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Afghan President Inherits Long-Sought Role After U.S. Ends Taliban Talks

President Trump’s decision to cancel a U.S.-Taliban deal and end negotiations effectively hands Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the control he has long craved over a peace process from which h...

Afghan President Inherits Long-Sought Role After U.S. Ends Taliban Talks

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More Americans will die after Trump abruptly ends Afghan talks, Taliban say President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants, in a stunning reversal of efforts to forge a deal...
22:00, 09/08/2019

U.S., Taliban resume talks as Afghan government seeks role in peace process American and Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan on Wednesday while the Afghan government hosted a rare assembly in Kabul to ensure its interests are upheld in any peace deal....
11:00, 05/01/2019

Afghan president opens grand assembly in bid to gain initiative in Taliban talks Thousands of Afghans congregated in Kabul on Monday for a rare consultative meeting aimed at finding ways to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban and end Afghanistan's war....
12:51, 04/29/2019

Taliban, Afghan forces clash in northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S. Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, setting off hours of gun battles, even as U.S. negotiators move closer to finalizing a deal with the insurgents for the withdrawal of American troops from the country....
16:34, 08/31/2019

Gun battle ends in Afghan capital after Taliban blast wounds 105 Afghan security forces killed five Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in Kabul on Monday after detonating a bomb-laden truck that wounded at least 105 people, including 51 children, officials said....
15:34, 07/01/2019

Afghan war — What to expect from the US-Taliban Doha talks The US and the Taliban are close to finalizing a deal to end the 18-year-long Afghan war. But Kabul is still not completely on board, and this could complicate matters. Shamil Shams and Masood Saifullah report from Doha....
20:17, 08/27/2019

UN envoy: It’s ‘imperative’ to start Afghan-Taliban talks The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says it is imperative that direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban start quickly, and he is urging the militant Islamist group to retract its threat to disrupt the upcoming presidential election...
23:17, 09/10/2019

Taliban: Afghan peace talks with U.S. '80-90 percent finished' Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban militant group have made "spectacular progress" during negotiations to finish nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, representatives said Wednesday....
01:34, 07/04/2019

Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban Germany, a leading donor and member of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, has been talking with the Taliban and the Afghan government in an effort to restart peace talks to end 18 years of conflict, officials said....
16:17, 05/26/2019

US envoy launches new push on Afghan talks with Taliban ISLAMABAD (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to jumpstart stalled peace talks with the Taliban as a U.S. envoy is in Kabul and Pakistani and Afghan officials are meeting in Islamabad. U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says he’s holding meetings with...
10:34, 06/10/2019

Afghan Forces Hit With Wave of Attacks on Eve of Taliban Talks The violence came as Afghan politicians and Taliban members prepared to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations with Russia, and to speak informally....
20:17, 05/28/2019

| Afghan-Taliban talks could happen within two weeks: minister Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could begin within the next two weeks, an Afghan official says, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war....
19:17, 07/27/2019

U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan Leader Over Taliban Talks, Official Says (KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban on ending America’s longest war. Ghani spokes...
18:00, 09/02/2019

Afghan Taliban Sends Delegation Russia After Talks With US Collapse The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the......
14:17, 09/14/2019

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after U.S. talks collapse The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the insurgent group said....
18:51, 09/14/2019

Afghan Government Praises Trump Suspension of U.S.-Taliban Talks The Afghan government praised President Trump’s decision to cancel a secret meeting with Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David and suspend U.S. negotiations with the insurgents aimed at ending the nearly 18-year war....
19:00, 09/08/2019

Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’ The president said he did not intend to try to revive efforts to reach a peace accord with the Taliban that could accelerate the removal of American troops from the country....
23:17, 09/09/2019

Afghan grand council sets recommendations for Taliban talks KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan grand council has come up with a series of recommendations for peace talks with the Taliban after four days of meetings in Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani convened the council of more than 3,200 participants, known a...
11:51, 05/02/2019

Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough and that further talks would be needed, Russian news agencies reported....
13:00, 05/30/2019

U.S., Taliban take a break from peace talks for Afghan rivals to meet U.S. and Taliban officials decided on Saturday to put their ongoing peace talks on hold for two days to allow for a meeting between rival Afghan groups to be held in Qatar, a Taliban official said....
17:19, 07/06/2019

U.S. Envoy Points to Progress in Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad said that he is aiming by Sept. 1 to reach agreement with the insurgents on a road map for completing negotiations on a comprehensive settlement of the Afghan war. Looming over that deadline are already twice-postpon...
00:17, 07/08/2019

Confusion Over Afghan-Taliban Talks Further Complicates Peace Process The Afghan government’s announcement of direct negotiations with the Taliban in two weeks was rejected by the insurgents, casting uncertainty over a stalled process....
01:17, 07/28/2019

Taliban, Afghan leaders agree to peace 'road map' ahead of U.S. talks Taliban officials and Afghan government leaders, acting in an unofficial capacity, said Tuesday they've ended two-days of meetings in Qatar with an eight-point road map for peace....
16:34, 07/09/2019

Relentless Taliban violence casts a pall over 'slow' Afghan talks Talks with the Taliban on ending Afghanistan's war are making steady but slow progress, the chief U.S. envoy involved in the negotiations said on Friday while signaling growing frustration with relentless militant violence....
14:17, 05/10/2019

Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, as talks with US go on in Doha Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan city of Kunduz from multiple directions early Saturday morning, a Defense Ministry spokesman said -- the first major Taliban assault on the provincial capital since 2016....
17:00, 08/31/2019

Taliban attack northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S. Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for the withdrawal of American troops....
11:00, 08/31/2019

Taliban Attack Afghan City Of Kunduz Amid Peace Talks With US Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for......
19:00, 08/31/2019

Afghan government urges Taliban to stop violence, hold direct talks Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged the Taliban on Sunday to end violence and talk directly to his government after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he had canceled a planned meeting with the insurgent group over a draft peace accord....
14:34, 09/08/2019

Trump says he’s canceling Afghan peace talks, secret meeting with Taliban leaders President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was calling off “peace negotiations” with Taliban leadership after a U.S. service member was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trump tweeted that he was scheduled to hold a secr...
19:34, 09/08/2019

Scores killed as Taliban, Afghan forces clash in Kunduz despite peace talks A Taliban suicide bomber struck a main square in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz where Afghan forces had gathered to defend the city from falling to the Taliban, killing at least 10 soldiers and civilians, Afghan officials said on Saturday....
01:51, 09/01/2019

Taliban Attacks Afghan Government Building Amid Talks In Qatar, 14 Killed A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival......
19:51, 07/07/2019

Ashraf Ghani likely to stay on as Afghan president after term ends President Ghani's current term in office is due to end next week — four months ahead of the next presidential elections. His opponents are calling for a caretaker government, but Ghani is refusing to step down....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Taliban Suicide Attack Kills Dozens Near Site of Afghan President's Speech A Taliban suicide bomber aboard a motorcycle set off a blast at a security gate in Afghanistan near a campaign speech by President Ashraf Ghani, killing dozens of people....
20:17, 09/17/2019

Afghan president shuns foreign interference as U.S.-Taliban peace deal looms The Taliban control roughly half of Afghanistan and are at their strongest since the U.S.-led invasion toppled their five-year-old government in 2001....
21:17, 08/11/2019

Amid Peace Talks, Taliban Launch ‘Massive Attack’ on Afghan City of Kunduz (KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, killing at least three civilians, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations wit...
17:34, 08/31/2019

Taliban Fighters Attack Afghan City of Kunduz Amid Talks to Finalize U.S. Withdrawal Afghan security forces fought to drive Taliban fighters out of the northern city of Kunduz, even as negotiators for the hard-line Islamist militia seek to complete a deal for withdrawal of U.S. troops....
21:51, 08/31/2019

