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Afghan Taliban hold clerics' assembly, aiming to boost rule

Jun. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers held a gathering Thursday of some 3,000 Islamic clerics and tribal elders for the first time since seizing power in August, urging those at the meeting to advise them on running the country. Women were not allowed to attend. The...

US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

Jun. 24, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday. Asadullah Haroon Gul's release was first...

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Jun. 23, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with...

Taliban release several British citizens held in Afghanistan

Jun. 20, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have released several British citizens who were detained in Afghanistan after an agreement was reached between the two countries, Taliban and U.K. officials said Monday. The detainees were released Sunday following a series of meetings between Afghan...

Death toll in Afghan mosque bombing rises to 33, Taliban say

Apr. 23, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban official says a bombing at a mosque and religious school in northern Afghanistan on Friday killed at least 33 people, including students of a religious school. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban's deputy culture and information minister, said the...

Pakistan warns neighbor Afghanistan not to shelter militants

Apr. 17, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan fired off a sharp warning Sunday to Afghanistan's hard-line religious rulers to stop sheltering homegrown Pakistani Taliban militants who have staged increasingly deadly attacks against the country’s military. The warning followed Afghan reports that...

Taliban clamp down on drugs, announce ban on poppy harvest

Apr. 03, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban on Sunday announced a ban on harvesting poppies, even as farmers in some parts of the country began extracting the opium from the plant that is needed for making heroin. The Taliban warned farmers that their crops will be...