Tag Archives: Kabul

Spaniards among at least six dead in Kabul embassy area siege

Four Afghan policemen & two Spaniards were killed when Taliban insurgents stormed a guesthouse near Spain's embassy in Kabul in a 10-hour siege that lasted into early Saturday, in the…

China: Smog measures cut Beijing's pollution by 30 percent

BEIJING (AP) — China's environment ministry says pollutants were reduced by a third in Beijing during this week's temporary restrictions to reduce heavy smog, which included taking half the city's…

Taliban leader denies being wounded in internal dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has denied being wounded in a dispute with another commander, calling it a "baseless claim" that is part of the…

Iraq calls on Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops

Baghdad Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of forces it said Turkey illegally sent into Iraq, which is struggling to assert its sovereignty while receiving foreign assistance against the Islamic State…

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Afghan forces launch bid to rescue 18 captured by Taliban

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan security forces launched an operation on Wednesday to rescue 18 people captured by Taliban insurgents after their helicopter made an emergency landing in…

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Eagles Of Death Metal drummer vows to finish Bataclan gig in Paris

Eagles Of Death Metal drummer Julian Dorio has vowed to complete their Paris gig, saying he is "counting down the days" until they can do so. Dorio was performing with…

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5.9-magnitude quake hits northern Afghanistan: USGS

A 5.9-magnitude quake struck northern Afghanistan late Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, jolting the Indian capital & parts of Pakistan according to local reports. The tremor struck 22 kilometres…

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Coalition strikes pound IS 'capital' in Syria, oil tankers

US-led coalition warplanes have pounded the Islamic State group in Syria after the Paris attacks, with French raids hitting IS stronghold Raqa & another strike destroying dozens of the jihadists'…

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Britain to hire 1,900 more spies to defend against Islamic State militants

By Kylie MacLellan BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Britain will boost its intelligence agency staff by 15 percent & more than double spending on aviation security to defend against Islamist militants…

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Canada sticks to refugee plan but security pressures mount after Paris attacks

By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the country will still take in 25,000 Syrian refugees before Jan. 1 yet he is facing…