| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Services have not been set yet for the Palatine father and his son killed in Afghanistan last week.
A spokeswoman for the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, where Gary Gabel was a longtime active church member, said services have...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Funeral services for the Palatine man killed in Afghanistan last month have been scheduled for Friday in Arlington Heights, though services for his son will be set at a later date.
Gary J. Gabel's celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Officials at Kabul University confirmed the death of two more men with Chicago connections following a shooting at a hospital in Afghanistan late last week that also claimed the life of pediatrician Jerry Umanos.
Visting lecturer John Gabel and his...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Gary J. Gabel was so taken with his role as a grandfather that he traveled to Afghanistan to be with his beloved granddaughter on her first birthday, family members said Friday as they gathered at an Arlington Heights church to say goodbye.
While he was...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman with Chicago-area ties is recovering from injuries in Germany after she was wounded in an attack that killed her husband and father-in-law in Afghanistan last week.
Teresa Gabel was with her husband, John Gabel, and father-in-law Gary Gabel,...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer.
Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays.
Before the sun has risen, Sami is pushing a dented wheelbarrow through the dim streets, at 13...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:20 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -– Taliban insurgents opposed to Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential vote stormed an election office in Kabul on Tuesday and killed five people, officials said.
The sound of gunfire echoed across Kabul’s Darul Aman...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Film projects "Angel Whispers" and "Private Eyes" were named as winners of the HAF on Monday at the Hong Kong -- Asia Film Financing Forum.
"Angel Whispers" is a $1.5 million revenge tale by Hong Kong actress turned first-time director...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Hundreds of people are dead or missing after landslides in remote northeastern Afghanistan buried a village under as much as 60 feet of mud and rocks, officials said Friday.
The United Nations said at least 350 people had been killed in Badakhshan, a...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:43 AM
NEW YORK -- In a quick decision, a jury convicted Osama bin Laden's son-in-law of conspiring to kill Americans in his role as the angry voice of Al Qaeda after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sulaiman abu Ghaith, 48, faces life in prison when he...