Pajhwok

  • 3 senior Garmser district officers sacked on graft charges

    3 senior Garmser district officers sacked on graft charges

    By on 27 March 2015LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three senior civil and military officers in the Garmser district of southern Helmand province have been removed on corruption charges, the deputy governor said on Thursday.District chief Ayub Omar Omari, po…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 8:01pm -
  • Abdullah notes positive change Pakistan's tone

    Abdullah notes positive change Pakistan's tone

    By Lalit K Jha on 26 March 2015WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): There is a visible change in top Pakistani leadership's tone with regard to counterterrorism measures, but ground realities in terms of safe heavens and support to militants remain unchanged, Chie…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:17pm -
  • Peace talks with Taliban to begin in weeks, hopes CEO

    Peace talks with Taliban to begin in weeks, hopes CEO

    By Lalit K Jha on 26 March 2015 Lalit K JhaWASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Dr Abdullah on Thursday exuded confidence that talks with the Taliban could begin in the next few weeks, but such a start would not necessarily translate into succes…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:14pm -
  • Mob justice: Circumstances surrounding Farkhanda’s end

    Mob justice: Circumstances surrounding Farkhanda’s end

    By Naheed Bashardost on 26 March 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): A clamor by a handful of young men “a girl has burnt the holy Quran” was more than enough to make people running toward the door of Shah-Do Shamshera shrine in the heart of Kabul on Thursday…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:28pm -
  • Funding crisis: students to pay an afghani a day

    Funding crisis: students to pay an afghani a day

    By Zalmai Aziz on 26 March 2015TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The education department in northern Takhar province would charge each student one afghani a day to pay salaries to teaching staff, an official said on Thursday.Abdul Qadir Afghan, the education dir…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:14pm -
  • Logar university building’s construction re-launched (Video)
    By on 26 March 2015PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new building for the university in central Logar province was on Thursday formally launched during a special ceremony held in this regard.... read more
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:20pm -
  • Thousands rally against police chief’s assassination (Video)
    By on 26 March 2015TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thousands of residents of central Uruzgan province on Thursday staged a protest against government officials for their involvement in the... read more
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:17pm -
  • 14 applications for various services being introduced
    By Abasin Zaheer on 26 March 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Technology Development Organisation would introduce 14 mobile phone apps (applications) over the next two months to enable people to find access to various services like healthcare via the Intern…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:08pm -
  • Aussies set up World Cup final clash with Kiwis

    Aussies set up World Cup final clash with Kiwis

    By Javed Hamim Kakar on 26 March 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Australia trounced defending champions India by 95 runs in the second seminal of the ICC World Cup in Sydney on Thursday.By virtue of their convincing win over India, the Aussies will take on Ne…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:06pm -
  • Pro-govt commander dead in Faryab attack

    Pro-govt commander dead in Faryab attack

    By Qutbuddin Kohi on 26 March 2015MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The commander of a pro-government local force was killed and five others disappeared as a result of a rebel attack on their check-post in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:30pm -

ToloNews

  • newNineteen Hurt as Blast, Then Fire Bring Down New York Buildings

    Nineteen Hurt as Blast, Then Fire Bring Down New York Buildings

    Nineteen people were hurt when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through another in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion.Four people were critically injured after the blast ripped through a commercial…
    - 46 mins ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:46am -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 26 March 2015

    TOLOnews 6pm News 26 March 2015

    Top news in this Bulletin:In a qualifying tournament for the 2016 Brazil Olympics, the U-23 Afghan National Football Team defeated Nepal 2-0 at Azade Stadium in Tehran on Thursday. The first half of the match ended with no goals, but when the second…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:56pm -
  • Afghan U-23 Football Team Defeats Nepal 2-0

    Afghan U-23 Football Team Defeats Nepal 2-0

    In a qualifying tournament for the 2015 Brazil Olympics, the U-23 Afghan National Football Team defeated Nepal 2-0 at Azade Stadium in Tehran on Thursday.The first half of the match ended with no goals, but when the second half began, Afghanistan w…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:09pm -
  • Start of Peace Talks Remains Shrouded in Uncertainty

