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Watchdog: 30 recent cases of violence to Afghan journalists

Oct. 27, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than 30 instances of violence and threats of violence against Afghan journalists were recorded in the last two months, with nearly 90% committed by the Taliban, a media watchdog said Wednesday. More than 40% of the cases recorded by The Afghanistan...

Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

Oct. 26, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure. About 3,200 flights with donated...

Pakistan, China urge world to send humanitarian aid to Kabul

Oct. 26, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare joint appeal, the leaders of Pakistan and China on Tuesday urged the international community to swiftly send humanitarian and economic aid to Afghanistan, where people are facing food and medicine shortages in the shadow of winter. A...

A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

Oct. 24, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a suicide bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul, Afghanistan airport during the final U.S....

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

Oct. 23, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan...

Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians

Oct. 23, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeting a Taliban vehicle in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two civilians Saturday, including a child, Taliban and health officials said. Four others were wounded. Two bombs detonated as a Taliban vehicle was passing...

From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

Oct. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country’s once-prominent female leaders — a former parliament member, candidate for president and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize — is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her...

Pakistan's FM says country will boost trade with Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban-led government. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement...

NATO weighs Afghan lessons of waging major ops abroad

Oct. 21, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are weighing Thursday what lessons to draw from the almost two-decade-long military mission in Afghanistan, including whether the world’s biggest security organization should even undertake major operations outside Europe and North America. ...

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for an inclusive government

Oct. 20, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring nations, a round of diplomacy that underlined Moscow's clout in Central Asia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened the talks and...