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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 …

Car falls into river amid heavy rains in Pakistan killing 7

Car falls into river amid heavy rains in Pakistan killing 7 Police say a family of seven, including two children, died when their car fell into a river amid heavy rains in the suburbs of Pakistan’s capital ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 12:08 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — …

IS claims responsibility for gunning down Sikh in Pakistan

IS claims responsibility for gunning down Sikh in Pakistan The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing a member of Pakistan’s minority Sikh community earlier in the week in the northwestern city of Peshawar ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 7:52 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — The Islamic …

Italy: Uncle of teen who refused arranged marriage detained

Italy: Uncle of teen who refused arranged marriage detained Italian authorities say the uncle of an 18-year-old woman who disappeared months ago after refusing an arranged marriage in Pakistan has been detained on the outskirts of Paris ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 5:18 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — …

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 …

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 …

Torrential rains kill 17, destroy homes in northern Pakistan

Torrential rains kill 17, destroy homes in northern Pakistan Police say that torrential monsoon rains and mudslides have flooded areas in northwestern Pakistan, destroying homes and killing at least 17 people ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:32 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Torrential monsoon rains and mudslides …

Pakistan police arrest alleged child abusers, seek suspects

Pakistan police arrest alleged child abusers, seek suspects Pakistan’s police are searching for members of a gang accused of abusing minors and making pornographic videos in a marriage hall in the eastern Punjab province ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 7:49 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistan’s police …

The Latest: UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms

The Latest: UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms The U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan is urging the world to unite to prevent the economic collapse of the country, to address fears the Taliban’s Islamic state may spread to its neighbors and to fight terrorism By The Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 8:56 PM• 8 min …

The Latest: About 60,000 in Afghan evacuation brought to US

The Latest: About 60,000 in Afghan evacuation brought to US The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says about 60,000 people have arrived in the country since Aug. 17 from Afghanistan as part of the evacuation By The Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 8:36 PM• 9 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressUS Secretary …

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida?

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida? The terror group al-Qaida under Osama bin Laden grew into a generational threat to America that culminated in its Sept. 11, 2001, attack that brought down the World Trade Center in New York By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 5:26 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Indian police raid homes, question 4 journalists in Kashmir

Indian police raid homes, question 4 journalists in Kashmir Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have raided the homes of four journalists, triggering concerns of a further crackdown on press freedom in the disputed region ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Indian paramilitary soldier stands …

Kashmir lockdown continues after anti-India leader’s death

Kashmir lockdown continues after anti-India leader’s death Indian authorities are enforcing a security lockdown and a near-total communications blackout for a second day in disputed Kashmir after the death of a top resistance leader By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 1:52 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Kashmiri …

EXPLAINER: Resistance leader’s death deepens Kashmir strife

EXPLAINER: Resistance leader’s death deepens Kashmir strife The death of a top separatist leader in disputed Kashmir has sparked a crackdown on public movement and communications by Indian authorities and highlighting the turmoil seething just below the surface in the region By SHEIKH SAALIQ and KRUTIKA PATHI Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 8:35 PM• 5 min …

India locks down Kashmir after top separatist leader’s death

India locks down Kashmir after top separatist leader’s death Indian authorities have restricted public movement and cut communications in disputed Kashmir after the death of top separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 8:31 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA paramilitary soldiers stands guard …

The Latest: Milley praises those who served in Afghanistan

The Latest: Milley praises those who served in Afghanistan The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reflected on the Afghanistan war’s end and delivered an emotional tribute Tuesday to the 13 service members killed by a suicide bombing last week By The Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 9:13 PM• 20 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Pakistan says 11 Islamic State militants killed in raid

Pakistan says 11 Islamic State militants killed in raid Pakistan’s counter-terrorism police say 11 militants of the Islamic State group were killed in a raid in restive southwestern Baluchistan province ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 12:20 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:19 On Location: August 31, 2021 Catch up on the …

The Latest: UN Council urges Taliban to let people leave

The Latest: UN Council urges Taliban to let people leave  A divided U.N. Security Council is pressing the Taliban to live up to pledges to let people leave Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its forces By The Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 9:11 PM• 10 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFamilies evacuated …

Fire at chemical factory kills 10 in southern Pakistan

Fire at chemical factory kills 10 in southern Pakistan A government spokesman says a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, killing at least 10 workers and injuring several others ByThe Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 12:24 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Indian troops kill 2 rebel commanders, 3 others in Kashmir

Indian troops kill 2 rebel commanders, 3 others in Kashmir Indian government forces have killed two senior rebel commanders and three other militants in two separate counterinsurgency operations in disputed Kashmir ByThe Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 12:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressKashmiri children play as an Indian paramilitary …

China both worries and hopes as US departs Afghanistan

China both worries and hopes as US departs Afghanistan China is facing heightened risks, along with potential political and economic opportunities following the Taliban’s rapid rise to power By KEN MORITSUGU Associated PressAugust 22, 2021, 12:28 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this July 28, 2021, file …

Pakistan suicide bomber targets Chinese workers, 2 kids die

Pakistan suicide bomber targets Chinese workers, 2 kids die Pakistan’s interior ministry and police say that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying Chinese workers in the restive southwest, killing two Pakistani children playing by the roadside By ABDUL SATTAR Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 6:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

The Latest: US probing deaths at plane takeoff in Kabul

The Latest: US probing deaths at plane takeoff in Kabul The U.S. Air Force is reviewing the incident at Kabul’s airport the day before in which multiple people were killed when hundreds of Afghans desperate to leave the country swarmed a C-17 cargo plane as it was taking off By The Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, …

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says the bloc has no intention of recognizing the Taliban after its sweeping victory in Afghanistan By LORNE COOK and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 6:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

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 …

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 …

US vows to isolate Taliban if they take power by force

US vows to isolate Taliban if they take power by force A U.S. peace envoy has brought a warning to the Taliban that any government that comes to power through force in Afghanistan won’t be recognized internationally By KATHY GANNON and TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated PressAugust 10, 2021, 4:11 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

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 …

Gunmen kill India’s ruling party member, his wife in Kashmir

Gunmen kill India’s ruling party member, his wife in Kashmir Assailants have killed a husband and wife who were both politicians for India’s governing party in disputed Kashmir ByThe Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 2:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SRINAGAR, India — Assailants fatally shot a husband and wife who …

Pakistan crash sets fire to minibus, kills 10 passengers

Pakistan crash sets fire to minibus, kills 10 passengers A Pakistani rescue official says a truck rammed into a minibus on a highway in eastern Pakistan, causing a fire that killed 10 passengers ByThe Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 7:29 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MULTAN, Pakistan — A truck rammed …