    Start of Peace Talks Remains Shrouded in Uncertainty

    With the weeks past since the original expected start date of peace talks with the Taliban, the High Peace Council (HPC) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) remain ambiguous about when and what can be expected regarding negotiations with the mili…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:04pm -
  • District Governor, Security Officials Dismissed in Helmand

    District Governor, Security Officials Dismissed in Helmand

    The district governor, as well as both police and security chiefs of Garmser district in southern southern Helmand province have been fired amid charges of corruption and negligence, officials in the office of the province's acting governor said on…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:01pm -
  • MP Says Daesh Boldface Recruiting in Sar-e-Pul Province

    MP Says Daesh Boldface Recruiting in Sar-e-Pul Province

    Sare-e-Pul MP Mohammad Hassan Balkhabi reported Thursday that militants allegedly associated with the Daesh group have boldly started house-to-house recruitment in areas thought be under government control.Increased militant violence and the seeming…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:58pm -
  • Jashn-e-Hamdili Gathering Held in Kabul's Babur Gardens

    Jashn-e-Hamdili Gathering Held in Kabul's Babur Gardens

    Kabul's historic Babur Gardens hosted a festival event called Jashn-e-Hamdili, or Solidarity Celebration, with hundreds of residents and families from around the city in attendance, defying the persistent troubles that burden so many aspects of thei…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:54pm -
  • Five Held On Robbing Spin Boldak Central Bank Branch

    Five Held On Robbing Spin Boldak Central Bank Branch

    The acting governor of Central Bank of Afghanistan reports of arresting five officials of Spin Boldak Branch in connection to theft of ‎76 million AFN which occurred about five weeks ago in southern Kandahar province.Khan Afzal Hudawal announced o…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • Goftman: Achievements of NUG leaders from US tour

    Goftman: Achievements of NUG leaders from US tour

    In this episode of Goftman, host Haris Jamalzada discusses the topic with the following guests,Jaffar Mahdawi, MPNeelofar Ibrahimi, MPAziz Rafee, head of civil society associationFahim Dashti, JournalistTo watch the program, click here:{youtube}Sf…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:54pm -
  • 5 Killed As Rockets Hit Civilian Homes in Khost

    5 Killed As Rockets Hit Civilian Homes in Khost

    About 15 rocket shots launched from unknown place hit several homes in eastern Khost province, leaving five civilians dead, according to local officials.‎The incident took place Wednesday night in Ali Shir district, leaving two others injured, go…
    - 20 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:03am -

Khama Press

  • Australia beat India by 95 runs in CWC 2015 2nd semi-final

    Australia beat India by 95 runs in CWC 2015 2nd semi-final

    Australia beat India by 95 runs in Cricket World Cup 2015 second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first making 328 runs out of 50 Overs with seven players out. Steve Smith made the highest…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • Suspected terrorists using children for transporting bombs arrested

    Suspected terrorists using children for transporting bombs arrested

    National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency – has arrested a group of suspected terrorists who were using children to transport bombs and other explosive materials in order to trick security forces. A statement is…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:11pm -
  • President Ghani receives “Distinguished Leadership Award”

    President Ghani receives “Distinguished Leadership Award”

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani who is on a five days visit in the United States received “Distinguished Leadership Award” from the Atlantic Council and United States Institute of Peace. President Ghani had a speech at the gathering organized by…
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:04am -
  • Kabul suicide attack strongly condemned that left 8 civilians killed, 31 wounded

    Kabul suicide attack strongly condemned that left 8 civilians killed, 31 wounded

    Afghan government has strongly condemned the latest attack in Kabul city that left eight people killed and 31 wounded. Statements issued by Presidential Palace and office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) state that the attack was carried out by t…
    - 18 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:06am -
  • Rockets hit civilian homes in Khost leaving 5 killed, 2 injured

