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Divided UN council down to wire on Taliban travel exemptions

Aug. 19, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The divided U.N. Security Council was scrambling to reach agreement on whether to extend travel exemptions for 13 Taliban officials now ruling Afghanistan that are set to expire at midnight Friday. Diplomats said Russia and China want to allow all 13 to...

Roadside bombing kills 2 policemen in northwestern Pakistan

Aug. 19, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing on Friday killed two policemen in a former militant stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Bajur, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that borders Afghanistan....

Police: Death toll in Afghan capital mosque bombing now 21

Aug. 18, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers killed at least 21 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 33 others, eyewitnesses and police said Thursday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for...

Taliban police spokesman in Afghanistan's capital says toll from mosque bombing rises to 21 people killed, 33 wounded

Aug. 18, 2022 02:58 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban police spokesman in Afghanistan's capital says toll from mosque bombing rises to 21 people killed, 33 wounded.

Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric

Aug. 18, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27, an eyewitness and police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the...

Today in History: August 18, 19th Amendment is ratified

Aug. 18, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2022. There are 135 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what...

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

Aug. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital in a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country. Bearded Taliban...

EXPLAINER: Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

Aug. 17, 2022 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly...

Afghan Olympians resettle in Australia to start afresh

Aug. 17, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic sprinter Kimia Yousofi has arrived in Australia to start afresh just over a year after carrying the Afghan flag into the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, competing in the 100-meters, and then having to watch from afar as the Taliban regained control of her country. ...

Today in History: August 16, Elvis Presley dies at 42

Aug. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2022. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. On this...