Update for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Update for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Kurdistan movement for independence appears to be over, at least for now, as the Kurdistan Regional Government issues a statement affirming the unity of Iraq. An earthquake centered near Halabja causes severe damage and hundreds of deaths in Iran...

Taliban warn US that hostage Kevin King is dangerously ill Taliban warn US that hostage Kevin King is dangerously ill Kidnapped professors beg Trump to negotiate release in Taliban video Canadian American family rescued after five years as captives in Afghanistan

Taliban warn US that hostage Kevin King is dangerously ill Taliban warn US that hostage Kevin King is dangerously ill Kidnapped professors beg Trump to negotiate release in Taliban video Canadian American family rescued after five years as captives in Afghanistan

An American man held hostage by the Afghan for more than a year is gravely ill and in urgent need of care, the militant group has warned as it urged the US to accept its demands. Kevin King, 61, one of two professors at the American University of Afg...

'150,000 Americans couldn’t beat us': Taliban fighters defiant in Afghanistan '150,000 Americans couldn’t beat us': Taliban fighters defiant in Afghanistan The war America can't win: how the Taliban are regaining control in Afghanistan

'150,000 Americans couldn’t beat us': Taliban fighters defiant in Afghanistan '150,000 Americans couldn’t beat us': Taliban fighters defiant in Afghanistan The war America can't win: how the Taliban are regaining control in Afghanistan

Squatting on the floor, a brown shawl draped over his shoulders, the commander and his bodyguard swiped on their phones through attack footage edited to look like video games, with computerised crosshairs hovering over targets. “Allahu Akbar,” they s...

US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip

US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip

The American woman kidnapped in alongside her Canadian husband and held hostage for five years has disputed the official account of their rescue and explained why she and her husband decided to have more children while in captivity. “It was a decisio...

Sima Wali obituary Sima Wali obituary

Sima Wali obituary Sima Wali obituary

Nearly 40 years of war and insecurity have taken their toll on Afghan women, and access to education, health services and the rule of law remain severely limited. Sima Wali, who has died aged 66 from , a rare neurological disease, was a persistent vo...

Update for Friday, October 20, 2017

Update for Friday, October 20, 2017

Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange indirect fire as government moves to take the town of Altun Kupri, just outside the official boundary of the Kurdish autonomous region. There are no reported casualties, however Kurdish command claims to have destroy...