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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:45 a.m.

U.S. close to reaching deal with Taliban for troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on Taliban insurgents Monday to “begin serious talks” with his government and reach a “speedy peace,” following six days of negotiations between U.S. and Taliban …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Rockets strike Afghan capital in latest spike of violence

Rockets slammed into the heart of the capital of Kabul on Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking a Muslim holiday, the latest in a series of brazen …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Pence to Afghan president: U.S. is ‘here to see this through’

Vice President Mike Pence told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a secret visit to Afghanistan on Thursday that the U.S. is “here to see this through” as they discussed a …


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 …


Afghanistan’s president blames Islamic State for bombing that killed at least 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault …