Kathy Gannon, The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Kathy:

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

Washington’s envoy to Afghanistan emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region → Read More

Pompeo calls Taliban leader amid Russian bounty scandal

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called and spoken with the Taliban's chief negotiator, a spokesman for the insurgents said Tuesday, amid a raging controversy in Washington over when President Donald Trump was told about U. S. intelligence that Russia was paying the Taliban to kill U. S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. However, it was not known whether there was any… → Read More

UN report: Afghan Taliban still maintain ties with al-Qaida

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban in Afghanistan still maintain close ties with the al-Qaida terror network, despite signing a peace deal with the United States in which they committed to fight... → Read More

In Afghanistan, promises of a peaceful reprieve in honor of Eid

The Taliban and the Afghan government agreed to a three-day cease-fire as residents mark the culmination of Ramadan. → Read More

Taliban, 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 → Read More

US blames brutal attack on Afghan maternity hospital on IS

A U.S. official says the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan carried out this week’s horrific attack on a maternity hospital in a majority Shiite Muslim neighborhood in Kabul, killing 24 people including newborn babies and mothers → Read More

Child sex abuse in Pakistan's religious schools is endemic

A young Pakistani boy proudly writes his name, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes → Read More

Report gives Pakistan failing grade on human rights

An annual human rights report released this week gives Pakistan a failing grade, charging that too little is being done to protect the country’s most vulnerable, including women and children → Read More

Trump’s criticism adds to tough choices in Georgia reopening

President Donald Trump's blunt disapproval of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to let certain businesses reopen in limited ways is only complicating the decisions of many owners, workers and customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Gov. Northam extends ban on elective surgeries, DMV closures

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is extending several orders he announced earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, including postponements of elective surgeries and the closure of DMV offices. → Read More

New House panel poised to track aid dollars, virus response

Congressional oversight of the coronavirus rescue effort is quickly expanding. → Read More

Study suggests COVID-19 isn’t sexually transmitted

A study shows there is no evidence to suggest COVID-19 can be sexually transmitted. → Read More

Priest composer writes new hymn to give hope during coronavirus crisis

A Catholic priest known for composing beautiful church music believes he has a new hymn that could uplift those struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

10,000 deaths: Ravaged nursing homes plead for more testing

Neither the federal government nor the leader in nursing home deaths, New York, has mandated testing for all residents and staff. → Read More

Child sex abuse in Pakistan’s religious schools is endemic

A young Pakistani boy proudly writes his name, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes → Read More

Child sex abuse in Pakistan's religious schools is endemic

A young Pakistani boy proudly writes his name, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes → Read More

Taliban say US bombing insurgents at home contrary to deal

Washington peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with Pakistan’s military chief, a day after discussing the lagging U.S.-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan with the chief negotiator for the insurgent movement → Read More

Child sex abuse in Pakistan's religious schools is endemic

A young Pakistani boy proudly writes his name, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes → Read More

Child sex abuse in Pakistan’s religious schools is endemic

A young Pakistani boy proudly writes his name, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes → Read More

Child sex abuse in Pakistan's religious schools is endemic

PAKPATTAN, Pakistan — Muhimman proudly writes his name slowly, carefully, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes. He’s just 11 years old and was a good student who had dreams of being a doctor. School frightens him now. Earlier this year, a cleric at the religious school he faithfully attended in the … → Read More