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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 …

US climber dies near summit of Bolivian Andes peak

US climber dies near summit of Bolivian Andes peak Bolivian rescue workers say they have recovered the body of a U.S. climber who died at about 6,200 meters (more than 20,000 feet) altitude near the peak of the Illimani mountain ByThe Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021, 5:28 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon A delegation of four U.S. senators says America is looking to help Lebanon overcome fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 6:03 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSen. Chris Murphy, D-C.T., right, Sen. …

Taliban guard at Kabul airport says last American planes have flown out after two decades of war; no US confirmation

Taliban guard at Kabul airport says last American planes have flown out after two decades of war; no US confirmation Taliban guard at Kabul airport says last American planes have flown out after two decades of war; no US confirmation ByThe Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 8:22 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

US airlifts aid to Haiti to reach areas hardest hit by quake

US airlifts aid to Haiti to reach areas hardest hit by quake U.S. military aircraft are ferrying food, tarps and other material into southern Haiti amid a shift in the international relief effort to focus on helping people hit by the recent earthquake to make it through hurricane season By BEN FOX Associated PressAugust 29, …

Afghan official says 3 children killed in US drone strike targeting IS

Afghan official says 3 children killed in US drone strike targeting IS Afghan official says 3 children killed in US drone strike targeting IS ByThe Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 7:13 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan official says 3 children killed in US drone strike targeting IS.

Taliban spokesman says a US airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to strike Kabul airport

Taliban spokesman says a US airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to strike Kabul airport Taliban spokesman says a US airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to strike Kabul airport ByThe Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 1:48 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, …

Afghan police chief: Rocket hits neighborhood northwest of Kabul international airport amid US evacuation, kills a child

Afghan police chief: Rocket hits neighborhood northwest of Kabul international airport amid US evacuation, kills a child Afghan police chief: Rocket hits neighborhood northwest of Kabul international airport amid US evacuation, kills a child ByThe Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 1:22 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan police …

US raises concerns about treatment of ex-Jordanian official

US raises concerns about treatment of ex-Jordanian official The U.S. State Department has raised concerns to Jordan about the possible mistreatment of a former top official imprisoned for sedition in an alleged plot against the Western-allied monarchy By JOSEF FEDERMAN and OMAR AKOUR Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 7:37 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Taliban spokesman says US must complete evacuations from Afghanistan by Aug. 31 withdrawal date, ‘no extensions’

Taliban spokesman says US must complete evacuations from Afghanistan by Aug. 31 withdrawal date, ‘no extensions’ Taliban spokesman says US must complete evacuations from Afghanistan by Aug. 31 withdrawal date, ‘no extensions’ ByThe Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 1:28 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban spokesman says US …

US military officials: Kabul airport now closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue

US military officials: Kabul airport now closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue US military officials: Kabul airport now closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue ByThe Associated PressAugust 15, 2021, 5:54 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — US military officials: Kabul airport now closed to …

Mexico deports Central Americans after being flown in by US

Mexico deports Central Americans after being flown in by US Central American asylum-seekers being expelled by the U.S. and flown deep into Mexico for deportation to their homelands is drawing criticism from the U.N. refugee agency By SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 9:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

US restricts more visas for Nicaraguans close to government

US restricts more visas for Nicaraguans close to government The United States has slapped visa restrictions on 50 immediate family members of Nicaraguan officials who have been involved in or benefited from President Daniel Ortega’s growing repression ByThe Associated PressAugust 6, 2021, 6:32 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for ship attack; Tehran denies

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for ship attack; Tehran denies The United States has joined the United Kingdom and Israel in accusing Iran of carrying out a deadly drone strike that killed two aboard a tanker off Oman By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressAugust 1, 2021, 6:22 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

US opposes ex-Albania leader taking seat in new parliament

US opposes ex-Albania leader taking seat in new parliament The United States is pressing Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party to exclude from its lawmakers in the new parliament its former leader Sali Berisha By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressJuly 30, 2021, 3:57 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — The …

US sanctions hit Syria prisons, abusers including opposition

US sanctions hit Syria prisons, abusers including opposition The Biden administration has announced its first sanctions on Syria, targeting prison facilities and officials who run them, as well as an opposition armed group, focusing on human rights abuses By SARAH EL DEEB and MATTHEW LEE Associated PressJuly 28, 2021, 6:46 PM• 4 min readShare to …

US suspends cooperation with Guatemala attorney general

US suspends cooperation with Guatemala attorney general The U.S. government has suspended cooperation with Guatemala’s Attorney General’s Office in response to the firing of its top anti-corruption prosecutor, saying it has “lost confidence” in the Central American country’s willingness to fight corruption By SONIA PÉREZ D. and MATTHEW LEE Associated PressJuly 27, 2021, 8:58 PM• …

US pilot thanks British man who guaranteed a happy landing

US pilot thanks British man who guaranteed a happy landing A U.S. Air Force officer has thanked a British photographer whose quick action ensured he landed safely after an engine in the aircraft he was piloting malfunctioned last week By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressJuly 23, 2021, 8:12 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

US peace envoy visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan ties sour

US peace envoy visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan ties sour Washington’s point man in talks aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan has made a brief visit to Pakistan as relations between Islamabad and Kabul reached a new low By KATHY GANNON Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 4:13 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Activists say 2 Syrian brown bears in Lebanon flown to US

Activists say 2 Syrian brown bears in Lebanon flown to US Activists say two bears that had been held in small cement cages for more than a decade in Lebanon will be flown to the United States where they will be released into the wild By FADI TAWIL Associated PressJuly 18, 2021, 3:00 PM• 2 …

US pulls visas of 100 Nicaraguan legislators, judges

US pulls visas of 100 Nicaraguan legislators, judges The U.S. State Department has announced that it is pulling the travel visas of 100 legislators, judges and prosecutors who aided the regime of President Daniel Ortega ByThe Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 6:36 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

The top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes his command, prepares to depart, as America’s ‘forever war’ nears end

The top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes his command, prepares to depart, as America’s ‘forever war’ nears end The top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes his command, prepares to depart, as America’s ‘forever war’ nears end ByThe Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 12:55 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — …

US expert: Images show Chinese ship waste endangering reefs

US expert: Images show Chinese ship waste endangering reefs A U.S.-based expert says swarms of Chinese vessels have dumped human waste and wastewater for years in a disputed area of the South China Sea where they anchor By JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 12:15 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:05 …

US, French ambassadors: Lebanon ‘desperate’ for new Cabinet

US, French ambassadors: Lebanon ‘desperate’ for new Cabinet The American and French ambassadors to Beirut have released a joint statement saying that Lebanon is in “desperate need” of a new, pro-reform government to lead it out of its unprecedented economic and financial crisis ByThe Associated PressJuly 9, 2021, 7:05 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

US, French ambassadors to Beirut in rare joint Saudi visit

US, French ambassadors to Beirut in rare joint Saudi visit The French and U.S. ambassadors to Lebanon are in Riyadh for talks with Saudi officials, a rare joint visit aimed at developing a unified strategy to help the small Mediterranean country out of its unprecedented economic and political crises By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressJuly …

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left By KATHY GANNON Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 7:24 PM• 5 …

9 mutilated bodies found on Mexican road near US border

9 mutilated bodies found on Mexican road near U.S. border Mexican soldiers have found the bullet-ridden, mutilated corpses of nine men on a highway that runs next to the U.S. border By ALFREDO PEÑA Associated PressJune 30, 2021, 6:31 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:18 On Location: June 30, 2021 Catch …

McAfee antivirus software creator found dead in Spanish prison hours after court okays his extradition to the US

McAfee antivirus software creator found dead in Spanish prison hours after court okays his extradition to the US McAfee antivirus software creator found dead in Spanish prison hours after court okays his extradition to the US ByThe Associated PressJune 23, 2021, 7:46 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADRID — McAfee …

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation American authorities have taken down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accuse of spreading “disinformation.” By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressJune 22, 2021, 8:40 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – This Monday, June 21, 2021 photo shows Iran’s new …

Iran says state-linked news websites seized by US government under unclear circumstances, US officials don’t acknowledge

Iran says state-linked news websites seized by US government under unclear circumstances, US officials don’t acknowledge Iran says state-linked news websites seized by US government under unclear circumstances, US officials don’t acknowledge ByThe Associated PressJune 22, 2021, 6:09 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran says …