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Afghan policeman ‘kills two American troops’

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Two American soldiers from the NATO alliance were shot dead on Monday by an Afghan border policeman in the north of the country, military officials said. NATO confirmed the deaths, the latest attack on international soldiers, and said it was investigating the incident which occurred inside a…

Indian policeman shoots self to win bravery award

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A policeman in India was recovering in hospital after he shot himself in a misguided attempt to win a bravery award, media reports said. Mahesh Rajguru claimed that six unidentified men opened fire when he was on personal protection duty at a house of a former…

Yemen police open fire on protesters wounding four

SANAA – Yemeni police opened fire on demonstrators attempting to expand a protest camp in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday wounding at least four, medics said. The police fired both tear gas and live rounds in an effort to prevent the protesters against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s three-decade rule expanding…

Iraq: 11 killed on day Obama outlines new mission

Two bombings and a drive-by shooting killed 11 people Monday, a reminder of Iraq’s ongoing instability as President Barack Obama cited progress amid the looming end of U.S. military operations in the country. The latest violence and government figures showing that July was the deadliest month for Iraqis in more…

UK plans rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan

British defense secretary: ‘We are not a global policeman’ Senior British officials, including new Foreign Secretary William Hague, arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to withdraw its troops as soon as possible. Hague, Defense Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell are set to…

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