Tag Archives: Taliban

Al-Qaida breakaway formally declares Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and huge tracks of neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state on Sunday in the territory under its control. The spokesman for the … read more

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

Bergdahl ‘looked good’ after returning to the United States

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the moments after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he was nervous but “looked good” and saluted a commanding officer who … 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

Bergdahl will arrive in United States overnight,

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to fly back to the United States early Friday, NBC News has learned. Two senior defense officials say the freed Taliban prisoner will arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio sometime after … 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

Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport Tuesday, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces just days after a brazen Taliban assault … read more