Afghanistan

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

Netanyahu secures leadership of Israel; Australia and Vietnam strengthen security ties; Japanese exports rise; lawyer for doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden killed; at least seven dead in suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan; and more

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Netanyahu Wins in Israel

Iraqi troops move against ISIS in Tikrit; North Korea test-fires two short-range missiles; Chinese central bank cuts interest rates; 300 die in avalanches in Afghanistan; Saudi diplomat freed in Yemen; and more 

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Iraqi Troops Move Against ISIS in Tikrit