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1 hr ago | Army Times
Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan. Family members of 39-year-old Stephen Byus tell The Columbus Dispatch that he was killed Tuesday in Kabul when a Taliban attacker set off a car bomb next to an international military convoy.
5 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation launched in June. The military said "precise" air strikes were carried out on Wednesday in Datta Khel, a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, and that ammunition depots were destroyed.
5 hrs ago | Daily Echo
Royal Marine Toby Gutteridge: 'I was shot in the neck but a Taliban bullet won't stop me loving life' THE buzzing of the tattoo gun temporarily drowns out the oppressive hissing of the ventilator that keeps the quadriplegic Royal Marine veteran alive. This is the one thing the 29-year-old can do to reclaim the body he lost when he was shot in the neck serving in Afghanistan.
The phrase "boots on the ground" is a well-worn stand-in for "war" - a word nobody wanted to use Tuesday as MPs gathered for an emergency debate on the decision to join the fight against militants in the Middle East. At the centre of the debate is the question of whether sending highly trained, heavily armed special forces commandos into northern Iraq is a "combat operation" - a distinction that would require Parliament's approval.
A plume of smoke rises above the Afghanistan capital. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of coalition troops, littering this Kabul Street with rubble and glass.
Built from the recovered memorial plaques from Kandahar Air Field cenotaph, the Vigil display focuses on fallen Canadians as well as 40 United States Armed Forces personnel attached to the Canadian Forces. The father of one of five Manitobans slain while serving in Afghanistan is encouraging the public to view a memorial to Canada's 12-year military deployment now on display at the Manitoba Legislative Building.
A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Spokesman Lt.
A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.
A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the United States embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO -led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political stalemate and an emboldened insurgency, with a presidential election still unresolved as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave by the end of the year.
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have further information about nationalities involved.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.
In this Sept. 8 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Barack Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, more than $1 trillion and 4,425 lives.
Two other defendants, out of the original group of seven defendants who allegedly [Al Jazeera report] stopped the victims' car while dressed as police officers, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes. The appellate judge stated that he expects the case will be appealed to the Afghan Supreme Court.
8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. . Afghan shopkeeper Mohammed Nadir, 44, sits behind his desk in his electronic shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept.
A scene from the Kabul courtroom on September 7, when seven defendants were convicted and sentenced to death for a brutal robbery and gang rape in the nearby Paghman district. When a brutal multiple-rape case resulted in the prosecution of seven men in Afghanistan this week, it was widely seen as turning point for women's rights.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:19 am
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