Panetta visits Afghanistan to take stock of progress


Winding up a nine-day tour of Asia, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Kabul to get an assessment of the progress in the ‘war on terror’ from top military commanders. On his fourth trip to Afghanistan, US Defense Minister Leon Panetta is scheduled to get a briefing from the top commander of the NATO-led forces,…

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Al-Shabab: US puts price on Somali militants

The United States is to offer millions of dollars in rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of the Somali militant group al-Shabab. It is the first time the US has offered money for specific members of the group, which announced its allegiance to al-Qaeda earlier this year. […]