Afghan Leader Wants Taliban to Help Fight Against Islamic State

(Bloomberg) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants Taliban fighters to integrate into the country’s armed forces and join efforts to eliminate Islamic State militants, the first clear indication of the government’s vision for its defense and security apparatus if peace talks in Qatar progress.



a group of people posing for a picture: Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers marching during a training exercise of a graduation ceremony at a training center in Herat province.


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Russell County, AL media leader Roy Greene dies at 99

One of many accomplishments for which Roy Greene will be remembered is giving Phenix City and Russell County, Ala., their own media services in an area otherwise dominated by news and entertainment from larger cities such as Columbus, Opelika and Montgomery.

The World War II veteran, attorney and entrepreneur died