Taliban negotiators arrive in Moscow days after Trump declares Afghan peace talks 'dead' A Taliban negotiating team arrived in Russia Friday, less than a week after President Trump announced that peace talks with the Islamic militant group in Afghanistan were "dead."...
04:17, 09/14/2019

Taliban warn of more American deaths after Trump ends peace talks Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, criticized Trump for calling off the dialog and said U.S. forces have been pounding Afghanistan with attacks at the same time....
01:00, 09/09/2019

Taliban Negotiators Meet With Russian Officials After Trump Ends Talks Taliban representatives have held talks with Russian officials in an apparent effort to restart discussions with the U.S., days after President Trump declared negotiations with the insurgent group dead....
20:34, 09/14/2019

President Trump Announces He Canceled a Secret Meeting with Taliban, Afghan Officials at Camp David (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has ...
17:34, 09/08/2019

Why did President Donald Trump call off Taliban talks? Last week, the US and Taliban negotiators told DW in Doha that a draft agreement had almost been agreed upon. So President Trump's decision to call off peace talks with the Taliban came as a surprise for many....
13:34, 09/08/2019

U.S., Taliban deal will not stop attacks on Afghan forces, some Taliban say As U.S. and Taliban negotiators push to wrap up talks aimed at securing the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, disagreement remains about whether a pact will mean an end to the insurgents' fight with the U.S.-backed Afghan government....
15:51, 08/26/2019

President Donald Trump calls off US peace talks with Taliban Trump canceled peace negotiations after the militant group claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including a US soldier. The US president claimed he was to meet Taliban leaders in the US....
13:34, 09/08/2019

Taliban Vows To Fight On After US President Trump Says Talks Are "Dead" The Taliban this morning vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with insurgents were "dead", saying Washington would regret abandoning......
21:51, 09/10/2019

Sixth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks begin today: Taliban spokesman American and Taliban officials are meeting on Wednesday in Qatar to resume talks aimed at ending a 17-year war in Afghanistan, a Taliban official said....
09:51, 05/01/2019

Sixth Round Of US-Taliban Talks To Start In Doha, Says Taliban Official A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US starts Wednesday in Qatar, an official for the insurgents said, as the foes seek a way out of America's longest war....
13:34, 05/01/2019

Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. talks end in Qatar: Taliban official U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their sixth round of peace talks on Thursday with "some progress" made on a draft agreement for when foreign troops might withdraw, a Taliban official said....
17:00, 05/09/2019

Taliban kidnap six Afghan journalists Taliban kidnapped six Afghan journalists working for private and government media organizations in eastern Paktia province, government officials and Taliban said on Saturday....
14:17, 09/07/2019

Afghan Leaders and Taliban Agree on a Way Forward Afghans took a step toward ending nearly 18 years of war, as Taliban insurgents and a range of influential political and civic leaders agreed on a set of principles for negotiations over the country’s political future....
19:17, 07/09/2019

Afghan Blast Claimed by Taliban Kills at Least 14 A Taliban car bomb near the entrance to a police station in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 14 and wounded scores more, as peace talks aimed at ending the nearly 18-year war continued....
19:00, 08/07/2019

Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners The Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners from jails across the country in a gesture of good will as part of efforts to move a stalled peace process forward....
10:51, 06/13/2019

No going back to Taliban repression, Afghan businesswomen say Businesswomen in Afghanistan are adamant that there will be no going back to the days of repression under the Taliban, and the progress women have made over the past 18 years will not be reversed....
10:00, 08/07/2019

Taliban and Afghan government agree to reduce violence The Taliban and Afghan officials have agreed on a "promise to reduce violence," Germany's envoy says. Hosted by Qatar, the German-brokered talks could also spark progress in negotiations between the US and the Taliban....
03:51, 07/09/2019

Afghan government and Nato killing more civilians than the Taliban UN figures for first half of 2019 blame 717 deaths on pro-Kabul forces and 531 on militantsAfghan forces and their international allies killed more civilians in the first half of 2019 than the Taliban and other militant groups, UN figures show, exten...
09:34, 07/31/2019

Taliban Attack Afghan City as They Talk Peace With U.S. Militants attacked from several directions on Kunduz city, which they have entered twice in recent years, even as peace negotiations continued in Qatar....
22:51, 08/31/2019

Afghan, U.S. forces kill Taliban governors, fighters Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces killed two senior Taliban leaders and at least 38 fighters of the hardline insurgent group in joint air strikes conducted in northern and western regions of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday....
15:00, 09/15/2019

Taliban Tried To Wipe Out Afghan Film Industry. This Is What Survived Afghan Film opened in the late 1960s with help from the United States and went on to oversee the production of movies across Afghanistan over the following decades....
00:17, 08/28/2019

U.S., Taliban begin new peace negotiations for Afghan withdrawal Discussions between U.S. and Taliban mediators started Wednesday in Qatar with the goal of creating a lasting peace and a phased withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan....
16:00, 05/01/2019

More Afghan civilians killed by government and Nato than Taliban UN figures for first half of 2019 blame 717 deaths on pro-Kabul forces and 531 on militantsMore Afghan civilians were killed by Afghan and Nato forces than by the Taliban and other militants in the first half of 2019, according to UN figures, suggest...
13:00, 07/30/2019

Afghan forces repel Taliban's Kunduz offensive The Taliban launched a failed offensive to capture Kunduz, a strategic city in northern Afghanistan. Even as it negotiates a peace deal with the US, the hard-line Islamist group has attempted to make gains in the field....
20:51, 08/31/2019

How the Taliban Infiltrated a Vital Afghan Army Base — Again New details from an attack on Camp Bastion, once the British and American headquarters in troubled Helmand Province, shows more weaknesses of the Afghan military....
20:34, 05/15/2019

Afghan Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting until goals met The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement's objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready to open talks with the Western-backed government in Kabul....
15:17, 06/01/2019

Taliban threaten Afghan media, say reporters to be targeted KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have issued a threat to Afghan media, saying journalists will be targeted unless news outlets stop broadcasting what they describe as government propaganda against the insurgents. Monday’s statement gives A...
12:17, 06/24/2019

Afghan Government Criticizes Proposed U.S.-Taliban Accord Kabul officials said the deal to withdraw U.S. and all other foreign forces from Afghanistan contains no clear penalties if the insurgency fails to comply....
02:51, 09/06/2019

Afghan officials say Taliban attack kills 25 in north KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a Taliban attack against pro-government forces has killed at least 25 in the northern province of Baghlan. District chief Fazeluddin Muradi says that the insurgents’ attack also wounded at least ei...
12:00, 06/29/2019

| Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls Taliban suicide bombers have killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts - one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul - with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections....
23:00, 09/17/2019

A Taliban Car Bomb in the Afghan Capital Kabul Has Killed at Least 10 (KABUL, Afghanistan) — A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a diplomatic area that also includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan government warni...
16:00, 09/05/2019

Afghan official: Taliban hit security checkpoints, killing 8 An Afghan official says the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northeastern Takhar province, killing eight members of the security forces....
14:51, 05/07/2019

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says all peace efforts including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be directed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban....
00:51, 06/20/2019

All-Afghan peace summit set for July, but on Taliban terms An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7-8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, apparently on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation...
01:00, 07/03/2019

Dozens Killed as Taliban Bombs in 4 Humvees Rip Through Afghan District Insurgents rammed the vehicles full of explosives into a compound that the government had moved once after militant fighters took over its original location....
16:00, 06/30/2019

Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint, killing 20 troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban stormed an army checkpoint in western Farah province, killing 20 troops. Provincial councilman Dadullah Qaneh said on Monday that the insurgents also captured two soldiers in the attack in...
15:34, 05/06/2019

Officials: Taliban attacks kill ten Afghan troops, four police KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country’s west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four policemen, local officials said Monday. The soldi...
13:00, 05/27/2019

