KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban....
The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed plans that will allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan a bit beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and no security agreement is signed....
Amnesty International says the U.S. has failed to properly investigate Afghan civilian deaths, even possible war crimes, which occurred during military operations in Afghanistan....
Australia says it has resettled in recent months more than 500 Afghans who had jeopardized their own safety by helping the Australian military in their war-ravaged homeland....
Police in western Afghanistan say gunmen have launched an attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat province. Abdul Sami Qatra, the provincial police chief, says the attack Friday began when three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby home with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades....
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