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World 28 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama shifts strategy from Bush policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the space of a month, President Barack Obama has shifted U.S. strategy from George W. Bush's fixation on Iraq to a renewed focus on Afghanistan, where many Americans thought it should have always been.

World 06 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Gates blames past lack of troops for Taliban edge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates blamed the Taliban's revival on a past failure to deploy enough troops to Afghanistan and said U.S. forces would not withdraw whatever the result of President Barack Obama's strategy review.

World 04 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Eight U.S. troops killed in east Afghan battle

KABUL (Reuters) - Insurgents stormed remote outposts in eastern Afghanistan killing eight Americans in the deadliest battle in more than a year, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

World 04 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Eight U.S. troops killed in east Afghan battle

KABUL (Reuters) - Eight U.S. troops were killed in battle when remote outposts were stormed by fighters in an Afghan district the Americans were planning to abandon, the military said on Sunday, the deadliest battle in more than a year.

World 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

General wants 40,000 more US troops for Afghan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan has recommended an increase of 40,000 troops as the minimum necessary to prevail, two sources familiar with his recommendations said on Thursday.

World 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Taliban say control area after battle with U.S.

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Wednesday they had hoisted their flag in a remote district of Afghanistan where days earlier the militants had inflicted the deadliest battlefield casualties on U.S. troops in over a year.

World 29 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Bomb plot suspect pleads not guilty in NY court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Afghan-born man at the center of a U.S. anti-terrorism probe pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to set off a bomb in the United States, and a federal judge ordered him held without bail.

World 29 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

New York bomb plot suspect pleads not guilty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Afghan-born man at the center of a U.S. anti-terrorism probe pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to plotting a bombing attack in the United States, and a federal judge ordered him held without bail.

World 28 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX: Attacks Targeting U.N. staff, Sites, in 2009

REUTERS - At least six United Nations staff were killed when Taliban militants attacked an international guest house in Kabul on Wednesday.

World 26 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran leader links attacks in region to foreign states

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's top authority said on Monday the perpetrators of recent attacks in the region aimed to sow discord among Muslims and were linked to foreign countries.