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  • John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, waves as he leaves Trump Tower, December 2, 2016.

    The U.S.-Pakistan relationship, currently under pressure, could worsen under the watch of John Bolton as Trump's national security advisor .

  • Alex Essoe as Lindsey, Dylan McTee as Jeff and K.C. Faldasz as Vic in the thriller film “MIDNIGHTERS”

    Ramsay spent years working for the Pentagon and the Homeland Security Department — before he packed up and moved to L.A.

  • A Chinese navy vessel in western Indian Ocean waters on Aug. 25, 2017

    New Delhi, unsettled by the thought of Beijing dominating its own backyard, is responding in kind.

  • Soldiers after the Turkish military and the FSA liberated Afrin in northwestern Syria from the control of Kurdish militia during ongoing Operation Olive Branch on February 19, 2018.

    As the war against ISIS in Syria draws to a close, there are signs a new conflict has reached a tipping point.

  • *Turkmenistan will use pipeline to supply Pakistan, India. SERHETABAT, Turkmenistan Feb 23- Regional leaders launched construction work on the Afghan section of an $8 billion natural gas pipeline that will link the energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India. "South Asia is being connected with Central Asia...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question at the State Department in Washington, January 18, 2018.

    The U.S. urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to help rebuild Iraq or risk the reversal of the gains made against the group there.

  • A file photo of the U.S. military in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    President Trump is expected to talk forcefully Tuesday evening about North Korea's nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland.

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed at least 19 people and wounded 12 more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Local airline Kam Air said around 40 of its pilots and air crew, many of whom are foreigners, were staying...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours overnight caused heavy casualties among hotel guests and staff, with the total number of dead and wounded still not known. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said at least five people- four Afghans and one...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Gunmen dressed in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours in an overnight siege that caused heavy casualties among hotel guests, officials and witnesses said on Sunday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw more than 150 guests flee as parts of the building...

  • Smoke billows from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack by armed gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 January 2018.

    The last attacker in the Kabul assault was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Gunmen dressed in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours in an overnight siege that left at least five people dead, officials and witnesses said on Sunday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw more than 150 guests flee, with some shimmying down tied-together...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least five other people had been killed and six wounded, a lower...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Afghan Special Forces moved through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel floor by floor on Sunday fighting the surviving gunmen who attacked the hotel a day earlier, seizing hostages and staging an overnight siege. Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesman, said at least five people had been killed and six wounded in the raid, which came days after a...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Several people had been killed and at least six wounded in the raid, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Several people had been killed and at least six wounded in the raid, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the latest in a long series of attacks in Kabul underlined...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging fire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled. According to one witness, who did not want to be quoted by name, the attackers took some hotel staff and guests hostage...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. On Thursday, the U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning to U.S. citizens, saying "We are aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in...