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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 ...
May 21, 2020
US envoy working to resuscitate flagging Afghan peace deal
The first visit to Kabul by Washington’s peace envoy since Afghanistan's squabbling political leadership reached a ...
May 17, 2020
Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement, two months after both ...
May 14, 2020
Official says suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 5
A suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province on Thursday that looked to target a military compound but exploded ...
May 10, 2020
Taliban say they don't have missing US contractor
Taliban leaders searched their ranks, including in the much-feared Haqqani network, and on Sunday told The Associated Press ...
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 29, 2020
Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills 3 civilians in Kabul
A suicide bomber on Wednesday targeted a base belonging to Afghan special forces on the southern outskirts of the capital, ...
April 28, 2020
UN report notes drop in number of Afghan civilians killed
A report by the U.N. mission in Afghanistan on Monday noted a drop in the number of civilians killed in violence in the first ...
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 05, 2020
Pompeo: Afghan violence must ease for peace deal to advance
Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said he had a “very good talk” with a Taliban leader and insisted the ...
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
Pentagon sees Taliban deal as allowing fuller focus on China
The Trump administration's peace deal with the Taliban opens the door for an initial American troop withdrawal that Defense ...
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 ...
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 22, 2020
UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years
A United Nations report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civilians killed or hurt in the last ...
February 21, 2020
US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal
A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to ...
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 ...
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