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US-Afghan officials near a deal on American troops

US-Afghan officials near a deal on American troops

Kabul, Associated Press—The US and Afghan President Hamid Karzai reached an agreement in principle Saturday on the major elements of a deal that would allow American troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014. However, US officials said a potentially deal-breaking issue...
US still expects to sign pact with Afghanistan

US still expects to sign pact with Afghanistan

Washington, Associated Press—The Obama administration is optimistic that a US-Afghan agreement over the future role of American troops in the country can be finalized in the next few weeks despite two main sticking points and President Hamid Karzai’s emotional...