Afghanistan

1803 results

The Afghan mountains are reflected in the visor of a US Army Airborne  window gunner. The Afghan army has said it killed more than fifty insurgents in the past 48 hours. Photograph: Mark Wilson/ Reuters

The Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a group of mine clearers and two foreign soldiers, but also suffered heavy losses as violence inte(...)

The US Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that has been sent to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

The US Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State (...)

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide bombing in Kabul. The attack targeted a French-run cultural institute and school.  Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

France has condemned an attack on a French-run cultural institute and school in the Afghan capital of Kabul, in which several people were killed and m(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov as they meet to sign documents at the Kuksaroi Presidential Residence in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Uzbekistan urged Russia on Wednesday to help protect Central Asia against what it said would be a rising threat from militant Islam as US forces draw (...)

Democratic senator from California Dianne Feinstein speaks to the media outside the Senate chamber after the release of a report on Bush-era CIA torture policies. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The word “torture” is mentioned on 82 of the 525 pages of a US Senate committee’s report into the CIA’s use of torture in interrogations of al-Qaeda s(...)

The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

 Luke Somers photographed in  Sana’a, Yemen, in 2013. Photograp: EPA

A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when US-led forces fought (...)

An  undated handout file photo provided by the FBI of  Adnan Shukrijumah. The Pakistan military issued a statement saying he  was killed in a raid in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area. Photograph: FBI

Pakistani soldiers have killed a top al-Qaeda operative who was charged in the United States for his alleged involvement in a plot to bomb New York’s (...)

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel arrives  in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

With striking optimism, Chuck Hagel said on his final visit to Afghanistan as US defence secretary that he believes Afghans will successfully put dow(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is to ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment in a landmark case taken by the State over alleged torture by Brit(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 151
  • 152
  • 153
  • 154
  • 155
  • 156
  • 157
  • Next
  • Last »