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Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19

Sep. 30, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding 27, a Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief said. The explosion inside the center in the Dashti Barchi...

Taliban spokesman for Kabul police chief says 19 killed, 27 wounded in suicide blast in Shiite area of Afghan capital

Sep. 30, 2022 01:36 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban spokesman for Kabul police chief says 19 killed, 27 wounded in suicide blast in Shiite area of Afghan capital.

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...

Today in History: September 28, penicillin is discovered

Sep. 28, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2022. There are 94 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1928, Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first effective...

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%...

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...

Today in History: September 27, Taliban take power

Sep. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2022. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of...

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. ...

Pakistan's prime minister talks Kashmir, floods at UN

Sep. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appealed for a peaceful end to the dispute over Kashmir and deplored regional instability, invoking the perennial themes of Pakistan's U.N. addresses after dedicating the first half of his speech Friday to the ravages of recent floods. ...

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,...