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May 08, 2020
Afghanistan envoy calls for American contractor's release
The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation says he has called for the release of an American captured by Taliban-linked ...
April 30, 2020
SEALs tried to locate US citizen taken by Afghan militants
In the days following the January capture of an American contractor in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL commandos raided a village and ...
April 21, 2020
Lebanese protests, politics resume with a new, virus twist
Lebanese lawmakers convened Tuesday inside a cavernous Beirut theater so that parliament members could observe social ...
April 17, 2020
Poorer nations face bigger risk in easing virus restrictions
As some wealthier Western nations begin easing coronavirus restrictions, many developing countries, particularly in the ...
April 08, 2020
Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn't verified
Afghanistan released 100 Taliban prisoners Wednesday, claiming they were among 5,000 detainees to be freed under a deal ...
March 24, 2020
US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo visit to Kabul
The Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan and threatening further reductions in all forms ...
March 11, 2020
Afghans set to release 1,500 Taliban; US wants less violence
After a series of delays, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree early Wednesday promising to release 1,500 Taliban ...
March 09, 2020
Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president
Afghanistan's rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations ...
March 03, 2020
Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had 'good talk'
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first U.S.
March 01, 2020
Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases
Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing ...
February 22, 2020
Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process
Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and ...
February 18, 2020
Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis
Talks between Russia and Turkey meant to reduce tensions in northwestern Syria did not yield a “satisfactory result” for ...
February 11, 2020
Rebuilding Afghanistan has a high human cost, US agency says
Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a U.S. government watchdog ...
February 06, 2020
Official: US citizen believed kidnapped in Afghanistan
An American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and ...
January 31, 2020
Afghans will need billions more in aid, as US looks to leave
Afghanistan will need vast amounts of foreign funding to keep its government afloat through 2024, a U.S. agency said Friday, ...
January 12, 2020
2 Soldiers killed in Afghanistan from Virginia, Illinois
Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured Saturday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in ...
January 04, 2020
'A more dangerous world': US killing triggers global alarm
Global powers warned Friday that the American airstrike responsible for killing Iran’s top general made the world more ...
December 30, 2019
Taliban attack Afghan forces in country's north, killing 14
The Taliban targeted a pro-government militia compound in northern Afghanistan before dawn on Monday, killing 14 members of ...
December 21, 2019
India suspends internet and phone services to quell protests
Indian authorities have stepped up phone and mobile internet shutdowns in some parts of the country in an effort to thwart ...
December 08, 2019
America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump
It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S
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