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July 2, 2020, 1:52 PM

US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan war

A statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad says Washington’s peace envoy has told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders are close to starting negotiations to decide the face of a post-war Afghanistan
July 2, 2020, 1:52 PM
US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan war
June 30, 2020, 11:52 PM

US tries to push forward Taliban deal amid bounty reports, Trump's moves to withdraw from Afghanistan

Amid reports that a Russian paramilitary unit offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the White House is pushing ahead with its peace process.
June 30, 2020, 11:52 PM
US tries to push forward Taliban deal amid bounty reports, Trump's withdrawal
June 19, 2020, 12:34 PM

US has hit agreed troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan

The general overseeing U.S. forces in the greater Middle East says the number of troops in Afghanistan has dropped to 8,600
June 19, 2020, 12:34 PM
1 month ago

Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; 9 killed

An Afghan official says a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province has killed nine passengers on a bus
1 month ago
Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; 9 killed
1 month ago

Afghan government says Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 14

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says Taliban fighters have attacked an army checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing 14 military personnel
1 month ago
Afghan government says Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 14
1 month ago

Trump says 'it is time' for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining agreement with Taliban

President Donald Trump said "it is time" for all U.S. service members to exit Afghanistan, undermining his administration's agreement with the Taliban.
1 month ago
Trump says 'it is time' for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining Taliban deal
1 month ago

Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday

Islamic holiday begins Sunday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Medal of Honor recipient dies; saved lives in Afghanistan

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who received the Medal of Honor in 2018 for braving heavy gunfire to save lives in Afghanistan, has died at age 41
2 months ago
Medal of Honor recipient dies at 41
2 months ago

Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16

The incursion set off a gun battle with the police.
2 months ago
Afghan gunmen storm maternity clinic in Shiite area of Kabul
2 months ago

Horrific attacks on maternity ward, funeral in Afghanistan may derail peace process

The two sides sitting down for peace negotiations seems smaller and further than ever, even as the U.S. continues to draw down its troop presence.
2 months ago
Horrific attacks on maternity ward, funeral in Afghanistan may derail peace process
2 months ago

Watchdog group says US not releasing data on Taliban attacks

It comes amid the implementation of a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement.
2 months ago
Watchdog group says US not releasing data on Taliban attacks
3 months ago

Pakistani army says 7 militants, 2 troops killed in shootout

Pakistan's military says troops acting on intelligence raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold in the northwestern region of North Waziristan, triggering a shootout that killed seven militants and two soldiers
3 months ago
Roadside bomb kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border
3 months ago

Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 civilians in country's north

An Afghan official says a Taliban attack in northern Balkh province the previous day killed seven civilians
3 months ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 civilians in country's north
3 months ago

Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 8, mostly children

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has struck a minivan in southern Helmand province, killing at least eight civilians, including six children
3 months ago
Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 8, mostly children
3 months ago

US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance as pandemic looms

Washington has made an unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in funding.
3 months ago
US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance even as pandemic looms
3 months ago

At least 17 Afghan forces killed in insider attack

An official said the Taliban carried out the attack, with help from insiders.
3 months ago
Official says 25 Afghan forces killed in insider attack
3 months ago

'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.
3 months ago
US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders, push peace process forward
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there
4 months ago

Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal

An Afghan official says the government has postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners
4 months ago
Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal
4 months ago

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

The U.S. signed a peace deal with the Taliban.
4 months ago
US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
US starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face 1st delay
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Top international court authorizes investigation into Afghanistan conflict war crimes
4 months ago

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

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

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
4 months ago
US set to sign peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban
4 months ago

US strikes Taliban forces, in first hit since peace deal

The attack was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces.
4 months ago
Official: US strike Taliban, in first hit since peace deal
4 months ago

Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases

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

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

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

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
4 months ago
Afghan deal will be hard to assess, fraught with pitfalls
4 months ago

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

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
4 months ago
UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan set to begin, leading to US-Taliban deal
5 months ago

US and Taliban reach truce agreement

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

Official says avalanches in Afghanistan kill 21 people

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

US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement

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

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.
5 months ago
2 US and 1 Afghan service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack
5 months ago

2 service members killed in shootout in Afghanistan

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

War-weary Afghan youth turn to snowboarding for thrills

Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders
5 months ago
5 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.
5 months ago
US military identifies 2 pilots killed in Afghanistan crash
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
Afghan official says explosion in capital Kabul kills 2
5 months ago

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

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

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.
5 months ago
Pentagon identifies airmen killed in Afghanistan crash
5 months ago

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

Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20, including kids

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

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
5 months ago
Survey: Nearly half of Afghans want US troops out after deal
6 months ago

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 54 dead

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

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.
6 months ago
Pentagon IDs 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
6 months ago

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.
6 months ago
US Ambassador to Afghanistan steps down
6 months ago

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
6 months ago
6 months ago

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

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