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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Doctors Without Borders Seeks Answers for the Bombing of Its Hospital in Kunduz

November 6, 2015 On October 3, the U.S. bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, (MSF), the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian group, in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing at least 30 people. In the aftermath of the bombing, MSF called for a never-before-used mechanism of the Geneva Conventions to investigate the strike, and General...

Iran Joins Syrian Peace Talks as Assad's Profile Rises

October 28, 2015 Iran’s foreign minister will join counterparts from the U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other nations in Vienna this weekend for talks on Syria’s political future, an Iranian foreign-ministry spokeswoman said. Marziyeh Afkham, the spokeswoman, said Mohammad Javad-Zarif, the foreign minister, discussed the meeting with Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart....

American Soldier Is Killed in a Rescue Operation in Iraq

October 22, 2015 An American soldier was killed Thursday in a raid by U.S. and Kurdish commandos on an Islamic State base in northern Iraq after receiving word that hostages captured by the militant group faced imminent mass execution, the Pentagon confirmed. The service member was wounded in the operation, and subsequently died...

US Soldier Dies in Action in Iraq, the First Since 2011

October 22, 2015 An American soldier was killed Thursday in a raid by U.S. and Kurdish commandos on an Islamic State base in northern Iraq after receiving word that hostages captured by the militant group faced imminent mass execution, the Pentagon confirmed. The service member was wounded in the operation, and subsequently died...

Syria's Assad Visits Russia While Turkey Points to the Exit

October 21, 2015 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Moscow on Tuesday at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to discuss the security situation in his country, which is in the midst of a nearly five-year-long civil war, and lay the base for a long-term political settlement, the Kremlin said Wednesday. The...

Obama Expected to Announce U.S. Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan

October 15, 2015 President Obama is expected to announce Thursday that U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency. The move, on which we reported Wednesday, is a reversal of the president’s position that all U.S. troops withdraw from the country by the end of next year, but it...

Report: Obama Is Reconsidering Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

October 14, 2015 President Obama is reportedly rethinking the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan because of the recent gains made by the Taliban in that country. The New York Times, quoting senior officials, reports Obama appears to be willing to retain a military force strong enough to tackle Taliban and al-Qaeda. The...

US, NATO, Afghan Forces Retake Kunduz — Maybe

October 1, 2015 Fighting continues in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Thursday after government forces said they retook the city seized by the Taliban this week. Afghan forces, who were confined to the city’s airport, launched an overnight counteroffensive to take back Kunduz. The BBC said they were aided by NATO...

US Airstrikes, Afghan Forces Fail to Reclaim Kunduz

September 30, 2015 Afghan forces, aided by U.S. airstrikes, failed to retake the city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban on Monday—the militant group’s biggest prize since it was ousted from power following the U.S.-led invasion of 2001. U.S. planes struck Taliban targets near the city’s airport, driving the militants back....

How Immigration Will Change America's Face

September 28, 2015 More than 59 million immigrants have arrived in the country since the passage of the landmark Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the Pew Research Center announced Monday in a new report. The report added that the U.S. population in 2065 will be about 441 million, up from about 318...