Two Afghan Taliban shadow governors killed as air strikes step up Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, killed two of the movement's shadow provincial governors on Sunday, as fighting stepped up in the wake of the collapse of talks aimed at ending the conflict, officials said....
17:00, 09/15/2019

Taliban bombing in Afghan capital kills 6, wounds scores The Taliban have set off a powerful bomb in downtown Kabul, killing 6 people and wounding more than a hundred, and sending a cloud of smoke billowing over the Afghan capital...
06:34, 07/02/2019

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected Taliban A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday....
11:17, 07/15/2019

Afghan and U.S. Forces Blamed for Killing More Civilians This Year Than Taliban Have Nearly 1,400 Afghan civilians were killed in the first six months of the year, with Afghan forces and their allies accountable for 52 percent of the deaths, according to a United Nations report....
05:00, 07/31/2019

Afghan forces rescue 34 people form Taliban-run prison KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Interior Ministry says Afghan special forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban-run prison in northern Baghlan province. Tuesday’s statement from the ministry says 17 civilians and 17 members of the security for...
13:00, 06/11/2019

Imran Khan Says He Will Try To Persuade Taliban To Meet Afghan Government Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try on his return home from the US visit to persuade the Taliban to meet with the Afghan government....
21:00, 07/23/2019

Afghan officials: Taliban target security forces, killing 7 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northern Sari Pul province, killing at least seven members of the country’s security forces. Mohammad Noor Rahmani, head of the provincial council,...
10:00, 05/13/2019

Afghan public health chief settles in UK after kidnap by Taliban Dr Mohammad Haqmal, who developed groundbreaking health initiatives in Aghanistan, granted refugee statusA senior Afghan government official has been given sanctuary in the UK after being kidnapped and tortured by the Taliban.Dr Mohammad Haqmal, 42, ...
13:17, 05/23/2019

U.S. Deal With Taliban Meets Afghan Resistance as Violence Intensifies Officials say the deal lacks protections to ensure the Taliban keep their promises. “The people of Afghanistan have been bitten by this snake before.”...
00:34, 09/06/2019

US, Taliban On "Threshold Of Agreement": US Afghan Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday as he concluded their latest talks....
13:00, 09/01/2019

28 Killed, 10 Wounded As Afghan Bus Hits "Taliban" Bomb: Official Dozens of passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in western Afghanistan early Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials said....
10:00, 07/31/2019

More civilians are being killed by Afghan and international forces than by the Taliban and other militants More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday....
15:00, 07/31/2019

Taliban launch ‘massive attack’ on Afghan city of Kunduz KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, and taken hospital patients as hostages, the government said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with ...
00:51, 09/01/2019

Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoints, kill 7 policemen An Afghan official says at least seven Afghan policemen were killed overnight when the Taliban stormed security checkpoints in western Badghis province....
13:34, 05/04/2019

Afghan officials: Taliban launch complex attack on police KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents have stormed a police headquarters in the capital of northern Baghlan province and that a gun battle is still taking place inside. Provincial council head Safder Mohsini said Sunday th...
14:00, 05/05/2019

Afghan City Survives Third Taliban Assault, but Loses a Top Defender The war is increasingly fought as much on social media and television as it is on the battlefield. The city of Kunduz survived another siege, but a top spokesman did not....
23:51, 08/31/2019

More civilians are being killed by Afghan and NATO forces than by the Taliban and other militants More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and NATO forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday....
03:34, 07/31/2019

Taliban fighters double as reporters to wage Afghan digital war Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban's chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group's daily news bulletin, starts every day by collecting reports of overnight fighting with U.S. and Afghan forces....
07:34, 05/11/2019

Son of Afghan resistance hero criticizes 'secretive' U.S. Taliban deal A "secretive" peace deal between United States and the Taliban could face wide resistance in Afghanistan if it opens the door to the insurgents' hardline regime, said the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the slain hero of the anti-Soviet resistance....
17:00, 09/06/2019

Afghan leader in Pakistan to talk ties, peace with Taliban ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Afghan president has arrived on his first visit to Pakistan, in an attempt to forge a fresh relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and reach out to Islamabad for help in getting the Taliban to talk peace w...
09:17, 06/27/2019

Taliban Kill Unarmed Afghan Police Officers Waiting for Pay Fighters disguised in police uniforms killed at least 20 Afghan police officers and wounded dozens of other people in a brazen attack on a police headquarters....
00:17, 05/06/2019

Taliban attacks kill 23 members of Afghan security forces KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say two Taliban attacks targeted Afghan security checkpoints in the country’s west and east, killing at least 23 members of the security forces. In western Ghor province, Abdul Hai Khateby, the governo...
14:34, 05/28/2019

Afghan official: Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian Afghan officials say a confrontation with the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province has killed two members of the security forces and a civilian passer-by....
16:00, 05/22/2019

5 Killed In Taliban Attack On Kabul As US Envoy Visits Afghan Capital A massive explosion rocked central Kabul late Monday, killing at least five people in a Taliban-claimed attack near an international complex while the US special envoy leading talks with the......
02:51, 09/03/2019

Spike in Taliban attacks 'unhelpful' to Afghan peace push: U.S. general A spike in attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan has been "particularly unhelpful" to peace efforts there, a senior U.S. military commander cautioned on Saturday as he visited neighboring Pakistan, where many Taliban militants are based....
22:17, 09/07/2019

Stressing War’s Toll, Taliban and Afghan Representatives Agree to Peace Road Map In two days of often emotional discussions that for first time included the Afghan government, Taliban and Afghan officials called for ending civilian deaths and assuring women’s fundamental rights....
05:00, 07/09/2019

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban — but still fear their return KABUL, Afghanistan — Two yellow burqas are on display at a television station in Kabul, bright versions of the blue ghostlike garments some women in the capital still wear. For the young women at Zan TV they are relics, a reminder of a Taliban-ruled ...
23:17, 08/26/2019

Taliban spokesman: Close to finishing a deal with United States to end Afghan war The Taliban and the United States are close to completing a peace agreement to end the 18-year Afghanistan war, according to the fundamentalist Islamic group....
15:00, 08/29/2019

Bomb Strikes Pakistan Mosque Frequented by Afghan Taliban Chief The bombing came as the United States and the Taliban near a deal. It was unclear whether the Taliban’s top leader Mawlawi Haibatullah was at the mosque....
17:17, 08/16/2019

Taliban attack Afghan province as violence overshadows peace deal Taliban militants launched a major attack in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Friday, the latest in a series of assaults on provincial centers just a day after a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul, officials said....
10:17, 09/06/2019

"Kunduz City Cleared, Taliban Pushed Back": Afghan Official Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said this morning, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city....
13:00, 09/01/2019

Afghan Taliban Says Ready To Visit Pakistan If Imran Khan Invites: Report The Afghan Taliban has expressed willingness to travel to Pakistan and meet Prime Minister Imran Khan if he invites them for negotiations to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan, according to a......
22:51, 07/25/2019

Trump scraps secret meetings with Afghan, Taliban leaders after deadly bombing President Trump announced Saturday that he had canceled planned secret meetings at Camp David with Taliban and Afghan leaders after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bombing that killed a U.S. soldier, a Romanian soldier, and 10 civilians ...
12:34, 09/08/2019

Taliban suicide bomb near US Embassy kills 10, injures dozens in Afghan capital A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan government warnings that a preliminary U.S.-Taliban...
14:34, 09/05/2019

Taliban force Swedish charity to close dozens of Afghan health centers Taliban militants have forced a Swedish charity to close dozens of health centers in a central Afghan province, accusing it of failing to provide safety to civilians, the organization said on Wednesday....
10:34, 07/17/2019

Afghan civilians killed in air strikes on Taliban drug labs, local officials say Air strikes in western Afghanistan this week destroyed a number of Taliban drug labs and also killed dozens of civilians, according to reports from local officials that were rejected by the Afghan government....
16:17, 05/07/2019

