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More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Taliban fighters continued to roam Ghazni, torching government offices and in control of several police checkpoints.

Thousands evacuated after blasts in Ukraine arms depot

Thousands evacuated after blasts in Ukraine arms depot

Ukrainian authorities evacuated more than 30,000 people on Wednesday from the central Vinnytsya region after a huge arms depot caught fire and set off explosions in what prosecutors said was a possible act of "sabotage".

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.

Afghanistan 'will never again be militant sanctuary'

Afghanistan 'will never again be militant sanctuary'

US President Donald Trump in August committed nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan as part of an open-ended campaign against Taliban insurgents who have made advances in recent years.

Suu Kyi under pressure as 125,000 Rohingya flee violence

Suu Kyi under pressure as 125,000 Rohingya flee violence

The latest violence in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state began on August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

Afghanistan celebrates Eid holiday amid calls for peace

Afghanistan celebrates Eid holiday amid calls for peace

Eid al-Adha is being celebrated in a mood of apprehension in Afghan capital Kabul, following a string of suicide attacks.

US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

A US soldier has been killed in Afghanistan in an operation targeting Islamic State group insurgents, commanders said on Thursday, in the latest blow to American forces in the war-torn nation.

Taliban release 235 hostages after Afghanistan 'massacre'

Taliban release 235 hostages after Afghanistan 'massacre'

The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it allegedly massacred around 50 civilians along with Islamic State insurgents but others were still feared held, officials said on Tuesday.

Dozens of Afghan villagers killed in northern province

Dozens of Afghan villagers killed in northern province

Insurgents attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials said on Sunday.

Berlin 'dismayed and furious' over Egypt stabbing attack

Berlin 'dismayed and furious' over Egypt stabbing attack

German officials said on Saturday they had been left "dismayed and furious" by the stabbing of two German women at an Egyptian beach resort, calling it a deliberate attack on foreign tourists.

Damascus bomber kills 18 after car chase

Damascus bomber kills 18 after car chase

A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.