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“The Breadwinner” is an eye-catching film about a family in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. (Courtesy GKIDS)

‘Breadwinner’ a dazzling account of a family’s fight for survival

The story could be tighter, but the heroine is as intrepid as…

 

In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)

Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be…

 

This photo taken Saturday purports to show volunteers standing next to a dead body by the destroyed vehicle, in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was allegedly traveling in the Ahmed Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan border. (AP Photo/Abdul Malik)

Afghan leaders see Taliban leader’s death as hopeful sign

KABUL, Afghanistan — The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar…

 

Pakistani rescue workers remove dead body from the site of bomb blast in a park in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chuadary)

Pakistani Taliban faction claims Easter park bombing

ISLAMABAD — A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has…

Pakistani rescue workers remove dead body from the site of bomb blast in a park in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chuadary)
In this file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of the organization's hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)

More than 12 punished for mistaken Afghan hospital attack

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined…

In this file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of the organization's hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)
In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand with Afghan policemen before a joint patrol of Qalanderkhail, outside of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

US troops killed near Bagram, Taliban insurgency intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a…

In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand with Afghan policemen before a joint patrol of Qalanderkhail, outside of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)

Bergdahl says he left base to expose ‘leadership failure’

BOISE, Idaho — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he walked off his base…

This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)
Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai and Davis Guggenheim talk about peace, and other things, in “He Named Me Malala.” (Courtesy Caroline Furneaux/Twentieth Century Fox)

‘Malala’ reveals a real-life teen hero

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim says he made his Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth” with…

Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai and Davis Guggenheim talk about peace, and other things, in “He Named Me Malala.” (Courtesy Caroline Furneaux/Twentieth Century Fox)
Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Rahmat Gul/AP)

Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive…

Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy

Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action

The Obama administration has told senators it didn't notify Congress about the…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy
AP Photo/U.S. Army

Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away…

AP Photo/U.S. Army
Dominique Charriau/WireImageGwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7

'Burka Avenger' set to debut

A Pakistani TV station will soon be unveiling its "Burka Avenger" cartoon…

Dominique Charriau/WireImageGwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7
Getty ImagesSimon Cowell may head to Afghanistan to look for talent

Simon Cowell’s next project reportedly ‘Afghanistan’s Got Talent’

OK, where to begin with this next item? Simon Cowell has announced…

Getty ImagesSimon Cowell may head to Afghanistan to look for talent

Diplomat accused of murder strains relations between Pakistan, U.S.

Taliban leaders warned the Pakistani government Tuesday that it would retaliate if…