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Pakistan Taliban extend truce for more talks with government

May. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday said they are extending a cease-fire with the government until May 30, after the two sides held an initial round of talks hosted by the Afghan Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan. The spokesman for the militant group, Mohammad...

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

US intel questioned for misjudging Afghanistan, Ukraine

May. 10, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials were questioned Tuesday about why they misjudged the durability of governments in both Afghanistan and Ukraine, and whether they need to reform how intelligence agencies assess a foreign military’s will to fight. U.S....

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women defy veil edict

May. 08, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Arooza was furious and afraid, keeping her eyes open for Taliban on patrol as she and a friend shopped Sunday in Kabul's Macroyan neighborhood. The math teacher was fearful her large shawl, wrapped tight around her head, and sweeping pale brown coat would...

Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

May. 07, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful...

St. Louis seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees

May. 07, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Inamullah Niazai sits on the front porch step of his red-brick St. Louis home and smiles at the bustle of activity around him — his mother and father chatting in the front yard, his two young daughters munching chocolate ice cream bars. “Anything is possible...

Wyoming defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin is dismissed

May. 05, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit over online harassment filed against actor Alec Baldwin by the family of a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan, saying the Wyoming court did not have jurisdiction over the case. An attorney for the family said...

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry

May. 02, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the smell of freshly baked orange biscuits and powdered sugar-dusted cookies typically fills the air in Mona Abubakr’s home. But due to higher prices, the Egyptian housewife this year made smaller quantities of the sweet treats, some of which...

Powerful explosion at Kabul mosque kills at least 10 people

Apr. 29, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding as many as 30, a Taliban spokesman said. Hundreds of worshippers had gathered for prayers on the last Friday of the Muslim holy...

A Taliban spokesman says a powerful explosion at a Sunni mosque in Kabul has killed at least 10 worshippers, wounded 20

Apr. 29, 2022 09:31 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says a powerful explosion at a Sunni mosque in Kabul has killed at least 10 worshippers, wounded 20.