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Robert Birsel

Taliban threaten Afghan election, hail progress on pact with U.S.

Aug 06 2019

KABUL The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday denounced a presidential vote due next month as a sham and threatened to attack election rallies even as the militants and the United States reported significant progress on a deal to end America's longest war.

Afghans seeking justice pin hopes on Hague court investigation

Feb 08 2018

KABUL Thousands of Afghans are hoping for justice from the International Criminal Court (ICC) with Islamist militants, the government and U.S.-led forces all expected to be the subject of investigations, and possibly, trials.

U.S. still aims to push Taliban into Afghan peace talks: official

Jan 30 2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The United States aims to press the Taliban on the battlefield to convince them that they will have to negotiate peace, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump rejected talks following a series of attacks.

Afghan airline struggles after foreign staff killed in hotel raid

Jan 24 2018

KABUL Afghan airline Kam Air is struggling to resume operations after nine staff members were killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel at the weekend, a company director said on Wednesday.

Afghan airline struggles after foreign staff killed in hotel raid

Jan 24 2018

KABUL, Jan 24 Afghan airline Kam Air is struggling to resume operations after nine staff members were killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel at the weekend, a company director said on Wednesday.

Bill Clinton joins calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Jan 09 2018

YANGON Calls grew on Tuesday for the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar who are facing accusations of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, with former U.S. President Bill Clinton urging that they be freed immediately.

Bill Clinton joins calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Jan 09 2018

YANGON Calls grew on Tuesday for the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar who are facing accusations of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, with former U.S. President Bill Clinton urging that they be freed immediately.

Bill Clinton joins calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Jan 09 2018

YANGON, Jan 9 Calls grew on Tuesday for the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar facing accusations of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, with former U.S. President Bill Clinton urging that they be freed immediately.

Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar

Jan 07 2018

YANGON Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option but to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community, and they demanded that the Rohingya be consulted on all decisions affecting their future.

Myanmar president calls for reform of nation's military-drafted constitution

Jan 04 2018

YANGON Myanmar's civilian president called in an Independence Day speech on Thursday for reform of a military-drafted constitution and for justice for all recognized minorities under a federal system, but made no mention of the treatment of its Rohingya Muslim people.

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