One Woman Takes on Drug Addiction in Afghanistan
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Daesh militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw US troops.
No group has claimed responsibility but the government is accusing Taliban insurgents of carrying out the attack.
The explosion, which witnesses said collapsed the mosque's roof, took place in eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.
A UN report said 2,563 civilians were killed and 5,676 were wounded in the first nine months of this year. Insurgents were responsible for 62 percent of the casualties.
The election is widely expected to result in the ruling Frelimo party extending its decades-long rule over a nation that is set to become one of the world's leading gas exporters.
Syrian revolutionaries have been summarily abandoned by the Western world and were never given the benefit of the doubt. Why? Spoiler alert - it's because they're Arab.
While its NATO ally Turkey has repeatedly offered military assistance to the US to help defeat Daesh, Washington still sided with a terror group affiliate the YPG, endangering a decades-old partnership.
The investigation into US bombings at several drug-making facilities in western Afghanistan, found that 30 people died and four were wounded in the May 5 strikes, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said.
Ghazni governor's office said 12 of the wounded are female students of Ghazni University which is located on the outskirts of the provincial capital.
A bomb had been left in a motorcycle that detonated as a minibus of recruits for Afghan security forces passed, Nangarhar officials say. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility so far.
The Saudi-Iran feud risks spilling over into Afghanistan as both countries push for greater influence with competing groups in the war-torn country.
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