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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 …

Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group

Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group The Afghan man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization By KATHY GANNON and ERIC TUCKER Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 6:16 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Afghan charity workers find safety in North Macedonia

Afghan charity workers find safety in North Macedonia A group of 44 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in North Macedonia to receive temporary shelter, as part of an international effort to assist people considered to be at risk under Taliban rule ByThe Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 5:28 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Shootout in northwest Pakistan kills 7 soldiers, 5 militants

Shootout in northwest Pakistan kills 7 soldiers, 5 militants Pakistan’s military says its security forces have raided a militant hideout in a former northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed seven soldiers and five militants By MUNIR AHMED Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 3:57 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks Afghanistan’s new foreign minister says the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 9:02 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:16 Secretary of State testifies on withdrawal …

AP Interview: UN refugee chief says Afghan stability needed

AP Interview: UN refugee chief says Afghan stability needed The chief of the U.N. refugee agency says the international community and the Taliban will need to find a way to deal with each other for the sake of stabilizing Afghanistan By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 8:45 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

The Latest: Officials: Al-Qaida could threaten in 1-2 years

The Latest: Officials: Al-Qaida could threaten in 1-2 years American intelligence officials say al-Qaida could begin to threaten the homeland from Afghanistan within one to two years, echoing warnings that were issued prior to the U.S. withdrawal ending its 20-year war By The Associated Press September 14, 2021, 5:35 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison Kabul’s main prison was once crowded with thousands of Taliban captured or arrested by the government during Afghanistan’s long war By FILIPE DANA Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 8:20 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Taliban fighter lifts a makeshift …

The Latest: Pause in evacuee flights to US extended 7 days

The Latest: Pause in evacuee flights to US extended 7 days The Pentagon says all flights of Afghan evacuees into the United States have been halted for another seven days By The Associated Press September 13, 2021, 7:27 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghans wait in front of a …

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities The higher education minister in the new Taliban government says women can study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but that classrooms will be gender-segregated and that Islamic dress is compulsory By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 6:35 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

The Latest: Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan

The Latest: Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan The Middle Eastern State of Qatar, which has played an outsized role in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s sweep to power on Aug. 15, has sent a delegation to Kabul By The Associated Press September 12, 2021, 5:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Kabul flag shop that started in Soviet era retools yet again

Kabul flag shop that started in Soviet era retools yet again A small flag shop, tucked away in the courtyard of a Kabul market, has documented Afghanistan’s turbulent history over the decades with its ever-changing merchandise By BERNAT ARMANGUE Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 4:45 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, …

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Al-Qaida leader Ayman …