The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report said that poppy production had quadrupled in eastern Nangarhar province, deemed poppy-free in 2008 and previously considered a model for eradication efforts.
Japanese officials will have access to U.S. military bases in Japan following oil spills or other environmental accidents, according to a bilateral agreement struck as part of the ongoing realignment of U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region.
Poor leadership and a hostile work environment could continue to hinder efforts to recover the remains of missing troops despite a complete overhaul planned by the Department of Defense, according to an audit released Friday.
In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals, the Turkish foreign minister said.
Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards who left the U.S. for Europe.
In his inaugural address at parliament, with Secretary of State John F. Kerry in attendance, Joko Widodo called for national unity and exhorted his 250 million compatriots “to move together, to work, work and work.”
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no "special privilege" for the suspect but only protection of his rights.
Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country's majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunition to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.
A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.
Ghost towns dot the landscape all across the southwestern United States, once-thriving cultural hubs abandoned and left in shambles. Many are still fairly well-preserved, though, and offer visitors a chance to see a piece of history even if it is in pieces.
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