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Afghan Embassy closes in India citing a lack of diplomatic support and personnel

Oct. 01, 2023 00:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Afghan Embassy said it is closing in New Delhi from Sunday due to a lack of diplomatic support in India and the absence of a recognized government in Kabul. But it will continue to provide emergency consular services to Afghan nationals, it said in a statement....

Gen. Milley delivers defense of democracy and swipes at Trump in farewell address

Sep. 29, 2023 15:22 PM EDT

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley delivered a full-throated defense of democracy and not-so-subtle swipes at former President Donald Trump during a packed ceremony on Friday as he closed out his four, often tumultuous years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....

Afghan embassy says it is stopping operations in Indian capital

Sep. 29, 2023 11:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s External Affairs Ministry is examining a letter from the Afghan Embassy that says it plans to cease all operations in the Indian capital by Saturday, an official said Friday. India has not recognized the Taliban government which seized power in...

Today in History: September 27, Taliban take power in Afghanistan

Sep. 29, 2023 10:40 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2023. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of...

From an old-style Afghan camera, a new view of life under the Taliban emerges

Sep. 22, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The odd device draws curious onlookers everywhere. From the outside, it resembles little more than a large black box on a tripod. Inside lies its magic: a hand-made wooden camera and darkroom in one. As a small crowd gathers around the box camera,...

Through a different lens: How AP used a wooden box camera to document Afghan life up close

Sep. 22, 2023 00:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd, a main attraction of working with a traditional Afghan box camera is the intimacy it provides with his subjects, and the slow pace that allows for a unique window into daily life. In the years after the 2001...

Afghan NGO says it's working with the UN for the quick release of 18 staff detained by the Taliban

Sep. 16, 2023 04:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghanistan-based nonprofit said Saturday it is working with the United Nations and others for the swift release of 18 staffers, including a foreigner, detained by the Taliban. The International Assistance Mission said the 18 people were detained on two separate...

The Taliban have detained 18 staff, including a foreigner, from an Afghanistan-based NGO, it says

Sep. 15, 2023 22:42 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have detained 18 staffers, including a foreigner, from a nongovernmental organization based in Afghanistan, the nonprofit group said Friday. NGOs have come under greater scrutiny since the Taliban seized control of the country two years ago....

US military orders new interviews on the deadly 2021 Afghan airport attack as criticism persists

Sep. 15, 2023 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's Central Command has ordered interviews of roughly two dozen more service members who were at the Kabul airport when suicide bombers attacked during U.S. forces' chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal, as criticism persists that the deadly assault could have been stopped....

Today in History: September 15, 4 Black girls killed in bombing of Birmingham church

Sep. 15, 2023 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2023. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street...