Latest Afghanistan government News

He spoke no English, had no lawyer. An Afghan man's case offers a glimpse into US immigration court

Sep. 24, 2023 10:09 AM EDT

The Afghan man speaks only Farsi, but he wasn't worried about representing himself in U.S. immigration court. He believed the details of his asylum claim spoke for themselves. Mohammad was a university professor, teaching human rights courses in Afghanistan before he fled for the...

Pakistan's prime minister says manipulation of coming elections by military is 'absolutely absurd'

Sep. 23, 2023 18:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s interim prime minister said he expects parliamentary elections to take place in the new year, dismissing the possibility that the country’s powerful military would manipulate the results to ensure that jailed former premier Imran Khan’s party doesn’t win...

From an old-style Afghan camera, a new view of life under the Taliban emerges

Sep. 22, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The odd device draws curious onlookers everywhere. From the outside, it resembles little more than a large black box on a tripod. Inside lies its magic: a hand-made wooden camera and darkroom in one. As a small crowd gathers around the box camera,...

UN urges Afghanistan's Taliban government to stop torture and protect the rights of detainees

Sep. 20, 2023 03:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday it has documented more than 1,600 cases of human rights violations committed by authorities in Afghanistan during arrests and detentions of people, and urged the Taliban government to stop torture and protect the rights of detainees. ...

US military orders new interviews on the deadly 2021 Afghan airport attack as criticism persists

Sep. 15, 2023 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's Central Command has ordered interviews of roughly two dozen more service members who were at the Kabul airport when suicide bombers attacked during U.S. forces' chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal, as criticism persists that the deadly assault could have been stopped....

Military orders new interviews on deadly Afghan airport attack as some question whether it could have been prevented

Sep. 15, 2023 14:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military orders new interviews on deadly Afghan airport attack as some question whether it could have been prevented.

China welcomes Cambodian and Zambian leaders as it forges deeper ties with Global South

Sep. 15, 2023 06:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Zambia upgraded their relationship to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership on Friday, the latest move by America's chief global rival to forge deeper ties with the Global South. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Zambian counterpart announced...

Secret records: Government says Marine's adoption of Afghan orphan seen as abduction, must be undone

Sep. 15, 2023 00:24 AM EDT

The U.S. government has warned a Virginia judge that allowing an American Marine to keep an Afghan war orphan risks violating international law and could be viewed around the world as “endorsing an act of international child abduction,” according to secret court records reviewed by The...

Taliban hail China's new ambassador with fanfare, say it's a sign for others to establish relations

Sep. 13, 2023 10:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday hailed China's new ambassador to Afghanistan with fanfare, saying his arrival is a sign for other nations to come forward and establish relations with them. The Taliban seized power in August 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces withdrew...

A Pakistani soldier is killed in a shootout with militants near Afghanistan border, military says

Sep. 10, 2023 13:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani soldier was killed in an overnight shootout with militants in the country's northwest, near the border with Afghanistan, the military said. A military statement late Saturday said the shootout took place in Mir Ali, a major town of North Waziristan that...