Afghanistan

Pope urges action on climate change; Hong Kong votes down electoral reform package; Japan to lower voting age from 20 to 18; Islamic State works to expand influence in Afghanistan; Chad launches air attacks on Boko Haram; and more

US puts end to post 9/11 bulk phone data collection; MERS hits South Korea; Philippine president compares China to Nazi Germany; Greece's creditors offer take-it-or-leave-it deal; wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan have killed 150,000; and more

Iraqi forces launch Anbar offensive; China releases expansive new naval strategy; mass  graves found at Malay-Thai border thought to be human trafficking victims; Afghan officials in secret peace talks with Taliban; US-Mexico border slammed by storms; and more

Afghanistan and Pakistan sign intelligence deal; trial against former Thai PM begins; Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea; Burundi president fires ministers; 170 bikers charged in relation to Texas shooting; and more

Afghan and Taliban leaders meet in Doha to negotiate cease-fire; China and Taiwan hold high-level talks; bodies found in Thailand thought to be from abandoned trafficking camp; thousands of migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea; suicide blast rips through Damascus; and more