12222014Headline:

14 hanged as Afghan government returns to executions

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen Afghans have been executed by hanging so far this week, and two more are due to be executed soon, officials said on Wednesday, ending a four-year virtual moratorium on the use of the death penalty [...]

Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan kill 17 civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seventeen people were killed Wednesday when insurgents carried out three separate bomb attacks in the violence-plagued southern region of Afghanistan, local authorities said. No group immediately claimed [...]

UK, Pakistani ministers visit Pakistani teen activist in hospital

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ministers from Britain, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday visited a 14-year-old Pakistani girl in a Birmingham hospital where she is being treated after being shot in the head by Taliban [...]

Bomb kills 19 Afghan civilians traveling to wedding party

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Nineteen civilians were killed Friday and more than a dozen others were injured when a roadside bomb ripped through a minivan carrying guests to a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. [...]

Pakistani teen activist flown to Britain for specialist medical care

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A 14-year-old Pakistani girl, who was critically injured last week when she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for advocating for girls' education and criticizing the militant group, was flown to Britain [...]

Latest U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 18 people

MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eighteen people were killed on Thursday when a U.S. drone struck a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's volatile tribal region, just one day after another U.S. drone killed five suspected militants [...]

U.S. drone kills 5 suspected militants in northwest Pakistan

MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone struck a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's volatile tribal region on Wednesday morning, killing at least five suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. There were no immediate [...]

Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO soldiers, 11 Afghans in country’s east

KHOST CITY, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed on Monday and nearly 60 others were injured when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives near a coalition convoy in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban [...]

Latest U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills at least 3

MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The latest United States drone strike on Monday killed at least three people in northwestern Pakistan, local authorities said. A vehicle in the Khaider Khel area in the district of Mir Ali, located just east [...]

U.S. military base attacked in Afghanistan, at least 3 killed

BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least three people were killed after an attack targeted a United States base in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. The attack occurred early Tuesday morning at the Bagram Airfield in the province [...]