Afghanistan

Page 3 of 15 

U.S. commander: Afghan forces still need our help

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Afghanistan | The weekend air strike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders medical facility, killing at least 22 people, occurred despite “rigorous” U.S. military…

Midday Roundup: California legalizes physician-assisted suicide

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Deadly decision. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yesterday he had signed the assisted-suicide law passed by the state legislature last month. The law…

Globe Trot: Christians beheaded, hung on crosses in Syria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: A U.S.-based relief group is reporting 11 Christian workers from Syria were beheaded and hung on crosses last month near Aleppo after Islamic State…

Midday Roundup: 1,000-year flood engulfs parts of Carolinas

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Historic rains. Rain continues to fall in South Carolina today in what the governor is calling a once-in-1,000-years rainfall event. Floods have caused at…

Globe Trot: Five U.S. service members dead in C-130 crash

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: A U.S. military plane has crashed near the Jalalabad airfield, killing 11. Five of the dead were U.S. service members. Despite Taliban claims to…

Midday Roundup: Hurricane Joaquin strengthens as it nears U.S.

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Weather warnings. Hurricane Joaquin is growing stronger by the day as it roars over the mid-Atlantic. The storm became a Category 3 overnight, and it has the…

Coalition forces join Afghan army in attempt to regain Kunduz

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Afghanistan | Soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan joined the fight today to retake Kunduz from the Taliban. According to The Washington Post , the troops are…

Globe Trot: Russia starts dropping bombs in Syria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: Hours after a “frank” and “productive” meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN, Russian…

Midday Roundup: Taliban victorious in strategic Afghan town

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Do-over. U.S. forces are once again fighting for an Afghan region they liberated from the Taliban 14 years ago. The Islamic extremists retook the…

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Fahrvergnügen? Volkswagen executives admitted today the emissions scandal first revealed Friday is much larger than previously thought. At least 11 million…

Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Commuted sentence. Cuban authorities have withdrawn plans to seize control of a large church in eastern Cuba after receiving extensive negative publicity.

Page 3 of 15