“I spoke to the leader of the Taliban today,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn. “We had a good conversation. We've agreed there's no violence.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
The United States will begin withdrawing thousands of forces from Afghanistan after signing a peace agreement with Taliban militants aimed at ending America's longest war. Read the deal here.
By Associated Press
Afghans have spent decades living in a country at war — some their whole lives — and wonder if they can ever reach a state of peace.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
Over the weekend, President Trump announced he was canceling a planned meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David. On Monday, he said the months-long peace talks his team has been conducting with the extremist group are over. The negotiations had…
By Jane Ferguson
In our Friday news wrap, U.S. businesses slowed their hiring in August amid global economic weakness and the tariff war with China. The Labor Department announced employers added a net of 130,000 jobs -- fewer than expected. Also, in Afghanistan,…
In our Wednesday news wrap, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte unveiled a governing coalition that shuts out the far-right League party. Conte met with the Italian president to present his new cabinet, which unites his populist Five Star Movement with the…
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
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.
In the Afghan capital of Kabul, 16 people died in a car bomb Monday night. A compound housing mostly international workers was the target, and the Taliban claimed responsibility even as they participate in peace talks with the U.S. Why…
By Jane Ferguson
In Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a massive explosion that rocked Kabul, killing at least five and wounding 50. It targeted the heavily secured area that’s home to several aid agencies and international organizations, and came as the U.S.
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