With less than 100 days before American troops are scheduled to leave for good, Afghanistan’s Vice President Amrullah Saleh sat down with NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jane Ferguson to discuss the agreement, America’s legacy here, what he sees as major…
By Jane Ferguson, Amna Nawaz
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that military-force levels in Afghanistan are now at 2,500 service personnel -- the goal President Trump had set. This is the lowest number of American troops since the U.S. first invaded the country…
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
Afghan negotiators hope to find an end to decades of relentless conflict, even as hopes wane and frustration and fear grow over a spike in violence across Afghanistan.
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
The deaths were caused by a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle detonated in western Kabul, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The explosion wounded two civilians.
By Rahmatullah Nekzad, Tameem Akhgar, Associated Press
In eastern Ghazni province, 31 soldiers were killed and 24 others wounded when the attacker drove a military humvee full of explosives onto an army commando base before detonating the car bomb, according to an official in Afghanistan’s National Security…
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
The European Union, the United States and other donors pledged billions in new funding for Afghanistan over the next four years, at the first pledging conference of its kind for the troubled and poor country since 2016.
By Tameem Akhgar, Associated Press
Afghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban have welcomed an announcement by President Trump that all U.S. troops should leave the country by the end of the year. But there are questions about how that declaration was received by the U.S. military --…
By Associated Press
Afghanistan's President, Ashraf Ghani, Monday called on all United Nations' members to help him make peace with the Taliban, in a prerecorded video message played on Monday at the UN in New York.
By Nick Schifrin
The United States will soon enter its 20th year of fighting in Afghanistan. Nearly 3,600 American troops have died there, as well as hundreds of thousands of Afghans. But Afghanistan was at war decades before the U.S. invaded after 9/11.
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