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World - International
8/2/2022 2:50:17 PM
The U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house intensified global scrutiny Tuesday of Afghanistan's Taliban rulers and further undermined their efforts to secure international recognition and desperately needed aid.

World - International
8/2/2022 1:36:16 PM
The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

World - International
8/2/2022 12:57:42 PM
Many Afghans expressed shock or doubt Tuesday that Al-Qaeda's chief had been killed in Kabul by a US drone strike, saying they couldn't believe Ayman Al-Zawahiri had been hiding in their midst.

World - International
8/2/2022 11:36:23 AM
Despite a $25 million US bounty on his head, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri apparently felt comfortable enough with the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan to move into a home in Kabul where he would regularly appear out in the open, on his balcony.

World - International
8/2/2022 3:44:15 AM
A U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan this weekend killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who helped Osama bin Laden plot the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and ensured al-Qaida survived and spread in the years after.

World - International
8/2/2022 12:13:00 AM
A CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghanistan, according to five people familiar with the matter.

World - Region
7/31/2022 4:44:58 PM
Iranian border guards clashed Sunday with the Afghan Taliban, Iranian media reported, the latest cross-border exchange since the former insurgents seized power in neighboring Afghanistan a year ago.

World - Region
7/16/2022 10:19:02 AM
At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, President Joseph R. Biden conducted an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on July 15-16, 2022.

World - International
7/7/2022 12:33:23 PM
A staggering 71 million more people around the world are experiencing poverty as a result of soaring food and energy prices that climbed in the weeks following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Program said in a report Thursday.

World - International
7/2/2022 5:09:39 PM
A three-day assembly of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital concluded Saturday with pledges of support for the Taliban and calls on the international community to recognize the country's Taliban-led government.

World - International
6/28/2022 8:57:38 PM
Russia is working actively to "normalise" the situation in Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday during a visit to neighbouring Tajikistan, evoking Moscow's responsibilities in the area.

World - Region
6/26/2022 10:44:55 AM
Village life has always been tough for Afghans in the rugged mountains of the east, but compared to what they are enduring today it was paradise.

World - International
6/23/2022 9:46:35 AM
Survivors dug by hand Thursday through villages in eastern Afghanistan reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban and the international community that fled their takeover struggled to aid the disaster's victims.

World - International
6/22/2022 4:01:52 PM
A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest quakes in decades, the state-run news agency reported. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/22/2022 3:08:38 PM
Egypt has expressed its deepest condolences to Afghanistan over a devastating earthquake that hit the Asian country early on Wednesday killing around 1000 people and injuring over 600 others.

World - International
6/19/2022 12:06:08 PM
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul that killed at least one worshipper and wounded seven others.

World - International
6/18/2022 12:52:51 PM
Several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Saturday killing one person and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

World - International
6/15/2022 6:26:53 PM
The UN rights chief on Wednesday slammed the Taliban's "institutionalised systematic oppression" of women and girls in Afghanistan, warning they face a "critical" situation.

World - International
6/12/2022 1:37:20 PM
A Pakistani soldier was killed during an exchange of fire with militants in the tribal district of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, the military said Sunday.

World - Region
6/11/2022 10:26:35 PM
A bomb blast on a minibus killed at least four people and injured several others in the Afghan capital on Saturday, police said.

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