In our news wrap Thursday, the death toll in Indonesia topped 1,550 people, as aid deliveries struggled to reach the most devastated areas in the quake zone. Also, another American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the seventh combat death…
For 17 years, the United States and its allies have remained in Afghanistan, fighting alongside Afghan forces, now against a strong Taliban insurgency. Nick Schifrin looks at the continuing bloodshed, as well as some aspects of progress, then talks with…
In our news wrap Wednesday, twin bombings in Afghanistan's capital left at least 20 people dead and 70 wounded. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a training center for wrestlers, and a car bomb exploded minutes later. Also, Iran's…
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a suicide bomber struck at the center and then a car bomb went off nearby.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, the Gulf Coast is bracing for Tropical Storm Gordon, which could grow into a hurricane and reach land by Tuesday. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan and another was wounded. Officials said…
By Associated Press
The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in Afghanistan Monday as Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, age 42, from Thornton, West Virginia.
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
Russia says that the Taliban will be joining the Sept. 4 talks in Moscow, along with representatives of several neighboring countries.
By Amir Shah, Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…
By Larisa Epatko
What is the Taliban’s strategy and how will the continued attacks affect its efforts to engage in direct talks with the U.S.? We asked several analysts.
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