    Rockets hit civilian homes in Khost leaving 5 killed, 2 injured

    Over a dozen rockets landed on civilian houses in eastern Khost province leaving five persons killed and two others wounded. Mobariz Zadran, spokesman for the governor of Khost province says that the rockets landed in Babrak Tana and Chargotai areas…
    - 20 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:53am -
  • Man killed, body burnt in Pakistan

    Man killed, body burnt in Pakistan

    A man was killed and his body was burned inside his house in Panjab province of Pakistan. Police who discovered the body from a house in Pakpattan district in the morning say that more likely the incident has taken place the previous night. Police in…
    - 21 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:51am -
  • 20 civilians kidnapped in Daikundi

    20 civilians kidnapped in Daikundi

    20 civilians have been kidnapped in central Daikundi province. Zamin Poya, district governor of Kajran district says that the gunmen behind the abduction are Taliban but until the filing of this report, Taliban had not talked to media regarding the a…
    - 21 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:09am -
  • President Ghani: ISIS a terrible threat to Afghanistan and region

    President Ghani: ISIS a terrible threat to Afghanistan and region

    Seeking United States support in fighting the terrorism, President Mohammad Ashraf Gani told lawmakers that the Islamic State terrorist group is sending members to southern and western Afghanistan to “test for vulnerabilities,” During his speech…
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:44am -
  • Kabul suicide attack: 8 civilians killed, 31 wounded

    Kabul suicide attack: 8 civilians killed, 31 wounded

    A suicide bomber riding in a corolla vehicle carried out explosion in Kabul city on Wednesday afternoon leaving heavy casualties behind. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, Kabul police chief said the blast took place in Muradkhane area in Police District 2 of Kabu…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • Roshan among Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in “Social Good”

    Roshan among Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in “Social Good”

    Fast Company, one of the leading business magazines in the world, recently released its annual Top 50 and Top 10 ranking of the Most Innovative Companies worldwide for various business and innovation categories in which Roshan Telecommunication Compa…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 11:32am -

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The Guardian

  • MPs take aim at DfID as inaction on FGM in Sierra Leone heads list of 'failures'
    Department for International Development accused of missing opportunity to stamp out female genital mutilation, with work elsewhere also criticisedBritain’s Department for International Development (DfID) should have worked harder to pressure the g…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:41pm -
  • Bowe Bergdahl: I was beaten and chained spread-eagled to a bed by captors
    Note released by lawyer relays accounts of five years of torture for the US army sergeant who stands accused of desertion and ‘misbehavior before the enemy’US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was he…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:22pm -
  • Exclusive video shows Bowe Bergdahl days before he walked off his base
    Film shot by Guardian’s Sean Smith, who spent a month with Bergdahl’s unit in Afghanistan, represents last video of Bergdahl as a deployed soldierAs he straps on his body armor and enters the austere observation post in eastern Afghanistan, there…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:46pm -
  • Bowe Bergdahl: exclusive footage days before capture by the Taliban – video
    US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl released by the Taliban in 2014 has been formally charged with desertion. In exclusive footage filmed by Sean Smith in eastern Afghanistan, see Bergdahl in 2009 days before his capture by the Taliban at the small base h…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:45pm -
  • Afghan president to Congress: 'we don't want your charity'
    US troops in Afghanistan to remain amid Taliban attacks, Obama said on TuesdayAshraf Ghani: ‘We have no more interest in perpetuating childish dependence’The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has promised US lawmakers his country will be able to pa…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Mar 15, 8:58pm -
  • Afghan president Ashraf Ghani describes Isis as 'terrible threat' in US Congress address – video
    In an address to a joint session of US Congress, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani surveys Middle East, expresses concern over Islamic State and openness to reconciliation with Taliban. Ghani said Islamic State militants are already sending advance guard…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:47pm -
  • Deadly suicide bombing near presidential palace in Kabul
    Suicide bomber in vehicle packed with explosives strikes in heart of Afghan capital, which is on high alert in anticipation of Taliban’s annual spring offensive Six people have been killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bombing near the pres…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 2:03pm -
  • Obama: 'well worth it' to postpone troop drawdown in Afghanistan – video
    Barack Obama said it would be 'well worth it' to extend US troop levels in Afghanistan for a few more months, but he said the overall timeline for drawing down the force has not changed from the goal of 2017.Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said at a jo…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:27pm -
  • Afghan women are still suffering extreme abuse | Letters
    In your report on the Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob, no one seems to have drawn any parallels with the public execution of another woman, Zarmina, by the Taliban in a football stadium in Kabul in 1999 (Rights activists carry coffin of Afghan…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:24pm -
  • Obama pushes back troop drawdown in Afghanistan until after 2015
    Reversal of original plan to cut size of force in half comes after Afghan president Ashraf Ghani asked for slower withdrawal to help with spring fighting seasonThe US’s longest war will wind down even more slowly than promised after Barack Obama co…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 7:03pm -

