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  • 9 anti-Taliban fighters killed execution-style in Pakistan

    9 anti-Taliban fighters killed execution-style in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Nine members of an anti-Taliban militia were killed execution-style at a house on the outskirts of this troubled provincial capital, in the latest violence to mar the Pakistani government's effort to open peace talks with...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man at Gaza Strip border

    Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man at Gaza Strip border
    GAZA CITY -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-...
  • Afghans free 65 prisoners deemed dangerous by U.S.

    Afghans free 65 prisoners deemed dangerous by U.S.
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Over strident U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners whom it said it could not prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians. The U.S. military had...
  • Syria: Evacuation in besieged Homs continues amid cease-fire

    Syria: Evacuation in besieged Homs continues amid cease-fire
    HOMS, Syria -- Relief workers entered the Old City of Homs on Wednesday in the latest United Nations-backed effort to bring aid to civilians trapped inside and evacuate those who wish to leave the besieged ancient quarter. The U.N. has brokered a cease-...
  • Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan

    Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants plan attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan and is...
  • Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs

    Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria — A plan to provide humanitarian aid to besieged residents in the Syrian city of Homs was extended Monday for three days, the United Nations announced, as a new round of Syrian peace talks began. The U.N. said the fresh cease-...
  • Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'

    Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'
    In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and...
  • Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed

    Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said. An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the...
  • Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets militant

    Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets militant
    JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip early Sunday. Israeli military officials said the attack targeted Abdallah Kharti, a militant accused of launching rockets into southern Israel. Peter Lerner, a...
  • In a reversal, Afghan civilian deaths rise in 2013

    In a reversal, Afghan civilian deaths rise in 2013
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India -- Civilian deaths in the conflict in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, nearing the record levels of bloodletting reached in 2011 as Afghan security forces stepped up operations andTaliban-led insurgents continued to target...
  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...