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Former U.S. national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as U.S. President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and drove a normalization of relations with China, has died. He was 89.

Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing after deadly clash

KABUL Pakistan reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for hours.

World, May 27 2017

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

KABUL A suspected suicide bomber killed as many as 14 people in Afghanistan on Saturday and fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan.

World, May 27 2017

Thursday Morning Briefing

British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, a British counter-terrorism source told Reuters after police said leaks to U.S. media risked hindering their investigation. The decision was an extraordinary step as Britain sees the United States as its closest ally on security and intelligence.

Use of air power in Afghanistan up sharply as Trump troop decision looms

KABUL U.S. warplanes dropped more weapons on Afghanistan in April than in any other single month since 2012, according to new statistics, as military officials press U.S. President Donald Trump to send thousands more troops to the country.

World, United Nations May 24 2017

U.S. official: No physical evidence Russia gave weapons to Taliban

WASHINGTON The director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said on Tuesday that while there were indications that Russia had offered some support to Taliban militants in Afghanistan, he had not seen physical evidence of a transfer of weapons or money.

World, May 23 2017

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attack: defense officials

KABUL Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defense officials said on Tuesday.

World, May 23 2017

Two killed, one kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish national was abducted from a house in Kabul late on Saturday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

World, May 21 2017

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, the latest in a string of insurgent attacks that come as the NATO-led military mission considers sending thousands of additional troops to the war-torn nation.

World, May 21 2017

Three killed, dozens wounded as gunmen storm bank in Afghanistan

GARDEZ, Afghanistan Gunmen stormed a bank in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday and opened fire, killing at least three people and wounding many more before being shot dead by security forces, officials said.

World, May 20 2017

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