• Governor Nov 13, 2019

    Kabul Car Bomb Kills 12, Including Children: Afghan Officials

    A car bombing in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday targeted a private security company’s convoy, with officials later saying that 12 people were killed, including children.

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2019

    Afghan Government Says Elections First, Peace Deal After

    The Afghan government will only consider making a “legitimate” peace with insurgents after national elections are held this month, an official told reporters on Saturday, despite the atmosphere of political uncertainty following the sudden halt in U.S.-Taliban peace talks. President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks to end American’s longest war last week. The Afghan government was largely shut out...

  • spokesman Aug 31, 2019

    Taliban Launch Major Attack on Afghan City of Kunduz

    The Taliban launched a large-scale attack on Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s main cities, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 75 others, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America’s longest war. The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave Afghanistan, now control or hold sway...

  • spokesman Aug 18, 2019

    Islamic State Claims Bombing at Kabul Wedding That Killed 63

    The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul’s strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan grieved again. The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the...

  • Chief Jul 29, 2019

    Death Toll in Attack at Afghan Political Office Rises to 20

    The death toll from an attack against the Kabul office of the Afghan president’s running mate and former chief of the intelligence service climbed to at least 20 people on Monday, an official said. Around 50 other people were wounded in Sunday’s attack against the Green Trend party headquarters, which lasted hours and included a gunbattle between security forces and...

  • Associated Press May 13, 2019

    Iraq Hunts Islamic State Remnants Spreading Fear in Former ‘Caliphate'

    It was a chilly January evening, and Khadija Abd and her family had just finished supper at their farm when the two men with guns burst into the room. One wore civilian clothes, the other an army uniform. They said they were from the Iraqi army’s 20th Division, which controls the northern Iraqi town of Badoush. In fact, they were...

  • Associated Press Apr 23, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Beheads 37 for Terrorism Crimes; Most Shiites

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others. The executions were likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals...

  • Facebook Apr 1, 2019

    Comedian Leads Ukraine Presidential Vote, Runoff in 3 Weeks

    Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The strong showing of Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Sunday’s voting appeared to reflect Ukrainians’ desire for new blood...

  • Cuba Mar 14, 2019

    Amid Crisis, Cuba Plans Revamp of State and Legal System

    In the midst of a regional crisis over Venezuela and tough economic straits, the Cuban government is about to launch a sweeping makeover of its centrally planned, single-party system with dozens of new laws that could reshape everything from criminal justice to the market economy. Nearly a year of debate and discussion ended last month with the approval of Cuba’s...

  • Governor Jan 17, 2019

    Saudi Women Runaways Rebel Against System of Male Control

    Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family. Identified only as Nojoud al-Mandeel on Twitter, her case differs from that of al-Qunun. She has not fled the kingdom, has not revealed her face and has only made her pleas...

  • ASIA Jan 1, 2019

    Hello, 2019: Revelry, Reflection as World Greets New Year

    Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and religion.

  • driver Dec 29, 2018

    Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, Kills 4

    A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said. The bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, went off, Egypt’s chief prosecutor Nabil Sadeq said in a statement. The blast wounded 11 other Vietnamese tourists...

  • Donald Trump Dec 25, 2018

    Nearly 30 People Killed in Brazen Attack in Kabul

    A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left 29 people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said. It ended when the three gunmen were killed.

  • NBC Dec 14, 2018

    4th Victim Dies After France Christmas Market Shooting

    French police have killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market but investigators kept digging Friday for possible accomplices in a city known for a high concentration of potential extremists. A fourth victim of Tuesday night’s attack on the biggest Christmas market in France died Friday. The dead included a Thai tourist and a 29-year-old Italian journalist. A...

  • Chief Dec 14, 2018

    Macron Urges Calm; Paris Police Brace for More Violence

    Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, France’s president on Friday called for calm and the Paris police chief warned that armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital. Police chief Michel Delpuech told RTL radio that security services intend to deploy Saturday in the same numbers as last weekend, with about 8,000...

  • spokesman Dec 14, 2018

    Suspect in France Mass Shooting Killed by Police

    The suspect in the Strasbourg shooting that left three dead and 13 injured has been killed by police in that city, French authorities told NBC News on Thursday. The announcement of the death of 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt comes after an intense manhunt involving hundreds of officers since the shooting Tuesday night outside the Strasbourg’s Christmas market. He had been on...

  • Christmas Dec 13, 2018

    France's Macron Caught Between Protests, Strasbourg Attack

    French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to take back control of his nation after a month of protests that caused mayhem across the country — and now a new extremist attack that’s putting France on renewed terror alert. Striving to show he’s responding to “yellow vest” protesters’ demands for tax relief, the French leader maintained his planned agenda Wednesday: He...

  • Europe Dec 12, 2018

    France Christmas Market Shooting: Suspected Gunman Named, Had Long Police Record

    A massive manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was underway Wednesday for a suspected extremist who yelled “God is great!” in Arabic during a shooting spree around one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets. The assault in the eastern French city of Strasbourg killed two, left one person brain dead and injured 12 others, authorities said. Police union officials...

  • Europe Dec 12, 2018

    Manhunt, Terror Probe After Fatal Shooting in France

    A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level. It was unclear if the market — a popular gathering place that was the nucleus of an al-Qaida-linked plot...

  • Emmanuel Macron Dec 10, 2018

    Macron Vows Tax Cuts, Pay Rise; Will France's Anger Subside?

    French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that “I might have hurt people with my words.”...
    It may not be enough....
    Even as Macron broke his silence on the protests in a brief televised address, yellow-vested demonstrators...

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