The defiant message from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set up a possible expansion of the latest flash point in Syria’s seven-year conflict and underscored the deepening rift between NATO allies over the Kurdish militias.
The pro-Brexit U.K. Independence Party is imploding, and its latest leader is resisting a no-confidence vote despite his efforts to distance himself from a girlfriend who sent racist texts about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's biracial fiancee.
The Chinese government accused the United States of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.
The Salang Tunnel cuts through the mountains at the Salang Pass, 3,000 meters above sea level in the Parwan Province. (Andrew Quilty)
The Salang Tunnel cuts through the mountains at the Salang Pass, 3,000 meters above sea level in the Parwan Province. (Andrew Quilty)
When the Soviets built the Salang Tunnel in the 1960s, engineers marveled at its innovation. Today, the pavement is torn to shreds. There is little by way of lighting or ventilation, and dust and fumes often reduce visibility. The road is the only direct route between Kabul and Afghanistan’s northern provinces.  
Niels Hoegel is already serving a life sentence for two murders. Now the country is coming to terms with the full scope of one of its most prolific serial killers since World War II.

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Secretary Mattis' visit to Southeast Asia comes as the military refocuses efforts to counter China and Russia.

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