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Pakistan army completes 90% of fence along Afghan border

Aug. 03, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

TORKHAM, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Tuesday it has completed 90% of a fence being constructed along the border with Afghanistan, vowing to complete the project this summer. Pakistan says it is constructing the fence to prevent cross-border militant...

Taliban take much of provincial capital in south Afghanistan

Aug. 03, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban pressed ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, capturing nine out of 10 districts of the Helmand provincial capital, residents and officials said. Afghan government forces launched airstrikes, backed by the U.S., in a desperate...

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed

Aug. 02, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on Monday shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in northwestern Pakistan, an official said. It was the third attack in two days on Pakistani policemen assigned to protect polio workers. The deadly...

Police guarding polio vaccine teams attacked in Pakistan

Aug. 01, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a police officer returning home after security duty with polio vaccination workers in northwest Pakistan, police said. The killing came during one of two attacks Sunday on police providing security for...

A 'sense of achievement' for young Pakistani who summited K2

Aug. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, said Sunday he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag. Shehroz Kashif, 19, who hails from the eastern city of...

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns

Jul. 31, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sent six Yemeni detainees who were first held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then in the Gulf Arab federation, to their home nation of Yemen, the families of the men and a government official said Thursday. The...

Brutal killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan

Jul. 30, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome death last week in an...

Pakistan attackers throw grenade at police van, kill officer

Jul. 30, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers threw a hand grenade at a police van in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing a policeman and wounding two others before fleeing the scene, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. ...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Jul. 29, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban took responsibility this week for the killing of a comic in the country's south, raising the specter of revenge killings as the U.S and NATO put the final touches on their departure. A video of two men slapping and abusing Nazar...

China's ties to Taliban warm ahead of US leaving Afghanistan

Jul. 28, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met Wednesday with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties between them warm ahead of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. A photo posted on the ministry’s website showed Wang Yi posing with senior Taliban leader...