A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan had "loved the Afghan people" and was a man of conviction, confidence and compassion, family and military leaders said at a public funeral Saturday.
A Bronx man has been linked to the hit squad accused of executing a reputed Bonanno mobster as he waited for coffee in a McDonald’s drive-through last month. Herman “Taliban” Blanco is facing charges of murder conspiracy for allegedly plotting to whack Sylvester Zottola, per newly unsealed court documents. His arraignment is expected later Friday...
The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is trying to reassure the U.S.-backed government in Kabul that it will not be shut out of a peace process with the Taliban, after it complained of being side-lined from talks, officials said on Friday.
Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's western province of Farah bordering Iran, mounted with the aim of weakening the government's grip on the region, have killed at least 30 Afghan security forces, officials said on Thursday.
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