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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 …

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount Serbia’s defense minister says the country has raised the combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo amid increasing tensions with its former province ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 4:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressKosovo police …

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 …

North Macedonia marks 30 years of independence with parade

North Macedonia marks 30 years of independence with parade North Macedonia has marked the 30th anniversary of its independence from Yugoslavia with a military parade in the capital Skopje and ceremonies around the country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 7:51 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressArmy honor guard soldiers …

EU pushes for more autonomy amid Afghanistan fallout

EU pushes for more autonomy amid Afghanistan fallout European Union ministers discussed Thursday their options to beef up the 27-nation bloc’s strategic autonomy and improve its capacity to respond to future crises By SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 6:17 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAustria’s Defense Minister Klaudia …

UK foreign minister heads to Asia for Afghanistan talks

UK foreign minister heads to Asia for Afghanistan talks U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he is heading to the region around Afghanistan in a push to rescue stranded British citizens and Afghan allies By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 5:10 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

EU mission helps Kosovo with database on war crimes

EU mission helps Kosovo with database on war crimes The European Union’s mission in Kosovo said Monday it has assisted the country’s police in developing a database to help investigate war crimes ByThe Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 3:17 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — The European Union’s mission …

Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane

Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane Taliban forces have sealed off Kabul’s airport to most Afghans as NATO nations wrap up their evacuation flights out of Afghanistan By SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI, RAHIM FAIEZ, JILL LAWLESS and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 7:58 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Montenegro police report finding 1 ton of cocaine in bananas

Montenegro police report finding 1 ton of cocaine in bananas Police in Montenegro say they have seized over 1 ton (2,000 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas ByThe Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 1:11 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this photo released by the Montenegro Police, …

US senator Menendez criticizes Turkey under Erdogan

US senator Menendez criticizes Turkey under Erdogan Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez has criticized Turkey, saying that its current leadership is not committed to the principles of democracy and rule of law By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 11:56 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Ukraine leader stresses NATO, EU ties on independence day

Ukraine leader stresses NATO, EU ties on independence day Ukraine’s president has urged closer ties between the ex-Soviet nation and NATO and the European Union in a speech marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 12:03 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTanks …

7 killed at Kabul airport; fighters seize areas from Taliban

Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee The British military says at least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport By AHMAD SEIR, TAMEEM AKHGAR and JON GAMBRELL Associated PressAugust 22, 2021, 8:57 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:36 …

NATO commits to improving operations at Kabul airport

NATO commits to improving operations at Kabul airport NATO foreign ministers have committed to focus on ensuring the safe evacuation from Afghanistan of their citizens and of Afghans deemed at risk after the Taliban takeover, centering on improving operations at Kabul airport first By RAF CASERT Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 5:16 PM• 2 min readShare …

The Latest: Afghan diplomat claims Ghani stole, urges arrest

The Latest: Afghan diplomat claims Ghani stole, urges arrest Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tajikistan has accused Afghan President Ashraf Ghani of stealing $169 million from state funds and has called on international police to arrest him By The Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 7:18 PM• 27 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters …

UK’s Johnson accused of complacency over Afghanistan retreat

UK’s Johnson accused of complacency over Afghanistan retreat British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced accusations of needlessly abandoning Afghanistan to the whims of the Taliban and of undermining Britain’s position in the world By PAN PYLAS and SYLVIA HUI Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 5:28 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:18 …

NATO chief: Afghan leaders responsible for military collapse

NATO chief: Afghan leaders responsible for military collapse NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is blaming a failure of Afghan leadership for the swift collapse of the country’s armed forces but says the alliance must also uncover flaws in its military training effort By LORNE COOK Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 2:46 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

NATO chief blames failure of Afghan leadership for nation’s military collapse, says allies must learn lessons from that

NATO chief blames failure of Afghan leadership for nation’s military collapse, says allies must learn lessons from that NATO chief blames failure of Afghan leadership for nation’s military collapse, says allies must learn lessons from that ByThe Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 1:25 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS — NATO …

Europe urges unity on Taliban but is quiet on failed mission

Europe urges unity on Taliban but is quiet on failed mission European leaders say they will press for a unified international approach to dealing with a Taliban government in Afghanistan, as they looked on with dismay at the rapid collapse of two decades of a U.S.-led Western campaign in the country By SYLVIA HUI and …

UK troops in Kabul; UK lawmakers recalled for crisis talks

UK troops in Kabul; UK lawmakers recalled for crisis talks British lawmakers are being called back from their summer break to Parliament to discuss the worsening situation in Afghanistan, as U.K. troops arrive in Kabul to help evacuate remaining Britons there By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressAugust 15, 2021, 7:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

The Latest: Kabul airport closed to commercial traffic

The Latest: Kabul airport closed to commercial traffic Senior U.S. military officials say Kabul’s international airport has been closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue ByThe Associated PressAugust 15, 2021, 6:30 PM• 16 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPassengers walk from the domestic terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport in …

Bitter blow: UK’s former hub in Afghanistan taken by Taliban

Bitter blow: UK’s former hub in Afghanistan taken by Taliban Confirmation that the Taliban captured the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province has particular resonance in Britain By PAN PYLAS Associated PressAugust 13, 2021, 6:45 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:19 On Location: August 13, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories …

The Latest: Pakistan urges Afghan leaders to talk to Taliban

The Latest: Pakistan urges Afghan leaders to talk to Taliban Pakistan’s national security adviser is urging Afghan leaders to try to quickly reach a politically negotiated settlement with the Taliban to avoid further violence in Afghanistan By The Associated PressAugust 13, 2021, 4:05 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban …

Poland passes law that would cut off property claims

Poland passes law that would cut off property claims Poland’s parliament has passed a law that would prevent former Polish property owners, among them Holocaust survivors and their descendants, from regaining property expropriated by the country’s communist regime By VANESSA GERA Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 9:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall

Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall Officials says the Taliban seized three more Afghan provincial capitals and a local army headquarters By TAMEEM AKHGAR and JON GAMBRELL Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 8:06 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:03 On Location: August 11, 2021 Catch up on the developing …

Official: Protracted Afghan war Pakistan’s worst nightmare

Official: Protracted Afghan war Pakistan’s worst nightmare Pakistan’s national security advisor says a protracted war in neighboring Afghanistan is Pakistan’s “nightmare scenario.” By KATHY GANNON Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 7:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters stand guard in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. The …

Taliban press on, take 2 more Afghan provincial capitals

Taliban press on, take 2 more Afghan provincial capitals Officials say the Taliban have taken control of two more provincial capitals in Afghanistan By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 5:51 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article7:58 'We are in a moment of crisis' in Afghanistan: Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker Former …

Airstrikes pummel Taliban positions in southern Afghanistan

Airstrikes pummel Taliban positions in southern Afghanistan The Afghan defense ministry says U.S. and Afghan airstrikes are hitting Taliban targets in an effort to dislodge the insurgents after they pushed into the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah By TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated PressAugust 4, 2021, 3:32 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Hospital bombed in southern Afghanistan as battles rage

Hospital bombed in southern Afghanistan as battles rage The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan says the Afghan air force has bombed his facility, killing one person and injuring three others By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 6:28 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan …

UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed

UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed The United Nations says its office in western Afghanistan has come under fire and one of its guards was killed as the Taliban and Afghan forces waged fierce battles in the area ByThe Associated PressJuly 30, 2021, 7:59 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border The Pakistani military says dozens of Afghan security forces have fled their attackers and slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan after their security post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban By KATHY GANNON Associated PressJuly 26, 2021, 5:28 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …