Jun 22, 2017

Soviet KGB overseas spymaster Yuri Drozdov dies at 91

Yuri Drozdov, the Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad, died Wednesday. He was 91. The Foreign Intelligence Service, a KGB successor agency known under its Russian acronym SVR, didn’t give the cause of Drozdov’s death or any other specifics ...

IS claims capture of bin Laden's Afghan hideout of Tora Bora

Jun 15, 2017

IS claims capture of bin Laden's Afghan hideout of Tora Bora

The Islamic State group is claiming its fighters have captured Osama bin Laden’s infamous Tora Bora mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan. IS released an audio recording saying its signature black flag is flying over the hulking mountain range. The message was broadcast on the ...

U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells frustrated Congress

Jun 14, 2017

U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells frustrated Congress

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is “not winning” in Afghanistan, as U.S. military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilize the country’s security crisis. Mattis’s latest assessment comes nearly 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan ...

Jun 11, 2017

Pentagon says three U.S. soldiers killed, one wounded in Afghanistan

Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. An Afghan official said the deaths and injury stem from an attack by an Afghan soldier, who also died. In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon didn’t provide ...

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

Jun 6, 2017

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

Afghanistan’s president said Tuesday that last week’s suicide truck bombing in the heart of the capital killed more than 150 people, making it the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban. The attack added to growing ...

Jun 3, 2017

Explosions kill at least six attending Kabul funeral

Explosions in Kabul on Saturday killed at least six people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament, a day after hundreds of demonstrators turned out to demand more security in the capital. The explosions came just three days after ...

Huge blast kills scores, rocks embassies in Afghan capital

May 31, 2017

Huge blast kills scores, rocks embassies in Afghan capital

At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and shattering windows hundreds of meters away. Bodies littered the scene and a towering plume ...

May 30, 2017

Polish, Afghan forces free 11 hostages from the Taliban

Poland’s defense minister says Polish and Afghan special forces have freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Antoni Maciereiwicz said the hostages included two solders, four police officers and five civilians, all of them Afghan nationals ...