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What to stream this week: 'Kung Fu Panda 4' chops, PBS hits the disco and Kevin Hart chats

Jun. 17, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

The debut of “Echoes,” a sequel series to “Orphan Black," and the documentary “Bread & Roses” looking at how Afghan women’s lives were impacted after Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021 are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. ...

Emirati leader meets with Taliban official facing $10 million US bounty over attacks

Jun. 05, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates met with an official in the Taliban government still wanted by the United States on an up-to $10 million bounty over his involvement in an attack that killed an American citizen and other assaults. The...

Taliban evicted 6,000 displaced Afghans form informal settlements, says aid group

Jun. 04, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have evicted thousands of displaced people in the capital Kabul and demolished their informal settlements, making more than 800 vulnerable families homeless, an aid group said Tuesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council urged Taliban...

Pakistan sends official to Kabul for talks with the Afghan Taliban on a deadly March suicide attack

May. 30, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has sent an official to Kabul to share the findings of its investigation into a suicide bombing in March that killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver with Afghanistan's Taliban government, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Pakistan says the...

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Afghanistan nearly 3 years after the Taliban captured Kabul

May. 21, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban government confirmed the resumption of Turkish Airlines flights to Kabul’s international airport, nearly three years after the carrier's services were suspended following the collapse of the Western-backed government. Afghanistan’s...

3 Spaniards were among 6 people killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, officials say

May. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, Taliban and Spanish officials said Saturday. Officials had earlier said that four people died. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Friday evening...

Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 50 people

May. 11, 2024 01:39 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods from seasonal rains in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan killed at least 50 people on Friday, a Taliban official said. The floods also caused losses to homes and property in several districts, according to Edayatullah Hamdard, the provincial...

The Taliban are working to woo tourists to Afghanistan

Apr. 30, 2024 01:46 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Around 30 men are crammed into a Kabul classroom, part of the debut student cohort at a Taliban-run institute training tourism and hospitality professionals. It’s a motley crew. One student is a model. Another is 17 and has no job...

Today in History: April 25, Athens surrenders to Sparta, Peloponnesian War ends

Apr. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 25, the 116th day of 2024. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: In 404 B.C., the Peloponnesian War ended as Athens surrendered to Sparta. On this date: ...

A sticky bomb explodes in Kabul, killing 1 and wounding 3 in a mostly Shiite Hazara neighbourhood

Apr. 20, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A sticky bomb exploded in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing one person and wounding three others, a police official said. The bomb was attached to a car and the blast killed the driver. The spokesman for the...