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Taliban leader Omar lived next to US Afghan base: biography

KABUL, March 12, 2019 (AFP) Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that suggests embarrassing failures of American intelligence. US and Afghan leaders believed the one-eyed, fugitive leader fled to and eventually died in Pakistan, but a …

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US sanctions six Venezuelan security officials over blocking aid

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2019 (AFP) The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on six Venezuelan security officials for obstructing aid, which Washington had tried to force in as part of its effort to topple President Nicolas Maduro. The six include Major General Richard Jesus Lopez Vargas, the commanding general of …

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70 civilians killed, wounded by U.S.-led attack in eastern Syria

DAMASCUS, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) A total of 70 civilians were killed and wounded Tuesday by a U.S.-led airstrike in eastern Syria, state TV reported. The airstrikes targeted a camp for displaced people in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour. The airstrikes have intensified recently on Islamic State (IS)-held areas in …

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