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August 03, 2020
Islamic State gunmen, suicide bomber attack Afghan prison
The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a complex attack by a suicide car bomber and multiple gunmen ...
July 13, 2020
Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic
To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that ...
May 31, 2020
Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes
Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ...
May 26, 2020
Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears
Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting ...
May 24, 2020
Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97
When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that ...
May 23, 2020
Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood
A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi ...
May 08, 2020
Afghanistan envoy calls for American contractor's release
The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation says he has called for the release of an American captured by Taliban-linked ...
April 30, 2020
SEALs tried to locate US citizen taken by Afghan militants
In the days following the January capture of an American contractor in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL commandos raided a village and ...
April 21, 2020
Lebanese protests, politics resume with a new, virus twist
Lebanese lawmakers convened Tuesday inside a cavernous Beirut theater so that parliament members could observe social ...
April 17, 2020
Poorer nations face bigger risk in easing virus restrictions
As some wealthier Western nations begin easing coronavirus restrictions, many developing countries, particularly in the ...
April 08, 2020
Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn't verified
Afghanistan released 100 Taliban prisoners Wednesday, claiming they were among 5,000 detainees to be freed under a deal ...
March 24, 2020
US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo visit to Kabul
The Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan and threatening further reductions in all forms ...
March 11, 2020
Afghans set to release 1,500 Taliban; US wants less violence
After a series of delays, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree early Wednesday promising to release 1,500 Taliban ...
March 09, 2020
Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president
Afghanistan's rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations ...
March 03, 2020
Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had 'good talk'
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first U.S.
March 01, 2020
Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases
Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing ...
February 22, 2020
Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process
Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and ...
February 18, 2020
Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis
Talks between Russia and Turkey meant to reduce tensions in northwestern Syria did not yield a “satisfactory result” for ...
February 11, 2020
Rebuilding Afghanistan has a high human cost, US agency says
Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a U.S. government watchdog ...
February 06, 2020
Official: US citizen believed kidnapped in Afghanistan
An American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and ...
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