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Records contradict Majewski's account of military punishment

Sep. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran. But one of the big questions that has surfaced is why Majewski was told he could not reenlist in the Air Force after his initial four years...

Top Pakistan diplomat urges flood aid, patience with Taliban

Sep. 28, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says the international community should work with Afghanistan's ruling Taliban, not against them, when it comes to combatting foreign extremist groups and the economic and humanitarian crises in that country — even as many U.S. officials say the...

UN official warns of conflict, more poverty in Afghanistan

Sep. 27, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned Tuesday of a possible internal conflict and worsening poverty in Afghanistan if the Taliban don’t respond quickly to the needs of all elements of society, saying their crackdown on the rights of girls and women signals indifference to over 50%...

UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders, by the numbers

Sep. 27, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The barricades are down, the world leaders have left and New Yorkers are complaining slightly less about traffic. The gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly is over. Here, we break down the stats for you: U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSIONS: 77 ...

Afghan Taliban deputy calls for reopening schools for girls

Sep. 27, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior member of the Taliban-run government in Afghanistan on Tuesday called on Afghanistan's new rulers to reopen schools for girls beyond the sixth grade, saying there is no valid reason in Islam for the ban. The appeal from Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the...

UN speeches end with silence from Myanmar, Afghanistan

Sep. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the second straight year, Afghanistan and Myanmar were silent at the U.N. General Assembly's leaders' meeting, which ended Monday with no representative of either government stepping forward to talk as the United Nations tries to resolve who should represent them. ...

CIA unveils model of al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri's hideout

Sep. 24, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — The CIA has revealed a model of Ayman al-Zawahri’s safe house, used to brief President Joe Biden about the al-Qaida leader’s whereabouts before the agency killed him in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Shortly after al-Zawahri's death, White House...

Ohio Republican stays in campaign amid scrutiny of service

Sep. 23, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski insisted Friday that he would stay in the race for a competitive northwest Ohio congressional seat after The Associated Press reported earlier this week that he misrepresented key elements of his Air Force service. “I flew into...

The AP Interview: Pakistani leader details flood devastation

Sep. 23, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Flooding likely worsened by climate change has submerged one-third of Pakistan's territory and left 33 million of its people scrambling to survive, according to Pakistan's prime minister, who says he came to the United Nations this year to tell the world that “tomorrow,...

Taliban: Car bomb near Kabul mosque kills 7, wounds 41

Sep. 23, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb went off Friday as worshippers were leaving a Kabul mosque, killing at least seven people and wounding 41, including several children, a Taliban official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a steady...