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Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

UN says US strikes cause civilian casualties in Afghanistan

Oct. 9, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.N. report released on Wednesday criticized American airstrikes earlier this year against alleged drug facilities in Afghanistan, saying they were unlawful and caused significant civilian casualties. The report, released simultaneously in Kabul and Geneva, said the U.N....

Anger grows at civilian deaths by US, Afghan forces

Oct. 6, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — The workers were sleeping on the mountainside where they had spent a long day harvesting pine nuts in eastern Afghanistan. Some were in tents, others lay outside under the stars, when the U.S. airstrike tore into them. Only hours before the Sept. 19 strike, the businessman who...

Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time since 'dead' deal

Oct. 5, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban met with a U.S. envoy in the Pakistani capital, a Taliban official said Saturday, the first such encounter since President Donald Trump announced a month ago that a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan's 18-year war was dead. The official offered few...

Today in History

Sep. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2019. There are 93 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men. On this date: In 1829, London's reorganized police force, which became...

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

Sep. 28, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls...

Top 5 Afghan presidential candidates in Saturday's election

Sep. 28, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The prospect of a peace deal with Taliban insurgents created an atmosphere of uncertainty in the months leading up to Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan. Even the 18 candidates for the country's top job didn't know whether an election would be held at all. President...

AP Interview: Key Afghan presidential candidate claims fraud

Sep. 26, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just days away from Afghanistan's presidential election, leading challenger and current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah alleged that the vote is threatened by widespread abuses of power by his rival, incumbent President Ashraf Ghani, during an interview with The Associated Press...

Afghans face presidential vote amid violence, corruption

Sep. 26, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Millions of Afghans are expected to go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, despite an upsurge of violence in the weeks since the collapse of a U.S.-Taliban deal to end America's longest war, and the Taliban warning voters to say away from the polls. President Donald...

AP Interview: Karzai says Afghan election threatens peace

Sep. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A presidential election that is days away in Afghanistan threatens the troubled nation's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war, former President Hamid Karzai told The Associated Press on Tuesday, comparing the vote to asking a heart patient to run...