Latest Afghanistan News

Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban

Sep. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s foreign minister said...

Italians come out to demand support for Afghan women

Sep. 25, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Italy on Saturday to support Afghan women and demand continued international pressure on the country’s Taliban leaders to let women participate in the educational and political life of the country. Among...

At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

Sep. 25, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were speaking on behalf of some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts....

India's Modi targets neighbors at UN, but not by name

Sep. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't directly mention Pakistan or China in his Saturday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, but the targets of his address were clear. In a roughly 20-minute speech delivered in-person and in Hindi, he...

Taliban hang body in public; signal return to past tactics

Sep. 25, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signaled the hard-line movement’s return to some of its brutal tactics of the past. Taliban officials initially brought...

The Latest: Albania says another group of Afghans arrives

Sep. 25, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania --- Albanian authorities say that another group of Afghans on Saturday arrived in the country fleeing their homeland after the Taliban took power there. The Foreign Ministry said that 259 children, women and men have arrived from Mazar Al Sharif...

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey

Sep. 25, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatima Alzahra Shon thinks neighbors attacked her and her son in their Istanbul apartment building because she is Syrian. The 32-year-old refugee from Aleppo was confronted on Sept. 1 by a Turkish woman who asked her what she was doing in...

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

Sep. 25, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. As the Biden administration looks for new ways to stop terrorist...

Witness says Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan

Sep. 25, 2021 06:10 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Witness says Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan.

Under Taliban, thriving Afghan music scene heads to silence

Sep. 25, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is going quiet. The last time the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it outright banned music. So far this time, the government set up by the Taliban hasn’t...