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July 4, 2020, 4:54 PM

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

The agreement has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region.
July 4, 2020, 4:54 PM
June 29, 2020, 4:53 AM
'Outrageous' Trump reportedly didn't respond to intel on threats on US troops: Pelosi
1 month ago

Afghan government releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government has released hundreds of Taliban prisoners
1 month ago
2 months ago

Family of American kidnapped in Afghanistan fears US leaving him behind; with Taliban deal stalled, violence surging

Violence in Afghanistan has surged in March despite deal between U.S. and Taliban.
2 months ago
Family of American kidnapped in Afghanistan fears US leaving him behind
2 months ago

FBI offers $1 million for information leading to former Taliban hostage's captors

The U.S. government on Tuesday offered $1M for information leading to the capture of the Taliban militants who kidnapped and held Caitlan Coleman and her three children.
2 months ago
FBI offers $1 million for information leading to former Taliban hostage's captors
3 months ago

Afghan Taliban confirms release of 1st government prisoners

The Taliban has announced it will be releasing 20 Afghan government prisoners the group has been holding, in the first phase of its commitment under its historic peace deal with the United States
3 months ago
Afghan Taliban confirms release of 1st government prisoners
3 months ago

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry and a provincial official say Taliban attacks have killed at least 11 soldiers and policemen
3 months ago
Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police
4 months ago

US commander paints grim picture of US-Taliban peace accord

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East is painting a grim picture of the peace process with the Taliban in Afghanistan
4 months ago
4 months ago

Top US commander voices doubt about Taliban commitments, as skepticism in Congress grows

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are voicing increasing concern about President Donald Trump's deal with the Taliban, and the militant group's commitment.
4 months ago
Top US commander voices doubt about Taliban commitments, skepticism in Congress grows
4 months ago
US forces conduct airstrike on Taliban just days after agreement signed
4 months ago

In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader amid concerns about deal with US

In historic call, President Trump has spoken with Taliban leaders amid concerns about the deal with the U.S.
4 months ago
In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader amid concerns about deal with US
4 months ago

US forces launch airstrike on Taliban days after agreement

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against Taliban fighters in Helmand, Afghanistan, Wednesday, the first such strike since the two sides signed a historic peace deal.
4 months ago
US forces launch airstrike on Taliban days after agreement
4 months ago

Trump believed to be first US leader to speak directly to Taliban

The president remarked that the Taliban wants to end the violence in Afghanistan, but a dispute over prisoners threatens to derail peace talks.
4 months ago
Trump believed to be first US leader to speak directly to Taliban
4 months ago

Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had 'good talk'

President Donald Trump is confirming that he spoke on the phone to a leader of the Taliban, making him the first U.S. president believed to ever speak directly with the militant group
4 months ago
Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had 'good talk'
4 months ago

China pledges support for US-Taliban peace agreement

China is pledging its support for the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement in Afghanistan and is calling for the “orderly and responsible" withdrawal of foreign troops to avoid a power vacuum and possible terrorist resurgence
4 months ago
China pledges support for US-Taliban peace agreement
4 months ago

Historic Taliban peace deal signed

Terms of the deal include limits on where the Taliban can operate and the beginning of U.S. troops returning home.
4 months ago
Historic Taliban peace deal signed
4 months ago

US signs historic deal with Taliban, Trump announces, beginning end of US war in Afghanistan and withdrawal of American troops

President Trump issues statement that U.S. to sign historic deal with Taliban, triggering a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
4 months ago
US signs historic deal with Taliban, triggering troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
5 months ago

Taliban agrees to ‘reduction in violence’ across Afghanistan

If the agreement with the U.S. holds, it could pave the way for a deal that would result in U.S. troops coming home.
5 months ago
Taliban agrees to ‘reduction in violence’ across Afghanistan
5 months ago

US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence, opening door to troop withdrawal deal

The U.S. and Taliban reached an agreement on Friday to reduce violence, which could open the door to the two sides finalizing the larger deal reached last year.
5 months ago
US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence, opening door to troop withdrawal deal
5 months ago

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is not without risk but “looks very promising
5 months ago
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk
5 months ago

US, Taliban nearing deal to reduce violence, finalize talks that would lead to American withdrawal

The U.S. and Taliban are nearing a deal to reduce violence in Afghanistan and finalize talks that would lead to American troop withdrawal.
5 months ago
US, Taliban nearing deal to reduce violence, finalize talks over withdrawal
5 months ago

US steps up deadly airstrikes, during Taliban peace talks

Washington's peace envoy has traveled to Pakistan to boost regional support for reducing violence in Afghanistan ahead of a final deal to end America's longest war
5 months ago
6 months ago

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

It provides a window for a peace agreement with the U.S. to be signed.
6 months ago
7 months ago
8 months ago

US and Australian hostages held by Taliban for over 3 years released in prisoner swap

American and Australian professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks were kidnapped in Afghanistan and held hostage for 3 years and released by the Taliban in a prisoner swap.
8 months ago
US and Australian hostages held by Taliban for 3 years released in prisoner swap
8 months ago

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
8 months ago
Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban
8 months ago

American hostage released in Afghanistan after 3 years in captivity

American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were turned over by the Taliban to an elite team of U.S. special operations forces in eastern Afghanistan.
8 months ago
American hostage released in Afghanistan after 3 years in captivity
8 months ago

