Abdul Salam Hanafi, a deputy prime minister in the Taliban's interim government, left, speaks with acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Taliban official Amir Khan Muttaqi during talks involving Afghan representatives in Moscow, Russia

Russia hosts multinational talks on Afghanistan

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Russia hosts multinational talks on Afghanistan with senior representatives of the Taliban. Also, a bomb blast on a bus full of Syrian troops has killed 14 people in Damascus. And, Brazil’s Senate is calling for criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.

Smoke rises from the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 27, 2018.

Opposing sides in Syria’s punishing civil war ask whether they can ever forgive

A relative of one of the victims reacts after a church explosion in Tanta, Egypt.

ISIS claims responsibility for the deadly Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack at a market in central Baghdad, Iraq December 31.

Bombings in a central Baghdad market have killed dozens

Aleppo residents scan the scan the skies fearing an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria.

In besieged Aleppo, death from above can come at any moment

President Barack Obama at a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia’s brutal air campaign in neighboring Yemen is casting a long shadow over President Obama’s visit to the kingdom.

A man sells cotton candy as he pushes his bicycle along a street in the rebel held al-Ghariyah al-Gharbiyah town, in Deraa province.

Here’s why the partial truce in Syria has astounded even the experts


Few Syria-watchers thought the partial truce would be so effective. Even fewer have a clear idea of whether the truce is the start of a true ceasefire.

Rami Jarrah, a Syrian political activist and citizen journalist.

A citizen reporter’s journey through the rubble of Aleppo air strikes


Under the rain of bombs in Aleppo, women, children and old men become inured to danger.

File photo from December 22, 1988, shows rescue personnel carrying a body away from the site of the crash in Lockerbie. A total of 270 people were killed when a bomb ripped apart Pan Am flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

New suspects in the Lockerbie bombing might actually want extradition

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The Bomb Sight Project locates where German bombs fell on London during an eight-month period in World War II.

This map shows the locations where bombs fell on London during World War II


From December 1940 to July 1941 German planes carried out heavy bombing of London. The period, known as the “Blitz,” left some parts of London in ruins. Decades later, a team of researchers used data to create a map that locates where each bomb was dropped during that period.