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Taliban official: 27 people lashed in public in Afghanistan

Dec. 08, 2022 09:10 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twenty-seven people were lashed in public on Thursday in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan as punishment for alleged adultery, theft, drug offenses and other crimes, according to a court official. Afghanistan’s new authorities have implemented hard-line policies since...

Taliban carry out 1st public execution since Afghan takeover

Dec. 08, 2022 00:53 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban authorities on Wednesday executed an Afghan convicted of killing another man, the first public execution since the former insurgents took over Afghanistan last year, a spokesman said. The announcement underscored the intentions by Afghanistan's new...

Taliban allow high school graduation exams for Afghan girls

Dec. 07, 2022 00:28 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan girls will be allowed to take their high school graduation exams this week, an official and documents from the Taliban government indicated Tuesday — even though they have been banned from classrooms since the former insurgents took over the country last year. ...

IS suspect arrested in Pakistan Embassy attack in Kabul

Dec. 05, 2022 05:28 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A member of the militant Islamic State group has been arrested in last week’s shooting attack targeting the Pakistani Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, the spokesman of the Taliban government said. The attack, in which shots were fired at the embassy...

IS claims attack at Pakistan embassy that wounded guard

Dec. 04, 2022 03:28 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for last week's shooting at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in which the head of the mission escaped unharmed but a guard was wounded. In a brief statement late Saturday, IS claimed two of its fighters attacked...

US condemns shooting at Pakistan's embassy in Afghanistan

Dec. 03, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States on Saturday condemned an attack a day earlier on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt but one of his Pakistani guards was wounded, sending a wave of anger in this Islamic nation. ...

Amid tensions, gun attack targets Pakistan's envoy in Kabul

Dec. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shots were fired Friday at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in what Pakistan’s prime minister described as an attempt to assassinate his country’s envoy in Kabul. The envoy was not harmed, but a body guard was wounded, Pakistani officials said. A prominent...

After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks

Dec. 01, 2022 22:37 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan's Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan's southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country. The bombing killed four people and...

Pakistan's new army chief takes charge of military

Nov. 29, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new military chief took command of the country's armed forces on Tuesday as a political rift between the government and the popular opposition leader deepened. He took over a day after a renewed threat from a key militant group behind scores of deadly attacks over 15...

Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms

Nov. 10, 2022 09:22 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban are banning women from using gyms in Afghanistan, an official in Kabul said Thursday, the religious group's latest edict cracking down on women's rights and freedoms since they took power more than a year ago. The Taliban overran the country...