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  • August 9, 2015   BY  

    Officials say that an American soldier has been killed and several others have been wounded in a series of attacks Friday in Afghanistan’s capital Continue reading

  • August 7, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department’s July jobs report revealed another solid month. Employers added a net of 215,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate held steady. Also, Kabul was rocked by bombings that killed scores of people. A massive truck bomb flattened an entire city block and a suicide bomber blew himself up at a police academy. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, civilian casualties among Afghan women jumped 23 percent this year, and among children the number rose 13 percent, according to a report by the United Nations. Also, international experts confirmed that plane debris found in the Indian Ocean is from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2015  

    The Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was confirmed dead by a spokesman for Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, which claims that he died two years ago at a hospital in Pakistan. Although Omar has not been seen publicly since 2001, the Taliban was issuing statements in his name as recently as two weeks ago. Judy Woodruff talks with Jessica Donati of Reuters. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2015   BY  

    Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has been in hiding since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, is reportedly dead. Is it for real this time? Continue reading

  • July 15, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, in a written statement posted online, the leader of the Afghan Taliban endorsed peace talks with Kabul for the first time, writing, “peaceful interactions with the enemies is not prohibited.” Also, militia fighters allied with Yemen’s government recaptured more ground in the city of Aden, their first major advance since Shiite rebels seized the city. Continue reading

  • July 7, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the government of Afghanistan confirmed it has engaged in direct, face-to-face talks with the Taliban, its first formal encounter since 2001. Also, the U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State was heavily criticized by Senate Republicans, including Sen. John McCain. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2015   BY  

    The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began around the world on Wednesday evening. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2015  

    In Afghanistan on Saturday, the Taliban attacked police in the southern province of Helmand, killing at least 20 officers and wounding two others. It’s the latest in a series of deadly Taliban attacks there. Now, we’re learning the Taliban may be getting an influx of outside support for some of these attacks. The alleged source? Iran. For more Hari Sreenivasan is joined from Istanbul by the Wall Street Journal’s Margherita Stancati. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2015  

    What will happen to Afghanistan when the United States finally exits its longest war? That’s the focus of “Foreverstan,” a reporting project on the impact for those living through the conflict and those still fighting. Charles Sennott of the GroundTruth Project joins William Brangham to discuss how Afghans see their future. Continue reading