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Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Afghanistan nearly 3 years after the Taliban captured Kabul

May. 21, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban government confirmed the resumption of Turkish Airlines flights to Kabul’s international airport, nearly three years after the carrier's services were suspended following the collapse of the Western-backed government. Afghanistan’s...

3 Spaniards were among 6 people killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, officials say

May. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, Taliban and Spanish officials said Saturday. Officials had earlier said that four people died. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Friday evening...

Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 50 people

May. 11, 2024 01:39 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods from seasonal rains in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan killed at least 50 people on Friday, a Taliban official said. The floods also caused losses to homes and property in several districts, according to Edayatullah Hamdard, the provincial...

The Taliban are working to woo tourists to Afghanistan

Apr. 30, 2024 01:46 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Around 30 men are crammed into a Kabul classroom, part of the debut student cohort at a Taliban-run institute training tourism and hospitality professionals. It’s a motley crew. One student is a model. Another is 17 and has no job...

Today in History: April 25, Athens surrenders to Sparta, Peloponnesian War ends

Apr. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 25, the 116th day of 2024. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: In 404 B.C., the Peloponnesian War ended as Athens surrendered to Sparta. On this date: ...

A sticky bomb explodes in Kabul, killing 1 and wounding 3 in a mostly Shiite Hazara neighbourhood

Apr. 20, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A sticky bomb exploded in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing one person and wounding three others, a police official said. The bomb was attached to a car and the blast killed the driver. The spokesman for the...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday...

Pakistan deploys more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces ahead of Eid al-Fitr

Apr. 09, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have deployed more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces at mosques and marketplaces across the country ahead of the massive Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said Tuesday. Eid al-Fitr, which means feast, will be celebrated in Pakistan on...

Pakistani trade delegation visits Kabul in sign of easing tensions over cross-border attacks

Mar. 25, 2024 07:51 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A delegation from Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce arrived in Kabul on Monday to meet its Afghan counterparts to discuss how to improve trade relations, after tensions have risen over cross-border militant attacks. Last week, Pakistan’s military carried out rare...

A suicide bomber attacks a bank in Afghanistan, killing at least 3 people and injuring 12 others

Mar. 21, 2024 03:54 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber carried out an attack Thursday at a private bank in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials said. All of the victims were people who had gathered at the branch of New Kabul Bank to...