BBC Asia

  • newNorth Korea 'arrests South spies'

    North Korea 'arrests South spies'

    North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.
    - 18 mins ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:14am -
  • China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

    China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

    The man who photographed the endangered Ili Pika fears its sudden online fame could damage attempts to save it.
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:39pm -
  • Australia gets controversial data law

    Australia gets controversial data law

    The Australian Senate approves legislation requiring internet and mobile phone providers to store customers' metadata for two years.
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:55pm -
  • Zoo's panda artificially inseminated

    Zoo's panda artificially inseminated

    The female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo is artificially inseminated and keepers confirm natural mating will be attempted.
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:20pm -
  • Indian police bring beef ban case

    Indian police bring beef ban case

    Police in India's Maharashtra state seek the arrest of three men they suspect broke a new law banning the slaughter of cows and sale and consumption of beef.
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • First arrests in India nun rape case

    First arrests in India nun rape case

    Indian police make their first arrests in the case of an elderly nun who was raped in West Bengal, sparking outrage.
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:51pm -
  • Australia beat India to reach final

    Australia beat India to reach final

    Australia power into the Cricket World Cup final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney.
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:22am -
  • The viral speech against school grading

    The viral speech against school grading

    Student's viral rant about grading system goes viral
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:21am -
  • Australia's Myer faces legal action

    Australia's Myer faces legal action

    Australia's largest department store group, Myer Holdings, is being sued by a shareholder after the firm posted a fall in profit.
    - 20 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:30am -
  • Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse

    Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse

    At least 14 workers are killed and about 30 are injured when scaffolding collapses at a building site in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province.
    - 21 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:04am -

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  • newAfghan leader 'cautiously optimistic' over Pakistan

    Afghan leader 'cautiously optimistic' over Pakistan

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Thursday he was "cautiously optimistic" about improved relations with Pakistan, which he considers integral to peace efforts with the Taliban. Ghani has made rapprochement with Pakistan a key policy since being elec…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:33pm -
  • Bergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap

    Bergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:57pm -
  • House panel asks White House for documents on Bergdahl swap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight panel is asking the White House for intelligence information, reports and documents on the swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years, for five members of the Taliban.
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:48pm -
  • Bowe Bergdahl's time as a Taliban captive likely to frame his defense
    In the case of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, headed now into the military justice system, there are three defendants. Sergeant Bergdahl himself, charged with desertion and “misbehavior before the enemy,” could receive a dishonorable discharge and a…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:25pm -
  • AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software

    AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house sy…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:01pm -
  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:04pm -
  • US soldier describes torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    US soldier describes torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained spread-eagle to a bed, and threatened with execution after trying…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:47pm -
  • Protests continue a week after woman lynched in Afghan capital
    Mobile phone footage shows the woman, named Farkhunda, was beaten and set on fire by as police looked on, close to the presidential palace and foreign embassies in Kabul.
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:31pm -
  • Smith continues his summer of runs vs India at World Cup

