Afghanistan

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database ...

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    • Kerry: Russia has 'refused to take a single step' to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

      Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia is not abiding by last week’s Geneva agreement to de-escalate the crisis in the Ukraine and “has refused to take a single step in the right direction.”

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        • Hate preacher had jihad 'manual,' US court told

          The New York trial of British hate preacher Abu Hamza heard chilling extracts Wednesday from a 10-volume encyclopedia of jihad found in his London home with pictures of Osama bin Laden. A British police officer told the Manhattan court that the Arabic-language manual was sitting in the living room…

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          • Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags

            By Jeremy Laurence and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home.…

            Reuters
            • The FBI Allegedly Used the No-Fly List to Coerce Muslims to be Informants

              Four Muslim men are accusing the FBI of using the "no fly" list as an threat in order to coerce them into cooperating with terror investigations. In the lawsuit, one of the men, Awais Sajjad, says that he went to Kennedy Airport in September 2012 but was prevented from boarding his flight to…

              The Atlantic Wire
              • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT

                TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a…

                Associated Press
                • The Long Flight to Afghanistan

                  On his way to Afghanistan, an officer is surprised by a strange sight at a layover in the middle of the night.

                  The Daily Beast
                  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

                    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.

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                      • Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

                        Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan winds down, the White House will soon provide Congress a dossier on about 50 non-Afghan detainees in a U.S.…

                        Reuters
                        • What Afghanistan Finally Got Right

                          Prior to voting for a new Afghan president in early April, there was widespread concern that the election would be a disaster. There were fears of violence by the Taliban. Abdullah Abdullah, one of the candidates, warned of “industrial-scale fraud,” while former finance minister Ashraf Ghani said,…

                          The Fiscal Times
                          • Top Asian News at 6:00 p.m. GMT

                            TOKYO (AP) — As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an agreement that is key to his agenda in the region.…

                            Associated Press