Four-country talks on Taliban to begin in Pakistan * Four-nation talks to start Monday in Islamabad * Taliban not expected to attend talks * Afghanistan suffered bloody year in 2015

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 : Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will begin talks tomorrow aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process and eventually ending 14 years of bloodshed fighting Taliban insurgents. Senior officials from the four countries will meet in Islamabad at 1030 IST tomorrow Pakistan’s foreign office said in a […]

Bombs laid by Islamic State hamper Iraqi troops in Ramadi after victory

By Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD, Jan 10 : Islamic State militants left Ramadi’s streets and buildings boobytrapped with bombs, hampering efforts to rebuild the city two weeks after Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism forces claimed victory against the militant group there, officials said. Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, was touted as the first major success for Iraq’s […]