Stories tagged: Afghanistan
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital
Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded
Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Captive for 5 years, U.S.-Canadian family freed in Pakistan
Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, an American woman and her Canadian husband are free, along with their three children, all born in captivity. They were released in …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Afghan president, U.S. general vow ambitious air war to defeat Taliban
With a just-delivered Black Hawk helicopter sitting on a military runway behind him, Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, vowed Saturday that “a tidal …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Pentagon says Trump’s Afghan troop boost to cost $1 billion
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress Tuesday that the Afghanistan security forces are fully engaged in combat operations for the first time during the 16-year-old war and are suffering fewer …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
U.S. citizen convicted in 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan
A U.S. citizen who joined al-Qaida was convicted on Friday of participating in a failed suicide bombing in 2009 at an American military base in Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Judge rejects Bergdahl request for White House meeting information
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.
Taliban target Mattis’ plane at Kabul airport; woman killed
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.
Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key
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.
Senate rejects bipartisan push for new U.S. war authorization
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.
Officials: Bomber kills 3 outside Afghan cricket stadium
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.
U.S. military apologizes for ‘highly offensive’ leaflets it distributed in Afghanistan
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.
U.S. begins sending additional troops to Afghanistan
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.
Seeking help with Afghanistan, U.S. holds up $255 million to Pakistan
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.
Suicide bomber hits Kabul bank ahead of holiday rush, killing 5
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.
A district police chief killed in western Afghanistan
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.
At least 20 people killed in mosque attack in Afghan capital
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
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Trump flips script on endless war
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
Trudy Rubin: Afghanistan is Trump’s war now
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.
Analysis: Trump’s vague doctrine is ‘obliterate,’ ‘crush’ – and who cares about the details?
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.
Tillerson says U.S. could punish Pakistan if no cooperation
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.
Analysis: Trump vows to win the seemingly unwinnable war
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.
Ryan says Trump ‘messed up’ but opposes censure
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.
Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’
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.
Three Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado
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.
Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury
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.
Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan
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.
Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war
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.
U.S. soldier killed in battle with Islamic State in Afghanistan
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.