A week-long “reduction in violence” between the U.S. and the Taliban represents a potential breakthrough for peace in Afghanistan. If it holds, the two sides will sign the first phase of a peace agreement that could pave the way to…
By Kathy Gannon, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The seven-day reduction in violence will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States at the end of the month.
In our news wrap Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is congratulating his forces for major gains in the country’s last rebel strongholds. The Russian-backed blitz has recaptured Aleppo and much of Idlib province -- and driven nearly 900,000 people to…
The U.S. has reached a short-term agreement with the Taliban that could pave the way for ending the war in Afghanistan that has endured for nearly 20 years. Under the plan, U.S. forces and the Taliban agree to a temporary…
By Matthew Lee, Robert Burns, Associated Press
A senior U.S.official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.
By Kathy Gannon, Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
But the Taliban have also issued an ultimatum to Washington, demanding a reply on their offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan or they would walk away from the negotiating table.
By Associated Press
American and Afghan military personnel were fired on while conducting an operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, the U.S. military said Saturday. Several U.S. personnel were either injured or killed, but the exact number and other details were not provided,…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
A U.S. official says an American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group and that authorities are working to rescue him.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
The offer is seen as an opportunity to open a window to an eventual peace deal that would allow the United States to bring home its estimated 13,000 troops and end the 18-year war in Afghanistan, America's longest conflict.
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement Saturday. In keeping with defense department rules, the U.S. military did…
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