Decorated U.S. soldier killed in combat operations in Afghanistan

World Jul 15, 2019

Decorated U.S. soldier killed in combat operations in Afghanistan

U.S. military officials say a decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. A spokesman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement Sunday that 40-year-old James G. "Ryan" Sartor was killed Saturday during combat operations in ...

All-Afghan peace summit agreed upon, but on Taliban terms

World Jul 2, 2019

All-Afghan peace summit agreed upon, but on Taliban terms

An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7 and 8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, but it would seem to be on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation. Rather, according to Germany's special representative Ambassador Markus Potzel in ...

World Jun 16, 2019

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses; other cultural heritage sites at risk

An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed last week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them. The old citadel, known as Ghaznain Fort, originally ...

Australian police raid public broadcaster ABC amid crackdown on leaks

Asia Pacific Jun 5, 2019

Australian police raid public broadcaster ABC amid crackdown on leaks

Australian police raided the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., the country's public broadcaster, Wednesday in the second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours, amid a crackdown on sensitive leaks. ABC executives said police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, targeting three journalists ...