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At least 11 dead in Taliban attack on Afghan police HQ

At least 11 dead in Taliban attack on Afghan police HQ

00 0000 Japan Times Japan Times

At least 11 people were killed and scores more wounded Thursday when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, officials and the insurgents said. The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both ...

Decorated U.S. soldier killed in combat operations in Afghanistan

Decorated U.S. soldier killed in combat operations in Afghanistan

14 Jul 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

U.S. military officials say a decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. A spokesman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement Sunday that 40-year-old James G. "Ryan" Sartor was killed Saturday during combat operations in ...

All-Afghan peace summit agreed upon, but on Taliban terms

All-Afghan peace summit agreed upon, but on Taliban terms

02 Jul 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7 and 8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, but it would seem to be on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation. Rather, according to Germany's special representative Ambassador Markus Potzel in ...

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A perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon

A perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon

22 Jun 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

It is a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon. U.S. President Donald Trump's brinkmanship with Iran is on the boil, spilling beyond diplomacy to a planned air attack on Iran that Trump said he ordered, then pulled back — at least for now. ...

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

05 Jun 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

Australian police raided the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., the country's public broadcaster, Wednesday in the second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours, amid a crackdown on sensitive leaks. ABC executives said police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, targeting three journalists ...