| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:27 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an urgent visit to Afghanistan on Friday to spur stalled negotiations on an agreement that would keep some U.S. forces in the country after the NATO mission concludes next year.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:30 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday, even as the country's president urged the Taliban to lay down their arms.
The attack took place in Nangarhar...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.
All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, an advocate for women's rights who wrote a book about her escape from the Taliban, was slain by Afghan militants, authorities said Thursday.
Mukhlis Afghan, a spokesman for the governor of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Bill Murray and screenwriter Mitch Glazer have known each other for decades -- since Murray played the lead in Glazer's "Scrooged" in 1988. And now the two are partnering again on a project Barry Levinson will direct.
Glazer's screenplay, called "Rock...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:48 PM
MEERUT, India — A teenager was sentenced Saturday in New Delhi to three years in juvenile detention for taking part in a fatal gang rape, a case that has fueled heated debate in India over the treatment of women and whether minors should be tried...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. military presence dwindles in Afghanistan, officials are finalizing a $200-million plan to use smartphones, GPS-enabled cameras and satellite imagery to monitor relief projects that will continue in areas deemed too remote...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:54 AM
NEW DELHI – Three NATO soldiers were killed Sunday in an attack by militants in eastern Afghanistan, the international coalition said.
The soldiers, whose nationalities were not immediately available in line with policy, were killed in eastern...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:46 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban killed six civilians in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, among a dozen slain in the latest attacks that have seen ordinary people increasingly caught up in the violence, often after being accused of working with the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber on a donkey killed three NATO troops and wounded four Afghan soldiers in Afghanistan's Wardak province Tuesday, underscoring the often ingenious low-tech tactics insurgents have employed in the decade-long...