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Clinton, Karzai seek ‘political exit’ to Afghan war

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was to hold talks with the Afghan president in Kabul Thursday, pushing diplomatic moves ahead of international conferences aimed at ending the 10-year war. The top US diplomat was expected to meet President Hamid Karzaifor talks before lunch, as she seeks to build on the…

U.S. retooling strategy to aid Afghan exit

Ten years after hastily going to war in Afghanistan, the United States is eyeing an honorable exit from the conflict after being forced to change strategy as it confronts a Taliban insurgency. US forces entered Afghanistan in October 2001, just weeks after the attacks of September 11, in what was dubbed Operation…

Five NATO troops killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

A bomb attack on Thursday killed five NATO troops in southern Afghanistan, the main battleground with the Taliban, the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. “Five International Security Assistance Force service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today,” an ISAF statement said, without giving…

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