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  • Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:02 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.

  • Taliban attack kills 7 local policemen in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:02 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says a nighttime Taliban attack on police checkpoints in the strategic Wardak province south of the capital, Kabul, has killed seven local policemen.

  • Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:26 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday.

  • The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • Official: US to manage Afghan airspace till mid-September 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:20 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States will continue to manage Afghan airspace and air-traffic control for another two-and-a-half months after its current contract expires at the end of June, according to an Afghan official.

  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 12:22 pm

    BRUSSELS - Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo on Thursday, a watershed moment in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the British century.

  • Man of peace to become Afghan wartime defense minister story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 10:20 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - War-torn Afghanistan may soon have a defense minister, nine months after the new government was formed and amid some of the toughest fighting since the Talban's insurgency began nearly 14 years ago.

  • Afghanistan's Sikhs feel alienated, pressured to leave 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:29 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's once-thriving Sikh community is dwindling fast as many choose to leave the country of their birth to escape what they say is growing intolerance and discrimination. Once boasting as many as 100,000 members in the 1990s, Afghanistan's Sikh population, according to community leaders, has fallen to an estimated 2,500.

  • Afghan teachers' strike shuts down at least 27 schools 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 8:52 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A teachers strike demanding higher pay has shut down at least 27 schools in Afghanistan's capital, officials said Tuesday.

  • Afghan Taliban, female lawmakers held informal talks in Oslo story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 1:53 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban representatives have held unprecedented meetings with a large delegation of Afghan women in Norway's capital this week, an apparently incremental step in efforts to end a bitter 14-year war that has killed thousands, officials said Friday.