Afghanistan

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Globe Trot: From terrorist to president?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf has registered to run for president in Afghanistan. Sayyaf in 1996 helped Osama bin Laden return to Afghanistan, and the…

Globe Trot: U.S. embassies reopen but drone strikes continue

By Mindy Belz
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International | Shuttered U.S. diplomatic posts around the world reopened on Sunday, except for the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. Heightened alerts—and a…

Globe Trot: Breaking fasts and busting up terror plots

By Mindy Belz
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International | With United States installations across the Muslim world on high alert, Muslims today will mark the end of Ramadan and tomorrow the start of the Eid ul-Fitr…

Midday Roundup: Taliban wants prisoner exchange before peace talks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Prisoner exchange. The Afghan Taliban has offered to free a U.S. soldier held prisoner since 2009 in exchange for five senior operatives imprisoned at…

Talking to the Taliban

By Cal Thomas
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Afghanistan | After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political…

Globe Trot: Taliban talks move forward

By Mindy Belz
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International | The White House has announced it will hold talks with the Afghan Taliban starting Thursday. This, though a Taliban spokesman acknowledges, “There is no…

Midday Roundup: Taliban agrees to peace talks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hope for Afghanistan? Obama administration officials announced today the Taliban has agreed to peace talks ahead of the planned U.S. troop withdrawal from…

Taliban launches spring campaign with Kabul attack

By Elise Grafe
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Terrorism | Suicide bombers killed 14 people and injured another 30 in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday morning. A car bomber detonated an SUV just as the Supreme Court closed…

Globe Trot: Reporter promises more leak revelations

By Mindy Belz
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International | The Guardian continued to break stories on NSA’s massive surveillance program, revealing on Sunday along with the The Washington Post that contracted analyst…

Midday Roundup: Facebook’s Zuckerberg likes immigration reform

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Prison transfer. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Afghanistan today, hoping to shore up relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. At the same time,

Globe Trot: Secret drones, tiny drones, history in Mali, and ‘hell’ in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | Today  The Washington Post  admits that it and other news organizations have known for a year that the United States was operating a drone…

Military suicide rate rises but remains below national average

By Angela Lu
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Military | Suicides in the U.S. military hit a record 349 last year, far exceeding the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan. Experts believes the problem reflects…

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