GO
Loading...

Afghanistan

More

  • The general making waves in Libya: Who is he? Monday, 26 May 2014 | 4:53 PM ET
    A Libyan carries a portrait of retired general Khalifa Haftar during a rally in support of the rogue former general whose forces have launched a 'dignity' campaign to crush jihadist militias on May 23, 2014 in Benghazi, eastern Libya.

    General Khalifa Haftar, once scorned in the North African country, is now the man to watch, after starting a massive military offensive on May 16.

  • Obama promises year-end close to Afghanistan war Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks during a surprise visit with US troops at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, in Afghanistan, May 25, 2014, prior to the Memorial Day holiday.

    President Barack Obama is promising U.S. forces in Afghanistan that America's longest war will come to a close at the end of the year.

  • HONG KONG/ KABUL, May 23- A move by some Chinese commercial lenders to stop doing dollar business with most Afghan banks is connected to Beijing's concern over recent unrest in China's western Xinjiang region, two senior Chinese banking sources said on Friday.

  • From battlefield hero to Wall Street pro     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Kyle White, discusses his military service and his position at RBC Capital Markets. White received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations in Afghanistan.

  • KABUL, May 20- The frontrunner in Afghanistan's presidential race, Abdullah Abdullah, has promised to rescue the ailing economy by healing a rift with the West and passing laws to tackle corruption and money laundering to reassure hesitant foreign donors.

  • KABUL, May 19- A bored security guard, a Kalashnikov rifle over his shoulder, stands guard alone outside an idle construction site for a 10- story building in downtown Kabul, one of more than a dozen concrete shells with not a single construction worker in sight.

  • KABUL, May 19- A bored security guard, a Kalashnikov rifle over his shoulder, stands guard alone outside an idle construction site for a 10- storey building in downtown Kabul, one of more than a dozen concrete shells with not a single construction worker in sight. However, business has now ground to a halt across much of Afghanistan.

  • Dozens dead as violence spreads in Ukraine Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Violence in Odessa as pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists clashed on Friday.

    At least 30 people were killed in southern Ukraine on Friday when clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russia protesters spread from the east of the country. The FT reports.

  • Shakib Noori, Former Economic Attaché at Embassy of Afghanistan, describes the country's security situation ahead of Saturday's election.

  • New, smaller US military has long road to reality Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    USS George Washington

    Proposed military budget cuts proposed by the Pentagon last week may be far from what Congress finally agrees on.

  • A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.

  • Egyptians overwhelmingly back constitution Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 3:44 AM ET
    Nabil Salib (center), head of Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Commission announces that majority of voters approved the an amended version of Egypt's 2012 constitution in a two-day vote.

    More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.

  • Egyptian pro-democracy university students stage anti-coup protest rally near Alexandria University in Alexandria, Dec 18, 2013.

    Egypt will be able to return to democracy and stability, Mohammed Elnawawy, the CEO of the Egypt Telecom has told CNBC.

  • Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood party is increasingly isolated and "in a corner," the country's interim Prime Minister said.

  • The most corrupt country     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports how the United States ranks in Transparency International's survey on the least and most publicly corrupt countries.

  • Israeli anger at US is a 'family dispute' Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Israel's relationship with the U.S. is a "strategic asset," Israel's finance minister said, as he sought to tone disputes over Iran's nuclear deal.

  • Iran’s economy set for post-nuclear deal boost Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 5:44 AM ET
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    Iran’s economic troubles may have been what finally brought it back to talks which ended in a breakthrough nuclear deal with six other world powers.

  • IPO market: Back with a bang or heading for blowout? Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Cheer has returned to London’s initial public offering (IPO) market, but investors may want to watch out for froth as they crack open the champagne.

  • Syria’s oil supply decimated as demand grows: OPEC Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.

  • Six in 10 Americans say 'no' to Syria strike: Poll Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    President Obama on Tuesday night will address a nation solidly opposed to using military force against Syria, according to a new poll.