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 ...

U.S. agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

World Apr 27, 2019

U.S. agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

The United States on Friday found backing from rivals Russia and China on the key formula of a peace deal it is negotiating in Afghanistan: withdrawing troops in return for Taliban pledges not to welcome foreign extremists. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy who is set ...