Gun attack targets Pakistan's top diplomat in Kabul
Pakistan's prime minister has said that an "assassination attempt" on Friday targeted his country's top diplomat in Afghanistan, amid tensions between the neighboring countries.
US must create new plan for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters stuck in legal limbo, judge says
A U.S. request to cancel a plan to speed up visa applications for interpreters who assisted U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq has been rejected by a federal judge, who instead ordered the government to revise it.
UN: Iraq Christians were victims of Islamic State war crimes
A U.N. team says evidence it collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014.
Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks, after suicide bomb
Pakistan has demanded neighboring Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil. The demand came a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s southwest killed four people and appeared to target police protecting polio workers in the area.
Israel’s Netanyahu puts senior pro-settler party member in charge of settlements
Israel’s designated prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a coalition deal with the Religious Zionism party, an important breakthrough for Netanyahu as he tries to cobble together a government following Nov. 1 elections.
Syrian rebels did not know Iraqi militant killed was ISIS head
Syrian opposition activists and state media apparently did not know that an Iraqi militant who was killed in October in southern Syria was the leader of the Islamic State group.
Israeli forces kill 2 militants in West Bank arrest raid
The Israeli military said troops were carrying out an arrest raid Thursday and were met by gunfire. The forces responded, and the two men, whom the Islamic Jihad said were members of the militant group, were killed in the exchange of fire.
Navy’s ‘influx’ of aquatic and aerial drones tested in the Middle East
A three-week training event dubbed Digital Horizon, which started last week, features 15 types of unmanned systems, 10 of which are new to the Navy in the region, service officials said.
Iranian forces kill man celebrating country’s World Cup loss, activists say
An Iranian man was killed by Iranian state forces while celebrating the country’s loss against the United States in the World Cup this week, human rights groups based outside the country reported, as mass anti-government protests continue in Iran.
ISIS says leader Abu al-Hassan al-Qurayshi killed in battle
The spokesman for the Islamic State group says its leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed in battle. Al-Qurayshi is the second ISIS leader to be killed this year at a time when the extremist group has been trying to rise again.
OPEC+ predicted to hold output steady as meeting moves online
OPEC and its allies are increasingly expected to hold production steady after the group shifted its meeting online amid an uncertain market outlook.
From mental health care to drone missions: Air Force group in Kuwait aims for solutions
A new group at this remote desert base wants deployed airmen to pitch ideas that the Air Force can fund and develop.
10 killed in bombing of Afghan religious school, Taliban say
A Taliban official says at least 10 students were killed Wednesday when a bomb blast hit a religious school in northern Afghanistan.
UN envoy: Military escalation in Syria is ‘dangerous’
The U.N. special envoy for Syria warns that the military escalation in Syria is dangerous for civilians and regional stability.
Pakistan's new army chief takes charge of military
Pakistan's new military chief took command of the country's armed forces as a political rift between the government and the popular opposition leader deepened.
US, Israel start 3 days of war games simulating threats in Middle East
The training comes at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the West sparked by deadly anti-government protests in the Islamic nation over women’s rights.
Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran
Christian Pulisic gave his body for his country, scoring the goal that advanced the United States in the World Cup while crashing into the goalkeeper.
US OKs $1B arms sale to Qatar during key World Cup match
The Biden administration has approved a $1 billion arms sale to Qatar in a transaction unveiled during halftime of the key World Cup 2022 match in Doha between Iran and the United States.
Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup 'between 400 and 500'
A top Qatari official involved in preparing his country's hosting of the World Cup has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament "between 400 and 500," numbers drastically higher than any previously offered by Doha.