- 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Apr-29-16 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."
- Across Arizona, parents name children after Pat Tillman Updated: Apr-29-16 3:33 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. Though her cervical cancer had been in remission since 2012, the odds of conception were minimal.
- Survivors of US airstrike on Afghan hospital demand justice Updated: Apr-29-16 11:46 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Survivors and the families of those killed in a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan said Friday they were dismayed and angry that the U.S. military personnel responsible for mistakes that led to the bombing will not face criminal charges.
- Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan Updated: Apr-29-16 1:00 am
SYDNEY - An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return.
- Ministers, refugees ask House to block anti-refugee bill Updated: Apr-28-16 6:21 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Opponents of legislation that requires refugees in South Carolina to register and holds liable those who help them resettle asked a House panel Thursday to block the bill.
- Afghan prosecutor shot dead in western Herat province Updated: Apr-28-16 1:05 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says the chief prosecutor for Herat province has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen in western Afghanistan.
- Iowa National Guard unit mobilized for Afghanistan mission Updated: Apr-26-16 6:50 am
JOHNSTON, Iowa - The Iowa Army National Guard says it's mobilizing a Johnston-based supply outfit for an Afghanistan support mission.
- India asks Pakistan to curb terror groups targeting India Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 am
NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.
- The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Taliban attack Updated: Apr-19-16 7:57 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the militant assault on an Afghan government security compound in Kabul (all times local):
- Czechs to keep soldiers in Afghanistan till at least 2018 Updated: Apr-18-16 11:05 am
PRAGUE - The Czech government has approved a plan to keep troops in Afghanistan and Mali until at least 2018.
- Flash floods in north Afghanistan kill 38 people overnight Updated: Apr-18-16 6:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say flash floods in northern provinces have killed at least 38 people overnight.
- A new battle for 20 wounded US veterans: The Boston Marathon Updated: Apr-17-16 12:59 pm
BOSTON - Twenty U.S. military veterans wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan will face a new battle: reaching the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
- The Latest: Syrians thank pope for bringing them to Italy Updated: Apr-16-16 2:55 pm
MYTILENE, Greece - The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to the Greek island of Lesbos (all times local):
- Afghan official: More than 50 Taliban fighters killed Updated: Apr-15-16 12:22 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says that more than 50 Taliban militants were killed after the Taliban launched a major offensive in the northern province of Kunduz.
- Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so Updated: Apr-14-16 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.
- Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say Updated: Apr-14-16 2:03 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world's poorest nations.
- Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive Updated: Apr-12-16 7:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season on Tuesday, vowing "large-scale attacks" in the 15th year of their war against the U.S.-backed Afghan government.
- Pakistani authorities raise death toll from earthquake to 5 Updated: Apr-11-16 1:43 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan has raised the death toll from the quake that rattled the country the day before, saying five people were killed.
- Migrants stuck in limbo in Serbia after Balkan route closure Updated: Apr-10-16 6:33 am
PRINCIPOVAC, Serbia - Walking a winding path inside a thick oak forest at the border between Serbia and Croatia, Jiyan Ali cannot believe his misfortune: he barely made it to Europe across rough seas and rugged mountains, only to be abruptly halted just meters away from his dream destination - the European Union.
- Kerry presses Afghan leaders on unity; no US troop changes Updated: Apr-09-16 3:06 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday committed to pushing reforms after his picks for attorney general and interior minister won long-sought Cabinet confirmation, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with the government's power-sharing leaders to bury their "factional divisions" for the good of the country.
- Zari, new female puppet, joins Afghan Sesame Street Updated: Apr-09-16 4:26 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - There's a new face on Sesame Street - a sassy, fun 6-year-old Afghan puppet girl called Zari, with purple skin, an orange nose and multi-colored hair, an infectious giggle and outfits to please Afghanistan's broad kaleidoscope of ethnicities and cultures.
- Afghan insurgency battle marred by political dysfunction Updated: Apr-08-16 3:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - When the spokesman for an Afghan government ministry was asked why he wasn't answering his phone, he said he was on strike as he hadn't been paid for nine months.
- NY airman honored for actions after deadly Afghan attack Updated: Apr-08-16 12:48 am
NEWBURGH, New York - A member of the New York Air National Guard is receiving special recognition for his actions after a suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed six Americans, including two fellow New Yorkers.
- Turkmenistan-South Asia pipeline gets $200M investment Updated: Apr-07-16 1:46 pm
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - An ambitious project to build a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India has received $200 million in new investment.
- Afghan migrant flown to Lithuania after social media plea Updated: Apr-06-16 4:01 pm
VILNIUS, Lithuania - An Afghan man who worked for Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan has been transferred to the Baltic country from a migrant camp in Greece after pleading for help on social media.