Jun 2, 2015

War in Afghanistan since 2001 has killed 100,000

A new study says war in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion overthrew the Taliban regime has killed almost 100,000 people, and wounded the same number. The study, called Costs of War and produced by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, looks at ...

Afghanistan turns to anti-Taliban militias as insurgency spreads

Jun 1, 2015

Afghanistan turns to anti-Taliban militias as insurgency spreads

The commander known as Pakhsaparan, or the “wall breaker,” barked out commands at his bandolier-draped fighters, part of a patchwork of anti-Taliban militias in northern Afghanistan seeking to augment hard-pressed Afghan forces in a strategy fraught with risk. The Taliban recently came close to ...

China not seeking conflict in South China Sea, admiral says

May 31, 2015

China not seeking conflict in South China Sea, admiral says

China will not subjugate its national interests, Adm. Sun Jianguo told a regional defense forum in Singapore, even as he painted a picture of a country willing to cooperate on matters including the disputed South China Sea. “China strives to play a constructive role ...

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

May 31, 2015

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor’s adamant refusal to do so. The president and his deputy submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau ...