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Days after devastating attack on Afghan troops, Taliban announces annual spring offensive
KABUL, Afghanistan - In a new announcement, the Afghan Taliban has said that it would be launching its annual spring offensive with the main focus on hunting foreign forces. The announc
Pakistani National Assembly Delegation Arrives In Afghanistan For Meetings
A 15-member delegation from Pakistans National Assembly has arrived in Kabul, with its leader saying his country is committed to aiding peace and stability in Afghanistan. Assembly Speaker Sardar Ay
Fajr Int'l Film Festival Wraps Up in Tehran
In the closing ceremony attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri, the Iranian film in Turkish language The Home, written, directed and produce
Islamic State kills top Afghan Taliban official in Pakistan
PanARMENIAN.Net - Islamic State killed a senior Afghan Taliban official in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, the Afghan militants said on Saturday, April 29 in a rare clash between the riva
Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar Calls For Peace In Public Speech
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one Afghanistans most notorious warlords, has called on the Taliban to stop fighting government troops and begin peace talks. I invite you to join the peace caravan and stop th
Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions says he wants peace in Afghanistan. Gulbuddi
Pentagon Says U.S. Soldiers May Have Been Killed In Afghanistan By 'Friendly Fire'
The U.S. military says the two U.S. Army soldiers killed during a raid on a compound held by fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Afghanistan may have been the victims of so-cal
Former Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar Holds First Meetings With Government Since Peace Deal
Notorious former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has held talks with government representatives in eastern Afghanistan after years outside the country, his first public meetings with officials from
Afghan Taliban announce start of spring offensive
Kabul - The Afghan Taliban launched their spring offensive on Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on
Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 - The two Army Rangers who died yesterday in Afghanistan willingly went into harms way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretar
PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Army Special Operations Rangers killed in combat
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 28, 2017)--Two U.S. Army Rangers were killed in action April 27 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, during combat operations in support of Operation Fre
footage shows the aftermath of the 'mother of all bombs'
Incredible footage has emerged of the aftermath of the mother of all bombswhich was dropped on ISIS fighters in Nangarhar, Afghanistan by the US military earlier in April.
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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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