| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Accelerating a grim trend in the evolving war in Afghanistan, civilian casualties rose sharply in the first half of this year due to heavier ground combat between government forces and insurgents in populated areas, the United Nations reported Tuesday....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Kabul (dpa) A NATO soldier was killed and 15 others injured Tuesday in a shooting attack by an Afghan soldier at a military school west of Kabul, Afghan and German defence officials said.
An Afghan security source said the incident took place at the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts.
The incident was the latest example of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:05 PM
JERUSALEM An attack by Hamas militants on an Israeli army unit working to clear tunnels in the Gaza Strip killed two Israeli soldiers and ended what was to have been a three-day cease-fire less than two hours after it went into effect Friday morning.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A suicide bomber struck a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in months.
The bombing in restive Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, was a grim reminder of...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Former Marine sniper Robert Richards, a central figure in a 2012 video scandal involving Marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan insurgents, has been found dead at his home in North Carolina.
Richards, 28, died in Jacksonville, outside Camp Lejeune,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Nigerian militants attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media.
The gunmen attacked Damboa, about 50 miles south of Maiduguri, throwing explosives...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine.
Two weeks ago, Islamic...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jul 6, 2014
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 Landecks.
Richard and Vicki Landeck live in...