Latest Afghanistan News

Death toll from attack in Russia's Dagestan reaches 21

Jun. 25, 2024 05:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll in the attack by Islamic militants in Russia's southern region of Dagestan has risen to 21 after a wounded police officer has died in a hospital, officials said Tuesday. Sunday's attack, in which militants attacked Christian and Jewish houses of worship...

A look at Julian Assange and how the long-jailed WikiLeaks founder is now on the verge of freedom

Jun. 25, 2024 00:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — News that the U.S. Justice Department has reached a plea deal that will lead to freedom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange brings a stunning culmination to a long-running saga of international intrigue that spanned multiple continents. Its central character is a quixotic...

A look at Julian Assange and how the long-jailed WikiLeaks founder is now on the verge of freedom

Jun. 24, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — News that the U.S. Justice Department has reached a plea deal that will lead to freedom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange brings a stunning culmination to a long-running saga of international intrigue that spanned multiple continents. Its central character is a quixotic...

Russian region of Dagestan holds a day of mourning after attacks kill 20 people, officials say

Jun. 24, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s southern region of Dagestan held the first of three days of mourning Monday following an attack by Islamic militants who authorities say killed 20 people, mostly police, and attacked Christian and Jewish houses of worship in assaults in two cities. Sunday's...

Afghanistan stuns Australia to keep Twenty20 World Cup dream alive. India beat Bangladesh

Jun. 23, 2024 01:16 AM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Afghanistan kept its Twenty20 World Cup semifinal hopes alive by stunning previously unbeaten Australia by 21 runs in a thrilling encounter on Saturday. Despite a second successive hat-trick by Australian bowler Pat Cummins, Afghanistan posted 148-6...

UN envoy defends failure to include Afghan women in upcoming meeting with the Taliban in Qatar

Jun. 22, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' top official in Afghanistan defended the failure to include Afghan women in the upcoming first meeting between the Taliban and envoys from 22 countries, insisting that demands for women’s rights are certain to be raised. U.N. special...

Roadside bomb attack targeting security convoy kills 5 soldiers and wounds 2 in northwest Pakistan

Jun. 21, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a security convoy in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing five soldiers and wounding two others, officials said, a sign of increasing attacks on security forces in the volatile region. The latest attack in the region...

Thousands of refugees in Indonesia have spent years awaiting resettlement. Their future is unclear

Jun. 20, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

TANJUNGPINANG, Indonesia (AP) — Morwan Mohammad walks down an old hotel corridor on Batam Island in northwestern Indonesia before entering a 6-square-meter (64-square-foot) room that has been home to him and his growing family for the past eight years. Mohammad, who fled war in...

Reclusive Taliban leader warns Afghans against earning money or gaining 'worldly honor'

Jun. 17, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban’s reclusive supreme leader on Monday warned Afghans against earning money or gaining worldly honor at a time when the country is in the grip of humanitarian crises and isolated on the global stage. Hibatullah Akhundzada gave his warning in a sermon...

1,000 days have passed since the Taliban barred girls from secondary education, the UN says

Jun. 13, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools, according to the U.N. children’s agency, which said Thursday that “no country can move forward when half its population is left behind.” UNICEF Executive...