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Relatives carry the dead body of a boy who was killed by a mortar shell attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Mortar shells slammed into different parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

EU, other donors step up with funds to help Afghanistan

Nov. 24, 2020 3:52 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The European Union, the United States and other donors on Tuesday pledged billions in new funds for Afghanistan, hoping to salvage years of work aimed to foster peace and stability in the country and coax along uncertain peace talks between the government and Taliban rebels — at a time...

Bodies of people killed in a explosion lie in a hospital morgue in Bamyan province, northwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has exploded in central Afghanistan, killing and injuring tens of people. The attack Tuesday comes as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to find an end to decades of war. (AP Photo)

Officials: Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14

Nov. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bombs exploded in central Afghanistan on Tuesday killing at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman, officials said, even as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to try to end decades of war. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said 45 people were...

Relatives carry the dead body of a boy who was killed by a mortar shell attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Mortar shells slammed into different parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

IS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

Nov. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan's capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, Khadim Hussein Rizvi, head of 'Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a religious political party, speaks during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Rizvi, a radical religious cleric, who led tens of thousands in anti-France around the country, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. His spokesman and a doctor at the hospital where Rizvi died said he was suffering from COVID-like symptoms but was not tested for the virus. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Radical Pakistani religious cleric dies after leading sit-in

Nov. 19, 2020 2:17 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Khadim Hussein Rizvi, a radical Pakistani religious scholar who this week led thousands of supporters into a sit-in in Islamabad over the republishing in France of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, which they deem blasphemous, died on Thursday. He was 54. According to the...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP sources: Trump to order troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq

Nov. 16, 2020 6:15 PM EST

President Donald Trump is expected to cut a significant number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a smaller number in Iraq by the final days of his presidency, U.S. officials said Monday. The plan would run counter to military commanders' advice over the past year, while still falling short of Trump's much-touted...

Pakistan officials: Militants ambush oil convoy, killing 15

Oct. 15, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed a convoy of Pakistani oil and gas workers escorted by paramilitary troops in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Thursday, killing 15 people, intelligence officials said. The attack was initially claimed by the Baluchistan Liberation Front, a...