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1 month ago

Afghan Taliban announce 3-day cease-fire for Muslim holiday

Afghanistan’s Taliban have announced a three-day cease-fire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan
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1 month ago

US launches airstrikes against Taliban attacks

The retaliation comes as President Joe Biden has vowed to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.
1 month ago
US launches airstrikes against Taliban attacks
2 months ago

New security threat from the Taliban

The State Department is drawing down the number of personnel in the Kabul embassy due to security threats as the U.S. prepares to pull troops out of Afghanistan.
2 months ago
New security threat from the Taliban
3 months ago

Taliban expect US withdrawal, vow to restore Islamic rule

The Taliban have strongly warned the United States to honor its pledge to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by May 1 or face a “reaction.”
3 months ago
Taliban expect US withdrawal, vow to restore Islamic rule
6 months ago

Top US general meets with Taliban negotiators

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Taliban negotiators in an unannounced meeting in Qatar, the site of stalled Afghan peace talks.
6 months ago
 Top US general meets with Taliban negotiators
6 months ago

Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks top US general describes as 'modicum of success'

After three months of deadlocked talks, the Taliban, Afghan government made a breakthrough in peace negotiations, although that incremental progress is still challenged.
6 months ago
Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks as US draws down troops
8 months ago

Taliban cheer Trump tweet promising early troop withdrawal

The Afghan Taliban are welcoming a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas
8 months ago
9 months ago

Taliban and Afghan government meet for peace talks

Historic peace talks are going on between the Taliban and the Afghan government to end two decades of fighting.
9 months ago
Taliban and Afghan government meet for peace talks
1 year ago

Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul

Taliban officials say their organization has made several changes in its leadership ahead of expected talks with Kabul aimed at ending Afghanistan’s decades of war
1 year ago
1 year ago

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

The agreement has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region.
1 year ago
1 year ago
'Outrageous' Trump reportedly didn't respond to intel on threats on US troops: Pelosi
1 year ago

Afghan government releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government has released hundreds of Taliban prisoners
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Family of American kidnapped in Afghanistan fears US leaving him behind
1 year 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.
1 year ago
FBI offers $1 million for information leading to former Taliban hostage's captors
1 year 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
1 year ago
Afghan Taliban confirms release of 1st government prisoners
1 year 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
1 year ago
Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Top US commander voices doubt about Taliban commitments, skepticism in Congress grows
1 year ago
US forces conduct airstrike on Taliban just days after agreement signed
1 year 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.
1 year ago
In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader amid concerns about deal with US
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US forces launch airstrike on Taliban days after agreement
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Trump believed to be first US leader to speak directly to Taliban
1 year 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
1 year ago
Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had 'good talk'
1 year 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
1 year ago
China pledges support for US-Taliban peace agreement
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Historic Taliban peace deal signed
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US signs historic deal with Taliban, triggering troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Taliban agrees to ‘reduction in violence’ across Afghanistan
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence, opening door to troop withdrawal deal
1 year 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
1 year ago
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US, Taliban nearing deal to reduce violence, finalize talks over withdrawal
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year ago

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

It provides a window for a peace agreement with the U.S. to be signed.
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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.
2 years ago
US and Australian hostages held by Taliban for 3 years released in prisoner swap
2 years 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
2 years ago
Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban
2 years 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.
2 years ago
American hostage released in Afghanistan after 3 years in captivity
2 years 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
2 years ago
Taliban say prisoner swap promised by Kabul fails to happen
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Taliban to release US, Australian hostages in potential swap with Afghan government
2 years 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
2 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Trump: Talks with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan 'are dead'
2 years 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.
2 years ago
President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'
2 years ago

President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'

President Trump declared that Afghanistan peace talks are officially dead.
2 years ago
President Trump declares peace talks with the Taliban 'dead'
2 years 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.
2 years ago
3 US service members killed by Taliban car bomb
2 years ago

Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

The special U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is returning to the country.
2 years ago
2 years ago

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

The Afghan government stayed away, saying the talks undermine its legitimacy.
2 years ago
Taliban and senior Afghan politicians hold talks in Moscow, upsetting government
3 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.
3 years ago
Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan six years after assassination attempt
3 years ago
Death toll in ambulance car-bombing claimed by Taliban rises to 103
3 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.
3 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
4 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.
4 years ago
Free after five years in captivity, American hostage mom speaks out