World Bulletin / News Desk
The commander of US special forces in Afghanistan has suspended training for all new Afghan recruits until Afghan soldiers are re-investigated for ties to insurgents, The Washington Post reported late on Saturday.
The suspension comes in response to the killing of at least 45 foreign troops this year by their Afghan colleagues.
The newspaper said the re-vetting process will affect more than 27,000 Afghan troops.
"We have a very good vetting process," the paper quotes an unnamed senior special operations official as saying. "What we learned is that you just can't take it for granted. We probably should have had a mechanism to follow up with recruits from the beginning."
NATO has some 130,000 troops occupying Afghanistan.
Most of the NATO troops are set to withdraw by the end of 2014 in a US-designed transition process that will put Afghan security forces in charge of security.
The son of Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Balochistan province. Three people were killed and wounded 15
The South China Sea Peace Initiative announced by President Ma Ying-jeou called on claimants to temporarily shelve their disagreements to enable negotiations on sharing resources
In a policy document issued by the State Council, it vowed to continue growing its "open seas protection" and criticised neighbours who take "provocative actions" on its reefs and islands.
Australia will be joining Japan and US in the South China sea for a major military exercise for the first time, signalling the growing security of the three nations amidst tensions over China's island building.
Japan and Malaysia have agree to beef up their defence ties and have begun talks on transfers of defence equipment
A Myanmar court has sentenced Wai Yan Aung, 3 months jail with hard labor for leading student protests.
The Philippines and US defense chiefs are to come together ascountries express increasing concern amid Beijing's reported massive island creation projects.
Myanmar has introduced a new law saying that Muslim women cannot have children less than three years apart.
Police have opened fire and 2 lawyers were killed during argument with police.
The home minister of Indonesia has demanded an investigation into the suspected contamination of rice with plastic.
China should "carefully prepare" for the possibility of a conflict with the United States, the newspaper said.
Armed forces have attacked a Kashmiri telecom company, accusing them of providing information to Indian intellgence.
President Aquino has said that the Philippines will continue to fly over the disputed seas and has warned of damage to China's reputation if the nation engages in direct confrontation with Philippines.
Malwai is climbing up in its deforestation rate as power deficit force people to hack the forests to make charcoal.
Key factors of economy, reform and nationalism have featured in the first year since Indian PM Modi swept to office promising sweeping change with analysts debating his change.
A carb bomb has exploded in Afghanistan, targetting provincial government headquarters in southern Afghanistan's Zabul province