The Taliban, who are now controlling over half of the nation's territory, are deploying a wave of violence that worsens the instability setting and challenges the Afghan government's ability to effectively exercise its authority. - Afghan quagmire -Most US forces in Afghanistan are taking part in NATO's training mission, seeking to boost embattled Afghan forces who have been straining to beat back the militants since global forces ended their combat mission in 2014.
Smoke and dust billow following an airstrike near Mosul in November. The service member killed Saturday is the fifth combat death in Iraq since the USA launched military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in August 2014.
Jones was the second person executed in Arkansas since 2005, after the state put Ledell Lee to death last week. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker had halted Williams' execution while his attorneys argued whether the night's first execution had gone properly.
It was the Pittsburgh Steelers offering him a job. "This is not a story about sentiment", he said in his final comment to the Pittsburgh media. With all that being said, that salary-cap estimate only matters in all eight rookie players making the 53-man roster.
This follows the university's request asking Coulter to postpone her speech until May 2 , when it could offer greater safety. But rather than make the hard decision to clamp down on calamity, and stifle the agitators, Berkeley - the home of the 1960s free speech movement - chose to target and punish the law-abiding.
The document said ASEAN leaders took note of the improving cooperation between ASEAN and China, and welcomed the progress to complete a framework of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) by mid-2017 in order to facilitate the early conclusion of an effective COC.