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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...

US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was departing Tuesday for Qatar to resume talks, the State Department said, amid concerns about a growing threat by an Islamic State affiliate. Zalmay Khalilzad also will...

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...

Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

Aug. 7, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the United States reported progress...

Veteran Dani Alves eyes 2022 World Cup in return to Brazil

Aug. 6, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up Tuesday night to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC. The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender said the move aims to keep him in shape for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, when he will be 39 years old. The captain...