Afghanistan

Suicide Attack near Russian Embassy in Kabul

KABUL, Jan 20 – A suicide bomber carried out an attack on Wednesday in an area close to the Russian embassy in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. At least 10 people were wounded, but there were no confirmed fatalities so far, according to a police officer at the scene, who asked

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Suicide Bomber Kills 10 in Northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 19 – A suicide bomber blew himself up close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20, officials said. The bomber rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle next to the roadside checkpoint in the Jamrud area on the edge of

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Suicide Bomber Kills 13 Eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan 17  – A suicide bomber killed 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday at the home of a tribal elder when people had gathered to celebrate his son’s release from Taliban captivity, local officials said. The son was killed and at least 14 people, including his father, were

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Afghan Forces Battle Gunmen After Blast near Pakistani Consulate

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan 13 – Afghan security forces exchanged fire with gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing as many as six people and wounding two, officials said. Witnesses said heavy gunfire and a series of explosions

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Afghanistan Peace Talks Begin in Pakistan

By Asad Hashim and Tommy Wilkes ISLAMABAD, Jan 11 – Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States sat down on Monday for talks to resurrect a stalled Afghan peace process and end nearly 15 years of bloodshed, even as fighting with Taliban insurgents intensifies. Senior officials from the four countries are meeting in

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Four-Country Talks on Taliban to Begin in Pakistan

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 – Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to begin talks on Monday aimed at restarting the Afghan peace process and eventually ending 14 years of bloodshed fighting the Taliban insurgents. Officials from the four countries will meet in Islamabad, Pakistan foreign office sources said, in what

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Afghan Security Forces Retake Northern District from Taliban

KABUL, Jan 10 – Afghan security forces have retaken a district in the north of the country, killing 30 Taliban fighters and capturing vehicles and weapons from the insurgents, the defence ministry said on Sunday. The recapture is a welcome piece of good news for government forces, which have struggled to contain the spreading Taliban

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One Killed, 13 Wounded in Kabul Suicide Attack

KABUL, Dec 28 – A suicide bomber killed at least one person and wounded 13 in an attack on a road near Kabul airport, officials in the Afghan capital said on Monday, barely two weeks after a major Taliban assault in the city. A police officer at the scene said the suicide bomber walked up

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Afghan Forces Battle to Push Back Taliban in Helmand

By Mohammad Stanekzai LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Dec 23 – Afghan forces on Wednesday battled Taliban fighters who overran the district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand this week after reinforcements and NATO military advisers were rushed in to try to stop another district falling into insurgent hands. Acting Defense Minister Masoom Stanekzai said

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The Abandoned House Cats of Aleppo

Who saves the animals suffering and dying in Syria’s war zone? By Rachel Nuwer Each morning, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel drives to the local butcher shop and purchases $2.50 worth of scraps. On good days, the sympathetic proprietor will give Aljaleel a discount or even throw in some bits and bones for free. Along with everyone else

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