Stories tagged: Afghanistan
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
A military judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors trying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don’t have to turn over more information about conversations one of them had with the Trump administration about …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan’s capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:11 a.m.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for distributing leaflets featuring an image “highly offensive” to Muslims.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump’s new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor’s approach of supporting the Afghans’ fight …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
The Trump administration is holding up $255 million in military assistance for Pakistan until it cracks down on extremist groups that destabilize Afghanistan.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank not far from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing five people Tuesday as government employees lined up to withdraw salaries …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
An Afghan official says two police officers, including a district police chief, have been killed when their convoy was attacked by militants in western Nimroz province.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshipers killed and another …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
President Trump promised that the war in Afghanistan – the longest war in U.S. history – would continue, ensuring more suffering and death for U.S. service members and Afghan civilians …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Afghanistan is Trump’s war now, and it will require the kind of long-range thinking he hasn’t demonstrated up until now.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
President Donald Trump delivered a muscular speech about his new strategy in Afghanistan on Monday night. And in true Trump style, it was full of style, tone and tough talk, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s plan to end the stalemate in America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. forces, senior officials said Tuesday. …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Before he became president, Donald Trump rarely talked about Afghanistan. When he did, he often called for a swift end to America’s longest war.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan will be taking questions from Wisconsin voters during a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday night immediately following President Donald Trump’s address on Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo says he’s glad President Donald Trump seems to be following the advice of the nation’s military leaders to recommit the United States to the 16-year-old war …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is choosing be tried by a judge – not a military jury – on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps, declaring …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
President Donald Trump huddled with his top national security aides in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate a winning Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Arizona Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he unveiled a war strategy of his own that includes …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the “significant others” of the firm’s …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
An Afghan official says that at least 30 people including women and children have been killed by Taliban fighters in northern Sari Pul province.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
A Taliban suicide bomber disguised as a woman rammed his motorcycle into an international convoy, killing a NATO soldier and two Afghan civilians in an attack north of the Afghan …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
A NATO soldier was killed and six others, including a translator, were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked their patrol Thursday in eastern Afghanistan, marking the second incident in just …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday causing casualties, the U.S. military said without providing more information.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people.