Kabul mosque bombing kills 10, including a prominent cleric

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and injured at least 27, said an eyewitness and the police. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the latest to hit the country … Read more

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a swift takeover that sparked a hasty breakout by the country’s Western-backed leaders, the country’s Western-backed leaders said. sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country. Bearded Taliban fighters, some brandishing rifles or … Read more

Afghan dad whose teen fell from US cargo plane blames ‘Americans’

As the first anniversary of the United States’ disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches, a victim of one of its most horrific tragedies finally has a name. Zabi Rezayee, 17, was one of the desperate civilians who clung to the landing gear and wheel covers of a US Air Force C-17 as it taxied down the … Read more

Suspect in 4 New Mexico murders left a trail of violence

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — In the six years since being resettled to the United States from Afghanistan, the prime suspect in the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has been repeatedly arrested for domestic violence and filmed on train of slashing the tires of a woman’s car, according to police and court records. The … Read more

Amnesty: Taliban rights crackdown ‘stifles’ women

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lives of Afghan women and girls have been destroyed by a “suffocating” repression by the Taliban since they took over nearly a year ago, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. After capturing the capital, Kabul, in August 2021 and toppling the internationally-backed government, the Taliban presented themselves as … Read more