Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Hundreds protest alleged Afghan election fraud

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Afghans protested Saturday against alleged fraud in last week’s presidential runoff, part of escalating tensions over what Western officials had hoped would be a smooth transfer of power as violence across the country killed … read more

A suicide bomber in Kabul targeted top high advisor

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber in western Kabul targeted top High Peace Council advisor Mohammad Massom Stanikzai on Saturday, police said, killing one civilian and injuring several others. Stanikzai escaped unharmed, but a black armored car was damaged in … read more

Bowe Bergdahl arrives at Army medical center in Texas

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical center in Texas where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said on Friday. … read more

Pakistan tribal area hit by missile attack

Six people reported dead in North Waziristan, days after fighters attacked country’s busiest airport. A missile attack has killed six people in a northwest tribal district in Pakistan, Pakistani sources say, days after fighters launched a raid on the country’s … read more

How American history judges Bowe Bergdahl

Claims made against the returned U.S. soldier need to be seen in light of our past When the movie “Patton” was released in 1970, in the midst of one of our most divisive wars, it thrilled American theatergoers. The account … read more

Hagel testifies on Taliban prisoner swap

Hagel testifies Wednesday on Taliban prisoner swap WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face angry lawmakers as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban. Hagel was scheduled … read more

Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

  By RAHIM FAIEZ  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five Americans troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday, in one of the worst such incidents involving United States or coalition … read more

7 burned bodies found at Karachi airport Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airport authorities found seven bodies in a burned building at the Karachi international airport on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the attack there to 36, including the 10 Taliban attackers, officials said. The news … read more

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

By Kenneth R. Timmerman In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and … read more