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US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kab...

US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in Kabul drone strike

The Pentagon on Friday offered condolence payments for the family members of civilians killed during a botched US drone strike in August. The US had admitted that the attack killed as many as 10 civi...

Many Afghans pack their bags, hoping for the chance to leave

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As their flight to Islamabad was finally about to take off, Somaya took her husband Ali’s hand, lay her head back and closed her eyes. Tension had been bui...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 8 The Los Angeles Times on the danger of turning the debt limit into political theater: ...

Germany pays tribute to troops who served in Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leaders paid tribute Wednesday to its troops that served over nearly 20 years in Afghanistan, and the country's president said the German answer to the mission's disappointing ...

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

ROME (AP) — The European Union pledged 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in support for the Afghan people, and the Group of 20 countries vowed to accelerate aid Tuesday amid concerns that an already pre...

A bird stars in rare feel-good tale about Afghan evacuations

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The mynah bird squawks from a new cage in the French ambassador’s sunlit living room in Abu Dhabi, a far cry from its life as the pet of a young Afghan woman who...

A bird stars in rare feel-good tale about Afghan evacuations

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The mynah bird squawks from a new cage in the French ambassador’s sunlit living room in Abu Dhabi, a far cry from its life as the pet of a young Afgh...

IS bomber kills 46 inside Afghan mosque, challenges Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck at a mosque packed with Shiite Muslim worshippers in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in ...

Taliban arrest 4 Islamic State militants north of Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban arrested four members of the rival militant Islamic State group north of the Afghan capital, their spokesman said Wednesday, and witnesses said two Taliban fighte...

Rights group: Taliban unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras, most of them Afghan soldiers who had surrendered to the insurgents, a prominent rights group said Tuesday. ...

Taliban raid suspected IS hideout after bombing in capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces raided an Islamic State affiliate's hideout in the Afghan capital and killed several insurgents, hours after a deadly bombing outside a mosque in Kabul, the Ta...

Taliban 'destroy' IS-K cell after Kabul mosque bombing

The Taliban have said they destroyed an IS-K cell north of Kabul Monday following a bomb blast at the Eidgah mosque Sunday that targeted the memorial service of the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihul...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 28 The Wall Street Journal on top generals, Senate hearing and Afghanistan: ...

Joint Chiefs chairman calls Afghan war a 'strategic failure'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer called the 20-year war in Afghanistan a “strategic failure” and acknowledged to Congress that he had favored keeping several thousand troops in the coun...