polio-endemic nations story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:08 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria on Saturday celebrated the announcement by the U.N. health agency that polio is no longer endemic in the West African country.

  • New Joint Chiefs chairman facing war, service challenges story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Gen. Martin Dempsey stepped down as the military's top officer Friday, after four tumultuous years of war, budget cuts and the strains of combat on a battle-worn force.

  • The Latest: Iran again summons Riyadh envoy over hajj crush story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 12:20 pm

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia - The latest developments on the crush and trampling to death of hundreds of Muslim pilgrims near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, the worst hajj disaster in a quarter-century (all times local).

  • Fort Campbell soldiers returning from Afghanistan 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 4:01 am

    FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky - Hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers who have been in Afghanistan advising the Afghan National Army are expected back at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line this week.

  • US general: no policy to ignore sexual abuse of Afghan boys 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday he expects U.S. personnel to report to military superiors any allegations of sexual abuse of boys by Afghan forces. He added that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has assured him the government "will not tolerate abuse of its children."