Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics
newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
By Nick Schifrin, Dan Sagalyn
The spokesman for the Afghan Taliban says the insurgents don't want to monopolize power. But he says there won't be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new, negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed from office.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
Afghanistan's government says several rockets hit near the presidential palace shortly before President Ashraf Ghani was to give an address to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
A Taliban surge has put the insurgents in control of key border posts, opened up fresh sources of revenue and rattled many of Afghanistan's neighbors.
As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan nears its completion, the Afghan army is quickly losing ground throughout the country to the Taliban. To bolster its military, the government is arming militias to help in the fight. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson…
By Jane Ferguson
Many countries have closed or scaled back operations at consulates in Afghanistan as the Taliban have scored territorial gains since mid-April, when the U.S. announced its military withdrawal. How does the war in Afghanistan — America's longest war — look…
Friday at the White House, President Joe Biden met with Afghanistan’s leaders, just weeks before the U.S. completes withdrawing almost all of its forces. There was a lot on the agenda: finalizing plans on how many U.S. troops to keep…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
The leaders' visit to Washington comes as the Biden administration has stepped up plans for withdrawal ahead of the president's Sept. 11 deadline to end a nearly 20-year old war that has come with a breathtaking enormous cost.
By Amna Nawaz, Dan Sagalyn, Ali Rogin, Layla Quran
There has been continuous carnage in Afghanistan. Last week, more than 200 people were killed, many at a girls school in Kabul. The violence comes as the U.S. and NATO are withdrawing troops, scheduled to be gone completely by September.
The Taliban and Afghanistan's president announced late Saturday a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.
Support Provided By: