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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. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Afghanistan on Monday without saying whether he was able to broker an agreement between the country’s squabbling political leaders.
After a series of delays, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree early Wednesday promising to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture to get intra-Afghan negotiations started.
The U.S. military says it has begun withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
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.
American troops have begun leaving Afghanistan for the initial troop withdrawal required in the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, a U.S. official said on Monday, amid political chaos in Kabul that threatens the deal.
It’s now clear that the Trump administration’s peace deal with the Taliban contains no meaningful provision for the protection of women and the constitutional rights that underline it.
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.
President Donald Trump is confirming that he spoke on the phone to a leader of the Taliban, making him the first U.S. president believed to ever speak directly with the militant group.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he has given the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan the go-ahead to begin the initial withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Veterans of America’s longest war are torn as the U.S. signs a potentially historic peace accord with the Taliban in Afghanistan
The United States and the Taliban have signed a historic peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan, America’s longest.
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.
A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban has taken effect, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week
Afghanistan’s independent election commission says Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president, more than four months after polls closed.
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.
The Taliban said Monday that a peace deal with the United States will be signed by the end of the month, with the top U.S. negotiator describing himself as "cautiously optimistic" about the process.
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.
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.
A U.S. official says an American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group and that authorities are working to rescue him