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The Latest: Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov't

Sep. 20, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ___ UNITED NATIONS -- Pakistan’s foreign minister says Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers should understand that if they want recognition and assistance in rebuilding the war-battered...

The Latest: Taliban fire director of Afghan cricket board

Sep. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have sacked the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board. Hamid Shinwari posted on his official Facebook page Monday he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin...

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

Sep. 19, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers. Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been...

Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

Sep. 19, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said. Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometers (47...

The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govt

Sep. 18, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s prime minister says he has “initiated a dialogue" with the Taliban to prod them to form an inclusive government that would ensure peace and stability not only in Afghanistan but also in the region. Imran Khan tweeted on Saturday that he took...

The Latest: American Samoa reports first case of coronavirus

Sep. 17, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA -- American Samoa reported its first case of coronavirus on Friday. The U.S. territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of COVID-19 was of a resident who returned to America Samoa from Hawaii this week. ...

Man sentenced to 12 years in $200 million phone-fraud scheme

Sep. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Pakistan resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a conspiracy to “unlock” phones from AT&T’s network, a scheme the company says cost it more than $200 million. Muhammad Fahd, 35, of Karachi, recruited an employee of an AT&T...

NZ abandons cricket tour of Pakistan wary of attack

Sep. 17, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — New Zealand abandoned its cricket tour of Pakistan on Friday because it was wary of being attacked outside Rawalpindi Stadium, according to the Pakistan government. New Zealand Cricket declined to reveal the nature of the security alert from...

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.” The...

The Latest: Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan

Sep. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Sigrid Kaag has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover of the country. In a...