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Taliban Kidnaps at Least 60, Kills 7 in Southern Afghanistan
Taliban insurgents have kidnapped at least 60 people from a village in southern Kandahar, Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Saturday, with seven of those prisoners reportedly killed. Reports of the i
Several Afghan Troops Killed in Counter-Taliban Airstrike
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A counterinsurgency airstrike Friday in southern Afghanistan killed a number of government forces, including senior officers, sources told VOA. The friendly fire incident happen
Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Central Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD - Heavy fighting is raging in central Afghanistan where officials say the Islamist Taliban has captured two key district headquarters and is assaulting government outposts in nearby areas.
Taliban kills seven out of 70 abducted civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 23 (ANI): The Taliban fighters have executed seven civilians after abducting at least seventy people in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan over the alleged coopera
Afghan police launch search operation for kidnapped villagers
Kandahar - Afghan police on Sunday launched a search and rescue operation two days after at least 70 villagers were kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar
Afghanistan: Taliban fighters overrun district headquarters in Faryab; two dead
Faryab [Afghanistan], July 23 (ANI): At least two policemen were killed after Taliban fighters overran a district headquarters in Afghanistans Faryab province on Sunday, said an Afghan official. Acco
Taliban Take 2 Afghan District Headquarters in 2 Days
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said. At least eight police were k
Afghan Chief Executive Welcomes Home All-girl Robotics Team
Afghanistans all-girl robotics team returned Saturday to Kabul after its successful trip to Washington for the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, and several officials representing the presidential pal
Aid Group Opens Clinic at Afghan Site of Deadly US Airstrike
The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders says it has opened an outpatient clinic in northern Afghanistan. The new facility in Kunduz province opened almost two years after a U.S. air
Errant US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Troops
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - Afghan Defense Ministry officials have confirmed that Fridays U.S. counterinsurgency airstrike in the southern Helmand province mistakenly killed at least 15 government troops.
U.S. airstrikes mistakenly kill 16 Afghan policemen
Gereshk [Afghanistan], July 22 (ANI): At least 16 Afghan policemen were mistakenly killed and two others injured in U.S. airstrikes in southern Helmand provinces Gereshk district. The airstrike was c
Errant U.S. Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Forces
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A U.S. counter-insurgency airstrike has mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghan security forces, an Afghan defense ministry spokesman confirmed Saturday. The friendly fire incident
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A Pioneering Woman of Science Re‑Emerges After 300 Years
Maria Sibylla Merian captivated Europeans with her studies of insects, only to later have her work largely dismissed. Now, her findings are being celebrated again.
A Mother’s Love? Of Course. Her Citizenship? Not So Fast.
Laws in 27 countries say that only fathers, not mothers, confer their nationality on a child. If Dad is dead or missing, Baby may wind up stateless.
Suriname: Judges Say President’s Trial Over Killings in 1982 Should Continue
The trial of President Dési Bouterse in the killings of 15 political opponents must resume despite an amnesty law, Suriname’s high court has ruled.
The Shade of This Oranje Is Fading Fast
Iceland's 1-0 victory over the Dutch in Amsterdam and Turkey's 3-0 whipping of the Netherlands herald a major shift in the balance of power in Europe.
Suriname: Leader Named to New Term
Suriname’s Parliament gave the former military dictator Desi Bouterse a second term as president on Tuesday with no opposition — or even a formal vote.
Suriname: Despite Checkered Past, President Seems Set for New Term
President Desi Bouterse, a former military leader convicted in 1999 in the Netherlands of drug trafficking, appeared to be on course for a second term in Suriname.
A New Holiday Tradition for the Dutch: Arguing About Blackface
A celebration of St. Nicholas in the Netherlands now includes an annual fight over the traditional depiction of his dark-skinned helper, Black Pete.
Armadillo to Açaí: Flavors of a World Cup Journey
The Frugal Traveler’s route to the soccer tournament was adventurous — and so were some of his meals.
To the Cup, the Long Way Round
Why take an expensive direct flight to the World Cup in Brazil, when you can take a more adventurous journey through four countries over 16 days?
Getting to the Heart of Suriname
As he winds his way to the World Cup, the Frugal Traveler stops in Suriname, where he travels in the interior by boat, and experiences a chaotic slice of the capital.
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