No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source says was caused by 1,500 kilograms of explosives hidden inside a water tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure
KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday, May 31, when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Continue reading Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds→
Many of the wounded are fighting for their lives, says an interior ministry spokesman
KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 19, 2016) — At least 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul on Tuesday, April 19, triggering a fierce firefight, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says 161 children were killed and 449 others injured in the first quarter of 2016 alone
KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 17, 2016) – Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations said Sunday, April 17, branding the figures “appalling.”
ISIS jihadists have cemented their hold on the coastal city of Sirte, wiping out opposition and the group is ‘currently the most significant political and military actor in the region’
UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 11, 2016) — The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country’s warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.
It is the second deadly attack in the Tunisia-Libya border area in less than a week
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (Mar. 7, 2016) — Tunisian forces repelled a jihadist assault Monday, March 7, on a town near the Libyan border, killing 36 assailants in what authorities said was a thwarted effort to establish an Islamic emirate.
The funds would be allocated over 3 years under the plan, which must be approved by a majority of member states and the European Parliament
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 2, 2016) — The EU on Wednesday, March 2, proposed 700 million euros in emergency aid for Greece and other states as it began to tackle the migrant crisis within its borders like humanitarian disasters in developing countries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed retaliation against the perpetrators of the attack, which came on the heels of a spate of deadly strikes in Turkey blamed on jihadists but also on Kurdish rebels
ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 18, 2016) — At least 28 people were killed and 61 wounded Wednesday, February 17, by a car bomb targeting the Turkish military in the heart of the capital Ankara, the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country.
Kerry on the refugee influx: ‘We are not saying, ‘This is your problem, not ours’. This is our problem’
MUNICH, Germany (Feb. 13, 2016) — The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a “near existential threat” to the continent, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday, February 13.