Afghans say preventing next war as vital as ending this one

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At a Kabul museum honoring Afghanistan’s war victims, talking to visitors reveals just how many layers and generations of pain and grief have piled up duri...

Taliban to suspend assault after US pledges to halt strikes

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said on Friday they have agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that have displaced thousands this week — but only after the U.S. promised to halt airstrikes in...

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir border firing

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to its Foreign Ministry on Thursday to complain about what Islamabad says was “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” by India in the dispute...

Pakistan says soldier killed by firing from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Wednesday said a soldier was killed and another wounded in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border, a sign of increasing violence in an ar...

Pakistan police arrest key suspect in shocking highway rape

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested the second assailant in a gang rape of a woman whose car broke down on a deserted highway at night last month, when two attackers pulled her out of the ...

Taliban welcome Trump tweet promising early troop withdrawal

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban on Thursday welcomed a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of the U.S.'s troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas. ...

Before attack, a Pakistani teen sought better life in France

KOTLI QAZI, Pakistan (AP) — Ali Hassan was only 15 when he left Pakistan to be smuggled to Europe, following the path of his older brother and many other young men from his home country dreaming of a ...

Pakistani rights worker: Charges against family unfounded

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An elderly Pakistani human rights worker said Friday his wife and their daughter — who has already fled to America after being targeted by the country’s powerful military for her inve...

Afghan envoy asks Pakistan to push Taliban to less violence

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday optimistic the uneasy neighbors have turned a corner from a relationship marked by s...

Afghan peace negotiator urges new era in ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The chief of Afghanistan’s peace negotiating team said Tuesday on a visit to Pakistan that the time has come for the two neighboring countries to shun the suspicion, “stale rhetoric” ...

Pakistan's top court hears appeal from Daniel Pearl suspect

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court is to hear an appeal Monday by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome ...

Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan — vicious assaults that have threatened rape and eve...

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is warning that extremists groups are planning attacks against a “variety of targets” but are taking particular aim at women. ...

Historic Afghan peace talks fraught with uncertainty

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Historic negotiations between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s political leadership opened in Qatar on Saturday, offering the best chance of peace after decades of war. ...

Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be 'contentious'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Much anticipated negotiations between Afghanistan's warring parties are likely to be “contentious,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday, but are the only way forward if ...