Afghanistan

U.S. to keep more troops in Afghanistan as violence surges

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The United States will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year, outgoing U.S.

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Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

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A suicide bomber walked into a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan and detonated his explosives

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U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan to end this spring

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President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today that most U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan would end this spring,

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Landmine kills 10 girls collecting firewood in Afghanistan

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Ten girls were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday when a landmine exploded as they were out collecting firewood —

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And the most corrupt nation this year is…

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Corruption is a major threat across the globe, impacting citizen’s perceptions of their leaders and trust for their government, regardless

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Syria crisis: bombs hit security complex

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Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in two suicide bombings at an intelligence complex north-east of Damascus.

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9 Foreign Civilians Among 12 Killed in Kabul suicide bombing

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A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a minivan near the airport in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul today, killing nine

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4 NATO soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

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Four soldiers fighting with the NATO-led alliance were killed in an attack believed to involve members of the Afghan police

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Brahimi in Damascus as Assad forces pound rebels

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International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Syria’s capital on Thursday as state forces pounded its eastern outskirts to flush

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How Ancient Syrian Artifacts Are Being Traded for Guns

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The ongoing civil war in Syria, a land brimming with history, has led to a dangerous, tragic surge in the

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