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KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of them foreigners, have been killed, the government said. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

AMMAN, Jordan | 3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout

AMMAN, Jordan— Three members of Jordan’s security forces were killed Saturday when they stormed a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives, the government spokeswoman said. The officers had been chasing suspects in an explosion a day earlier in which a policeman was killed. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz portrayed Friday’s bombing as … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | 3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout

CAIRO | Rights group: Egypt issues suspended sentence to 6 over play

CAIRO — An Egyptian rights group says a military court has sentenced six people to a two-month suspended sentence for their involvement in a play seen as insulting to security forces. The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression says Wednesday the Cairo Military Misdemeanor Court convicted the playwright, director and officials of the Cairo … Continue reading CAIRO | Rights group: Egypt issues suspended sentence to 6 over play

U.S. Department of State: Slovenia National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Slovenia as you celebrate your 27th Statehood Day. Our strategic partnership with Slovenia, as a NATO Ally and member of the European Union, is founded on … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Slovenia National Day

KABUL, Afghanistan  | Afghan officials say attack on ministry was repelled

KABUL, Afghanistan  — A suicide bomber struck outside the Afghan Interior Ministry on Wednesday, allowing several gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers, officials said. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said seven attackers were killed and that cleanup operations were underway. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan  | Afghan officials say attack on ministry was repelled

LAHORE, Pakistan | Pakistan’s Pashtun tribes stage protest calling for rights

LAHORE, Pakistan | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Thousands of Pashtuns from Pakistan’s tribes have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore reiterating their call for the release of tribesmen being held by authorities on alleged links to militants. The rally was organized Sunday by the Pashtun Protection Movement, a group denouncing perceived high-handedness by security … Continue reading LAHORE, Pakistan | Pakistan’s Pashtun tribes stage protest calling for rights

CAIRO | Egypt upholds death sentence against 4 over plotting attacks

CAIRO | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Egypt’s highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a “terrorist cell” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The court of cassation on Sunday also rejected an appeal by 14 other defendants against sentences of 15 years imprisonment in February over similar … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt upholds death sentence against 4 over plotting attacks

5 killed as gunmen battle security forces at Kabul hotel

KABUL, Afghanistan /January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  An Afghan official says at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and have been fighting security forces for 11 hours into Sunday morning. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says six other civilians are reported to be wounded and more than … Continue reading 5 killed as gunmen battle security forces at Kabul hotel