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January 6, 2018 8:06 AM Afghan official abducted in Pakistan is released

ISLAMABAD – An Afghan official abducted in Pakistan last October has been freed by his captors and returned home. Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, was kidnapped while visiting a doctor in the Peshawar, near the border. No one has claimed the kidnapping, and it's unclear who abducted him. Ahmadi is a member 54

January 2, 2018 7:32 AM Australian driver charged with murder after pedestrian dies

MELBOURNE, Australia – A man accused of deliberately ramming a car into pedestrians in a busy Australian city street has been charged with murder after one of the injured died. Saeed Noori, a 32-year-old Afghan refugee and Australian citizen with a history of drug abuse and mental health issues, had been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder alleging 43

January 1, 2018 2:32 PM Trump slams Pakistan for 'lies & deceit' in New Year's tweet

President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan for 'lies & deceit' in a New Year's Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for 'fools'. The uneasy relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been on a downward spiral since the 2011 U.S. operation that located and killed Osama bin Laden in the military garrison town of Abbottabad, about 126

December 31, 2017 10:52 AM Suicide bomber strikes Afghan funeral, killing 12

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeting the funeral of a local official has killed at least 12 people. Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the governor of the eastern Nangarhar province, says the bomber set off his explosives vest among people gathered in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, to mourn a former district 60

December 30, 2017 11:44 AM Retired top Pakistani general dies in car accident

ISLAMABAD – A retired top general of the Pakistani army has died in a car accident near the garrison city of Rawalpindi. A military statement says Gen. Khalid Shameem Whyn, former chairman of the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was killed Saturday when his car overturned near Chakri on an intercity highway. Three other people in the car were critically 43

December 28, 2017 2:59 PM The Latest: Officials say Afghan attack kills 41, wounds 84

Authorities say an attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul has left at least 41 people dead and 84 wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said an unknown number of suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the center before carrying out an attack inside. They set off explosive devices in the basement of the building 61

December 28, 2017 12:14 PM Suicide Attack Kills at Least 35 in Kabul

Islamic State claims attack at Shiite Muslim cultural center in Afghan capital KABUL—A suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 35 people in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State and aimed at escalating sectarian tensions in the country. The anti-Shiite, Sunni extremists of Islamic 53

December 23, 2017 11:19 AM Afghan governor dismisses announcement he has resigned

KABUL, Afghanistan – A powerful Afghan provincial governor is dismissing an announcement by the presidential palace that his resignation has been accepted. Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of northern Balkh province, dismissed the order, saying no one in the National Unity Government has the right to remove him from his position unless his party, Jamiat-e 51

December 22, 2017 4:39 PM Pakistan says militants kill 3 troops in cross-border attack

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's military says a group of "terrorists" from Afghanistan has opened fire on Pakistani security forces along the Afghan border, killing three troops. In a statement, the military said Friday's cross-border attack took place in the Mohmand tribal region, where Pakistani security forces are fencing the border. It claimed that Pakistani 52

December 19, 2017 12:23 PM Charges filed in Croatia after death of Afghan migrant girl

BELGRADE, Serbia – The family of a six-year-old Afghan migrant girl killed by a train on the Serbia-Croatia border has filed charges against the Croatian police for forcing them back over the frontier. The lawyer representing the Hussini family said Tuesday in Zagreb the charges were filed because the Croat border guards on the night of Nov. 21 refused 52