A spokesman for President Hamid Karzai expressed dismay Monday over four airstrikes in recent days by international forces in which dozens of civilian casualties have been reported.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is incredibly frank in his first interview since the massacre of 17 Afghan villagers.
The Taliban militia said Tuesday the series of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan this week was well-planned and intended to show its enemies, including NATO, that it can strike secure locations.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on a new deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan on ending U.S. led raids on local homes.
The opening of a Taliban office in the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar is contingent on the renunciation of international terror and the backing of a peace process to end the Afghan conflict, an American diplomat said Tuesday.
A senior U.S. official is blaming the Haqqani Network for this week's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. If the group claims credit, it will be only the latest attack on its resume of terror.
The mayor of Afghanistan's restive southern city of Kandahar -- a resolute and proud public official who was regularly surrounded by armed guards and long under threat of death -- was slain Wednesday in a suicide bombing.
A parliament member in Afghanistan struggles with the prospect violence, after a string of recent assassinations there.
Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker was formally sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Afghanistan on Monday, just as the first U.S. soldiers began departing the country after nearly 10 years of war.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Ryan Crocker to be the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
The United States' nation-building projects in Afghanistan can claim only limited success and the troubled nation risks sinking into deeper crisis after a U.S. troop withdrawal, according to a congressional report issued Wednesday.
A longtime American diplomat to the Middle East provided some reassuring words to the oil industry Wednesday: The situation in Libya and Egypt may remain tumultuous for some time, but the major oil producing countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran and Iraq will likely stay stable.
The United States should negotiate with insurgent leaders in Afghanistan to stop fighting -- if it can do so from a position of strength, security experts told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday.
Hours after insurgents killed dozens of people on Tuesday in a new wave of bomb attacks in Baghdad, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said he hopes to soon form a new government after claiming victory in the March 7 ballot.
The former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, blames al Qaeda for Tuesday's coordinated bomb attacks in Iraq, saying al Qaeda is now targeting the Iraqi government.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour looks at a string of suicide bombings highlighting the fragile state of security in Iraq
A double car bombing killed 16 people and wounded 43 others Wednesday at a Baghdad bus station where Shiite pilgrims had gathered ahead of an upcoming holy day, according to an official with Iraq's Interior Ministry.
The Bush administration's lead negotiator on North Korea will now be the Obama administration's top envoy to Iraq, a senior administration official told CNN Monday.
Explosives attached to trucks carrying concrete barriers to makeshift polling stations for next week's Iraqi provincial elections exploded and killed a driver, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Friday.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on some of the risk investors are taking while helping to rebuild Iraq.
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Thursday warned against an abrupt American military departure from Iraq, saying "a precipitous withdrawal" could run severe risks.
Just days after the U.S. military formally handed authority of Baghdad's "Green Zone" over to the Iraqis, the new American Embassy opened in Baghdad.
A parked car bomb detonated Sunday in an outdoor market in Baghdad, killing nine civilians and wounding 13 others, an Interior Ministry official said.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday the road for the U.S. in Iraq has been "harder, longer, and more difficult than I personally imagined" and warned that despite some recent progress, success in Iraq is "not a sure thing."
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday ordered security forces to "find the perpetrators" who abducted and killed four Iraqi journalists in the northern city of Mosul.
No one has been brought to account for the violence that wracked the country two years ago. The U.S. is pushing for one official to be tried but Maliki pushes back
Negotiations between Washington and Baghdad over a long-term U.S. military presence there is raising friction over the extent of Iraqi control
Eclipsed by the rise of Muqtada al-Sadr, Ali al-Sistani, long an advocate of moderation, is re-emerging from his refuge in the holy city of Najaf
Commentary: The administration is once again preying on people's fears, says Robert Baer, by making the dubious case that ending the war will mean $10-a-gallon gas
After months of delay, the United States has established an embassy in Baghdad, the State Department said Monday.
Sen. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday argued that she is the only presidential candidate capable of ending the war in Iraq.
Sen. Hillary Clinton appears to be getting more aggressive on the Iraq issue. CNN's Bill Schneider takes a look.
Analysis: The general's testimony revealed some important aspects to US strategy -- and vulnerabilities -- in Iraq
The top U.S. officials in Iraq told Senate committees Tuesday that Iranian agents and weapons are fueling the ongoing strife there and that further U.S. troop withdrawals will have to wait.
Gen. David Petraeus testifies before the Senate about the progress made in Iraq during the last several months.
All three presidential contenders were on Capitol Hill Tuesday as Gen. David Petraeus discussed the progress in Iraq.
The three candidates staked out their positions questioning Petraeus and Crocker, bringing to light hard choices ahead
Presidential hopefuls return to the Senate to grill the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports
As Washington debates the future of its troop surge, the Shi'ite cleric who wants the U.S. out faces down the Iraqi government
Pentagon officials told CNN on Monday they do not expect Gen. David Petraeus to recommend or predict additional U.S. troop cuts in Iraq when he testifies before Congress this week.
Gen. David Petraeus says security and political gains have been made in Iraq.
America's top general in Iraq has more to brag about than a year ago when he testifies in Senate hearings. But this time he'll have two presidential candidates vying for the spotlight
President Bush is planning to address the nation Thursday morning about the Iraq war, according to sources in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill.
With Iraqi government raids in Basra, what questions will Petraeus face on Capitol Hill? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Senior Democratic senators challenged a new intelligence report's assessment of President Bush's "surge" strategy Friday, saying the troop increase in Iraq has failed to achieve its strategic goals.
