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Afghan Meeting Opens to Discuss US-Afghan Security Pact

Thousands of Afghan elders have gathered in Kabul for a three-day meeting to debate a security agreement with the United States. The gathering, known as a "Loya Jirga," began on Thursday after days of discussion over what would be included in the bilateral agreement, which is meant to shape the security relationship between Washington and Kabul after the departure of NATO troops next year. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the United States and...

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