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August 07, 2020
Traditional Afghan council meets on release of 400 Taliban
A traditional council met Friday in Kabul to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners, the last hurdle to ...
August 04, 2020
Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group
Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan in a daylong siege that left at ...
August 03, 2020
Islamic State gunmen, suicide bomber attack Afghan prison
The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a complex attack by a suicide car bomber and multiple gunmen ...
July 26, 2020
UN says thousands of anti-Pakistan militants in Afghanistan
A U.N. report says more than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents are hiding in Afghanistan, most belonging to the outlawed Pakistani ...
July 24, 2020
Pakistan wraps up anti-polio drive amid surge in cases
Pakistan on Friday wrapped up a five-day vaccination campaign against polio in the former Taliban stronghold of South ...
July 17, 2020
Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul
The Taliban have put the son of the movement's feared founder in charge of their military wing and added several powerful ...
July 14, 2020
Pakistan to resume polio campaign as COVID-19 cases decline
Pakistan announced Tuesday it would resume vaccinations against polio next week, months after the drive against this ...
July 10, 2020
Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban
Russia’s top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban ...
July 09, 2020
Pentagon: US will respond if Russia bounty reports are true
Top Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday that reports of Russia offering Taliban militants bounties for killing ...
July 04, 2020
US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal
Washington's envoy to Afghanistan on Saturday emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ...
July 03, 2020
Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly'
The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking ...
July 02, 2020
Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'
An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in ...
July 01, 2020
Trump officials defend response to Russia bounty threat
The Trump administration is stepping up the defense of its response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had ...
July 01, 2020
Trump faces pressure over Russia bounties to kill US troops
President Donald Trump came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing ...
June 26, 2020
Pakistan's prime minister says US 'martyred' bin Laden
Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday the United States “martyred” the al-Qaida leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, ...
June 21, 2020
UN says Afghan health workers facing deliberate attacks
The United Nations on Sunday released a special report expressing concerns over what it called recent “deliberate attacks” ...
June 18, 2020
US has hit agreed troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan
The United States has reduced its troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600, fulfilling its obligation as part of a February ...
June 10, 2020
US general: Taliban not yet met conditions for US withdrawal
The Taliban have not yet met conditions required for a complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by next May as ...
June 02, 2020
Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded
A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing two people, including the mosque's prayer ...
May 24, 2020
Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday
The Taliban and Afghanistan's president announced late Saturday a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that ...