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A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Obama administration officials say.
Gunmen stopped a convoy of three minibuses traveling through central Afghanistan and executed 14 Shiite Muslims in a rare attack on the country's religious minority, a local official said Friday.
The Afghan presidential race is set for a June runoff between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, according to official results released Saturday.
Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, Calif., was making his latest attempt to scale Mount Everest’s northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world’s highest peak.
Plastic crates loaded with ballots arrived at counting centers Sunday as Afghan officials began tallying results from a presidential election that largely defied fears of low voter turnout and Taliban violence.
A roadside bomb killed two Afghan election workers and one policeman and destroyed dozens of ballot papers on Sunday, police and an election official said, the day after an election that ended without any major violence despite Taliban threats.
The last time Abdullah Abdullah ran for president of Afghanistan the election devolved into a bloody farce.
Scientists heaped more criticism Thursday on the Obama administration's claim that most of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is gone, saying that it was too early to determine the remaining oil's impact on the waters or marine life.
A federal judge Tuesday struck down President Barack Obama's six-month ban on new deepwater drilling, siding with oil companies that argued that it would harm their businesses, eliminate jobs and weaken the economies of Gulf Coast states.
Three environmental waivers granted by federal regulators this month were for modifying existing oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. officials told McClatchy.