- Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle Updated: Aug-31-15 5:02 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.
- Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs Updated: Aug-31-15 2:07 am
KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism.
- US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit Updated: Aug-30-15 2:05 pm
ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
- Sailor shot overseas is keen to redeploy Updated: Aug-30-15 8:08 am
HONOLULU - Navy Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry was a couple of paces behind Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene on a visit to an Afghan military academy near Kabul when the bullets started to fly.
- Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban Updated: Aug-30-15 2:43 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized.
- Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm
VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
- EXCHANGE: Joliet park renamed for fallen soldier Updated: Aug-28-15 9:26 am
PLAINFIELD, Illinois - The first time Andrew Meari experienced freedom was going to the Mayfair neighborhood park at the corner of Ruth Fitzgerald and Joe Adler drives.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- Air Force: 2 special ops troops killed in Afghan attack Updated: Aug-27-15 10:16 am
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special operations troops.
- Kazakhstan to host international uranium bank Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 am
MOSCOW - The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to establish a low-enriched uranium bank in the Central Asian country, a move that supporters say could reduce concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation.
- Man United back in Champions League, Rooney scoring again Updated: Aug-26-15 5:58 pm
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United had double reason to celebrate on Wednesday - the team is back in the Champions League group stage and star striker Wayne Rooney is scoring again.
- Barcelona heads 32-team draw for Champions League groups Updated: Aug-26-15 5:06 pm
GENEVA - The Champions League season takes shape Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco.
- Suspect in Uzbek imam shooting extradited to Sweden Updated: Aug-26-15 9:10 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - An Uzbek man has been extradited to Sweden to face accusations that he tried to kill an imam who fled Uzbekistan after criticizing that country's government, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
- Russian extends travel time to International Space Station Updated: Aug-26-15 5:28 am
MOSCOW - The Russian Federal Space Agency says the next manned trip to the International Space Station will be extended from the usual six hours to two days.
- Kazakh currency recovers somewhat after massive plunge Updated: Aug-24-15 8:44 am
MOSCOW - Kazakhstan's currency recovered some of last week's massive losses against the dollar on Monday, with a rise of over 10 percent Monday.
- Different pedigree, same goal for Man United, FC Astana Updated: Aug-24-15 6:44 am
MANCHESTER, England - FC Astana did not exist when Manchester United became European champion for the third time in 2008.
- Japan says PM will not attend military parade in China Updated: Aug-24-15 3:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend a military parade in China next week to commemorate the end of World War II, the government's top spokesman said Monday.
- Scolari looking for elusive Asian title with Guangzhou Updated: Aug-23-15 11:33 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has a point to prove after past failures in the Asian Champions League, and with his star studded Chinese team in fine form, there is much to be confident about going into the quarterfinals.
- Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing Updated: Aug-23-15 2:29 pm
ATLANTA - Local officials say a former deputy sheriff from Georgia was among the victims of a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.
- Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing Updated: Aug-23-15 1:25 pm
ATLANTA - A northwest Georgia sheriff's department says a former deputy sheriff died in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.
- 100 National Guardsmen returning from Afghanistan Updated: Aug-23-15 5:17 am
BALTIMORE - The Maryland National Guard is welcoming home about 100 citizen-soldiers from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.
- Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia Updated: Aug-22-15 3:02 pm
GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes.
- China ramping up publicity for upcoming military parade Updated: Aug-22-15 3:05 am
BEIJING - China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II, but officials still aren't saying what other countries are taking part.
- Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies Updated: Aug-21-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The damage spans the globe.
- Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.