Taliban claim blast in Afghan capital as draft peace deal agreed The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more and shaking windows and doors in houses several kilometers away from the blast....
22:17, 09/02/2019

Taliban suicide bomber hits Afghan police as Kunduz siege continues A Taliban suicide bomber struck a main square in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz where Afghan forces had gathered to defend the city from falling to the Taliban, officials said on Saturday....
01:51, 09/01/2019

Afghan women fear renewed chapter of Sharia law and regression of rights under Taliban’s thumb With the possibility of the U.S.-Taliban peace deal looming in the very near future – which would likely see the withdrawal of almost all American troops – Afghans are bracing for the next chapter of life in the war-ravaged nation. But with the Talib...
22:00, 07/24/2019

Taliban launch major attack in central Afghanistan amid intra-Afghan summit in Qatar A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace....
13:00, 07/07/2019

Afghan peace deal in doubt as American solider among dozen killed by Taliban bomb in Kabul The Taliban took credit for a car bomb that killed two NATO service members, including an American, a day after U.S. officials said they had the basis for a deal with the terrorist group....
11:51, 09/06/2019

US.-based Afghan pilot training program ends after nearly half of pilots go AWOL A U.S.-based program to train Afghan attack pilots has shuttered after nearly half of trainees kept going absent without leave, or AWOL, resulting in only one graduating class, according to a government report released this week....
12:17, 05/03/2019

UN Afghan Mission ‘outraged’ by deadly Taliban attack in Kabul, as hardline group threatens election violence The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed outrage at a Taliban attack in Kabul, that led to  “scores” of civilians casualties on Wednesday. In a Tweet, the Mission said that such “indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in heavily popul...
20:34, 08/07/2019

Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: U.S. peace envoy Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country's long war, the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Sunday....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Why is the Afghan peace process not moving beyond talks? Washington and the Taliban are set to hold a new round of peace talks in Doha. The group has so far held several meetings with the US, and a number of other countries, but there has been too much talking without results....
18:17, 06/28/2019

Were Afghan peace talks in Qatar a success? Representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban reached an agreement on a roadmap to end nearly 18 years of war. But much more difficult work lies ahead to achieve permanent peace, experts say....
20:00, 07/09/2019

Taliban say gap narrowing in talks with US The Taliban say the gap is narrowing in talks with Washington's special peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan....
09:17, 05/04/2019

Russia hosts feuding Afghan factions for talks MOSCOW (AP) — The Taliban and other Afghan factions have wrapped another round of talks in Moscow to discuss peace settlement. The negotiations followed a previous round of consultations in February. Russia has sought to play power broker in Afghanis...
15:17, 05/30/2019

US, Afghanistan Agree To Accelerate Afghan Peace Talks The United States and Afghanistan said Thursday they have agreed to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the conflict in the war-ravaged country....
22:51, 07/25/2019

White House says Afghan peace talks are 'proceeding' President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statement....
05:17, 08/17/2019

Women seek voice in Afghan peace talks Afghan women are demanding a strong voice in peace talks between the government and the Taliban but are so far meeting resistance. (April 29)        ...
14:51, 04/29/2019

Taliban talks dead: what comes next for the U.S. in Afghanistan? Days after U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz and eleven civilians were killed in a Kabul suicide bombing – for which the Taliban claimed responsibility – President Trump said Monday that peace talks between the United States and Tal...
06:00, 09/10/2019

U.S., Taliban end Qatar talks with no agreement United States and Taliban negotiators have ended their eighth round of peace talks in Qatar without a deal, but both sides agreed to consult with their leaders about next steps....
06:51, 08/13/2019

| Trump says US-Taliban talks are 'dead' President Donald Trump says that long-running talks with the Taliban that were meant to end with a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan are now "dead."...
22:51, 09/09/2019

US, Taliban To Hold More Talks On Ending War The United States and the Taliban will open fresh negotiations next week, the US negotiator said Saturday, as he voiced hope for progress in ending America's longest war....
00:17, 06/23/2019

Afghan president says he'll visit Pakistan to improve ties Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country's uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust and tit-for-tat accusations....
09:34, 06/04/2019

Afghan president says he’ll visit Pakistan to improve ties KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country’s uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust and tit-for-tat a...
09:51, 06/04/2019

President Trump Seeks Pakistan’s Help in Ending Afghan War (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump brought the leader of Pakistan to the White House on Monday to discuss a peace deal in neighboring Afghanistan, breezily declaring he could end the longest U.S. war in a week but doesn’t want to wipe ...
01:51, 07/23/2019

Afghan peace talks: Renewed bid to kick-start progress Rival Afghan factions are set to meet in Doha on Sunday in an attempt to make headway in the country's long-stalled political deadlock. Qatar and Germany are brokering the talks, but expectations are low....
17:17, 07/05/2019

Tensions over Afghan talks ended with Bolton's exit: sources U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies, with Bolton skeptical of Trump's outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his bo...
03:17, 09/11/2019

US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for t...
06:34, 06/29/2019

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’ President Trump said Monday that peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan are over after collapsing last week. “They’re dead. They’re dead. As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead,” Trump said outside the White House as...
00:18, 09/10/2019

Taliban and U.S. Start New Round of Talks in Qatar As fighting intensifies across Afghanistan, American and insurgent envoys — though none from the Afghan government — will discuss a possible troop withdrawal....
12:17, 05/01/2019

Taliban say latest round of talks with US ‘critical’ ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says the seventh and latest round of peace talks with the U.S. is “critical,” as the militant group meets with Washington’s envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where it maint...
13:34, 06/30/2019

Taliban says talks' cancellation will mean more U.S. lives lost The Taliban said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel peace talks with its leadership would lead to the further loss of American lives and assets....
14:34, 09/08/2019

Taliban Says "Americans Will Suffer More" For Cancelling Talks The Taliban on Sunday said US President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to cancel peace talks would lead to fresh losses to American lives in Afghanistan at a time when the insurgent group was ready to......
04:34, 09/09/2019

US envoy hails latest talks with Taliban as the best ever The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan says that for the first time he can report “substantive” progress on all four issues key to a peace agreement in the country’s 17-year war...
20:51, 07/06/2019

U.S.-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consult Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides saying they would consult their leaders on the next steps....
16:40, 08/12/2019

U.S. Envoy Hails Latest Talks With Taliban as the Best Ever KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that for the first time he can report “substantive” progress on all four issues key to a peace agreement in the country’s 17-year war, calling the latest r...
04:34, 07/07/2019

US, Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1...
16:51, 06/29/2019

Taliban says gap closing in talks with US for troop withdrawal Talks between the Taliban and the peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan are narrowing a gap between both sides, a spokesman for the insurgent group said Saturday....
16:51, 05/04/2019

Taliban-US peace talks reopen in Doha The US and the Taliban have agreed on the broad strokes of what could become a peace deal to end the nearly 18-year-old war. Talks in Qatar are now focused on hashing out the difficult details....
23:51, 06/29/2019

Afghan president pledges to root out IS after deadly wedding attack Responding to a weekend attack that killed at least 63 people, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani promised Monday to root out the Islamic State terror group from its hideouts and blamed the Taliban for supporting terror....
16:00, 08/19/2019

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal....
07:34, 08/18/2019

Trump Tries Cooling Tensions With Pakistan to Speed Afghan Peace Talks The president gushed about the prospect of improved relations and trade with Pakistan if it helps negotiate a cease-fire to bring home American troops from Afghanistan....
22:34, 07/22/2019

US, Taliban Keep Open Door To Talks After Summit Scrapped The United States and Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday both left the door open to fresh talks after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a secret summit, but the insurgents threatened to inflict......
08:17, 09/09/2019

