U.S. and Allies Plan Battle From Afar Towards Al Qaeda As soon as Troops Exit Afghanistan

U.S. and Allies Plan Fight From Afar Against Al Qaeda Once Troops Exit Afghanistan

Daunting challenges face the American-backed Afghan security forces. Over the past year, they have lost territory from repeated assaults by the Taliban and have relied on U.S. air power to push back the insurgents. With the Afghan government’s credibility waning, militias — once the main power holders during the days of the Afghan civil war … Read more

As Jordan Seeks to Quell Royal Feud, Allies of Prince Stay in Detention

As Jordan Seeks to Quell Royal Feud, Allies of Prince Remain in Detention

AMMAN, Jordan – Employees and staff of a Jordanian prince accused of undermining the government were still detained by security forces Tuesday, her relatives said, questioning previous claims by the royal court that it was unusually public and bitter rift between Prince Hamzah bin Hussein and his older half-brother, King Abdullah II. Prince Hamzah’s chief … Read more