Nov 20, 2016

Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

ornia The father of a California soldier recently killed in Afghanistan says he felt disrespected and hurt by passengers who booed him and his family when they were on a flight to meet his son’s remains. Stewart Perry tells the Stockton Record he and ...

Nov 11, 2016

Taliban truck bomb hits German Consulate in northern Afghanistan

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked late Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official said. The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city, destroying the gate and wall around 11.10 p.m. local time, ...

Nov 6, 2016

Gunmen abduct Australian woman in Afghan capital

Unknown gunmen kidnapped a female Australian employee of a non-governmental organization in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan police said Sunday. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, Kabul’s police chief, said that a Pakistani-born Australian woman was abducted Saturday night. Rahimi added that she was with her ...

Nov 5, 2016

U.N. experts say 45,000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

Fighters loyal to al-Qaida have taken on a more active supporting role for the Taliban during the current offensive in Afghanistan while the position of the Islamic State extremist group in the country “has distinctly weakened,” U.N. experts said in a report circulated Friday. ...

At least 14 killed in attack on Kabul Shiite shrine during festival

Oct 12, 2016

At least 14 killed in attack on Kabul Shiite shrine during festival

Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. The attack in the Afghan capital marked unraveling security as the resurgent Taliban ...