Afghanistan
Associated Press/Photo by Rahmat Gul (file)

Taliban hits Afghan security forces in weekend attacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/18, 11:35 am

At least 27 Afghan security officials died in attacks staged by the Taliban across multiple provinces over the weekend, officials confirmed Monday. The militants targeted police checkpoints beginning Sunday night, said Fared Bakhtawer, head of the western Farah provincial council. Clashes in Baghlan province and the districts of Push Rod, Bala Buluk, and Badghis in Farah province left dozens of security officers and Taliban fighters dead. The Taliban has increasingly targeted security workers in recent weeks. The insurgent group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Ugur Can/DHA

Nine Christians killed in Syria

International | Rebels shell a Christian-majority town in Idlib
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/12/18, 03:14 pm

SYRIA: Turkey is arming rebels in Idlib.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Mohammad Anwar Danishyar

Death toll rises in Afghanistan suicide bombing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/12/18, 10:15 am

UPDATE: Provincial officials on Wednesday said the death toll from Tuesday’s suicide bombing at a protest in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, with 165 others wounded.

Read more