- Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban Updated: May-25-16 2:28 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.
- Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 11 Updated: May-25-16 4:31 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 11 people, Afghan and UN official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
- Iran and India sign port deal, other economic agreements Updated: May-23-16 3:30 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - India said Monday it will invest up to $500 million in a deal to develop a strategic port in Iran and both countries planned a number of projects they say are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
- The Latest: Pakistan informed of drone hit on Taliban leader Updated: May-22-16 1:16 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the killing of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a drone strike (all times local):
- In Pakistan, 4 nations mull how to bring Taliban to talks Updated: May-18-16 11:20 am
ISLAMABAD - Four nations - Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States - ended talks Wednesday much as they began, seeking peace in Afghanistan but with no real progress on how to get there or how to bring the most powerful of the country's insurgent groups, the Taliban, to the negotiating table.
- Medical charity MSF urges US to pay Afghan hospital victims Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing to pay compensation to the wounded and families of the Afghans killed in the assault last October.
- AP Exclusive: Peace deal expected with armed Afghan group Updated: May-14-16 2:04 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan is expected to finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant group in the coming days, in what could be a template for ending the 15-year war with the Taliban, a government official and a representative of the militant group said Saturday.
- Cameron's anti-corruption summit faces uphill struggle Updated: May-12-16 6:27 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday called corruption a "cancer" at the heart of the world's problems, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was as great a threat as extremism.
- Queen Elizabeth II: Chinese officials were 'very rude' Updated: May-11-16 4:03 pm
LONDON - Britain's 90-year-old monarch has made a rare foray into political affairs, being caught on film characterizing Chinese officials as "very rude" in their dealings with British counterparts during a state visit last year.
- Afghanistan faces tough battle as Haqqanis unify the Taliban Updated: May-07-16 2:42 pm
ISLAMABAD - A shadowy, Pakistan-based militant faction is on the rise within the Taliban after its leader was appointed deputy and played a key role in unifying the fractured insurgency.