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Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

Apr. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban announced Friday the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States and ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country. The...

Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

Apr. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a decision decried as "deeply flawed" and a "devastating blow for victims," International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court's prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces...

Today in History

Apr. 4, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 4, the 94th day of 2019. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee; his slaying was...

Afghans probe US mistaken airstrike of Afghan army base

Mar. 14, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities are investigating an errant U.S. strike on an Afghan military base in the country's south that killed at least five Afghan troops, a lawmaker said Thursday. The soldiers were killed by friendly fire Wednesday in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by U.S....

Pakistan frees captured Indian pilot in 'gesture of peace'

Mar. 1, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WAGAH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan handed over a captured Indian air force pilot to Indian officials at a border crossing on Friday, a "gesture of peace" by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed at defusing a dramatic escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir. The...

Pakistan pledges to release captive Indian fighter pilot

Feb. 28, 2019 10:36 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister pledged on Thursday his country would release a captured Indian fighter pilot, a move that could help defuse the most serious confrontation in two decades between the nuclear-armed neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan made the...

Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, pilot captured

Feb. 27, 2019 1:37 PM EST

MUZAFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, answering an airstrike a day earlier by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan and raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in...

Tensions escalate as Indian airstrike hits inside Pakistan

Feb. 26, 2019 11:12 PM EST

BALAKOT, Pakistan (AP) — Tensions escalated sharply on the Asian subcontinent Tuesday with nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India trading accusations and warnings after a pre-dawn airstrike by India that New Delhi said targeted a terrorist training camp. Pakistan said there were no casualties, while...

Taliban hopeful on deal amid new round of talks with US

Feb. 26, 2019 12:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Taliban and Washington's peace envoy are close to reaching an agreement on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Islamic insurgents said Tuesday amid a new round of talks with the United States. Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman, said the deal will also include...