Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Jun 9, 2014

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday, killing at least 27 people in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s sprawling commercial hub of 18 million ...

At least 13 dead in Pakistan as gunmen storm Karachi airport

Jun 9, 2014

At least 13 dead in Pakistan as gunmen storm Karachi airport

Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. A separate suicide bombing in the country’s southwest ...

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

Jun 9, 2014

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. ...

Afghan election front-runner Abdullah escapes assassination bid

Jun 7, 2014

Afghan election front-runner Abdullah escapes assassination bid

Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah escaped an assassination attempt Friday when two blasts hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least six people just ahead of a hotly contested run-off election. “The first attack was a suicide car bomb on a convoy of ...

Bergdahl case releases anger, too, in U.S.

Jun 4, 2014

Bergdahl case releases anger, too, in U.S.

The United States’ top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban. Gen. ...

Anger flares over U.S. soldier's release

Jun 3, 2014

Anger flares over U.S. soldier's release

Robert Andrews believes his own son might still be alive if U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had not gone missing from his Afghan guard post on June 30, 2009. As Bergdahl emerges from five years of Taliban captivity, former comrades are accusing him of ...

Jun 2, 2014

Gitmo hurdles persist after soldier swap

by Ben Fox

President Barack Obama has edged closer to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by swapping five Taliban members for a captured American soldier, but the criticism he faced Sunday for the deal underscores the challenges he faces in emptying out the cells at the U.S. ...