World Nov 123 Taliban released in effort to free American and Australian
Afghan President Ashraf Ghanis aid the "conditional release" was a very hard decision and aims to get insurgents to free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2016 and have held captive for over three years.
World Oct 18Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during Friday prayers
An explosion caused the the roof to collapse at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing dozens of worshippers.
World Sep 28Afghan presidential polls close amid allegations of fraud
Afghanistan's presidential polls closed Saturday amid fears that accusations of fraud and misconduct could overwhelm any election results, while insurgent attacks aimed at disrupting voting in the country's north and south caused dozens of casualties.
World Sep 2340 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid in Afghanistan
The raid was conducted by Afghan special forces and supported by U.S. airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said.
World Sep 17Taliban kill 24 at Afghan president’s rally
President Ashraf Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief.
World Sep 09Afghans brace for fresh violence after Trump calls off Taliban talks
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was sidelined in the U.S.-Taliban talks, again declared that his country was ready to meet with the Taliban but that "negotiation without a cease-fire is not possible."…
Politics Sep 08Pompeo: Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban "overreached" with a car bomb attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier, leading President Donald Trump to call off closely-held Afghanistan peace talks planned for Camp David.
World Sep 04Afghan government raises new concerns about U.S.-Taliban deal
The Afghan government and former U.S. ambassadors caution that a full U.S. troop withdrawal that moves too quickly could lead to civil war.
World Sep 03Taliban bombing kills 16 in Kabul after tentative peace deal is reached
Taliban attacks continue even as a U.S. envoy says the deal with the insurgents only needs the approval of President Donald Trump to become a reality.
World Sep 01Taliban attack 2nd Afghan city as U.S. envoy says deal is near
It was the second attack on an Afghan city in as many days and killed several civilians and security forces, officials said.