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Pakistan hosts US, Russia, China for talks on Afghanistan

Nov. 11, 2021 21:23 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday hosted talks with special envoys from the United States, Russia and China on the path forward for Afghanistan, where a deepening humanitarian crisis has forced many Afghans to migrate to neighboring countries since the Taliban takeover in August. ...

Pakistan, Islamists reach agreement to end violent rally

Oct. 31, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government and an outlawed radical Islamist party Sunday reached an agreement to end a 10-day long — and at times deadly violent — rally calling for the closure of France's embassy and the release of the party's leader. Neither Foreign...

Pakistan's FM says country will boost trade with Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban-led government. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement...

US, Pakistani officials in strained talks over Afghanistan

Oct. 08, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. and Pakistani officials held difficult talks on Friday in Pakistan's capital amid a worsening relationship between Washington and Islamabad as each searches for a way forward in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The meeting between Washington’s deputy...

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

Sep. 25, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. As the Biden administration looks for new ways to stop terrorist...

Imran Khan paints Pakistan as victim of US ungratefulness

Sep. 24, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime Minister Imran Khan sought to cast Pakistan as the victim of American ungratefulness and an international double standard in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. In a prerecorded speech aired during the evening, the...

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

Sep. 23, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don't isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenly running the country next door once again — Afghanistan's resurgent, often-volatile...

The Latest: Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov't

Sep. 20, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ___ UNITED NATIONS -- Pakistan’s foreign minister says Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers should understand that if they want recognition and assistance in rebuilding the war-battered...

The Latest: US envoy praises Qatar for Afghanistan flights

Sep. 10, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — More than 250 foreign nationals have left Afghanistan in the past three days, says Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington’s special envoy and the architect of an often criticized deal with the Taliban. The deal signed last year provided for the safe...

The Latest: UN: Afghanistan on brink of “universal poverty”

Sep. 09, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations development agency says Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of “universal poverty” which could become a reality in the middle of next year unless urgent efforts are made to bolster local communities and their economies. It said...