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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...

Pakistani army kills 11 militants in raid in the northwest following bombing that killed 7 soldiers

Jun. 11, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

DERA ISLAMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout, killing 11 in an overnight operation in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban in the restive northwest, authorities said on Tuesday. The intelligence-based raid was in retaliation to...

Roadside bombing targeting security convoy kills 7 soldiers in northwest Pakistan

Jun. 09, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a security convoy in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing seven soldiers, including an army captain, the military said, a sign of a surge in militant attacks on security forces. The latest attack happened in Lakki Marwat,...

Emirati leader meets with Taliban official facing $10 million US bounty over attacks

Jun. 05, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates met with an official in the Taliban government still wanted by the United States on an up-to $10 million bounty over his involvement in an attack that killed an American citizen and other assaults. The...

The Taliban publicly flogs 63 people including women accused of crimes. The UN condemns it

Jun. 05, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday condemned the public flogging of more than 60 people, including more than a dozen women, by the Taliban in northern Sari Pul province. At least 63 people were lashed on Tuesday by Afghanistan’s de...

Taliban evicted 6,000 displaced Afghans form informal settlements, says aid group

Jun. 04, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have evicted thousands of displaced people in the capital Kabul and demolished their informal settlements, making more than 800 vulnerable families homeless, an aid group said Tuesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council urged Taliban...

Pakistan sends official to Kabul for talks with the Afghan Taliban on a deadly March suicide attack

May. 30, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has sent an official to Kabul to share the findings of its investigation into a suicide bombing in March that killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver with Afghanistan's Taliban government, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Pakistan says the...

A group of armed men burns a girls' school in northwest Pakistan, in third such attack this month

May. 29, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A group of armed men used kerosene to set fire to a girls’ school in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, destroying furniture, computers and books, police said Wednesday, in the latest in a series of such attacks. No one was hurt in the...

7 Pakistani soldiers, 23 militants killed in separate shootouts during raids along the Afghan border

May. 27, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces were conducting several raids in the country's volatile northwest, a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban, when shootouts ensued leaving seven soldiers and 23 militants dead, the army said Monday. The first exchange...

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Afghanistan nearly 3 years after the Taliban captured Kabul

May. 21, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban government confirmed the resumption of Turkish Airlines flights to Kabul’s international airport, nearly three years after the carrier's services were suspended following the collapse of the Western-backed government. Afghanistan’s...