|UN group says US attacks, air strikes kill hundreds of Afghan children in recent years|
Friday, 02.08.2013, 07:44pm
Attacks by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, including air strikes, have reportedly killed hundreds of children over the last four years, according to the U.N. body monitoring the rights of children.The Geneva-based Committee on the Rights of the Child said the casualties were “due notably to reported lack of precautionary measures and indiscriminate use of force.” It was reviewing a range....
|Stop Registering Afghan Voters|
Wednesday, 02.06.2013, 05:37am
All Afghan elections to date have been bankrolled—and largely organized—by international donors. In advance of 2014, Afghans and donors alike need to decide what to do to stage a credible presidential election and what can realistically be done given the timetable and costs.
|Afghan young musicians take stage of prestigious US concert halls|
Tuesday, 02.05.2013, 06:08pm
Some of them call an orphanage home. One used to spend her days selling plastic bags. And this month, the Afghan teenagers are taking the stage of the most prestigious US concert halls.
|Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to step down in 2014|
Tuesday, 02.05.2013, 06:05pm
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai confirmed on Tuesday in Oslo that he plans to step down next year when his mandate expires.
"The question of me staying as the president beyond 2014 is out of the question," Karzai said when reporters asked about recent speculation that he was keen to stay on.
|US to continue working for peace in Afghanistan: Kerry|
Tuesday, 02.05.2013, 04:51pm
The United States would continue to work to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan, the new US Secretary of State, John Kerry said, welcoming a group of Afghan musicians in one of his first public appearance as the top American diplomat.
|UK deploys toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan|
Monday, 02.04.2013, 09:25pm
British troops in Afghanistan are now using 10-centimeter-long 16-gram spy helicopters to survey Taliban firing spots. The UK Defense Ministry plans to buy ...