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Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman casts his vote at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 14, 2014. AP

A roadside bomb killed 11 people in Afghanistan, including four election monitors, and the Taliban cut off the fingers of 11 people to punish them for voting in this weekend’s presidential runoff, officials said Sunday.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron finish a news conference at the G7 summit in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, June 5, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama said Thursday he “absolutely makes no apologies” for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US soldier released by Taliban in prisoner swap

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The lone US soldier held captive in Afghanistan was freed Saturday in exchange for five senior Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo Bay, in a dramatic deal brokered by Qatar.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl, left. Saturday, May 31, 2014, U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. AP

The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

Afghan security officers arrive to the scene after two suicide bombers have struck near the home of candidate running for president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the country's April 5 elections, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. AP

Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »