February 29, 2020

An arrest, a suicide and fears of internment camps as India debates new citizenship law

Sadiq Naqvi/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ajbahar Ali, a 56-year-old small farmer in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, vividly remembers the day he was arrested in May 2016. "For what reason or why they took me, I do not know," he told ABC News. "There was a case against me for two years. Border police came and arrested me … I don't know if they made a mistake." He says he was taken from his house in Kheluapara Village, a tiny settlement of around 200 households, to the nearest police statio..
February 29, 2020

US signs historic deal with Taliban, Trump announces, beginning end of US war in Afghanistan and withdrawal of American troops

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After a week-long deal to reduce violence across Afghanistan, the U.S. and the Taliban signed a historic agreement Saturday that would see U.S. troops start to withdraw, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump. "Soon, at my direction, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will witness the signing of an agreement with representatives of the Taliban, while Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will issue a joint declaration with the government..
February 29, 2020

California, Oregon confirm 2 more coronavirus diagnoses from community spread

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Countries around the world are scrambling to respond to the influx of new novel coronavirus cases outside of China. Here is how the situation unfolded Friday (all times eastern). 9:39 p.m. 3rd community spread case identified A third U.S. case of coronavirus of unknown origin -- not through travel or known contact with an infected individual -- was announced by health officials in Oregon Friday night. The case, which was diagnosed through one of the Centers for Diseas..
February 28, 2020

US to sign historic deal with Taliban, Trump announces, beginning end of US war in Afghanistan and withdrawal of American troops

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After a week-long deal to reduce violence across Afghanistan, the U.S. and the Taliban are set to sign a historic agreement Saturday that would see U.S. troops start to withdraw, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump. "Soon, at my direction, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will witness the signing of an agreement with representatives of the Taliban, while Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will issue a joint declaration with the g..