Two Americans Killed In Kabul Suicide Bombing

Two Americans Killed In Kabul Suicide Bombing

Washington (AFP) -- Two Americans were among those killed in a Taliban suicide bombing Tuesday that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul near the U.S. embassy, a defense official told ...

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U.S. Presses Arabs For Support As Obama Vows To Hit ISIS

U.S. Presses Arabs For Support As Obama Vows To Hit ISIS

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry pressed key Arab states Thursday to support an expanded American military campaign against Islamic State jihadists incl ...

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Five Potential Pitfalls In Obama’s Plan To Combat The Islamic State

Five Potential Pitfalls In Obama’s Plan To Combat The Islamic State

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sounded confident about his multi-pronged strategy to defeat the Islamic State. He said the Unite ...

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Case Raises Questions About Afghanistan’s Response To Sex Crimes

Case Raises Questions About Afghanistan’s Response To Sex Crimes

By Ali M. Latifi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan -- A case stemming from rapes that generated national outrage and brought swift convictions for seven a ...

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Syria’s Violence Prompts Worse Humanitarian Crisis In A Century

Syria’s Violence Prompts Worse Humanitarian Crisis In A Century

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq -- Nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanita ...

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Israel, Palestinians Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire In Gaza Conflict

Israel, Palestinians Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire In Gaza Conflict

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel -- The warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed Tuesday to a long-term cease-fire, both sides said, raising hopes that a 50-day-o ...

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Palestinians Say Long-Term Gaza Truce Agreed With Israel

Palestinians Say Long-Term Gaza Truce Agreed With Israel

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- The Palestinians have reached agreement with Israel on a "permanent" truce for Gaza, a senior official told AFP on Tuesday, in a move H ...

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After Israeli Airstrikes, Hamas Kills 18 Suspected Informers

After Israeli Airstrikes, Hamas Kills 18 Suspected Informers

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel -- At least 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel were executed Friday in the Gaza Strip on the orders of a self-appointed ...

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Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders

Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel -- The militant group Hamas said three of its senior military leaders were killed early Thursday in an Israeli airstrike in the s ...

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Gaza-Based Islamist Group Put On U.S. Terrorist list

Gaza-Based Islamist Group Put On U.S. Terrorist list

Washington (AFP) -- An Islamist Palestinian group based in Gaza has been placed on the U.S. terrorist black list, the State Department announced Tuesday. Since its founding in 201 ...

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