Fear of IS drives Shiite Afghans to seek Taliban aid

Mar 23, 2015

Fear of IS drives Shiite Afghans to seek Taliban aid

Even by Afghanistan’s standards of often-shifting alliances, a recent meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and local commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary. The Hazaras — a largely Shiite minority killed in their thousands during the Taliban’s hard-line ...

Bodies of Japanese slain in Tunisia to return Tuesday

Mar 23, 2015

Bodies of Japanese slain in Tunisia to return Tuesday

The bodies of three Japanese tourists killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia last week were scheduled to return to Japan by air late Tuesday afternoon, a source close to the matter said Monday. The bodies of Machiyo Narusawa, 66, of Arakawa Ward, Tokyo, ...

Mar 23, 2015

Tunisian president says third suspect in museum attack on the run

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Sunday that a third gunman involved in an attack that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, at a Tunis museum last week was on the run. The shootings at the museum inside Tunisia’s parliament compound was one ...

U.S. evacuates key drone base as storm brews in Yemen

Mar 22, 2015

U.S. evacuates key drone base as storm brews in Yemen

Yemen’s Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country’s embattled president, as U.S. troops were evacuating a southern air base crucial to America’s drone strike program after al-Qaida militants seized a nearby city. The turmoil comes as ...

Mar 22, 2015

Nine British medical students believed to have traveled to Syria

Nine British medical students have traveled to Syria, apparently to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, Britain’s Observer newspaper reported Saturday. The group of four women and five men crossed into Syria from Turkey last week, having traveled from Sudan where they had ...

Mar 22, 2015

Tunisia arrests more than 20 in crackdown since museum attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants in a nationwide security crackdown since gunmen killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, in Wednesday’s attack in the capital, the government said. Hundreds of people gathered for a mass in the cathedral in Tunis on ...