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Watchdog: 30 recent cases of violence to Afghan journalists

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 ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: ...

NATO's Afghan mission hit by 'mission creep,' official says

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s security operation in Afghanistan became a victim of “mission creep" as the military organization allowed itself to be dragged into helping rebuild the impoverished, conflict-to...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani police near border with Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said Wednesday. No gr...

Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

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...

Pakistan, China urge world to send humanitarian aid to Kabul

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 f...

Why Iran fears chaos in Afghanistan

Iran is hosting a meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors plus Russia on Wednesday to discuss the current situation in the war-ravaged country. The conference, organized by the Iranian Foreign Mi...

Uzbekistan's incumbent leader wins 2nd term in office

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbekistan's incumbent leader has won a second five-year term in the tightly controlled Central Asian nation, preliminary results showed Monday. President...

Chinese, Taliban representatives to meet in Qatar

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with Taliban representatives during a trip this week to the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, an official said Monday. The talk...

Uzbek president heading toward landslide win in election

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbeks voted Sunday in a presidential election that the incumbent is expected to win in a landslide against weak competition. Although President Shavkat ...

China passes new border law amid concerns about India, Afghanistan

China passed a new law on Saturday, the first in the country's modern history to deal explicitly with how it patrols its massive 22,100-kilometer (13,700-mile) land border with 14 other countries....

Uzbekistan votes as incumbent strongman guaranteed victory

Voters in Uzbekistan headed to the polls on Sunday, although strongman Shavkat Mirziyoyev faced no real challenger as he sought a second term in office. Mirziyoyev has ruled the landlocked former Sov...

Uzbek president who has eased restrictions heads to new term

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbekistan's president, who has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor but has made little effort at political reform, is expected to win a new term by...

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

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 se...

Officials: 16 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces say they killed 16 militants in separate shootouts during raids against extremists and separatists on Saturday, with two soldiers killed in the proce...