Taliban in Moscow just days after Trump says talks ‘dead’ A Taliban official says the insurgent group’s negotiating team has arrived in the Russian capital just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a deal that had been nearly a year in reaching was dead...
21:01, 09/13/2019

Trump says Taliban have 'never been hit harder' after nixing peace talks President Trump claimed on Twitter Saturday that the Taliban have “never been hit harder,” one week after he abruptly canceled peace talks with the Islamist organization....
11:18, 09/15/2019

2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan as Talks With Taliban Resume American casualties in the long war, still a fraction of the Afghan losses, are rising steadily as the United States take a more aggressive role amid peace talks....
00:17, 08/22/2019

Russia hosts Taliban delegation following collapse of US talks Insurgent group visits Moscow days after after Donald Trump declares US negotiations with Afghan group ‘dead’A Taliban delegation has held talks with Russian officials in Moscow after US negotiations with the Afghan insurgents collapsed, the Russian ...
05:34, 09/15/2019

US-Taliban talks: DW reporters' firsthand account from Doha Journalists are eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the US-Taliban talks in Doha, Qatar as the two sides continue to iron out details of a deal. But reporters are faced with difficult conditions to get the truth out....
05:34, 08/31/2019

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban talks continue The deaths bring to 14 the number of U.S. troops killed by hostile forces this year, surpassing the total of 13 killed in all of 2018. More than 2,400 have died in Afghanistan since the war began....
01:17, 08/23/2019

Taliban: No direct talks with Kabul until US troop withdrawal An Afghan government official had earlier said a delegation would meet the Taliban within the next two weeks in Europe. The militant group dubs the government an "American puppet" with no negotiating power....
17:34, 07/28/2019

Taliban Talks Hit a Wall Over Deeper Disagreements, Officials Say The insurgents were resisting a grand plan for finalizing and announcing the deal, which would have brought them to Camp David along with Afghan president....
14:34, 09/08/2019

Pompeo: Talks with Taliban off after US soldier killed in attack WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said talks with the Taliban are off for now and the U.S. is bringing home the top diplomat working in Afghanistan on the heels of President Trump cancelling a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban...
22:34, 09/08/2019

Pompeo: Taliban peace talks dead ‘for the time being’ CAMP DAVID DISCORD: It began with a short series of tweets Saturday in which President Trump revealed he had invited the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan to Camp David for secret talks to wrap up a deal that would have traded the withdrawal o...
16:18, 09/09/2019

Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over attack U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people....
05:51, 09/08/2019

As U.S. And Taliban Resume Talks, More Deadly Attacks in Afghanistan American and Taliban officials, in a seventh round of talks in Qatar, hope a breakthrough can lead to direct negotiations between Afghans over their political future....
02:17, 06/30/2019

Senator: Taliban ‘momentum’ complicating US peace talks Taliban momentum on the battlefield and divisions within Afghanistan’s central government are complicating negotiations over a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, key lawmakers say....
07:17, 05/23/2019

Once Shunned by Trump, Pakistan Now an Ally in Taliban Talks Pakistan is now cooperating with U.S. to help pressure the Taliban to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, with the aim of extricating the U.S. from its longest war....
19:17, 07/19/2019

Taliban Urge U.S. to Resume Talks After Bolton's Departure The Taliban called on the U.S. to restart talks on ending the 18-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, urging the Trump administration to revisit a nearly completed deal....
12:34, 09/13/2019

US, Taliban hold peace talks with September deadline A fresh round of talks between the US and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. As in previous talks between Khalilzad and the Tali...
08:00, 06/30/2019

U.S. envoy says latest peace talks with Taliban 'most productive' so far U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks described as the "most productive session" by a top U.S. negotiator leading the discussions with the hardline Islamists group to end the Afghan war....
04:00, 07/07/2019

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war....
18:17, 08/17/2019

Deadly Bombing in Kabul Targets Afghan President's Running Mate Official campaigning for presidential elections got off to an ominous start as suspected Taliban fighters attacked the Kabul political offices of President Ashraf Ghani’s running mate, leaving at least 20 people dead and dozens more wounded....
09:34, 07/29/2019

1 Killed As Attack Hits Office Of Afghan President's Running Mate At least one person was killed and 13 others wounded in an attack Sunday targeting the Kabul office of the running mate of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, officials said....
10:00, 07/29/2019

30 Dead After Blast Near Afghan Election Rally, President Escapes Unhurt Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt....
14:51, 09/17/2019

Imran Khan's US visit — Afghan peace to dominate talks with Donald Trump Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality in Pakistan....
20:51, 07/19/2019

‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told the Security Council on Tuesday, underscoring that they must be inclusive and represent “the wh...
07:01, 09/11/2019

Taliban claim attacks at president's rally, Kabul The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. (Sept. 17)        ...
15:51, 09/17/2019

Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban security guarantees, the Taliban and senior U.S. official said....
21:17, 08/22/2019

Afghanistan opens peace summit amid talks with U.S., Taliban More than 3,200 delegates opened Afghanistan's grand council Monday as leaders throughout the country hope to find some consensus on peace negotiations with the Taliban....
15:17, 04/29/2019

US briefing: Wilbur Ross, Taliban talks and vaping lawsuits Tuesday’s top story: commerce secretary facing calls to resign over ‘Sharpiegate’. Plus, inside the bizarre, bungled raid on a North Korean embassyGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
15:51, 09/10/2019

U.S., Taliban peace talks 'most productive session': envoy Khalilzad The U.S. peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions were the "most productive session" to date....
04:00, 07/07/2019

Afghans Supported by U.S. Repel Taliban to Increase Leverage in Talks Afghans supported by U.S. forces push back against the Taliban in a small farming district to help increase leverage in the Doha peace talks. But it’s unclear what the Kabul government will do to keep the district secure and the Taliban at bay....
20:00, 06/24/2019

Trump Pronounces Taliban Agreement "Dead" And Peace Talks Over President Donald Trump said Monday that negotiations with the Taliban "are dead" and indicated that he had no further interest in meeting with the group over an end to the Afghanistan war....
04:34, 09/10/2019

Blast in Kabul Kills 14 and Injures 145 as Taliban Continue Talks With U.S. Insurgents said they were responsible for the large blast outside a security facility in the Afghan capital as they negotiated in Qatar with American diplomats....
14:00, 08/07/2019

Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over Kabul attack U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people....
05:51, 09/08/2019

John Bolton's departure could resurrect Trump's Taliban talks President’s Trump’s split with former national security adviser John Bolton could foreshadow an effort to revive the Taliban peace talks that delivered the final blow to the pair's strained relationship....
03:35, 09/13/2019

Trump Declares U.S.-Taliban Talks Dead, Makes New Threat The president warned the U.S. could do “certain things” that would cost millions of lives in a move to end the war, a step he said he doesn’t want to take....
10:01, 09/10/2019

Trump to discuss Taliban talks, withdrawing troops from Afghanistan U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement, a senior administration official said....
17:51, 08/16/2019

Taliban claims suicide bomb near US embassy despite peace talks Bomb attack in centre of Kabul close to Afghan government buildings A suicide bomber has blown himself up in the centre of Kabul, Afghan officials said, with the blast rattling windows and doors in an area near embassies and government buildings.The ...
10:34, 09/05/2019

Afghanistan's rights activists express concern over US-Taliban talks In an interview with DW, Shaharzad Akbar, head of Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission, said that any US-Taliban deal that undermines the basic rights of Afghan civilians should be avoided....
03:17, 08/29/2019

US, Taliban Resume Talks After Rival Afghans Agree To End Bloodshed US and Taliban officials will on Tuesday resume talks in Qatar aimed at ending Afghanistan's 18-year war, hours after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants ended a meeting with both sides......
17:00, 07/09/2019

US and Taliban close to deal to allow peace talks, Trump envoy says Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, says agreement would reduce violence and allow ‘intra-Afghan’ talksUS and Taliban negotiators are close to an agreement that would reduce fighting and allow full peace talks among Afghans, a to...
17:51, 09/01/2019

Not ‘optional': Top lawmaker demands US envoy for Taliban talks testify The Trump administration's point man for negotiations with the Taliban could soon face a subpoena to testify before Congress about his work as a top lawmaker demands a September hearing....
03:51, 09/07/2019

Taliban: Fresh round of talks with US peace envoy opening The Taliban say a fresh round of talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is to begin in Qatar, where the religious movement maintains a political office....
08:34, 05/01/2019

Jay Inslee Ends Campaign for President He ran on a message of fighting climate change, but failed to find much support in the polls. Now he intends to seek another term as governor of Washington....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Former Afghan football president banned for life after being found guilty of sexual abuse "The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been banned from football for life after FIFA\u0027s ethics committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players, the global soccer body said on ...
22:00, 06/08/2019

‘The suffering will continue’: Groom mourns 63 killed at Afghan wedding amid U.S. withdrawal talks KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 63 people, including women and children, were killed after a suicide bomber struck at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital on Saturday. Another 182 people were injured in the late-night blast. The deadliest atta...
23:17, 08/18/2019

Afghan casualties dramatically rising despite peace talks as more trainees go AWOL in the US, watchdog group says Even as the Trump administration attempts to secure a peace deal with the Taliban to end America’s longest-running war, the bloodshed of Afghans is only rising. According to the latest assessment released by the Special Inspector General for Afghanis...
19:17, 05/01/2019

Qatari official announces success of intra-Afghan peace talks: foreign ministry A Qatari official has announced the "success" of Afghan peace talks held this week in Doha, the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement dated Monday and published on Tuesday....
08:00, 07/09/2019

In Trump’s Taliban Snub, a Shift of Fortune for Afghanistan’s President Elections in which Ashraf Ghani is seeking re-election had been held hostage to peace talks with the Taliban. Then President Trump pulled the plug on the talks....
07:34, 09/11/2019

Donald Trump's Tweets On Calling Off Peace Talks "Unbelievable": Taliban The Taliban on Sunday termed US President Donald Trump's decision to call off peace talks with the group as "unbelievable", asserting that his "disappointing" tweets "damaged his credibility"....
04:34, 09/09/2019

Is Kunduz attack a Taliban tactic to influence Doha peace talks? Taliban insurgents have attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, capturing several installations there. Experts say the siege attempt could be aimed at getting the maximum out of the ongoing Doha talks with the US....
02:51, 09/01/2019

U.S., Taliban resume talks after rival Afghans agree steps to end bloodshed U.S. and Taliban officials will on Tuesday resume talks in Qatar aimed at ending Afghanistan's 18-year war, hours after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants ended a meeting with both sides calling for an end to civilian casualties....
09:17, 07/09/2019

US peace envoy hails latest talks with Taliban as 'most productive' to date Zalmay Khalilzad said progress had been made on all four parts of a peace deal as two sides to resume meeting from Tuesday in QatarThe US peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions...
01:34, 07/07/2019

Taliban kill 26 government militiamen as talks enter crucial stage Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as the militants and U.S. negotiators prepared for a new round of peace talks in Qatar....
12:17, 06/29/2019

Trump says Taliban talks 'dead,' U.S. military to ramp up Afghanistan operations U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders dead on Monday, while the general in charge said the U.S. military is likely to ramp up operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks....
05:34, 09/10/2019

Taliban Attack Aid Group Office in Kabul, in Setback to U.S. Peace Talks Experts said the attack in Kabul, the capital, was a clear signal about the state of the peace talks the United States is holding with the militants in Qatar....
03:00, 05/09/2019

Taliban Co-Founder Emerges As Group's New Face In Russia Peace Talks When members of the Taliban and Afghan politicians met Tuesday in the Russian capital for talks aimed at ending the war in their country, one face in particular stood out: Abdul Ghani Baradar, a......
08:34, 05/29/2019

Taliban Bomb Blast Kills 4 In Kabul After Fallout Of Peace Talks With US A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four commandos, officials said, as violence continued to escalate following the collapse of peace talks......
15:51, 09/12/2019

Donald Trump's Tweets Calling Off Peace Talks "Unbelievable": Taliban The Taliban on Sunday termed US President Donald Trump's decision to call off peace talks with the group as "unbelievable", asserting that his "disappointing" tweets "damaged his credibility"....
08:17, 09/09/2019

Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 180, including scores of children, hours before a meeting in Qatar aimed at preparing the ground for peace talks....
16:34, 07/07/2019

Republicans and Democrats denounce Trump's shock Taliban talks revelation Amy Klobuchar: ‘This isn’t a gameshow. These are terrorists’Liz Cheney says Taliban should never visit Camp DavidDonald Trump’s shock announcement that he had canceled secret peace talks with the Taliban this weekend has prompted criticism and confus...
15:51, 09/09/2019

Former Defense Secretary Mattis: Trust Is Key Issue in Taliban Peace Talks (WASHINGTON) — Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says that when it comes to trying to negotiate an Afghanistan peace deal with the Taliban, the key question is whether they can be trusted. Mattis cites past U.S. nuclear talks with the Russi...
03:34, 09/09/2019

Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks with group are ‘dead’ MOSCOW — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after US President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass...
23:34, 09/13/2019

US briefing: Taliban talks, Brexit turmoil and Nadal wins US Open Monday’s top story: Taliban warn of further US deaths after Trump says he cancelled peace talks. Plus, why the breakup of Big Tech is beginning at lastSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s es...
15:51, 09/09/2019

Big Death Toll Feared in Kabul Bombing as Taliban Continue Talks With U.S. Insurgents said they were responsible for a large blast outside a security facility in the Afghan capital as they negotiated in Qatar with American diplomats....
11:34, 08/07/2019

Taliban delegation holds talks in China as part of peace push China recently played host to a Taliban delegation as part of efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday....
11:17, 06/20/2019

Bombing Kills Dozens and Hurts Schoolchildren as Taliban Talks Resume While negotiators press toward a deal to withdraw U.S. troops, the Taliban set off bombs that wrecked a museum, TV station and a school in Kabul, Afghanistan....
14:00, 07/01/2019

U.S.-Taliban peace talks are now ‘dead’, Trump says after cancelling secret meeting Trump’s remark to reporters at the White House suggested he sees no point in resuming a nearly yearlong effort to reach a political settlement with the Taliban....
03:00, 09/10/2019

Afghanistan: Is 'Islamic State' taking advantage of US-Taliban peace talks? "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack that killed at least 63 people. Experts say that IS is giving a show of force, as the Taliban are busy holding talks with the US....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Afghan President Ghani Meets Pakistan's Imran Khan, Discuss Peace Efforts Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed peace efforts in the war-torn country and agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation......
03:34, 06/28/2019

President Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan, says he has plan to end Afghan conflict During a White House meeting Monday with Pakistani leader Imran Khan, President Donald Trump said he's motivated to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan and has a plan to win it "in a very short period of time."...
21:51, 07/22/2019

Suicide bomber kills six at Afghan defense university; Moscow talks fail to deliver ceasefire The attack came after three days of Afghan talks in Moscow ended without any significant progress in ending the war or even the hoped-for announcement of a ceasefire to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan next week....
18:00, 05/30/2019

Fiat Chrysler ends merger talks with Renault Fiat Chrysler has abandoned its merger offer for Renault which would have created the world's third-largest automaker, after Volkswagen and Toyota. "Political conditions" in France were blamed....
10:00, 06/06/2019

Rooney 'in talks over player-coach role at Derby' "Wayne Rooney could be set for a sensational return to English football at Derby County, joining new manager Phillip Cocu in a player-coaching role."...
23:00, 08/05/2019

Indian Woman Inherits Son's Legacy In UAE 8 Years After His Death: Report A 78-year-old Indian woman has inherited her unmarried son's legacy in the UAE eight years after his death, leaving her overwhelmed, according to a media report....
14:34, 06/25/2019

Trump and senior aides discuss withdrawal from Afghanistan as talks with Taliban advance The two sides are close to agreement on an initial withdrawal in exchange for concessions by the militants and wider peace negotiations, officials said....
11:51, 08/17/2019

Pompeo defends Trump’s decision to invite Taliban to talks at Camp David It is sometimes necessary to negotiate with “bad actors,” the secretary of state said a day after Trump announced the cancellation of the previously undisclosed summit....
07:51, 09/09/2019

Game on: After Trump declares peace talks ‘dead,’ US commander takes aim at Taliban GAME ON: Angered by the Taliban’s deadly attacks on civilians and United States troops, President Trump declared negotiations over an American withdrawal from Afghanistan “dead” and promised to make the Taliban regret its “mistake.”...
16:51, 09/10/2019

Peace talks with Afghans, Taliban called off after Trump cancels secret meeting Peace talks between the U.S. and leaders from Afghanistan and the Taliban are dead, after the Taliban admitted they were behind a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that resulted in the death of a U.S. soldier....
20:00, 09/08/2019

Taliban-US hold fresh talks in Doha amid peace deal hopes The US and the Taliban are holding a new round of talks seeking to end nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan. But uncertainty around a potential peace deal has triggered anxiety among many Afghans....
16:00, 08/03/2019

Trump declares US-Taliban talks 'dead' after cancelling Camp David meeting Taliban says Trump sabotaged ‘finalised’ Afghanistan dealExperts doubt Kabul attack was real reason for cancellationDonald Trump has declared talks between the US and the Taliban “dead” after he called off a Camp David meeting over the weekend, trigg...
01:34, 09/10/2019

Taliban kills 14, wounds over 100 in Kabul suicide bombing amid US 'peace talks' Tragedy struck the heart of Afghanistan once again on Wednesday in a suicide car-bomb attack which killed at least 14 people and injured a further 145....
19:34, 08/07/2019

Fresh round of U.S., Taliban talks in Doha, hope for peace deal rise A fresh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks began in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it to be the "most crucial" phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan....
11:34, 08/03/2019

University of Oklahoma: Resignation ends ex-president probe OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents says it has concluded its investigation into former president David Boren after Boren chose to terminate his contract and sever ties to the university he led for 24 years. Regen...
23:17, 06/12/2019

Symantec ends talks to sell to Broadcom over price: sources Cybersecurity company Symantec Corp has walked away from negotiations to sell itself to chipmaker Broadcom Inc over price disagreements, people familiar with the matter said on Monday....
20:17, 07/15/2019

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Ends Mediation Talks Without Agreement The U.S. women’s soccer team ended mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday without reaching an agreement on its gender-discrimination lawsuit....
14:51, 08/15/2019

Melissa McCarthy in talks for villain role in 'Little Mermaid' remake "Bridesmaids" actress Melissa McCarthy is in negotiations to play Ursula the sea witch in the live-action remake of the 1989 cartoon classic, "The Little Mermaid."...
19:00, 06/30/2019

With Esper, Pentagon inherits an army veteran long focused on China In the opinion of Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. military, Washington was late to recognize that America will be locked in a strategic competition with China for years to come....
03:34, 06/19/2019

U.S.-Taliban peace talks reopen, but U.S. watchdog warns deal could bring more insecurity to Afghanistan The Taliban insisted it will not discuss domestic issues until the two sides have agreed on the “full withdrawal” of foreign forces and on how to prevent other armed groups from using Afghanistan to do harm abroad. The inspector general’s report note...
23:34, 05/01/2019

GOP reps cite 9/11 anniversary in criticizing Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks Two Republican members of Congress on Sunday expressed concern over President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
21:17, 09/10/2019

Washington Governor Jay Inslee ends long-shot bid for president Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee announced Wednesday night that he’s dropping out of the race. The Washington governor first shared the news on “The Rachel Maddow Show” telling the MSNBC host, “It’s become clear that I’m not gonna be carryi...
07:51, 08/22/2019

U.K. Labour Party Leader Ends Brexit Talks With Government Without a Compromise (LONDON) — Talks between Britain’s government and opposition aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European Union...
12:51, 05/17/2019

Nikkei ends near 6-week highs on hopes for trade talks, Fed rate cut Japan's Nikkei rallied hard to end near six-week highs on Wednesday on news that the United States and China will revive talks on trade, while expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut rates this year supported sentiment....
10:00, 06/19/2019

'Walking Dead' actress Christian Serratos in talks for 'Selena' role Christian Serratos, who plays Rosita on "The Walking Dead," is in talks to portray Selena Quintanilla in Netflix's upcoming series about the slain Tejano music star....
19:51, 08/21/2019

Final Fantasy XIV Director Talks Class Changes, Music, And Role-Playing Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Shadowbringers, brought a sweeping storyline and tons of job adjustments that streamlined how the game played....
23:35, 09/16/2019

Swords, Seals and Jewels. Naruhito Inherits Regalia in His First Duty as Japan’s New Emperor (TOKYO) — Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito inherited Imperial regalia and seals as proof of his succession and pledged in his first public address Wednesday to follow his father’s example in devoting himself to peace and staying close t...
08:34, 05/01/2019

Donald Trump says he canceled secret Camp David peace talks with Taliban after Kabul attack President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled a secret meeting with Afghan and Taliban officials at Camp David after the latter claimed responsibility for a suicide blast that killed a U.S. service member in Kabul....
12:34, 09/08/2019

Trump cancels secret Camp David peace talks with Taliban after deadly bombing in Kabul President Trump said he canceled secret peace talks with the Taliban after the group was credited for a car bomb that killed two NATO and American service members in Kabul last week....
06:51, 09/08/2019

Republican reps cite 9/11 anniversary in criticizing Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks Two Republican members of Congress on Sunday expressed concern over President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
05:34, 09/10/2019

German ex-President Horst Köhler quits UN Western Sahara role Horst Köhler, who was president of Germany for six years, has left his post as UN envoy for the territory of Western Sahara. His departure on health grounds leaves efforts to resolve a decades-long dispute in limbo....
07:17, 05/23/2019

Jet.com President Simon Belsham to step down as Walmart eliminates role, further integrates with Jet Walmart also announced that Jet.com team leaders will now report to Kieran Shanahan, who's been overseeing Walmart's food, consumables and health-and-wellness divisions online....
23:51, 06/12/2019

'Save Narmada' Activist Medha Patkar Ends Hunger Strike After Talks Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Monday night ended her nine-day-long hunger strike after discussions with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's emissary and former chief......
02:51, 09/03/2019

Derby hold talks over potential player-coach role for Wayne Rooney • Former England captain still under contract with DC United• Talks with Rooney’s agent have already taken placeDerby County have held talks with the former England captain Wayne Rooney over a potential player-coach role. The 33-year-old still has mo...
13:34, 08/06/2019

President Trump Played a Key Role in the Central Park Five Case. Here’s the Real History Behind When They See Us The newspaper ad shows up in the second episode of Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix drama When They See Us. It’s a full-page proclamation, headlined in capital letters: “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” Like the...
01:17, 06/01/2019

Klobuchar blasts Trump's handling of canceled Taliban talks: 'Treating foreign policy like some kind of game show' 2020 Democratic primary presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar lambasted President Trump’s handling of the cancelled talks between the Taliban and Afghani leaders, saying the current Oval Office occupant treats “foreign policy like some kind of game sh...
20:00, 09/08/2019

Senate fails to override President Trump's veto of Yemen war measure to end U.S. role The measure would have ended U.S. intelligence and targeting assistance to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.        ...
21:51, 05/02/2019

