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March 27, 2020
Political turmoil in Kabul dogs negotiations with Taliban
After months of deliberation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with ...
March 24, 2020
US 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 ...
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 10, 2020
Hillary Clinton: Any Afghan peace talks must include women
Hillary Clinton urged Afghanistan's supporters on Tuesday to ensure that women are included in negotiations to end the ...
March 10, 2020
US commander paints grim picture of US-Taliban peace accord
The top U.S. commander for the Middle East painted a grim picture Tuesday of the peace process with the Taliban in ...
March 09, 2020
US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, official says
American troops have begun leaving Afghanistan for the initial troop withdrawal required in the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, ...
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 06, 2020
Gunmen kill at least 29 at ceremony in Afghan capital
Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least ...
March 01, 2020
US and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan
Acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the United States on Saturday signed a peace ...
February 15, 2020
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could ...
February 14, 2020
US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan
The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that ...
February 12, 2020
US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement
The Taliban have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a U.S. peace envoy, demanding a reply on their ...
February 03, 2020
US demands more from Taliban on ceasefire before deal
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded “demonstrable evidence” from the Taliban that they can and will reduce ...
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 16, 2020
Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US peace envoy
The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and ...
January 03, 2020
The Latest: Trump says US not looking to start war with Iran
The latest on the U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Donald ...
December 22, 2019
Afghan president appears to win new term in initial results
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears to have narrowly won a second term, according to preliminary results from September's ...
October 21, 2019
US defense chief in Afghanistan for firsthand look at war
Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he made his ...
October 05, 2019
Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time since 'dead' deal
The Taliban met with a U.S. envoy in the Pakistani capital, a Taliban official said Saturday, the first such encounter since ...
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