{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan, second American slain in less than a week, officials say

An American service member was killed in a joint combat operation with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, two U.S. officials told Fox News on Thursday, making the soldier the second American service member killed in action there since Saturday.

{FD} Suicide bombing targets gathering of clerics in Kabul; 4 die

A suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan's top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding a fifth person, the police said. Shortly before the attack, the clerics had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings and urged peace talks to end the Afghan war.

{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan just weeks before deployment was to end, officials say

The 22-year-old U.S. service member killed Monday during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, died just weeks before his deployment was scheduled to end, military officials said on Tuesday.

{FD} US taxpayer money earmarked for Afghan reconstruction efforts could be easily lost says new oversight report

A new watchdog report claims that billions of dollars in donor contributions, including $3 billion from the U.S., to a trust fund created for the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan may be lost due to mishandling by the World Bank.