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Pakistan blames 'security lapse' for mosque blast; 100 dead

Jan. 31, 2023 06:48 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing that struck inside a mosque at a police and government compound in northwest Pakistan reflects “security lapses,” current and former officials said as the death toll from the devastating blast climbed to 100 on Tuesday. The blast,...

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?

Jan. 30, 2023 23:15 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When a suicide bomber struck a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, suspicion immediately fell on the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. In a post on Twitter, a commander for the group,...

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

UN: Taliban ban on women aid workers is potential death blow

Jan. 30, 2023 17:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Monday that the Taliban's ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan is “a potential death blow” to many important humanitarian programs. If the Taliban don’t make exceptions to their edict “this would be...

Former goalkeeper and Marine named VP, GM of Orlando Pride

Jan. 30, 2023 10:43 AM EST

The Orlando Pride have named former professional goalkeeper and U.S. Marine Haley Carter their vice president of soccer operations and general manager. In the newly created position with the National Women's Soccer League team, Carter will oversee all soccer operations, including the...

Police raise death toll in Peshawar bombing to 34 as a Pakistani Taliban commander claims responsibility for attack

Jan. 30, 2023 07:17 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police raise death toll in Peshawar bombing to 34 as a Pakistani Taliban commander claims responsibility for attack.

Taliban warn women can't take entry exams at universities

Jan. 28, 2023 11:56 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday doubled down on their ban on women's education, reinforcing in a message to private universities that Afghan women are barred from taking university entry exams, according to a spokesman. The note comes despite weeks of condemnation and...

UN food agency: Afghan malnutrition rates at record high

Jan. 27, 2023 11:58 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan are at record highs with half the country enduring severe hunger throughout the year, a spokesman for the World Food Program said Thursday. The Taliban takeover in August 2021 drove millions into poverty and hunger after...

FBI: 'American Taliban' Lindh meets with released extremist

Jan. 26, 2023 17:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with convicted Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh. According to court documents, the...

Top UN woman urges Muslims: Move Taliban into 21st century

Jan. 25, 2023 21:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The highest-ranking woman at the United Nations said Wednesday she used everything in her “toolbox” during meetings with Taliban ministers to try to reverse their crackdown on Afghan women and girls, and she urged Muslim countries to help the Taliban move from the...