Afghanistan

Man rescued from the Taliban didn't believe Donald Trump is president

When Josh Boyle and his family were rescued from a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan last week, the Canadian father of three said he thought his captors were joking when they told him Donald Trump was president of the United States. Boyle and his American-born wife, Caitlin Coleman, who was...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:48am

Trump putting more troops in Afghanistan; US not pulling out

President Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan on Monday night as part of a new strategy for the region, arguing against a hasty withdrawal from America's longest military conflict. Trump, in a prime-time televised address, said his new approach was...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:47pm

'War Machine' wastes a hilarious Brad Pitt on a so-so satire

‘War Machine’ Director: David Michod Stars: Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley Rating: R 2 (out of 5) Globes The funniest thing in “War Machine” isn’t the litany of bizarre headaches that turned the war in Afghanistan into a nonstop shitshow. It’s Brad Pitt’s...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:41pm

Pope isn't happy the word 'mother' is used in name of MOAB bomb

Pope Francis said he was “ashamed” to hear the word “mother” used in association with the deadly bomb the U.S. military dropped on Afghanistan last month. "I was ashamed when I heard the name of a bomb: 'the mother of all bombs,'" he said to a gathering of...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:40am

'Right time' to use huge bomb in Afghanistan: US general

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a purely tactical decision made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:39am

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan - Pentagon

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said. It was the first time the United States has used this size of bomb in a...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:44pm

NYPD detective killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

An NYPD detective died Monday while serving his thirdtour of duty with the U.S. Air National Guard.Detective Joseph Lemm was a 15 year veteran of the NYPD who served the city in the Bronx Warrant Squad. Over the course of the past decade, Lemm was deployed three times, serving active duty once in...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 7:24am

PHOTOS: Massive earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan; death toll at 180 and rising

A deadly earthquake hit Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday afternoon, registering a preliminary 7.5 magnitude and lasting for two minutes, causing heavy damage in one of the world’s most impoverished and war-torn regions, the New York Times reported, adding that the quake was centered in the Hindu...

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:38pm

Milton Green Beret facing discharge for beating Afghan child rapist police commander

A Green Beret from Milton thought he was doing the right thing by beating an Afghan police commander for keeping a little boy as a sex slave in 2011.But according to a report from WBUR, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland is facing a discharge from the military for attacking the chief who U.S. forces...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:12am

Top US commander: We accidentally attacked hospital

Last weekend, U.S. forces accidentally attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday, according to a report from the New York Post.Gen. John F. Campbell told a Senate committee that Afghan forces...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:54am

Wanted: U.S.-trained Tajikistan police force chief who joined ISIS

Reuters –Tajikistan has issued an international arrest warrant for the commander of its elite police force who joined Islamic State, prosecutors said on Wednesday, accusing him of treason.Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, the U.S.-trained head of the Central Asian state's police force known as OMON,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:35am

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you went to work, FIFA officials were arrested at a conference, Afghan Taliban fighters were killed, and a Penn State fraternity was shut.A Singapore Airlines jet survived a 13,000ft plunge, while scientists offered ecstasy hope for the terminally ill.FIFA execs were arrestedNine...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:50am

Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after Kabul guesthouse siege

Reuters –Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said.No casualties other than the...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:31am

FIFA world soccer body executives arrested over $100m bribes charges

Reuters –Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two world cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.In addition to the Swiss criminal probe, at least six soccer...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:27am

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you left your house, Amtrak commuters had booked flights, as Johnny Depp was cautioned for jetting his pets into Australia.Taliban claimed a Kabul hotel shooting while Obama planned to calm Arab allies' frayed nerves. House of Representatives conservatives vowed to restrict...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:35am

American one of 14 dead in Afghan Taliban gun attack on Kabul hotel

Reuters –The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a popular guesthouse in Kabul that officials said killed at least 11people, including foreigners attending a dinner and arriving for a concert.At least one American and two Indian nationals were confirmed among the dead...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 5:28am

Combat may be 'over,' but Army doc’s death in Afghanistan shows troops still in harm’s way

Michael Dawson did what no parent should have to do: Inside a suburban Boston church, he gave the eulogy for his 22-year-old son, a U.S. Army Medic shot dead in Afghanistan by yet another of that country’s traitorous soldiers. To his fellow warriors, Cpl. John Dawson was “Doc,” or “Doc Dawson.”To...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:13pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.Before you opened your eyes, Obama apologized for accidental drone deaths, while a captain was in court for migrant ship deaths. A Colorado teen survived a pot brownie plunge and aColumbia student sued the university over rape allegations.Japanese Apple fans bought its first watches....

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:37pm

Obama 'regrets' U.S. drone deaths of U.S. and Italian al Qaeda hostages

Reuters –A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday.President Barack Obama apologized and took "full responsibility...

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 1:18pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!While you snoozed, a pilot was heard trying to get into a locked cockpit. Saudi Arabia launched strikes on Yemen and a tornado struck U.S. states.A California woman faked her own kidnapping, while an ex-POW was named a deserter.The Germanwings crash black box revealed a locked...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:14pm