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Obama ‘confident’ of keeping to Afghan pullout plan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he was “confident” the United States could stick to its Afghan drawdown timetable despite a week of deadly unrest over the burning of the Koran at a US base. “I feel confident that we can stay on a path that by the end of…

NATO withdraws Afghan ministry staff after shooting

NATO on Saturday pulled all its staff out of Afghan governmentministries after two of its advisors were shot dead within the interior ministry, as anti-US protests raged for a fifth day. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying it was in revenge for the burning of Korans at a US-run military…

NATO says found Afghan children dead after air strike

KABUL (Reuters) – NATO-led forces in Afghanistan said on Monday they found the bodies of dead children after a coalition air strikethat has enraged the Afghan government, and said their deaths may have been linked to an anti-insurgent operation in the area. The air strike took place last Wednesday near the village of…

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