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Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

Apr. 19, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said Friday that peace in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, will only be possible when Afghans from all sectors of society sit together and negotiate — including the Taliban. Karzai expressed disappointment that...

Sudanese protest organizers step up pressure on military

Apr. 19, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers on Friday stepped up calls for a swift transfer of power, saying they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against him. The announcement...

Qatari official: Afghan talks postponed indefinitely

Apr. 19, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A first round of Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks that would have seen Taliban and government officials sit together for the first time were postponed indefinitely Thursday after a falling out over who should attend. Sultan Barakat, director of Qatar's Center for Conflict and...

Kabul announces list of 250 Afghans for talks with Taliban

Apr. 16, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul has announced a list of 250 people — including around 50 women — who are headed for Qatar for talks with the Taliban later this week, a gathering known as intra-Afghan dialogue. The list was released by the government on Tuesday although the Taliban have...

Infantino holds Kuwait talks on staging 2022 World Cup games

Apr. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to enlarge the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams. After meeting with the emir of Kuwait and soccer officials, Infantino flew to Doha to see Qatari leaders on Monday about the prospect of...

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...

After winning small events, Harding makes most of big stage

Apr. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Harding of South Africa spent most of his Masters debut Thursday atop the leaderboard, and that's not an unusual position for him over the past year. No one else at Augusta National can claim five victories and three runner-up finishes since the last Masters. Then again, few...

Afghan government says talks with Taliban delayed 5 days

Apr. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government says talks with the Taliban will take place on April 19 in Doha, the capital of Qatar, five days later than originally scheduled. Abdul Hadi Arghandewal, a member of the leadership council for reconciliation, says Wednesday more discussions on the Afghan...

Qatar wins, regional rivals lose in Asian soccer elections

Apr. 6, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — On a big day for Qatar at the Asian soccer elections, the 2022 World Cup host regained a seat on FIFA's ruling committee and saw defeats for candidates from its regional rivals which are boycotting Doha and want the tournament shared with other Middle East countries. There...

Wisconsin family fosters dog from Qatar

Apr. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — From Doha to the Town of Beloit, with love. That's what awaited Gemma, a pup that was saved thanks to the sponsorship of Beloit-based animal rescue A Promise Of Love. She was taken in by Town of Beloit Police Department Lt. Bryan Hasse and wife Brandi Hasse, and in recent weeks the...