Taliban flag painted outside former US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, photo shows

Fox News on Monday obtained an image showing the Taliban’s white flag painted outside the former U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The flag was painted in the last few days, while the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s coat of arms is seen on the righthand side of the image.  The U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital closed … Read more

Taliban capture first Afghan provincial capital as US, NATO forces withdraw, report says

Taliban fighters reportedly have captured their first provincial capital Friday since U.S. and NATO troops began pulling out of Afghanistan: the city of Zaranj in southern Nimroz province.  The group has posted images on social media showing insurgents inside the local airport and posing for photographs at the entrance to the city, according to the Associated Press. Nimroz is sparsely populated in a region … Read more

Israel sirens warn of attack from Lebanon

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli army says sirens in northern Israel are warning of new attacks from over the border with Lebanon on Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. In a statement they said sirens sounded before noon in the Golan Heights and Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border. A … Read more