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June 20, 2015 5:39 AM US report finds Iran threat undiminished

State Dept. says nuclear talks had little influence WASHINGTON — Iran continued its “terrorist-related” activity last year and also continued to provide broad military support to President Bashar Assad of Syria, the State Department said Friday in its annual report on terrorism. The State Department’s assessment suggests that neither the election of President 37

June 19, 2015 4:14 PM Afghan leader extends parliament's term, promises election date

KABUL With elections delayed by political squabbling, Afghanistan's president issued a decree on Friday extending parliament's mandate until a vote could be held. Parliament's five-year term was set to expire on June 22, but elections scheduled for April were postponed because of security fears and disagreement on how to ensure a fair vote after a bitterly 33

June 16, 2015 7:23 PM Afghan Taliban Warns Islamic State

The militant group Taliban warned its upstart rival Islamic State not to interfere in Afghanistan, where the Taliban’s efforts to launch peace talks with Kabul are gaining traction. KABUL—The militant group Taliban warned its upstart rival Islamic State, whose strongholds are in Iraq and Syria, not to interfere in Afghanistan, where the Taliban’s efforts 11

June 16, 2015 11:15 AM Afghan Official: Roadside Bombs Kill 3, Wound 15 in South

An Afghan official says roadside bombs have struck two vehicles filled with passengers, killing three people and wounding 15 in a volatile southern province. Mohammad Mayan, spokesman for the governor of Uruzgan province, said Tuesday that three of those wounded in Tuesday's attack are children and six of the wounded are in critical condition. The Defense 17

June 15, 2015 6:13 PM Syrians, Iraqis Protest After Fight in Camp on Greek Island

Hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, including women and young children, have staged a protest on the eastern Greek island of Lesvos, demanding better living conditions, the faster processing of their registration and to be housed separately from Afghan arrivals after a fight broke out in one of the island's camps. The refugees said the fight broke 42

June 13, 2015 12:22 PM Taliban kill 20 police officers in checkpoint raids in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters overran checkpoints in a nighttime raid in Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 police officers as the battle raged into Saturday, authorities said. The assault came as Afghanistan's military acknowledged the Taliban controls at least four districts across the country. The attacks 47

June 13, 2015 10:42 AM Militants kill at least 17 police in Afghan south: officials

At least 17 Afghan policemen were killed early Saturday when Taliban militants stormed a security outpost in the volatile southern province of Helmand, officials said. “Dozens of armed Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in Musa Qala district of Helmand. In the attack, 17 police forces were killed, and three others were wounded,” Helmand provincial 36

June 9, 2015 11:50 AM Teachers' strike demanding higher pay shuts down at least 27 schools in Afghan capital

Fazel Ahmad Fazel, first right, newly appointed head of the national teachers’ council talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 23, 2015. A teachers strike demanding higher pay has shut down at least 27 schools in Afghanistan's capital. Fazel Ahmad Fazel, said Tuesday that 80 schools were closed in Kabul 43

June 5, 2015 12:26 PM Afghan leaders, Taliban meet for talks in Norway

The Afghan government condoned the talks, adding they did not represent government policy. OSLO, Norway, June 5 (UPI) -- Informal talks between representatives of Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban are underway, a Taliban spokesman confirmed Friday. Zabihullah Mjuahid, Taliban spokesman, stressed the talks in Norway involving the militant group and members 30

May 31, 2015 5:45 PM Afghan President Demands Pakistan Do More to Rein in Taliban

Ashraf Ghani issues ultimatum, threatens to end diplomatic thaw between the neighbors KABUL—Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has given an ultimatum to the Pakistani government, warning he will cut short a diplomatic outreach to Islamabad if it doesn't take immediate steps to rein in the Taliban. In an official communication to Pakistani political and military 20