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U.S forces provided security while million of Afghans cast ballots. (Getty Images)

Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In Droves

President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”


Anja Niedringhaus took this 2009 photo of a Palestinian boy standing near a destroyed house in the Gaza Strip.  (ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded In Afghanistan

An Afghan police commander opened fire on their vehicle, killing Anja Niedringhaus and wounding Kathy Gannon.


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Will Sgt. Bergdahl Be Left Behind In Afghanistan?

The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.


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Taliban Says It Suspends Talks On US Soldier

Afghanistan’s Taliban says it has suspended “mediation” with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old’s freedom since his capture in 2009.


The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: White House Seeking To Resume Talks With Taliban To Exchange Gitmo Prisoners For US POW

The family of the lone known U.S. prisoner of war says it’s “cautiously optimistic” about reported renewed efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to win his freedom.


The Taliban claims it captured an American war dog. (Image capture from video)

Taliban Claims It Captured American War Dog In Afghanistan

NATO says one of its dogs went missing in December during a mission.


A recent U.S. intelligence report on the war in Afghanistan suggests that any gains that the United States and other allies have made will be lost by 2017.  (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Intel Report: Gains Made In Afghanistan Gone By 2017, Taliban Power Grows

A recent U.S. intelligence report on the war in Afghanistan suggests that any gains that the United States and other allies have made will be lost by 2017.


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Taliban Mocks Shutdown: Lawmakers ‘Sucking The Blood Of Their Own People’

Even the Taliban is mocking the U.S. government over the shutdown.


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban Honored At Harvard

A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been honored as Harvard University’s humanitarian of the year.


Prosecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

U.S. Citizen Gets 25 Years in Taliban Conspiracy Case

A U.S. citizen convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft missiles was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.