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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Sept. 6 The Boston Herald on how the Afghan war has reshaped U.S., the world: Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of...

Bangladesh court sentences 6 militants to death in slayings

Aug. 31, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh anti-terrorism tribunal on Tuesday sentenced six Islamist militants to death in the brutal slayings of two men, including a prominent gay rights activist, five years ago, lawyers said. In April 2016, assailants hacked to death...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 18, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 17 The Hindu on the fall of Kabul and a bleak future facing Afghanistan: History came full circle on August 15 when the Taliban captured Kabul, almost 20 years...

Tunisian police detain lawmaker, Islamist party officials

Jul. 31, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities jailed an opposition lawmaker Friday and briefly detained four members of the powerful Islamist movement Ennahdha in the wake of the president's decision to seize exceptional powers, according to Tunisian media reports. The...

Tunisia opens corruption probes of leading Islamist party

Jul. 28, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian prosecutors have opened investigations into alleged foreign campaign funding and anonymous donations to Islamist movement Ennahdha and two other political parties, according to local media. Ennahdha is the dominant party in parliament,...

AP Interview: Tunisia Islamist party counters president

Jul. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of Tunisia’s Islamist party and speaker of parliament said Tuesday that his party is working to form a “national front” to counter President Kais Saied’s decision to suspend the legislature, fire top government officials and take control of the...

Turkey aims for dialogue with Taliban on Kabul Airport plan

Jul. 20, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey’s bid to operate and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Speaking after Eid al-Adha prayers in northern Cyprus, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...