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Pakistan Taliban ends cease-fire with govt, vows new attacks

Nov. 28, 2022 13:26 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Monday ended a monthslong cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, ordering its fighters to resume attacks across the country, where scores of deadly attacks have been blamed on the insurgent group. In a statement, the outlawed...

UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime

Nov. 25, 2022 10:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, a U.N. team of experts said Friday. The Taliban promptly rejected the allegation. The...

Mine company's blasting of rock shelters likened to Taliban

Nov. 24, 2022 03:01 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian minister likened a mining company blasting ancient rock shelters to the Taliban’s destruction of giant Buddha carvings and vowed Thursday to improve protections of Indigenous cultural heritage. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said Rio...

Court rules Dutch state liable for 2007 Afghan bombing

Nov. 23, 2022 12:37 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A local court in the Netherlands ruled on Wednesday that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, and ordered the state to pay financial compensation to the victims. The District Court of The Hague found the...

Taliban lash 12 people before stadium crowd in Afghanistan

Nov. 23, 2022 10:33 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban lashed three women and nine men in front of hundreds of spectators in a provincial sports stadium Wednesday, signaling the religious extremist group’s resumption of a brutal form of punishment that was a hallmark of their rule in the 1990s. The office...

Red Cross: Afghans will struggle for their lives this winter

Nov. 21, 2022 02:14 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More Afghans will be struggling for survival as living conditions deteriorate in the year ahead, a top official of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in an interview, as the country braces for its second winter under Taliban rule. The...

Pakistan reopens border with Afghanistan shut over shooting

Nov. 21, 2022 01:24 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Monday reopened its key Chaman border crossing with landlocked Afghanistan for trade and pedestrian movement after shutting it down a week earlier after an Afghan gunman shot and killed a Pakistani soldier and wounded two others, a Pakistani official said. ...

Afghan official says 19 people lashed in northeast province

Nov. 20, 2022 03:14 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nineteen people in northeastern Afghanistan were lashed for adultery, theft and running away from home, a Supreme Court official said Sunday. The announcement underscored the Taliban's intention of sticking to their strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia. ...

Afghan Taliban say group will stick to strict Islamic law

Nov. 17, 2022 13:28 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban will stick to their strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia, a spokesman said Thursday, underscoring the group's intention to continue hard-line policies implemented since they took over the country more than a year ago. During their...

Ambush, army raid leave 6 police, 2 troops dead in Pakistan

Nov. 16, 2022 09:11 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Armed militants on Wednesday ambushed a routine police patrol in northwestern Pakistan, killing all six policemen in the vehicle, while a shootout with gunmen elsewhere in the volatile region killed two soldiers, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban...