KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's government has addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time, saying it won't deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country.
The statement Monday from President Ashraf Ghani's office also says it will not accept any "parallel political structure" opposed to the Afghan government. That refers to the Taliban, who still call themselves the "Islamic Emirate of...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded not guilty to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol.
A New Zealand judge on Monday allowed Rudd to remain in home confinement on bail pending a November hearing. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer could face jail time if the judge decides Rudd did breach his detention conditions.
Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home confinement on July 9...
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with Iran.
Kerry arrived in the Qatari capital on Sunday after visiting Egypt, where he also spoke in favor of the agreement with Iran. The Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab states fear Shiite Iran's increasing assertiveness in the region. In Cairo, Kerry acknowledged Iran's destabilizing activities but said they would be...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people in India in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps, India's Home Ministry said Sunday.
A cyclone struck the worst-hit state of West Bengal, where 48 people have been killed and nearly 215,000 villagers have been taken to relief camps after heavy rains triggered flooding, the ministry statement said.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).
Police said in a statement Sunday they have arrested 212 suspects who allegedly used some 20 companies based in and around the southern cities of Malaga and Torremolinos to fraudulently obtain money.