U.S. charges former Taliban commander Haji Najibullah for 2008 killing of U.S. troops

A former Taliban commander already in U.S. custody has been charged with murder and terrorism-related offenses in the deaths of three U.S. troops and an Afghan interpreter and the downing of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan in 2008, federal prosecutors in New York said on Thursday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said Haji Najibullah… Read More U.S. charges former Taliban commander Haji Najibullah for 2008 killing of U.S. troops

UN rights body agrees to appoint special investigator to probe Afghan war crimes

The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint a special rapporteur on Afghanistan to probe violations carried out by the Taliban and other parties to the conflict there. The vote on the resolution brought by the European Union was 28 states in favour with five against – including China, Pakistan and Russia –… Read More UN rights body agrees to appoint special investigator to probe Afghan war crimes

U.S. General Austin Miller relinquishes command in symbolic end to war in Afghanistan

The U.S. general leading the war in Afghanistan, Austin Miller, relinquished command on Monday at a ceremony in Kabul, in what was a symbolic end to America’s longest conflict even as Taliban insurgents gain momentum across the country. Miller, America’s last four-star commander to serve on the ground in Afghanistan, stepped down ahead of a… Read More U.S. General Austin Miller relinquishes command in symbolic end to war in Afghanistan