| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Defense Department and CIA interrogation policies after 9/11 forced medical professionals to abandon their ethical obligations to "do no harm" to those in their care and some prohibited practices, including force-feeding of hunger strikers, continue...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 12:58 PM
CAIRO—Secretary of State John F. Kerry paid a brief visit to Egypt on Sunday that was meant to smooth over recent rifts, but laid bare the two countries’ differences over authoritarian practices of the military-backed government that...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — An independent watchdog agency warned Congress on Tuesday that the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan would hinder efforts to monitor dozens of U.S.-financed reconstruction projects, including a hydroelectric dam and health...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:02 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan will send a delegation to Pakistan soon in an attempt to open channels with the Taliban toward a peace deal, officials said Wednesday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a statement that he and Pakistani Prime...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:00 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — This country has a president and parliament responsible for critical decisions on national security. But President Hamid Karzai, to the consternation of many who consider it a waste of time and money, has convened a...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:35 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan – Seven children were killed and three were wounded Monday by a roadside bomb in southeastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said.
The children, 6 to 10 years old and all from the same extended family, were killed while...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:09 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents in southern Afghanistan claim they have kidnapped and killed six Afghan government workers, police spokesmen in the neighboring southern provinces of Kandahar and Zabul said Sunday. Taliban insurgents control much...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber detonated a Toyota sedan Saturday next to an Afghan army vehicle protecting the site of an upcoming national assembly expected to consider a security pact with the United States. At least six people were killed and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:32 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News a candlelight vigil for Elawnza Peebles, 14, who was fatally shot as he was walking home in Los Angeles. Tacloban, Philippines: Super typhoon Haiyan devastation. Luetzelau, Switzerland: Autumn colors at lake...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province killed 18 people and wounded five on their way to a wedding when the minivan they were riding in Sunday triggered the explosion, officials said.
In a statement, the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:10 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — In a harsh indictment of the Western-funded drug eradication effort in Afghanistan, the United Nations on Wednesday reported an increase of nearly 50% in the 2013 opium harvest, with land used for cultivation reaching an all-...