“The Longest war in American history is coming to a responsible cosnclusion”, said US president Barack Obama in a statement on Afghanistan. The statement was released after a ceremony in Kabul marking the end of the NATO combat operations there. A milestone for the US, according to Obama.

Palestinian minister dies at protest –  Ziad Abu Ein beaten by Israeli security forces and choked on tear gas during olive-tree planting in West Bank – Al Jazeera English.