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Biden's gamble: Will pulling troops revive extremist threat?

Apr. 14, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — At its start, America’s war in Afghanistan was about retribution for 9/11. Then it was about shoring up a weak government and its weak army so that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida could never again threaten the United States. Now it's about over. With bin...

Biden to detail pullout plans for last troops in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is about to announce his plans to withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 attacks “cannot explain” why American forces should still be there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States. ...

US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

Apr. 14, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security aides were consulting with NATO on Wednesday to coordinate the alliance’s withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned pullout of American troops by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. ...

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Apr. 13, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision defies a May 1 deadline...

Turkey to host Afghan peace talks later this month

Apr. 13, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United Nations, Turkey and Qatar announced Tuesday that a high-level conference between Afghanistan’s warring sides will take place in Istanbul later this month. The meeting is aimed at accelerating peace negotiations and achieving a political settlement to...

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Apr. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it. Biden has inched so close...

Afghans work to stem polio rise amid violence, pandemic

Apr. 08, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is trying to inoculate millions of children against polio after pandemic lockdowns stalled the effort to eradicate the crippling disease. But the recent killing of three vaccinators points to the dangers facing the campaign as turmoil grows in the...

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive amid surge in coronavirus

Mar. 29, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Monday launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio despite facing another surge of coronavirus cases, the second anti-polio drive in 2021 as the country struggles to eradicate the crippling children’s disease. This time, the...

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive amid surge in coronavirus

Mar. 29, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Monday launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio despite facing another surge of coronavirus cases, the second anti-polio drive in 2021 as the country struggles to eradicate the crippling children’s disease. This time, the...

UN envoy: Attacks must end for Afghan peace talks to succeed

Mar. 23, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan warned Tuesday that peace talks won’t succeed unless escalating violence stops, and urged any peace agreement to reflect that half the population today was born after the 2001 defeat of the Taliban and saw women rise to...