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November 3, 2017 5:50 PM Greek officials deplore racist attack on Afghan family home

ATHENS, Greece – Greece's government has condemned an attack on the Athens home of an Afghan refugee family whose son made news after being picked to carry the Greek flag at a school parade. The windows of the family's apartment were broken by stones in Friday's pre-dawn attack, which government officials, political parties and the U.N. refugee agency 44

October 29, 2017 6:29 AM Afghan deputy governor goes missing in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Police say the deputy governor of Afghanistan's Kunar province has gone missing in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Senior Pakistani police officer Mohammad Tahir Khan said Sunday that Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi recently came to the city for medical treatment. Khan said Pakistani authorities were not informed of the visit until a relative 49

October 27, 2017 1:54 AM Soldiers Describe Ambush, Injuries in Search for Bergdahl

Hearing continues on sentence for former Taliban captive FORT BRAGG, N.C.—Four U.S. Army soldiers detailed a harrowing firefight in Afghanistan during the search for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at a hearing Thursday to determine sentencing for the former Taliban captive. The witnesses detailed a rushed assembly of six U.S. troops and roughly 50 Afghan forces 56

October 24, 2017 1:44 PM Pakistan PM tells Tillerson it has 'produced results' in fighting terrorism

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday reconfirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the “war on terror” during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying his country had “produced results” fighting the region’s Islamist militants. Relations between uneasy allies United States and Pakistan have frayed in recent 66

October 24, 2017 4:55 AM Tillerson Meets Iraqi, Afghan Leaders to Bolster Fight Against Militants

Secretary of state makes secret visits during tour in which he seeks regional support to help stabilize the countries Rex Tillerson made his first trip as secretary of state to Iraq and Afghanistan, secretly jetting in and out of countries where U.S. troops and local forces are trying to stop Sunni Muslim militant groups threatening beleaguered governments 70

October 23, 2017 8:18 AM Afghan officials: Taliban kill 4 police; rockets hit Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province. In Kabul, two rockets fired from the east of the Afghan capital hit inside the city but caused no casualties. In Ghazni, police chief Mohammad Zaman says the insurgents targeted a security post in the district of Waghaz early on Monday 83

October 19, 2017 6:00 PM CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed. “We had a great outcome last week when we were able to get back four U.S. citizens who had been held for five years inside of Pakistan,” CIA Director 73

October 18, 2017 11:46 PM Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a phone call

President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said. Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, said that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after his 22-year-old 195

October 14, 2017 8:03 PM Man held by Taliban-linked captors: They raped my wife, killed our baby

KABUL — Taliban-linked captors who held American Caitlan Coleman and her family for five years killed her infant daughter and allowed Coleman to be raped by a guard, her husband said, introducing a dramatic new layer to a saga that was already marked by mystery. Joshua Boyle’s revelations, which authorities have not confirmed, came after the couple and three 78

October 12, 2017 6:33 PM Inside American Caitlan Coleman’s five-year ordeal as a Taliban prisoner

It must have felt like such an exciting time: Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Joshua Boyle, were embarking on a six-month adventure through Central Asia. But their exuberant trip ended in a nightmare: In the fall of 2012, they were kidnapped by Taliban fighters. Over the next five years, relatives and friends could do little but pray for the couple's 63