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US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

Jun. 24, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday. Asadullah Haroon Gul's release was first...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 22, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 20, 2022. Editorial: Hunting humans: Ludicrous Eric Greitens hits a new low targeting fellow Republicans Missourians have long been accustomed to boorish behavior from Eric Greitens, the disgraced former governor credibly accused of tying up and...

UN agency: Third of Sudan's population faces hunger crisis

Jun. 16, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A third of Sudan' population is currently facing a food crisis due to the compounded impact of climate shocks, political turmoil and rising global food prices, the U.N. food agency said Thursday. A joint report by the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture...

Today in History: June 16, Trump launches campaign

Jun. 16, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 16, the 167th day of 2022. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said...

At second trial, ex-CIA employee defends himself in big leak

Jun. 14, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer charged with causing the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history defended himself at the start of his trial Tuesday, telling jurors he was falsely accused and the victim of a political witch hunt. Joshua Schulte, 33,...

$4.75M: Schwartzel wins richest golf event amid Saudi outcry

Jun. 11, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel banked $4.75 million on Saturday by winning the richest tournament in golf history, while the event's Saudi backers faced renewed backlash after a 9/11 victims’ group called for American players to withdraw from the rebel...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot to death

May. 23, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking...

The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

May. 20, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the...

Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

May. 07, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful...

Al-Qaida chief blames US for Ukraine invasion in new video

May. 07, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri made an appearance in a pre-recorded video to mark the 11th anniversary of the death of his predecessor Osama bin Laden. Al-Zawahri says in the video that “U.S. weakness” was the reason that its ally Ukraine became “prey” for...