Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions
One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change.
Officials: 16 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids
Pakistan's security forces say they killed 16 militants in separate shootouts during raids against extremists and separatists on Saturday, with two soldiers killed in the process.
Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians
A roadside bombing targeting a Taliban vehicle in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two civilians Saturday, including a child, Taliban and health officials said.
Reporter’s notebook: The comedy and tragedy of three years in Afghanistan
Here are a few personal recollections — some lighthearted, some tragic — from a Stars and Stripes reporter who spent more than three years covering Afghanistan.
Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo
The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo.
US military says it killed al-Qaida leader in drone strike
The killing of Abdul Hamid al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida’s “ability to further plot and carry out global attacks,” a spokesman for U.S. Central Command said
Russian, Tajik troops hold joint drills near Afghan border
Russian and Tajik troops conducted joint drills Friday near Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan, as part of efforts to prepare for possible security threats issuing from Afghanistan.
Russia's Putin hosts Israeli PM Bennett
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope on Friday that new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett would continue in the footsteps of his predecessor in maintaining close and "trusting" relations with his country.
Taliban tells Kabul’s female city government employees not to come to work
The Taliban has long enforced an extreme interpretation of Islamic law, or sharia, in territory the militant group controls, forcing women to wear head-to-toe coverings in public, restricting girls' access to education and requiring women to be accompanied by a male relative when outside the home.
Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally
Asadullah Haroon Gul, 40, was captured in 2007 by Afghan forces, turned over to the United States, and remains one of the last 39 detainees held at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He is also one of only two Afghans who remain out of 219 sent following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. President Joe Biden formally ended the U.S. war in Afghanistan in August.