Taliban say prisoner swap promised by Kabul fails to happen

A Taliban spokesman says three Taliban prisoners who were to be freed in exchange for an American and an Australian national, both kidnapped in 2016, are still in custody in Bagram prison, north of the capital Kabul
8 months ago
Taliban say prisoner swap promised by Kabul fails to happen
8 months ago

Taliban to release US, Australian hostages in potential swap with Afghan government

The Taliban will release U.S., Australian hostages in a swap with the Afghan government, according to its president.
8 months ago
Taliban to release US, Australian hostages in potential swap with Afghan government
9 months ago

Taliban say new intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in China

The Taliban say a fresh round of intra-Afghan peace talks is to be held in China next week
9 months ago
10 months ago

Trump: Talks with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan 'are dead'

The president revealed he had invited Taliban leadership to Camp David to ink a peace deal; the meeting was pulled after a car bomb attack killed a U.S. soldier.
10 months ago
Trump: Talks with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan 'are dead'
10 months ago

President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'

After calling off a secret meeting with the Taliban at Camp David this weekend, President Trump declared that Afghanistan peace talks are officially dead.
10 months ago
President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'
10 months ago

President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'

President Trump declared that Afghanistan peace talks are officially dead.
10 months ago
President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'
1 year ago

3 US service members killed by Taliban car bomb

Three others were wounded and a U.S. contractor was also killed, making it the deadliest day for the U.S. in Afghanistan this year.
1 year ago
3 US service members killed by Taliban car bomb
1 year ago

Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

The special U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is returning to the country.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Taliban and senior Afghan politicians hold talks in Moscow, upsetting government

The Afghan government stayed away, saying the talks undermine its legitimacy.
1 year ago
Taliban and senior Afghan politicians hold talks in Moscow, upsetting government
2 years ago

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan six years after assassination attempt

The Nobel Laureate returned to Pakistan for the first time since the Taliban tried to assassinate her in October 2012, for advocating for girls' education.
2 years ago
Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan six years after assassination attempt
2 years ago
Death toll in ambulance car-bombing claimed by Taliban rises to 103
2 years ago

American hostage mom describes brutal treatment by Taliban captors

The American mom held hostage by the Taliban for five years says she was beaten and raped as she tried to protect her children from their captors.
2 years ago
American hostage mom hopes children 'find enough happiness' to make up for captivity
3 years ago

Former Taliban hostage is charged with sexual assault and other criminal offenses since his return

Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who was kidnapped in Afghanistan along with his family, has been accused of physical and sexual assault of a woman, physical assault of a child and unlawful confinement.
3 years ago
Former Taliban hostage is charged with sexual assault and other criminal offenses since his return
3 years ago

Free after five years in captivity, American hostage mom speaks out

In her first television interview, Caitlan Coleman Boyle describes how she defied her captors, suffering beatings and abuse while she tried to raise and educate her three children born into captivity.
3 years ago
Free after five years in captivity, American hostage mom speaks out
3 years ago

Freed from Taliban, Caitlan and Joshua Boyle speak out about time in captivity

In her first television interview, Caitlan Coleman Boyle told ABC News that she endured beatings and abuse as she tried to protect her children.
3 years ago
Freed from Taliban, Caitlan and Joshua Boyle speak out about time in captivity
3 years ago

American hostage mom speaks out about years in Taliban captivity

In their first television interview, American mother Caitlan Coleman Boyle and Canadian father Joshua Boyle describe how they kept their family together even as they and their children endured brutal treatment by their captors.
3 years ago
American hostage mom speaks out about years in Taliban captivity
3 years ago

Freed from Taliban, American hostage mom describes brutal treatment by captors

In her first television interview since being freed from Taliban captivity, Caitlan Coleman says she was beaten and raped by the guards as she tried to protect her children.
3 years ago
Freed from Taliban, American hostage mom describes brutal treatment by captors
3 years ago

Taliban claims US hostage in poor health, has 'dangerous' disease

The Taliban put out what it called a warning about the health of a U.S. hostage.
3 years ago
Taliban claims US hostage has 'dangerous' disease
3 years ago

Former hostage of Taliban-linked group Caitlan Coleman speaks out, disputes account of Pakistan rescue

The American also defended the couple's decision to have children in captivity.
3 years ago
Former Taliban hostage disputes account of rescue
3 years ago

US hostage rescued from Afghanistan hospitalized

Caitlan Coleman, who was held hostage with her husband and three children for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network, has been hospitalized, according to her husband Joshua Boyle.
3 years ago
US hostage rescued from Afghanistan hospitalized
3 years ago

Freed hostages settle in Canada after release from Taliban captivity

American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children are staying with relatives in Toronto after being held captive in the mountains of Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network.
3 years ago
Freed hostages settle in Canada after release from Taliban captivity
3 years ago

Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are 'improving'

Rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle said his children are "improving" after spending their entire life being help captive in the mountains of Afghanistan.
3 years ago
Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are 'improving'
3 years ago

Freed hostage's claim that captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife are denied by Taliban

Joshua Boyle also said the Taliban-linked terrorists raped his wife.
3 years ago
Freed hostage's claim captors killed infant daughter, raped wife is denied by Taliban