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U.S. shames Afghan leaders’ obstinance as pandemic looms

Washington’s unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding – a response to the refusal of rivals in Kabul to work together to advance peace – comes at a time when the impoverished nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. commander paints grim picture of U.S.-Taliban peace accord

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East painted a grim picture of the peace process with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying the current level of attacks is higher than allowed in the plan and he has no confidence the group will honor its commitments.

Officials say gunmen kill 32 at ceremony in Afghan capital

Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan’s capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more before the two attackers were slain by police, officials said.

Afghans view US-Taliban deal with well-earned skepticism

Many Afghans view Saturday’s expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism. They’ve spent decades living in a country at war – some their whole lives – and wonder if they can ever reach a state of peace.

Afghan refugees tell UN: ‘We need peace, land to go home’

Hukam Khan isn’t sure how old he is, but his beard is long and white, and when he came to Pakistan 40 years ago fleeing an earlier war in Afghanistan, his children were small, stuffed onto the backs of donkeys and dragged across rugged mountains to the safety of northwestern Pakistan.

Official says US, Taliban reach Afghan truce agreement

A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.

U.S., Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

An agreement between the United States and the Taliban on a “reduction in violence” in Afghanistan that could lead to direct peace talks between the militants and the Afghan government may be announced in the next several days, according to people familiar with the negotiations.