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From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

Oct. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country’s once-prominent female leaders — a former parliament member, candidate for president and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize — is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her...

UN chief: Afghanistan faces `make-or-break moment'

Oct. 11, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that Afghanistan is facing “a make-or-break moment,” the United Nations chief on Monday urged the world to prevent the country’s economy from collapsing. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also appealed to the Taliban to stop...

Amid turmoil, Afghanistan pavilion arrives at Dubai's Expo

Oct. 07, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Afghanistan's president was killed in a communist coup in 1978 and the country plunged into violent chaos, Mohammed Omer Rahimy bundled up his family’s treasures and fled to Vienna. More than 40 years later, amid yet another...

AP PHOTOS: Taliban face shift from war to policing streets

Oct. 04, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One fighter after another, the Taliban are trading in their characteristic long flowing garb for stiff military uniforms. It is a symbol of the moment of transition they find themselves in: Once warriors embedded in Afghanistan’s rugged...

At Dubai’s Expo, the world’s problematic politics loom

Oct. 04, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran wants you to put politics aside and marvel over its ornate carpets. Syria wants you to forget about its brutal war and learn about the world’s first alphabet. Yemen, on the brink of famine, is very excited about its honey and coffee. ...

Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid

Sep. 28, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female Afghan health workers, teachers and rights defenders Tuesday urged the international community to resume financial aid to Afghanistan, saying non-payment has disproportionally impacted women. Aqela Noori, a teacher, said at a news...

Today in History

Sep. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2021. There are 94 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly...

Taliban, ex-Afghan government dispute ends with no UN speech

Sep. 27, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dispute between Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers and its former government over who should speak at the United Nations' annual meeting of world leaders finally has an answer: no one. The Taliban had challenged the credentials of the...

UN and Afghanistan's Taliban, figuring out how to interact

Sep. 26, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

It's been little more than a month since Kalashnikov-toting Taliban fighters in their signature heavy beards, hightop sneakers and shalwar kameezes descended on the Afghan capital and cemented their takeover. Now they’re vying for a seat in the club of nations and seeking what no country...

It's almost certain Afghanistan's Taliban won't speak at UN

Sep. 24, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It’s almost certain that Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers won't get to speak at this year's U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders. The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government, which they...