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May 2, 2015 1:01 PM Qatar says Afghan, Taliban officials to hold 2 days of 'reconciliation' talks in Gulf nation

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar's state news agency is reporting that Afghan and Taliban officials will be holding two days of "reconciliation" talks in the Gulf nation. QNA reported that the talks would begin Saturday. It did not identify which officials would be attending the talks. In a statement, the Taliban earlier identified eight people they said would take part in the talks 31

May 2, 2015 7:27 AM Afghan TV broadcasts trial of 49 people, including policemen, charged in mob killing of woman

A defendant, who was a police officer, center, speaks during his trial at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, on charges relating to the mob killing of an Afghan woman began in the capital, Kabul, on Saturday. The opening of the trial at Afghanistan's Primary Court was broadcast 18

April 30, 2015 2:15 PM Afghan Official: Hundreds Live in the Open After Landslide

An Afghan official says hundreds of people are forced to live in the open, two days after a massive landslide in the remote northeast destroyed an entire village, killing at least 52. Sayed Humayun Dhkhan from the National Disaster Management Authority in Badakhshan province said Thursday that more than 800 people in Khawahan district have no roof over their 36

April 29, 2015 9:57 PM Afghan Forces Press Counter-Offensive To Defend New Front Line Against Taliban

Ground Assault in Country’s North Comes After Insurgents Close in on Provincial Capital KABUL—The Taliban have pressed a surprisingly aggressive offensive across once-peaceful northern Afghanistan, setting off alarms in Kabul and forcing the Afghan government to send reinforcements to defend a new front line in the long-running-war against the insurgency 23

April 29, 2015 8:45 AM Afghan Official: Insurgents Flood in From Pakistan to North

An Afghan official says insurgents are arriving in huge numbers from neighboring Pakistan in an effort to destabilize Afghanistan's northern provinces. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said Wednesday that Afghan troops are engaged in fierce fighting outside the provincial capital of Kunduz, where the Taliban launched an attack last week as part of their 19

April 28, 2015 8:14 PM As US reviews hostage policy, input from families proves invaluable

Friend remembers Warren Weinstein A member of the Afghan security forces stands at the site where a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Saturday, April 18. The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100 others 40

April 28, 2015 6:29 AM Afghan army sends more troops to northern province to fight Taliban closing in on key city

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says the military has sent reinforcements to a northern province to fight Taliban insurgents closing in on the provincial capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says a major operation is underway in Kunduz province, where fighting continued for the fourth day Tuesday. He says a Taliban commander and 27 of his fighters 31

April 27, 2015 2:38 PM A look at judge, lawyers in Colorado theater shooting trial

Carlos A. Samour Jr. became a district court judge in 2007 after working as a private defense attorney, then a Denver prosecutor. Samour moved to the United States from El Salvador in 1979, when he was 13. He received his law degree from the University of Denver. Tamara Brady and Daniel King are chief trial deputies for the state public defender office 31

April 27, 2015 6:14 AM Bomb Kills 5 in Southern Afghanistan, Clashes in North

Afghan officials say five civilians were killed when a bomb detonated inside a house in the southern Zabul province, while in the north Taliban insurgents are clashing with police. Atta Jan, head of the Zabul provincial council, said Monday that two children and a woman were among those killed in the explosion the night before in the Shinkay district 32

April 26, 2015 10:02 AM Family of US hostage gave Al Qaeda $250G before deadly drone strike, report says

The Al Qaeda captors of two hostages who were killed in a January drone strike in Pakistan reportedly received $250,000 in ransom money from the family of American captive Dr. Warren Weinstein in 2012. A Pakistani intermediary told the New York Post the captors continued to negotiate for weeks after the 73-year-old was killed in the strike. After the strike 28