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US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Qatar Airways flight on Friday took more Americans out of Afghanistan, according to Washington's peace envoy, the third such airlift by the Mideast carrier since the Taliban takeover and the frantic U.S. troop pullout from the country. The...

Israeli FM to visit Bahrain in first after diplomatic accord

Sep. 17, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister said Friday that he will visit Bahrain later this month, the first such visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf country following a diplomatic agreement reached last year. Yair Lapid announced the visit in a conference call...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

Sep. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland’s peace. ...

Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning

Sep. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afghan soil to plot attacks on the United States....

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

Sep. 12, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government's new higher education minister said Sunday. The...

The Latest: Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan

Sep. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Middle Eastern State of Qatar, which has played an outsized role in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s sweep to power on Aug. 15, has sent a delegation to Kabul. It is the highest diplomatic level delegation to visit the Afghan capital since the Taliban announced...

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Sep. 12, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

DARAA, Syria (AP) — The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appeared to slowly return to some sense of normalcy Sunday. The capture of Daraa al-Balad marked another victory for President...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

UN envoy: Failure to hold Libya vote could lead to conflict

Sep. 11, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned Friday that failure to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec. 24 could renew division and conflict and thwart efforts to unite the oil-rich North African nation after a decade of turmoil. Jan...