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US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war

Aug. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A United States envoy and the Taliban resumed negotiations Thursday on ending America's longest war after earlier signaling they were close to a deal. A Taliban member familiar with, but not part of, the talks that resumed in Qatar said U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also met...

AP sources: Sprint star Christian Coleman could face ban

Aug. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

Gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects might be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The "whereabouts failures" are said to have happened over 12 months, which can be treated as a positive test and doping violation. The...

Correction: Afghanistan story

Aug. 22, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a story on Aug. 20 about Afghanistan, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a report about the ongoing conflict to the U.S. government's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The report was written by a different entity, the Lead Inspector General. A...

Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80

Aug. 21, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding claimed by the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has risen to 80, an official said Wednesday, as a U.S. envoy was set to resume talks with the Taliban on ending America's longest war. The initial toll in Saturday's blast...

Al-Jazeera says Sudan officials allow it back into Khartoum

Aug. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera says Sudanese authorities have allowed the re-opening of its bureau in Khartoum after it was closed over two months ago. The Qatar-funded broadcaster said Friday that a travel ban imposed on its bureau chief in the Sudanese capital was lifted and that all...

Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Aug. 15, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The federal Public Safety Department said Thursday that the migrants recounted a long, complicated trip in a...

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

No deal announced as US, Taliban wrap up latest talks

Aug. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest round of talks between the Taliban and the United States ended early Monday without any sign a peace deal had been reached for Afghanistan, as both sides said they would consult with their leaderships on the next steps. A Taliban spokesman had said last week that this...

Afghan leader rejects foreign interference as talks advance

Aug. 11, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president on Sunday rejected foreign interference as the United States and the Taliban appear to be closing in on a peace deal without the Afghan government at the table. President Ashraf Ghani spoke during the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Adha and as U.S. and Taliban...

Afghanistan election in doubt as US, Taliban near deal

Aug. 9, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan faces a presidential election next month but few believe the vote will take place as the United States and the Taliban inch closer to a deal that could end the nearly 18-year war but bring uncertainty about almost everything else. Few candidates — 18 are running...