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Qatar's ruler urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

Sep. 21, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday against turning their backs on the country's Taliban rulers. ...

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

Sep. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who should represent Afghanistan at the United Nations this month? It's a complex question with plenty of political implications. The Taliban, the country's new rulers for a matter of weeks, are challenging the credentials of their country's...

The United Nations says Afghanistan's Taliban are asking to speak at the U.N.’s high-level meeting of world leaders

Sep. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Afghanistan's Taliban are asking to speak at the U.N.’s high-level meeting of world leaders.

Wray: Afghanistan unrest could inspire extremism inside US

Sep. 21, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years, but the Taliban victory in Afghanistan could embolden U.S.-based extremists at the same time that the FBI is confronting increasing threats from individuals motivated by racial and political...

Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...

UK minister sorry over Afghan interpreters' data breach

Sep. 21, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister apologized and his ministry suspended an official Tuesday after a “significant” data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters hoping to settle in the U.K. A Defense Ministry email to more than 250...

After Afghans fell from plane, families live with horror

Sep. 21, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It’s a scene that has come to symbolize the chaotic end to America’s 20 years of war in Afghanistan: A lumbering U.S. Air Force cargo plane takes off from Kabul airport, chased by hundreds of desperate Afghan men scrambling to get on the aircraft. ...

Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

Sep. 21, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation of an all-male government...

Taliban announce list of deputy ministers, fail to appoint any women, doubling down on all-male, all-Taliban government

Sep. 21, 2021 02:41 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban announce list of deputy ministers, fail to appoint any women, doubling down on all-male, all-Taliban government.

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...