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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 11, 2020
Trump pays tribute to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two U.S. soldiers killed ...
February 09, 2020
US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province late ...
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
Top commander sees increased Iran threat in Afghanistan
There has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan that poses a risk to American and coalition troops there, a ...
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 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 ...
December 30, 2019
Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan
The Taliban's ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace ...
December 24, 2019
Pentagon says New Jersey soldier killed in Afghanistan
A 33-year-old American soldier was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. The Taliban claimed they ...
December 17, 2019
In Afghanistan, Sen. Graham says US troop drawdown possible
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump may announce an American troop drawdown from Afghanistan ...
December 11, 2019
Afghanistan's Karzai tells AP that US cash fed corruption
Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of ...
December 04, 2019
US’s Afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in Kabul
Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated ...
November 19, 2019
US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap
The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures ...
November 19, 2019
The Latest: Pompeo calls prisoner exchange a ‘hopeful sign”
The Latest on the Afghanistan prisoner swap with the Taliban for American and Australian hostage held by insurgents since ...
November 13, 2019
Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an ...
October 31, 2019
Sources: US envoy in Kabul negotiating hostage release
Washington's peace envoy was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday trying to negotiate a prisoner exchange that would free ...
October 29, 2019
US Afghan peace envoy takes push for peace to Pakistan
A U.S. peace envoy remained in Pakistan on Tuesday as part of efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 18 -year war, ...
October 22, 2019
Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint, kill 15 policemen
The Taliban stormed a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 15 policemen in the latest attack by insurgents, ...
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