    Smith continues his summer of runs vs India at World Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Steve Smith strode the crease with Australia in a spot of bother in the World Cup semifinal, and went to work again against an Indian bowling attack that hasn't been able to contain him at all in the southern summer.
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:24pm -
  • World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

    World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

    DUBLIN (AP) — Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:59pm -

DAWN News

  • Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    KABUL: Nato said its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.The international military alliance said in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province…
    - 24 Jan 11, 5:45am -
  • Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL: Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia s…
    - 22 Jan 11, 11:10am -
  • Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    KABUL: Nato on Thursday said two of its service members died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.It said one service member was killed Thursday in the north, while another was killed Wednesday in the south. It did not identify their …
    - 20 Jan 11, 5:25am -
  • Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan: The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.“Or else,” said the caller.Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough…
    - 18 Jan 11, 5:09am -
  • Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    KABUL: Several people were injured in an explosion outside a music cassette shop in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police said.General Aminullah Amirkhil, who directs the Afghan border police in four eastern provinces, said the explosion occurred Thur…
    - 13 Jan 11, 6:43am -
  • Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least two Afghan security personnel and wounded four in an attack near the country’s parliament in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan government official said. The attack in the Afghan capital targeted…
    - 12 Jan 11, 5:01am -
  • Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    KABUL: A suicide car bombing against a border police vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan killed three border police guards, local authorities said.Monday’s attack was the second suicide bombing in four days against border police in the area…
    - 10 Jan 11, 7:24am -
  • Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    KABUL: A bomb placed in a bag exploded on a road in downtown Kabul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, authorities said, in a relatively rare attack in the Afghan capital. There have been few attacks in …
    - 4 Jan 11, 5:23am -
  • US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: A leading Republican lawmaker on US military policy said he wanted American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said that having a few US air bases in Afgha…
    - 3 Jan 11, 5:46am -
  • Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.…
    - 31 Dec 10, 8:59am -

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  • Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement acknowledged for the first time Monday that the Shiite militia has sent fighters to Iraq, and he urged Arab states throughout the region to set aside sectarian rivalries to confront the threat p…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 10:47pm -
  • Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    BAGHDAD — Disguised as Iraqi army soldiers, a squad of Islamic State militants attempted Friday to bomb a base in western Iraq where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed, raising concerns about whether the Americans will be drawn into direct comba…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 8:45pm -
  • Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen — Militants linked to al-Qaeda overran a military base in southern Yemen on Thursday in a sophisticated attack that signaled the extremist group’s desire to exploit widening turmoil in this Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 8:50pm -
  • Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    SANAA, Yemen — Britain and France announced Wednesday that they would shutter their embassies in Yemen, a day after the United States closed its mission and withdrew its diplomats from the strife-torn Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article >>
    - 43 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 8:05pm -
  • Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    AYE, Jordan — After Jordanian warplanes carried out airstrikes Thursday against the Islamic State in Syria, the fighter jets returned to perform a teeth-rattling “victory lap” above this farm town that has been cloaked in grief.Read full articl…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 9:56pm -
  • Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

    Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

    KABUL — The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport Thursday that killed three American civilian contractors and wounded a fourth, saying the attacker had infiltra…
    - 55 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:59pm -
  • 3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub

    3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub

    KABUL — Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport, according to U.S. officials. A fourth American contractor was wounded in…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:30pm -
  • Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

    Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan demanded proof Thursday from the Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is still alive, as a deadline reportedly set by the militant group for the kingdom to release a convicted terrorist passed without word on the fat…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:10pm -
  • American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    Gunmen stormed a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya’s capital Tuesday and killed at least 10 people, including an American security contractor, before a standoff ended when two assailants set off a grenade that left them both dead, news agencie…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:54pm -
  • Yemen on edge after government resigns amid widening unrest

    Yemen on edge after government resigns amid widening unrest

    SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of Yemenis rallied in support of rival political groups on Friday and separatist groups in the south pressed for secession following the government’s resignation in response to a siege by Shiite rebels.Read full article >…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 11:33pm -