Update for Thursday, June 22, 2017

Update for Thursday, June 22, 2017

In what is widely viewed as a concession of defeat, IS destroys the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul. The historic mosque, from which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself Caliph in 2014, was 850 years old. UNICEF says that more than 5 million Iraqi children...

Trump's defense chief admits struggle in Afghanistan: 'We are not winning' Trump's defense chief admits struggle in Afghanistan: 'We are not winning' Devastation and a war that rages on: visiting the valley hit by the Moab attack

Trump's defense chief admits struggle in Afghanistan: 'We are not winning' Trump's defense chief admits struggle in Afghanistan: 'We are not winning' Devastation and a war that rages on: visiting the valley hit by the Moab attack

US senators have sharply criticized Pentagon leaders for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in , as the defense secretary, James Mattis, admitted: “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.” John McCain demanded that Mattis wrap...

Afghanistan holds peace conference amid violence and protests Afghanistan holds peace conference amid violence and protests Kabul bomb: 'It felt like an earthquake, then everything came down' Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan | Emma Graham-Harrison

Afghanistan holds peace conference amid violence and protests Afghanistan holds peace conference amid violence and protests Kabul bomb: 'It felt like an earthquake, then everything came down' Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan | Emma Graham-Harrison

The death toll from last week has climbed to 150 with more than 300 wounded, the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has said at a peace conference in the city. The revised number makes the attack one of the deadliest in Afghanistan since 2001. A week of...

At least seven killed in suicide bombing at high-profile funeral in Kabul At least seven killed in suicide bombing at high-profile funeral in Kabul Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan | Emma Graham-Harrison

At least seven killed in suicide bombing at high-profile funeral in Kabul At least seven killed in suicide bombing at high-profile funeral in Kabul Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan | Emma Graham-Harrison

At least seven people have been killed and more than 119 wounded in three separate explosions at a high-profile funeral in Kabul, the third attack in four days in the Afghan capital. Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan | Emma Gr...