World Dec 27, 2019

Taliban frees 27 abducted peace activists

The Taliban released 27 peace activists Thursday, a day after they were abducted in an ambush on their convoy in western Afghanistan, a leader of the activist organization said. Phone lines were down in the region, making communication difficult and the reason for the activists' ...

U.S. soldier is killed in Afghanistan; Taliban claim attack

Asia Pacific Dec 24, 2019

U.S. soldier is killed in Afghanistan; Taliban claim attack

An American service member was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, without providing further details, while the Taliban claimed they were behind a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province that killed the U.S. soldier. The latest fatality brings the number of ...

Canadian ex-Taliban hostage found not guilty of abusing wife

World / Crime & Legal Dec 20, 2019

Canadian ex-Taliban hostage found not guilty of abusing wife

A Canadian man once held hostage with his American wife in Afghanistan on Thursday was found not guilty of assaulting her following their release from captivity. Joshua Boyle, 36, was accused of 19 charges including assault, sexual assault, forcible confinement, criminal harassment and making death ...