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US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance as pandemic looms

Washington has made an unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in funding.
March 28, 2020, 2:18 AM
US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance even as pandemic looms

At least 17 Afghan forces killed in insider attack

An official said the Taliban carried out the attack, with help from insiders.
March 25, 2020, 3:43 AM
Official says 25 Afghan forces killed in insider attack

'We're in a crisis': US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders and move peace process forward

'We're in a crisis': US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders and move peace process forward.
March 24, 2020, 12:20 AM
US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders, push peace process forward

US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

The U.S. military says it is pausing the movement of any new troops into Afghanistan and is quarantining 1,500 troops who recently arrived to avoid any spread of the coronavirus
March 19, 2020, 1:55 PM
US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal

An Afghan official says the government has postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners
March 14, 2020, 2:04 PM
Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

The U.S. signed a peace deal with the Taliban.
March 10, 2020, 12:53 PM
US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

US starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face 1st delay, violence hits presidential inauguration

The U.S. starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face first delay as violence hits presidential inauguration.
March 10, 2020, 2:11 AM
US starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face 1st delay

Top international court authorizes investigation into Afghanistan conflict war crimes

The International Court has sanctioned an investigation into alleged war crimes, committed by all parties in the conflict in Afghanistan.
March 5, 2020, 1:07 PM
Top international court authorizes investigation into Afghanistan conflict war crimes

What's inside the US deal with the Taliban to end war and bring home troops

The U.S. and the militant group agreed to begin to end America's longest war.
March 5, 2020, 5:07 AM
What's inside the US deal with the Taliban to end war and bring home troops

A timeline of key events in Afghanistan's 40 years of wars

The former Soviet Union marched into Afghanistan on Christmas Eve, 1979, claiming it was invited by the new Afghan communist leader and setting the country on a path of 40 years of seemingly endless wars and conflict
March 4, 2020, 6:13 PM
A timeline of key events in Afghanistan's 40 years of wars

US and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

The United States and the Taliban have signed a historic peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan, America's longest
March 4, 2020, 12:50 PM
US set to sign peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban

US strikes Taliban forces, in first hit since peace deal

The attack was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces.
March 4, 2020, 11:05 AM
Official: US strike Taliban, in first hit since peace deal

Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases

Afghanistan's president says he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners.
1 month ago
Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases

`Let's go home': Afghan war vets torn on US-Taliban deal

For many, the U.S. is long overdue in withdrawing its forces.
1 month ago
`Let's go home': Afghan war vets torn on US-Taliban deal

Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process

U.S. officials and experts say that hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls
1 month ago
Afghan deal will be hard to assess, fraught with pitfalls

The U.S. and Taliban agree to 7-day truce

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz details how this could lead to the departure of U.S forces from the country’s longest war.
1 month ago
The U.S. and Taliban agree to 7-day truce

UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years

A U.N. report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civilians killed or hurt in the last 10 years since the international body began documenting casualties in a war that has raged for 18 years
1 month ago
UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years

Agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan set to begin, leading way for US-Taliban deal

If the reduction holds, the US and Taliban will sign a deal on Feb. 29.
1 month ago
Agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan set to begin, leading to US-Taliban deal

US and Taliban reach truce agreement

Could this deal lead to a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan?
1 month ago
US and Taliban reach truce agreement

Official says avalanches in Afghanistan kill 21 people

The 21 killed were all from two families.
1 month ago
Official says avalanches in Afghanistan kill 21 people

US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement

The Taliban say they have issued an ultimatum to Washington.
2 months ago
US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement

2 US and 1 Afghan service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

The Pentagon identified the two Americans killed as Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28.
2 months ago
2 US and 1 Afghan service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

2 service members killed in shootout in Afghanistan

U.S. troops were ambushed in a shootout between soldiers involved in joint military operations.
2 months ago
2 service members killed in shootout in Afghanistan

War-weary Afghan youth turn to snowboarding for thrills

Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders
2 months ago

US military identifies 2 pilots killed in Afghanistan crash

The U.S. military has identified the two U.S. Air Force pilots killed in a plane crash in central Afghanistan.
2 months ago
US military identifies 2 pilots killed in Afghanistan crash

