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Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 84 people

May. 19, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More heavy rains in Afghanistan have triggered flash floods, raising the death toll to 84 in the country’s north following weeks of devastating torrents that had already left hundreds dead and missing, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. The new round of heavy rains...

Flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 68 people in Afghanistan

May. 18, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods from heavy seasonal rains have killed at least 68 people in Afghanistan, Taliban officials said Saturday, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports. Afghanistan has been witnessing unusually heavy seasonal rains. In the...

3 Spaniards were among 6 people killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, officials say

May. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, Taliban and Spanish officials said Saturday. Officials had earlier said that four people died. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Friday evening...

Gunmen open fire and kill 4 people, including 3 Spaniards, in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

May. 17, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Several gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan late on Friday, killing at least four people, including three foreign nationals, a Taliban spokesman said. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that three Spaniards had died in the attack and...

Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison

May. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge sentenced a former army lawyer to almost six years in prison on Tuesday for leaking to the media classified information that exposed allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. David McBride, 60, was sentenced in a court in...

An Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has been sentenced to prison

May. 14, 2024 02:19 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has been sentenced to prison.

Pakistan, US discuss how to tackle the regional security threat posed by IS group and local Taliban

May. 13, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and U.S. officials have held their latest talks in Washington on how to expand cooperation in tackling the threat posed to regional security by an affiliate of the Islamic State group and the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday. A...

Families still looking for missing loved ones after devastating Afghanistan floods killed scores

May. 13, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When he heard that devastating floods hit his village in northern Afghanistan last week, farmer Abdul Ghani rushed home from neighboring Kunduz province where he was visiting relatives. When he got home, he found out that his wife and three children had perished in the deluge. ...

Flash floods in northern Afghanistan sweep away livelihoods, leaving hundreds dead and missing

May. 12, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shopkeeper Nazer Mohammad ran home as soon as he heard about flash floods crashing into the outskirts of a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. By the time he got there, there was nothing left, including his family of five. "Everything happened just all of...

US special operations leaders are having to do more with less and learning from the war in Ukraine

May. 12, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Forced to do more with less and learning from the war in Ukraine, U.S. special operations commanders are juggling how to add more high-tech experts to their teams while still cutting their overall forces by about 5,000 troops over the next five years. The...