Afghanistan War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21222/all en 6 US marines killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120120/6-us-marines-killed-helicopter-crash-afghanistan <p> The helicopter came down in Helmand province, where the marines maintain a substantial presence. There were no signs of insurgent activity at the time of the accident, officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120120/6-us-marines-killed-helicopter-crash-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War conflict zone military Conflict Zones Military War Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:25:40 +0000 Luke Browne 5688227 at http://www.globalpost.com France to resume troop training in Afghanistan but pull out by end of 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120127/france-resume-troop-training-afghanistan-pull-out-end-2013 <p> The French president says that US President Barack Obama has been informed of the plans, which will be presented at a meeting of NATO defence ministers in early February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120127/france-resume-troop-training-afghanistan-pull-out-end-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War France World Leaders World Leaders France Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:31:32 +0000 Luke Browne 5689241 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama confirms US drone strikes in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120131/obama-confirms-us-drone-strikes-pakistan <p> Obama acknowledged the drone strikes as a &ldquo;targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists&rdquo; during an hour-long online video &ldquo;hangout&rdquo; with users of Google&rsquo;s Google+ social network.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120131/obama-confirms-us-drone-strikes-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan war Asia-Pacific War Pakistan Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689603 at http://www.globalpost.com Mullah Omar may have sent President Obama a letter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120203/mullah-omar-letter-president-obama <p> President Obama received an unsigned letter late last year that was allegedly authored by Mullah Omar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120203/mullah-omar-letter-president-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Taliban Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:20:36 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5690347 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Car bomb attack kills seven in Kandahar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120205/afghanistan-car-bomb-attack-kills-seven-kandahar <p> The explosives were reportedly hidden in parked vehicle and detonated remotely. Windows in nearby buildings were shattered in the blast. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120205/afghanistan-car-bomb-attack-kills-seven-kandahar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Sun, 05 Feb 2012 12:24:12 +0000 Luke Browne 5690423 at http://www.globalpost.com US drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120208/us-drone-attack-kills-10-pakistan <p> Officials said the ten killed in the strike - the fifth so far this year - included foreign fighters, but did not specify their nationalities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120208/us-drone-attack-kills-10-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:19:24 +0000 Luke Browne 5690862 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan refugee camps report children's deaths in bitter winter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120208/afghan-refugee-camps-report-childrens-deaths-b <p> Afghan officials remain skeptical and say the camps are exaggerating numbers to increase aid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120208/afghan-refugee-camps-report-childrens-deaths-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Need to Know Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:38:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5691012 at http://www.globalpost.com Badar Mansoor, Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan, killed in US drone strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120209/badar-mansoor-al-qaeda-leader-pakistan-killed-drone <p> Badar Mansoor moved between the militant groups of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, the Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda, and is believed to have planned the May 2010 suicide attack against Pakistan&rsquo;s Ahmadi Muslim minority in Lahore in which up to 90 people died.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120209/badar-mansoor-al-qaeda-leader-pakistan-killed-drone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan war Asia-Pacific War Pakistan Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:11:05 +0000 Luke Browne 5691065 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO admits Afghan children deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120213/nato-admits-afghan-children-deaths <p> Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the deaths and called for an investigation into the incident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120213/nato-admits-afghan-children-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Afghanistan War NATO Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:30:31 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5691569 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO pulls out of Afghan ministries after Americans shot dead in Kabul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120225/two-western-advisers-killed-kabul-shooting The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out in retaliation for the burning of copies of the Qur'an at a Nato base in the country.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120225/two-western-advisers-killed-kabul-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:45:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693441 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan begins demolishing Osama bin Laden compound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120225/pakistan-begins-demolishing-bin-laden-compound <p> Residents say the government brought in three mechanised backhoes on Saturday, and started to destroy the compound&rsquo;s tall outer walls after sunset.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120225/pakistan-begins-demolishing-bin-laden-compound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:15:33 +0000 Luke Browne 5693462 at http://www.globalpost.com Angela Merkel questions 2014 Afghanistan deadline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120312/angela-merkel-questions-2014-pullout-deadline-during-afghan <p> During a surprise visit to northern Afghanistan Monday, Angela Merkel said the point had not yet been reached where Germany could say, &ldquo;we can pull out today.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120312/angela-merkel-questions-2014-pullout-deadline-during-afghan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones Germany war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Germany Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:31:10 +0000 Luke Browne 5695690 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Helicopter crash kills 12 NATO troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120316/afghanistan-helicopter-crash-kills-12-nato-troops <p> The cause of the crash has not yet been established, and a NATO official said there had been no reports of insurgent activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120316/afghanistan-helicopter-crash-kills-12-nato-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Turkey Turkey Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:13:48 +0000 Luke Browne 5696357 at http://www.globalpost.com British soldier killed in southern Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120321/british-soldier-killed-southern-afghanistan <p> The soldier&#39;s death brings the number of British forces killed while serving in Afghanistan since the war began in October 2001 to 405.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120321/british-soldier-killed-southern-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War United Kingdom United Kingdom Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:05:07 +0000 Luke Browne 5697119 at http://www.globalpost.com Poll: 69% of Americans want US out of Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120326/poll-69-americans-want-us-out-afghanistan Republicans seemed to have more positive feelings about the war as compared to Democrats, with 37 percent of Republicans saying the war was mostly successful and 32 percent saying the US fighting in Afghanistan was the right thing.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120326/poll-69-americans-want-us-out-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War United States Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:14:53 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5697852 at http://www.globalpost.com