Kevin King

  • Associated Press Nov 19, 2019

    Taliban Frees US, Australian Professors Held Hostage for Over 3 Years

    The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in an area of southern Afghanistan heavily controlled by...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Afghan President: Taliban to Release American University Professors in Prisoner Swap

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago. At a press event broadcast live on state television, Ghani told the nation that the “conditional release” was a very...

  • America Oct 31, 2019

    US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release: Sources

    Washington’s peace envoy was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday trying to negotiate a prisoner exchange that would free two Western professors employed by the American University of Afghanistan held by the Taliban since 2016, officials said. Zalmay Khalilzad is trying to barter a prisoner exchange involving American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks that could resuscitate peace efforts...

  • officer Oct 8, 2019

    Voters in Brentwood to Decide on Expanding City Limits For New Development

    Brentwood is growing, and a measure on the November ballot aims to help fund that growth.

  • NBC Oct 30, 2017

    Afghan Taliban: American Hostage Kevin King Is Seriously Ill

    An American professor held hostage by Taliban since 2016 is seriously ill and in need of immediate medical treatment, the Afghan militant group told NBC News Monday. Kevin King was kidnapped at gunpoint from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul alongside Australian colleague Timothy Weeks in August 2016. A Taliban commander, who asked for anonymity as he was not...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2017

    Family Freed Returns to Canada, Says 1 Child Killed

    A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was safely back in Canada on Saturday after what the husband described as a harrowing firefight during a raid to free the family. Joshua Boyle played with one of his sons in the garden of his parents’ home. The boy appeared happy and healthy, digging in...

  • Associated Press Sep 21, 2017

    The ATM at 50: How It Changed Banking, and Consumers Too

    An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They’re ubiquitous — and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things. It was a radical move when Barclays installed cash...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2017

    Taliban Release Video Showing American, Australian Captives

    The Taliban released a new video on Wednesday showing an American and an Australian captive they abducted last August, the second such footage of the hostages. The two men — an American identified as Kevin King and an Australian man identified as Timothy Weekes — were abducted outside the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, where they work as teachers....

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