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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 ...
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 ...
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