| May 3, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Witnesses say a U.S. tanker airplane that crashed Friday in northern Kyrgyzstan caught fire and broke apart in the air, according to local officials.
Emergency response crews were dispatched to the scene, but the fate of the crew was not immediately...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:42 AM
The weather dominates Thursday's Pictures in the news with a frozen Lake in Beijing, China, snow tracks in downtown Newark, N.J., snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, beach-goers in Rio de Janeiro, and there's more....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| Feb 3, 2013
Amid partisan questioning from both sides in former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing last week, a major opportunity was lost.
Hagel's fellow Republicans grilled the Defense secretary nominee on past statements about Israel and his opposition to...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Although large parts of Kabul's population still struggle to survive in overcrowded slums, a new generation of well-off teens and young adults live in modern apartments, shop at Western-style malls and supermarkets, swap text messages on their cell...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:44 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan—Two bomb blasts killed at least 19 people, including nine schoolchildren, in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, as Afghan Taliban militants continued a wave of violence as part of their spring offensive.
In one attack, a suicide...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
BRUSSELS — Germany and Italy have committed to join the United States in helping to train Afghan troops after combat operations cease at the end of next year, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
Absent from the announcement was...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:50 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban gunmen launched a coordinated attack on an international aid group’s guesthouse in an upscale Kabul neighborhood Friday, setting off a furious firefight that lasted several hours and renewing fears of the insurgents&...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — She was just an ordinary brown mutt, a stray, but Pvt. Conrad Lewis loved her.
Lewis, a British paratrooper in Afghanistan's Helmand province, adopted the dog and named her Pegasus. Everyone called her Peg.
In his letters...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:51 PM
TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan — A shy boy with filthy hands and a shabby tunic approached the great man, bowed and tried to kiss his hand.
Gen. Matiullah Khan was seated like a sultan on a cushion in his hojra, his airy receiving room. He barely...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:50 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan – The death toll from a powerful suicide car bomb that shook the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday morning has increased to 15, including two American troops and four foreign civilian contractors, according to U.S. and Afghan...