Afghanistan

Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated

A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital. His friend Earl Granville said Friday that Douglass had been having some medical complications with his leg and decided to … Continue reading Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday’s attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

BRUSSELS | Despite Afghan deaths, slow peace moves, NATO vows to stay

BRUSSELS — Fifteen years after NATO took the lead on international security efforts in Afghanistan, the military alliance’s foreign ministers reaffirmed Wednesday their commitment to stay the course despite mounting Afghan casualties and the slow pace of peace moves. At talks in Brussels, the ministers underlined their “steadfast commitment to ensuring long-term security and stability,” … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Despite Afghan deaths, slow peace moves, NATO vows to stay

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania celebrates 100th birthday amid rule of law concerns

BUCHAREST, Romania — Thousands have turned out to celebrate 100 years since Romania became a modern-day state, amid concerns about rule of law and the state of democracy. Romanians attended military parades Saturday in Bucharest and Alba Iulia, the Transylvanian city that symbolizes Romania’s 1918 reunification. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday thanked … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania celebrates 100th birthday amid rule of law concerns

GENEVA | EU announces new funds for Afghanistan at UN conference

GENEVA  — The European Union has announced 474 million euros ($535 million) in financial aid for Afghanistan as senior diplomats gathered for a U.N.-backed conference focusing on development, peace and security in the country. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed for investment as the two-day conference opened Tuesday with top diplomats from countries like Germany, Russia … Continue reading GENEVA | EU announces new funds for Afghanistan at UN conference