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Taliban under scrutiny as US kills al-Qaida leader in Kabul

Aug. 02, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house intensified global scrutiny Tuesday of Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and further undermined their efforts to secure international recognition and desperately needed aid. ...

USAID chief calls on China to restructure Sri Lanka's debt

Jul. 27, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The head of the U.S. government aid agency called on China on Wednesday to help Sri Lanka and other nations that had borrowed heavily from Beijing with debt restructuring, not just with lines of credit and emergency loans. Samantha Power, the administrator for the...

Republicans warm to $52B computer chip bill, adding momentum

Jul. 18, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republicans are warming up to passing a bill that provides roughly $52 billion in incentives for the semiconductor industry now that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has quashed the idea of imposing higher taxes on the rich and corporations as part of a separate...

EU promises more Ukraine war aid; calls for sanctions unity

Jul. 18, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers promised another 500 millions euros in military aid to Ukraine’s war chest to beef up the defense of the nation as the bloc's foreign policy chief exhorted member states not to waver in their commitment to sanctions against Russia. ...

UN fails to extend aid deliveries to Syrian rebel-held area

Jul. 08, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council failed in two rival votes Friday to extend humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to 4.1 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest, with the U.S. ambassador warning that “people will die because of this vote.” After days of...

Facing severe drought, Somalia calls for Turkish support

Jul. 06, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Somalia’s president on Wednesday called for assistance from Turkey to combat the effects of severe drought that is threatening the Horn of Africa. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud made the comments during his first visit to Turkey since returning to office following an...

Taliban supreme leader prays for Afghanistan's quake victims

Jul. 01, 2022 05:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban’s supreme leader offered prayers Friday for Afghanistan's earthquake victims during a speech to Islamic clerics in Kabul. The tremor in June killed more than 1,000 people in the eastern part of the country. State radio aired Haibatullah...

Afghan Taliban hold clerics' assembly, aiming to boost rule

Jun. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers held a gathering Thursday of some 3,000 Islamic clerics and tribal elders for the first time since seizing power in August, urging those at the meeting to advise them on running the country. Women were not allowed to attend. The...

Taliban and US officials to meet amid quake relief efforts

Jun. 29, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan finance and central bank officials from the Taliban-led government departed for Qatar on Wednesday to meet with U.S. officials, the Taliban said. The meeting follows last week’s deadly earthquake, which brought into focus how relief and emergency aid efforts have...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.'s...