| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:31 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Afghan President Hamid Karzai met Monday with Pakistan’s prime minister and won a pledge of support for carrying out a joint campaign against militancy, jump-starting peace talks with the Taliban and improving economic...
| 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 15, 2013
| 5:10 AM
"The Patience Stone," based on the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi, has been made into a powerful, hypnotic, often remarkable film by the Afghan-born author, who directed and co-scripted with venerable screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. But it's the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:43 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country.
| 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
| 2:48 PM
The State Department said Sunday that it was extending the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday, but not solely because of heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the region.
Jen Psaki, a department...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:30 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan grew by almost 25% in the first half of this year as Afghan forces assumed more responsibility for the nation’s security, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday....
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:24 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An attack by militants Saturday on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad left at least 10 Afghans dead and raised new concerns about Afghanistan's security once foreign troops depart next year.
Many of those killed were children in...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:21 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber slipped into a crowd of mourners at a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Friday morning, waited until the district governor and two of his bodyguards were leaving the mosque, and detonated his vest, killing eight...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:45 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The U.S. and Pakistan will revive high-level talks on a host of issues including counterterrorism cooperation and preventing militancy along the Afghan-Pakistani border, and economic revitalization in the nuclear-armed South...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:50 PM
MEERUT, India – A militant who topped India’s most-wanted list and helped found one of the nation’s most infamous homegrown insurgent groups was apprehended on the border with Nepal, police said Thursday.
Yasin Bhatkal, 30,...