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Montana ski town hosts military members who served in Kabul

Jan. 23, 2022 12:57 PM EST

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — Carlin Houston, a 23-year-old paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment, traversed the slopes of Big Mountain with relative ease, looking every bit the part of a seasoned snowboarder — Flylow jacket, baggy Goretex pants, mirrored goggles —...

In Iran, Taliban hold talks with anti-Taliban Afghan group

Jan. 10, 2022 12:00 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers held talks over the weekend with senior leaders of an anti-Taliban alliance, the Taliban said Monday. The meeting, held in Tehran, was the first of its kind, underscoring Taliban efforts to bring their former opponents into the fold. ...

Taliban arrest popular Afghan professor critical of govt

Jan. 09, 2022 07:10 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have arrested a popular university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments, including the new rulers in Kabul, the group's spokesman said Sunday. Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet that professor Faizuallah Jalal was...

Ex-Afghan president says had no choice but to flee Kabul

Dec. 30, 2021 09:02 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said he had no choice but to abruptly leave Kabul as the Taliban closed in and denied an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing the accounts of former Afghan and U.S. officials. Former President Ashraf Ghani...

Today in History

Dec. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2021. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower...

2021 Notebook: US withdrawal and Afghanistan's next chapter

Dec. 23, 2021 05:03 AM EST

THE BACKGROUND: For Afghanistan, 2021 was punctuated by the chaos of a U.S. withdrawal and an uncertain next chapter. The Taliban, who were unseated as the country's rulers by a U.S.-led coalition after the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago, could not be stopped by a collapsing Afghan military and...

The AP Interview: Karzai 'invited' Taliban to stop chaos

Dec. 15, 2021 09:57 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban didn't take the Afghan capital — they were invited, says the man who issued the invitation. In an Associated Press interview, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered some of the first insights into the secret and sudden departure of...

Today in History

Dec. 07, 2021 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2021. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well as...

Today in History

Dec. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2021. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from...