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  • Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah escapes bomb attack

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah escapes bomb attack
    Afghanistan’s presidential front-runner, Abdullah Abdullah, escaped an assassination attempt Friday when twin bombs exploded as his motorcade was traveling through Kabul. At least six people were killed, including one of Abdullah’s bodyguards,...
  • Parents of slain Bartlett soldier want answers on Bowe Bergdahl

    Parents of slain Bartlett soldier want answers on Bowe Bergdahl
    The parents of a Chicago-area soldier who they say was killed while searching for missing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are demanding an investigation into whether Bergdahl deserted and how his release was engineered.  Pfc. Matthew Martinek, 20, of Bartlett,...
  • U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have weak link to Bergdahl search

    The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. Exactly why Bergdahl left is subject to intense...
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    From Sunday's print column When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the......
  • Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad

    Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad
    Islamic insurgents who swept through northern and central Iraq, inflicting humiliating defeats on government forces, met tough resistance Tuesday on the northeast approaches to the capital and officials said the advance had been halted. Amid heavy...
  • Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria

    Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria
    DAMATURU Nigeria - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match on Tuesday, a police official said. Several pickup trucks carrying bodies arrived at the nearby...
  • Suicide bomber on tricycle taxi detonates explosives at World Cup viewing in Nigeria

    Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
  • Car bomb in Syria village kills at least 34

    Car bomb in Syria village kills at least 34
    A massive car bomb exploded Friday in a government-controlled village in central Syria, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens more, Syrian state media reported. The blast was the latest in a series of bombings apparently targeting zones in...
  • Lebanon car bomb attack kills two, shatters months of relative calm

    A suicide car bomb that may have targeted Lebanon’s internal security chief exploded Friday on the Beirut-Damascus highway, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, according to official and media accounts. It was the first such attack...
  • Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'

     Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'
    When reports surfaced in Washington this month that the Obama administration has been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months, the denials came swiftly. "These assertions are completely untrue," proclaimed State Department...