Aug 26, 2015

Iran recruits Afghan refugees as fighters to bolster Syria

The fate of two brothers from Kabul, one grievously wounded, the other killed fighting in Syria, spotlights Iran’s covert but active recruitment of Afghan refugees to buttress President Bashar Assad’s steadily depleting forces. Shiite Iran, Assad’s key military and financial patron, denies enlisting Afghan ...

Pakistan says its airstrikes killed 65 militants near Afghan border

Aug 18, 2015

Pakistan says its airstrikes killed 65 militants near Afghan border

Pakistani airstrikes killed 65 militants on Monday in two tribal regions along the Afghan border, the army said, part of a yearlong campaign against insurgents in rugged areas where they have long sheltered. Strikes in two areas of North Waziristan killed 50 militants and ...

Spanish-born war photojournalist wins Mika Yamamoto award

Aug 13, 2015

Spanish-born war photojournalist wins Mika Yamamoto award

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Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, a Spanish-born photojournalist, believes photography has the power to make the world a better, more peaceful place. Since around 2000, Vilanova, 43, has documented the lives of women and children living in conflict zones in such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq and ...

Aug 8, 2015

Lethal wave of bombings in Kabul leaves 51 dead, hundreds injured

Fifteen more fatalities were confirmed Saturday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 51 in the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since NATO’s combat mission ended in December. The explosions Friday, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with hundreds ...

Aug 7, 2015

Truck bomb strikes Kabul, at least 8 dead

A huge truck bomb in Kabul early Friday killed eight people and wounded more than 100 others in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which ...

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war

Aug 5, 2015

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war

The United Nations said Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children are being injured or killed in Afghanistan’s war against the Taliban and other insurgents. The total number of casualties in the almost 14-year conflict was up 1 percent in the first ...