Jan 14, 2016

War zone blasts may alter brain permanently: study

U.S. military members who are exposed to repeated blasts in a war zone may suffer permanent damage in parts of the brain that lend emotional stability, said a study Wednesday. Researchers have described mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) — more commonly called “concussion” — ...

Jan 12, 2016

Canadian freed after five years in Afghan Taliban captivity

A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said Monday. Colin Rutherford, who was 26-years-old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as ...

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Jan 9, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will hold talks in Islamabad on Monday aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni said Saturday that the representatives will discuss a “roadmap for peace talks.” Kabul’s delegation to the ...

Jan 4, 2016

Gunmen storm Indian Consulate in Afghan city after Modi visit

Explosions and gunfire rang out late Sunday as militants tried to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in a northern Afghan city, officials said, in the latest assault on an Indian installation. The attack on the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...

Dec 26, 2015

Magnitude-6.2 quake rocks northeast Afghanistan, part of Pakistan

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked northeast Afghanistan late Friday close to the country’s borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan, leaving at least 30 people injured, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which originated 203.5 kilometers (126 miles) deep, struck about 280 kilometers northeast of ...