The Iraqi Prime Minister calls off hostilities against Mahdi Army strongholds, but Moqtada al-Sadr is still planning a huge anti-U.S. rally next week
Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters Monday in Baghdad that the five years in Iraq since the war's start has been "well worth the effort."
Sen. John McCain arrived in Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy confirmed, marking his first trip to the war-ravaged nation since becoming the presumed Republican candidate for president.
The surge's success has quieted critics, but the war's place in US politics may change as new troop levels are assessed
Exclusive: The US ambassador to Iraq tells TIME that any Turkish action against the Kurds could destabilize the region
Republicans reacted with surprise and recrimination Sunday to blistering criticism of the Iraq war from former coalition commander retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez.
The U.S. has taken in few Iraqi refugees, and that's no accident. To do more means admitting the catastrophe
The Maliki cabinet shrinks the security firm's range to the Green Zone, curtailing its ability to protect U.S. personnel
The White House report to U.S. lawmakers on progress in Iraq showed meager gains on benchmarks that Congress established for the Iraqi government.
The address was a chance to tout good news on the eve of a report to Congress with bad news. CNN's Ed Henry reports
President Bush said Thursday night conditions on the ground in Iraq have improved sufficiently to start bringing some U.S. troops home, and urged Americans divided over the war to "come together."
The President tries to rally the country with good news on Iraq, but some Republicans question why he took the risk
Viewpoint: In his speech, Bush will endorse General Petraeus's plan for a small troop drawdown. But it's hard to escape the impression that we're just treading water in Iraq
Iraq progress report
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called testimony given by the U.S. top commander in Iraq and the U.S. ambassador to Iraq "realistic and objective."
CNN's Gary Tuchman joins U.S. soldiers heading into Iraq as part of the surge, some for their first time in battle.
Bush has made Petraeus the arbiter of Iraq policy when it should be set by the President
On his second day of testimony, the general failed to reassure skeptical Senators from both parties
Defending the "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq and insisting that a stable and democratic society there was still within reach, the top two U.S. officials in the war zone ended their second contentious day of testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Iraq's government expects fewer combat operations for U.S.-led coalition troops in the near future, the country's national security adviser said Tuesday.
Gen. David Petraeus delivers his opening statement to Congress on the state of Iraq.
The 30,000 additional troops deployed to Iraq in January could come home by next July, but further American withdrawals would be "premature," the U.S. commander there told a fractious congressional hearing Monday.
A close look at testimony from Gen. David Petreaus and Amb. Ryan Crocker. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Lawmakers talk up 'Petraeus Report,' Pentagon says there's 'no such thing.' CNN's Josh Levs explains.
The top U.S. commander in Iraq will recommend to President Bush that current U.S. troop levels be maintained in Iraq through next spring, according to U.S. military officials.
CNN's Jack Cafferty takes e-mails on President Bush's recent comment about Iraq while attending a summit in Australia.
The President stopped by for "first hand" intelligence, but promised soldiers that a drawdown will only be "from a position of strength and success"
A move to bring more Sunnis back into the government gave the U.S. something to brag about, but already is running into trouble
Nightmarish political realities in Baghdad are prompting American officials to curb their vision for democracy in Iraq. Instead, the officials now say they are willing to settle for a government that functions and can bring security.
U.S. rethinks vision for Iraq
Even if Maliki is replaced, says Joe Klein, the country will remain in chaos. And there's little the US can do but stand by
Iraq's prime minister lashed out Wednesday at U.S. criticism, saying no one has the right to impose timetables on his elected government
President Bush acknowledged a mood of "frustration" hanging over Iraq's fractious, paralyzed government Tuesday.
The military strategy is mostly working, but Iraq must salvage its deteriorating political situation for the effort to succeed
A majority of Americans don't trust the upcoming report by the Army's top commander in Iraq on the progress of the war and even if they did, it wouldn't change their mind, according to a new poll.
The United States, Iran and Iraq have agreed to set up a security subcommittee to carry forward talks on restoring stability in Iraq, the U.S. envoy said Tuesday
The U.S., Iran and Iraq will set up a subcommittee to address issues related to Iraq's security, including the activities of extremist militias, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker announced Tuesday.
The U.S. and Iranian ambassadors to Iraq will meet Tuesday to discuss security issues in the war-torn country, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
A bad connection hampers a Senate hearing with the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. But one disappointing answer came through loud and clear
Senate Democratic leaders are accusing the Bush administration of mishandling invitations to classified Pentagon briefings about the Iraq war, causing many colleagues to miss the event.
Lowering the bar in Iraq
Analysis: No one seems happy with the Iraqi Prime Minister, but he has held on for two reasons: his political acumen and the lack of a good alternative
Rescuers help survivors
Attackers targeting Iraqi police and civilians in and around Baghdad on Sunday killed 27 people and wounded 45 others, Iraqi officials said.
General David Petraeus believes his Iraq strategy is working. But convincing Congress is another story
The United States told Iran on Monday its support for militias fighting in Iraq needs to cease, said Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq.
The Bush administration could reduce U.S. combat forces in Iraq to about 100,000 next year under various options being weighed, according to a report published Saturday that quotes senior administration officials.
Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that he believes there's a "greater sense of urgency" among Iraqis to make progress on all fronts in the war-wracked nation.
Bombers launched two deadly strikes Thursday in crowded Shiite marketplaces in Baghdad and a town north of Iraq's capital, killing 119 people and wounding 171. At least 17 others died in other bombings and gunfire around the country.
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, is the leading candidate to be the next American ambassador to the United Nations, three Bush administration officials told CNN Thursday.
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