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2 Afghans who were detained at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years have been released, the Taliban say

Feb. 11, 2024 11:12 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Afghan prisoners who were held in U.S. custody for at least 14 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after 2002 were released from house arrest in Oman, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdul Zahir Saber and Abdul Karim were released as a result of the...

Opposition to the Senate border bill jeopardizes help for Afghans who aided U.S. troops

Feb. 05, 2024 14:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive $118 billion Senate border bill not only contains once-in-a-decade border security legislation and wartime aid to Israel and Ukraine, but also offers a chance for the U.S. to keep its promise to Afghans who worked alongside U.S. soldiers in America’s longest war. ...

33 people have been killed in separate traffic crashes in eastern Afghanistan

Jan. 28, 2024 08:59 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Separate traffic crashes in eastern Afghanistan have left at least 33 people dead and 16 others injured, authorities said Sunday. Ten collisions occurred in the Sorabi district of Kabul province, on the main highway linking the Afghan capital, Kabul and the eastern...

4 rescued and 2 dead in crash of private Russian jet in Afghanistan, the Taliban say

Jan. 22, 2024 05:16 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four people have been rescued and two died following the crash of a private Russian jet carrying six over the weekend in Afghanistan, the Taliban said on Monday. The crash on Saturday took place in a mountainous area in Badakhshan province, some 250 kilometers...

A Russian private jet carrying 6 people crashes in Afghanistan. The Taliban say some survived

Jan. 21, 2024 11:45 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Russian private jet carrying six people crashed in a remote area of rural Afghanistan but the pilot and some of the others on board survived, the Taliban said Sunday. The crash happened Saturday in a mountainous area in Badakhshan province, regional spokesman...

A suicide bomber in western Afghanistan targets the governor's office and wounds 3 guards

Jan. 14, 2024 06:17 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted the provincial governor’s office in western Afghanistan on Sunday and wounded three security guards, said a Taliban official. The attacker detonated his suicide vest as he was shot by security guards while trying to enter inside the...

UN concerned over Taliban arrests of Afghan women and girls for alleged Islamic headscarf violations

Jan. 11, 2024 10:11 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said Thursday it was deeply concerned by recent arbitrary arrests and detentions by the Taliban government of women and girls for allegedly violating dress codes regarding the Islamic headscarf, or hijab. The...

Grenade explosion in Afghanistan's capital kills 2 people and wounds 12 in Shiite neighborhood

Jan. 11, 2024 09:29 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A grenade explosion in Afghanistan's capital killed two people and wounded 12 in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Thursday, a police spokesman said. It was the second deadly blast in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in less than a week. The explosion occurred...

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan but no damage is reported

Jan. 11, 2024 06:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook parts of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan on Thursday, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes and offices and frightening people in remote villages, Pakistani officials and the U.S. Geological Survey said. The...

Air Arabia resumes flights to Afghanistan after halting them 2 years ago as Taliban captured Kabul

Jan. 10, 2024 09:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban government in Afghanistan on Wednesday confirmed the resumption of Air Arabia flights to Kabul’s international airport, two years after service stopped following the collapse of the Western-backed government. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and...