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Pakistan army says militants kill 5 troops near Afghanistan

Pakistan army says militants kill 5 troops near Afghanistan Pakistan’s military says militants have targeted security forces in a vehicle travelling near the Afghan border, killing four soldiers and one policeman ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 6:15 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban targeted security forces …

AP PHOTOS: Life in a madrassa as Afghanistan enters new era

AP PHOTOS: Life in a madrassa as Afghanistan enters new era Attention is turning to the future of education in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, with calls among urban educated Afghans and the international community for equal access to education for girls and women By FELIPE DANA Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 5:52 PM• 3 min readShare …

Gunmen kill 2 Taliban, 2 civilians in eastern Afghan city

Gunmen kill 2 Taliban, 2 civilians in eastern Afghan city A Taliban official says gunmen have shot and killed two Taliban fighters and two civilians in the eastern city of Jalalabad ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 5:19 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Gunmen shot and killed two …

Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul

Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul A Taliban spokesman says Taliban fighters have raided a hideout of the Islamic State group north of the capital, Kabul, killing and arresting an unspecified number of militants ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 4:18 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article0:00 Top …

Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid

Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid Female Afghan health workers, teachers and rights defenders are urging the international community to resume financial aid to Afghanistan, saying non-payment has disproportionally impacted women ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 5:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:43 On Location: September 28, 2021 …

Greece: Afghan refugees fly to Portugal for resettlement

Greece: Afghan refugees fly to Portugal for resettlement Authorities in Greece say 41 Afghan refugees have flown from Athens to Portugal as part of a bilateral agreement to resettle 1,000 people who have been granted asylum ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 3:32 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghan refugees …

Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Afghan province

Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Afghan province The Taliban have banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law ByThe Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 8:57 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters enjoy …

ICC prosecutor seeks to resume Afghanistan war crimes probe

ICC prosecutor seeks to resume Afghanistan war crimes probe The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has sought urgent clearance from the court’s judges to resume investigations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan By MIKE CORDER Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 12:17 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

Italians come out to demand support for Afghan women

Italians come out to demand support for Afghan women Thousands of people have demonstrated in cities across Italy to support Afghan women ByThe Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 7:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:17 Buddies without borders helping Afghan refugees Students in the Bay Area are tutoring others with a different …

The Latest: Albania says another group of Afghans arrives

The Latest: Albania says another group of Afghans arrives Albanian authorities say that another group of Afghans has arrived in the country fleeing their homeland after the Taliban took power there By The Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 6:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters enjoy a boat ride …

Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city’s main square

Taliban hang body in public; signal return to past tactics The Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in a main city square in Afghanistan ByThe Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 5:57 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:17 Buddies without borders helping Afghan refugees Students in the Bay Area are …

Witness says Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan

Witness says Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan Witness says Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan ByThe Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 10:10 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties ‘does not bode well’

Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties ‘does not bode well’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the current course of U_S_-Turkey relations “does not bode well.” ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 6:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — The current course of U.S.-Turkey relations “does not bode well,” Turkish …

The AP Interview: Don’t isolate the Taliban, Pakistan urges

The AP Interview: Don’t isolate the Taliban, Pakistan urges Pakistan’s top diplomat has some ideas from his country on how to engage the new Taliban government in Afghanistan By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 6:28 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. …

Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return

Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return One of the founders of the Taliban says the hard-line movement will once again carry out punishments like executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 4:18 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban …

EU’s top diplomat urges Iran to return to nuclear talks

EU’s top diplomat urges Iran to return to nuclear talks The European Union’s top diplomat has urged Iran to return to talks on its nuclear program while the country’s foreign minister reiterated Tehran’s “willingness to resume negotiations.” By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 5:59 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US

Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US Greek authorities say six female lawmakers from Afghanistan have arrived in Greece as part of the wider evacuation effort and are expected to travel to the United States after a short stay ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:32 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan By ISABEL DEBRE and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 6:33 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Afghan man buys firewood …

Greek authorities begin moving migrants into new camp

Greek authorities begin moving migrants into new camp Greek authorities have begun moving asylum-seekers living in a squalid camp on the island of Samos into a new facility on the island, where access will be more strictly controlled ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 2:43 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers By The Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 3:34 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Afghan girl looks …

Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan Police say gunmen on a motorcycle have shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan By RIAZ KHAN Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 2:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot …

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees Two men in their early 30s who were part of a mass migration wave to Europe in 2015 have hard-won advice for fellow Afghans arriving now after the Taliban’s takeover of their homeland By ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 12:30 PM• 7 min readShare …

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers have set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 6:45 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Afghan survivors of errant US drone strike seek probe

Afghan survivors of errant US drone strike seek probe A survivor of an errant U,S By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 6:03 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:17 Gen. McKenzie issues apology for Kabul drone strike that killed civilians The drone strike during the Afghanistan evacuations hit civilians instead of …

Plane in Qatar takes more Americans from Afghanistan: US envoy

US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan Washington’s peace envoy says a Qatar Airways flight has taken more Americans out of Afghanistan, the third such airlift by the Mideast carrier since the Taliban takeover and the U.S. troop pullout from the country By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 7:11 PM• 3 min …

Europe’s Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security

Europe’s Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries have pledged to expand cooperation in the fight against climate change and to back common security and defense initiatives in the European Union By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 7:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt The U_N_ Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.” By The Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 5:20 PM• 6 min readShare …

2nd Dutch minister quits over handling of Kabul evacuations

2nd Dutch minister quits over handling of Kabul evacuations The Dutch defense minister has resigned, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan ByThe Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 2:15 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Dutch foreign minister quits over Afghanistan evacuations

Dutch foreign minister quits over Afghanistan evacuations The Dutch foreign minister has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover By MIKE CORDER Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 6:42 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

The Latest: Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan

The Latest: Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan The Dutch foreign minister has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover of the country By The Associated Press September 16, 2021, 6:37 PM• 4 min readShare to …