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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 AFP. The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not specify if the American victims were soldiers or civilians. The NATO-led coalition had […]

September 16, 2014

New U.S. Moscow Envoy Says ‘Happy’ To Start Work

Moscow (AFP) — Washington’s new Moscow envoy John Tefft swiftly took to Twitter upon arrival in Russia, saying on Friday that he was looking forward to what promises to be a tricky job. “I am very happy to be back in Russia,” Tefft, known for supporting the pro-Western aspirations of former Soviet states, said on […]

September 5, 2014

U.S. Embassy Worker Undaunted By Taliban Attack, Injuries

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Lying in a ditch, his head throbbing from the bomb blast, Abbas Kamwand wiggled his toes. He was shocked to discover that he still could. An Afghan soldier grabbed his hand and helped him up. Around him, vehicles lay mangled, and dark smoke climbed to the […]

August 22, 2014

U.S. To Evacuate Baghdad Embassy Staff

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. embassy in Baghdad is evacuating personnel and increasing military security after militants captured vast swathes of territory and advanced toward the capital, officials said Sunday. It was unclear how many staff members would be evacuated from the mission. Located within the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses much of the […]

June 16, 2014

More Than 20 Injured As Thousands Protest Austerity In Brussels

BRUSSELS — More than 25,000 people took part Friday in a European trade union demonstration in Brussels against austerity, while more than 20 people were injured in the protest that at times turned violent, a police spokeswoman told the German news agency dpa. A “minority” of demonstrators were aggressive, throwing objects including stones and barriers, […]

April 4, 2014

Al Qaeda Plot Against U.S. Embassy Foiled in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court has charged 14 suspected Al-Qaeda militants for allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital. The charges — which were filed by an Ankara court late Friday — come as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Turkey’s cultural capital of Istanbul for a meeting […]

July 16, 2011