KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the government has freed 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison despite protests from the American military. The U.S. has called the men “dangerous” fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces. Prison spokesman Maj. Nimatullah Khaki says all 65...
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan. Some say increased violence recently along India’s heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already underway. As a...
BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have nominated several candidates for the bloc’s top human rights prize, including Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The European Parliament said in a statement late Monday they were among seven nominees for this year’s Sakharov prize. The finalist for the prestigious 50,000 euro ($65,000) award...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The young woman worked for three years at the Afghan bank, officials say. Then one day she vanished. As did $1.1 million. Afghan authorities have been scrambling to track down the suspected thief and several alleged accomplices, and an international arrest warrant has been issued. Still, the revelations are another embarrassment...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was being left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban meant to find a way to end the nearly 12-year war. The move by Hamid Karzai raises tensions...
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