Afghan official says explosion in capital Kabul kills 2

Afghan officials say two militants pushing a handcart were killed in western Kabul when explosives in the cart detonated accidentally
2 months ago
Afghan official says explosion in capital Kabul kills 2

Afghans will need billions more in aid, as US looks to leave

International money pays for roughly 75% of all of Afghanistan’s costs.
2 months ago
Afghans will need billions more in aid, as US looks to leave

Pentagon identifies airmen killed in Afghanistan crash

Lt. Col. Paul Voss and Capt. Ryan Phaneuf died when their communications plane went down in a Taliban-controlled territory.
2 months ago
Pentagon identifies airmen killed in Afghanistan crash

U.S. military plane crashes in Taliban-held Afghan territory

There was no official word on why the plane crashed or how many were on board. The Taliban claimed that it was shot down.
2 months ago
U.S. military plane crashes in Taliban-held Afghan territory

Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20, including kids

Children were among those injured in the attack.
2 months ago
Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20, including kids

Survey: Nearly half of Afghans want US troops out after deal

A new study shows nearly half of all Afghans want U.S. and NATO troops to leave Afghanistan once a peace deal to end the country's 18-year war is signed with the Taliban
2 months ago
Survey: Nearly half of Afghans want US troops out after deal

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 54 dead

25 of those killed were in Pakistan.
3 months ago
Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 43 dead

Pentagon IDs 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday morning by an IED blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban have claimed credit for the explosion.
3 months ago
Pentagon IDs 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass steps down

The American ambassador to Afghanistan is stepping down from his position on Monday, after serving in Kabul since December 2017.
3 months ago
US Ambassador to Afghanistan steps down

US adds detail on how soldier died in Afghanistan this week

The U.S. military says a U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed
3 months ago

Taliban target Afghan army in country's north, kill 6 troops

The attack targeted an army compound in the country's north.
3 months ago
Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 troops in the north

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

The Pentagon has identified the U.S. service member who died in Afghanistan on Monday as Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble.
3 months ago
Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

Across the Pond: Taliban attack kills at least 7 in Afghanistan

Plus: Crane collapse causes oil spill in the Galapagos Islands and baby Archie gets his close-up in a royal Christmas card.
3 months ago
Across the Pond: Taliban attack kills at least 7 in Afghanistan

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble's death was the 20th combat fatality in Afghanistan this year, making 2019 the deadliest year for U.S. troops in that country in five years.
3 months ago
Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

Pentagon says New Jersey soldier killed in Afghanistan

A 33-year-old soldier from New Jersey has been identified as the American service member killed Monday during combat in Afghanistan
3 months ago
US military: American service member killed in Afghanistan

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member in Afghanistan was killed in action on Monday, according to the Department of Defense.
3 months ago
US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

Women and children were among those who lost their lives.
3 months ago
Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

The U.S. military says a suicide bombing has targeted a medical facility
4 months ago
Suicide bomber hits gate of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

Taliban claim suicide car bombing at Bagram military base, killing 2 and wounding over 70

A Taliban suicide car bomber hit a medical facility at Bagram military base in Afghanistan, killing one and wounding 65. Security operations are still ongoing.
4 months ago
Suicide car bombing hits medical facility at military base in Afghanistan

Suicide bomb explodes at largest US military base in Afghanistan

A powerful suicide bomb went off near a gate at Bagram Air Base and was followed by gunfire.
4 months ago
Suicide bomb explodes at largest US military base in Afghanistan

2 American service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The U.S. military said the crash is under investigation, but preliminary reports indicated enemy fire was not to blame, although the Taliban claimed responsibility.
4 months ago
2 American service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan, it is believed the helicopter did not go down as the result of enemy fire.
4 months ago
2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan, it is believed the helicopter did not go down as the result of enemy fire.
4 months ago
2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

Taliban say they freed 2 hostages, American and an Australian, in Afghanistan after release of 3 top insurgents
4 months ago
Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban

American hostage freed in prisoner exchange

Three Taliban prisoners were released in a swap for American hostage Kevin King, as part of what the U.S. wants for part of a peace deal.
4 months ago
American hostage freed in prisoner exchange