Kabul, Afghanistan: At least 23 dead after suicide bomb blast at Kaaj educational center

Kabul, Afghanistan CNN  —  A suicide bomb attack on an education center in Kabul has killed at least 23 people, most of whom are believed to be young women, in the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital. The explosion took place on Friday at the Kaaj education center, in a … Read more

2 Americans captured by Russian-backed forces are back on US soil after their release

CNN  —  Two Americans who had been held by Russian-backed forces for more than three months were back on US soil Friday afternoon. Americans Alexander John-Robert Drueke and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh arrived in New York City after they were released earlier this week in a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine that was brokered … Read more

Lavrov walks out of UN meeting as allies slam Russia over Ukraine war

New York CNN  —  Russia’s foreign minister was absent from the chamber as his country faced wide rebuke from the United States and others for its war in Ukraine at a UN Security Council meeting, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning fellow diplomats “the very international order we’ve gathered here to uphold is … Read more

2 Americans, 5 Britons captured by Russia in Ukraine freed in prisoner swap

CNN  —  Two American veterans and five British citizens who had been held by Russian-backed forces for months have been released as part of the prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine that was brokered by Saudi Arabia. Family members of Americans Alexander John-Robert Drueke and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, who were captured in June while … Read more