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World Sep 12Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war
Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government Saturday for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war.
World Sep 11Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be ‘contentious’
Pompeo made his comments on Friday while en route to Qatar, where intra-Afghan negotiations are to begin on Saturday.
World Sep 10Taliban say peace talks with Afghan team to start Saturday
The announcement on Thursday came in a statement from the Taliban in Qatar, where the insurgents maintain a political office, and also in a statement from Qatar's foreign ministry.
World Sep 05‘World’s loneliest elephant’ okayed to quit zoo for new life
Dubbed the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. Kaavan will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and be transferred to better conditions,…
World Jun 22As virus cases soar, Pakistan says it must keep economy open
New cases in Pakistan leaped from around 2,000-3,000 a day in late May to up to 6,800 a day in mid-June. Deaths are nearing 150 a day.
World May 26Afghan government releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners
The Afghan government has released hundreds of Taliban prisoners. The releases Tuesday mark its single largest prisoner release since the U.S. and the Taliban signed a peace deal earlier this year.
World May 24Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday
The Taliban and Afghanistan's president announced late Saturday a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.
World May 19Civilian casualties rising in Afghanistan, says UN
The United Nations on Tuesday called for an immediate reduction of violence in Afghanistan, warning that civilian casualties at the hands of both the Taliban and Afghan security forces are increasing.
Health Apr 23Virus pushes U.S. unemployment toward highest since Depression
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of work by the coronavirus.
World Apr 23Virus warnings urge safety over tradition during Ramadan
he coronavirus pandemic is cutting off the world's 1.8 billion Muslims from their cherished Ramadan traditions as health officials battle to ward off new infections during Islam's holiest month, haunted by multiple outbreaks traced to previous religious gatherings.