Trump threatens crisis-hit Venezuela with 'military option'

/ Aug 12, 2017

Trump threatens crisis-hit Venezuela with 'military option'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness." Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting ...

Aug 9, 2017

Taliban release 235 hostages after alleged 'massacre' in Shiite village

The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it along with Islamic State insurgents allegedly massacred around 50 civilians, officials said Tuesday. "This evening 235 people including women and children were released from Mirzawalang as a result of mediation by ...

Taliban appears to have taken control of Afghanistan's heroin industry

Aug 8, 2017

Taliban appears to have taken control of Afghanistan's heroin industry

The Taliban — which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan — now appears to wield significant control over the war-torn country's heroin production line, providing insurgents with billions of dollars, officials said. In 2016 Afghanistan, which produces 80 percent of the world's opium, made ...