- US military: Al-Qaida working more closely with the Taliban Updated: May-05-16 1:39 pm
- 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Apr-29-16 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."
- Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government Updated: Apr-28-16 3:01 am
NEW YORK - An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday.
- Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb.
- The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Taliban attack Updated: Apr-19-16 7:57 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the militant assault on an Afghan government security compound in Kabul (all times local):
- US cites global governance crisis for declining human rights Updated: Apr-13-16 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is blaming a global crisis in governance as well as atrocities committed by non-state actors for a decline in human rights standards around the world.
- Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive Updated: Apr-12-16 7:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season on Tuesday, vowing "large-scale attacks" in the 15th year of their war against the U.S.-backed Afghan government.
- Kerry presses Afghan leaders on unity; no US troop changes Updated: Apr-09-16 3:06 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday committed to pushing reforms after his picks for attorney general and interior minister won long-sought Cabinet confirmation, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with the government's power-sharing leaders to bury their "factional divisions" for the good of the country.
- Afghan insurgency battle marred by political dysfunction Updated: Apr-08-16 3:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - When the spokesman for an Afghan government ministry was asked why he wasn't answering his phone, he said he was on strike as he hadn't been paid for nine months.
- Afghan warlord changes his conditions for peace with Kabul Updated: Apr-05-16 8:18 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A notorious Afghan warlord who lives in hiding has dropped a key condition for ending his war of more than 40 years with Kabul, an associate said Tuesday.