Investigators seek Tunisian in Berlin market truck attack
Wednesday, December 21
Documents believed to belong to the man were found in the truck used in the attack, according to German media. Read More
CIA officer who interviewed Saddam Hussein reveals the bizarre way the dictator spent his last days in power
Former CIA Senior Analyst John Nixon's new book "Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of...
The Life and Death of the Kid Who Hunted the Taliban
When his father was murdered, Wasil Ahmad vowed revenge. He was barely old enough to hoist a rifle, but still he trained to fight the Taliban. Finally, when the insurgents returned, Wasil found his chance. What he did next made him a legend. And then it made him a target. All wars breed heroes, but some come in unexpected form. Wasil Ahmad was one of the unlikeliest. He was only 8 years old when the war in Afghanistan, already a family affair, set him on a path for vengeance. One morning, about an hour's walk from the family compound where Wasil slept, his father and three uncles stood guard at a newly built police checkpoint. For years, as the Taliban and the Afghan government had traded control
Pakistan's Afridi says arrest of Indian fan 'shameful'
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said Wednesday the arrest of an Indian student for wearing a shirt bearing his name was "shameful", but would not deter the subcontinent's cricket-mad fans from supporting rival players. Ripon Chowdhury, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Hailakandi, a small town in the northeastern state of Assam, while watching a local cricket tournament after his shirt angered a Hindu nationalist group. Afridi, whose mighty sixes and all-or-nothing approach to batting earned him a huge following across the cricketing world, slammed the move.
Holly Holm says it is very difficult to predict winner of Ronda Rousey vs Amanda Nunes UFC 207 fight
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) former bantamweight champion Holly Holm has said that it is difficult to predict the winner of the Ronda Rousey versus Amanda Nunes clash. Holm, who famously knocked out Rousey at UFC 193 via a vicious head kick to inflict the first loss of her Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career, is interested to see how Ronda arrives in the Octagon and what her mental state will be on the day.
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Why the Mosul offensive against IS has slowed to a stalemate
Given the appalling destruction and loss of life, the siege of eastern Aleppo has held the world's attention for weeks. But across the border in Iraq, developments in the city of Mosul may turn out to be just as crucial for the long-term future of the Middle East. When the operation to take the city from the so-called Islamic State started in mid-October 2016, Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, hoped that the operation would be complete by the end of the year. Instead, the war over Mosul has just entered its third month with no end in sight. Some Iraqi military sources are resigned to a conflict that could last through to summer 2017. At the start of November, after two weeks of rapid progress,