Uzbeks Perplexed as US Veterans Link Illnesses to Air Base

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KARSHI KHANABAD, UZBEKISTAN — Residents living near Karshi-Khanabad harbor fond memories of the American soldiers who served at the Uzbek air base widely known as K2 between 2001 and 2005, describing the period as one of their happiest times. But for many of the Americans, lingering affection for the residents is outweighed by persistent debilitating ailments Read More

Sherpa Siblings Aim for Explorers Grand Slam

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KATHMANDU, NEPAL — Two Sherpa brothers have proudly returned home after becoming the first Nepalis to reach the South Pole, part of their mission to achieve the hallowed Explorers Grand Slam. This holy grail of adventuring involves climbing the highest peaks in the seven continents — Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, and Puncak Jaya — Read More

Humanitarian Aid Tops Agenda as Taliban Meet Western Officials

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OSLO, NORWAY — Human rights and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, where hunger threatens millions, will be in focus at talks opening Sunday in Oslo between the Taliban, the West and members of Afghan civil society. In their first visit to Europe since returning to power in August, the Taliban will meet Norwegian officials as well Read More