WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States will complete security transition to Afghan forces by 2014 and will work with the Afghan government to train its security forces to ensure al Qaeda never again establish a safe haven there, President Barack Obama said on Thursday.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): As armed clashes between Afghan forces and insurgents continued for a fifth straight day on Friday in the Sangin town, Helmand Governor Mohammad Naeem said the government forces had been able to retake areas overrun by heavily armed militants in the district.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The continued existence of Guantanamo terrorist detention center is bringing bad name to the US and sends a signal overseas that America is flouting rule of law, President Barack Obama said on Thursday.
KABUL (PAN): The Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) on Thursday said its investigation showed the peace process in Afghanistan could not succeed until war criminals were tried and their victims compensated.
KABUL (PAN): A car bomb blast killed a dozen people, of which eight were policemen, and injured 21 others in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province near the Afghanistan border on Thursday morning, police said.