Dow ends flat as Trump's optimism on U.S.-China trade talks is dinged by looming deadline The Dow Jones industrial average rebounded modestly amid sharp swings Tuesday as Trump voiced optimism on trade talks with China.        ...
14:00, 05/09/2019

Brexit: Farage demands role in talks with EU if his party wins Euro elections - live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, as the government and Labour resume cross-party talks on a possible Brexit compromiseFarage’s Brexit party press conference - Summary and analysis 1.39pm BST Downing Street has just...
15:00, 05/07/2019

Pompeo participating in Dover ceremony to mark return of body of fallen soldier hours after Trump cancels Taliban talks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is taking part in a ceremony to mark the return of the remains of an American soldier, hours after President Trump announced he canceled a secret meeting he was to hold with Taliban leaders because the terrorist group k...
06:51, 09/08/2019

Soccer: Former Afghan soccer president banned for life The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been banned from soccer for life after FIFA's ethics committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players, the global soccer body said on Saturday...
19:00, 06/08/2019

Trump: Talks with Taliban are 'dead' U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, one day after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's longest war. (Sept. 9)  ...
04:34, 09/10/2019

Iranian president: No talks with US until sanctions lifted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threw cold water Tuesday on President Trump’s suggestion that the two could meet to try to end a nuclear standoff — saying the US must “take the first step” by lifting sanctions imposed on Tehran. Trump said Mon...
16:17, 08/27/2019

Iran president steps back from possible Trump talks Hassan Rouhani says US must first lift sanctions before summit can take placeIran’s president has back-pedalled on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the US president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the ...
16:51, 08/27/2019

Iran’s President Says No Talks With Trump Unless Sanctions Are Lifted (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhan...
14:51, 08/27/2019

President Macri’s bid for consensus talks gets lukewarm response I n the course of last week the government broadened its appeal for dialogue over its 10 points of governability to not only the entire political spectrum, including Kirchnerismo, but also the Church and the CGT umbrella union grouping....
19:34, 05/11/2019

El Salvador president rules out talks with criminal gangs El Salvador President Nayib Bukele ruled out negotiations with criminal gangs on Tuesday and vowed to go after their finances in a bid to reduce violence in the Central American country....
06:17, 06/19/2019

Iranian president says talks possible only if Washington shows "respect" President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
01:34, 06/02/2019

New Zealand PM To Meet US President For First Formal Talks In New York New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with US President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the......
11:34, 09/17/2019

No Talks With US Until Sanctions Are Lifted: Iranian President Rouhani President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own......
13:00, 09/01/2019

Iran Will Not Be "Bullied" Into Talks With US: President Hassan Rouhani Iran's President Hassan Rouhani stressed Saturday that Tehran will not be "bullied" into negotiations with the United States and laid down the Islamic republic's conditions....
08:00, 06/02/2019

Iran's president says no talks with Trump until sanctions are scrapped Renewed hopes for talks between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani were dealt a blow on Tuesday when Rouhani said there would be no meeting until economic sanctions imposed on Tehran are removed....
09:17, 08/28/2019

Trump said he's open to talks with Iran's president. Even if it happens, it'll probably be another photo-op LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have signaled they'd be open to talks under certain conditions. There are numerous obstacles to these potential talks — including Trump's hawkish advis...
07:51, 08/28/2019

'This must stop': UAW president talks tough as Ford bargaining begins UAW President Gary Jones said the union will demand more for its workers despite calls from the automakers for flexibility as an economic downturn potentially looms....
04:17, 07/16/2019

Iran president backpedals, wants Trump to lift sanctions before any possible talks Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op....
16:17, 08/27/2019

Italy's Berlusconi says his party wants snap vote after talks with President Italy's opposition party Forza Italia wants the country to go to the ballot if a center-right government cannot be formed, leader Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday after coalition government between the 5-Star Movement and the League collapsed....
13:51, 08/22/2019

PM Modi Holds Talks With French President Emmanuel Macron Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday held marathon one-on-one meeting during which they reviewed the entire gamut of the dynamic and multi-faceted relationship......
00:17, 08/23/2019

PM Modi Holds Bilateral Talks With Senegal President In France Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held wide-ranging talks with Senegal President Macky Sall here and the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties in various sectors, including......
15:17, 08/26/2019

Trump to meet with Chinese president, says deal was 95% done before talks broke down President Trump said Monday that he'll hold face-to-face talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan in late June. The meeting comes despite a ratcheting up of tariffs by both sides following a near-breakdown in trade talks la...
22:00, 05/13/2019

New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the two leaders....
10:01, 09/17/2019

| Iran president makes case for talks as G7 gambit slammed Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has come out strongly in favour of talks as his top diplomat came under fire from hard-line media for a surprise visit to a G7 summit....
20:51, 08/27/2019

Italy president begins talks to seek way out of government crisis Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to formation of the country's 67th government since World War Two or early elections....
02:51, 08/21/2019

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: No talks with U.S. until sanctions removed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the Middle Eastern nation will not negotiate on any terms with the United States until first economic sanctions are removed....
21:00, 08/06/2019

President Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Doing Very Well With China’ Amid Continuing Trade Talks President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” in a Twitter message sent hours after his top economic adviser laid out a potential timeline for the resumption of substantive trade talks with Beijing. ...
00:17, 08/19/2019

Iran President Rejects Talks With US Amid Heightening Tensions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready"....
20:34, 05/21/2019

UFC president confirms talks to promote Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise match UFC President Dana White confirmed Thursday that he had engaged in talks last week “with two big guys” about a potential fight between Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber after the pop star challenged the actor to a match....
12:51, 07/01/2019

India, Maldives Ink 6 Pacts As PM Modi, President Solih Hold Talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held wide-ranging talks on Saturday as the two countries signed six agreements to strengthen bilateral ties in a number of......
17:51, 06/08/2019

Iranian president warns U.S., no talks on nuclear impasse if sanctions not lifted "Without the U.S.'s withdrawal from sanctions, we will not witness any positive development,'' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Tuesday....
16:51, 08/27/2019

China’s President Xi Jinping Holds Talks With Kim Jong Un in North Korea (BEIJING) — The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
11:00, 06/20/2019

Mexican president expecting ‘good results’ on immigration from US-Mexico talks Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday that he expects “good results” from upcoming talks in Washington and suggested he is open to reinforcing efforts to stem illegal immigration, according to reports....
12:00, 06/02/2019

President Trump Heads to Asia for Global Talks on Trade, Iran and More (WASHINGTON) — The fun and flattery are largely over for President Donald Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump he...
05:00, 06/27/2019

President Donald Trump slams China as U.S. begins new trade talks The United States and China resumed trade negotiations Tuesday in Shanghai, for the first talks away from the capital cities of Washington and Beijing....
06:00, 07/31/2019

Under Pressure From US President Trump, GM In Talks To Sell Idled Ohio Plant Under pressure from President Donald Trump, General Motors Co said on Wednesday it was in talks to sell an idled northeast Ohio plant to a cash-strapped electric truck-building company. The No. 1 U.S.......
15:34, 05/09/2019

Ukraine election: rock star set for coalition talks with comedian-turned-president President ready for talks with singer Svyatoslav Vakarchuk as exit polls point to victory but as part of coalitionAs if a comedian becoming the president wasn’t enough, Ukraine now has a rock star as a potential political kingmaker.Svyatoslav Vakarch...
09:34, 07/22/2019

UA President Robert Robbins talks school safety before fall semester begins TUCSON- Earlier this week, the University of Arizona spent hours Wednesday night preparing for an active shooter situation on campus during a drill. On Friday, News 4 Tucson spoke with UA President Robert Robbins about what more he thinks could be do...
09:17, 08/17/2019

‘Oh, Do I Look Forward to Running Against Them.’ President Trump Talks Democrats in 2020 at Wisconsin Campaign Rally (GREEN BAY, Wis.) — President Donald Trump boasted of a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy’s 3.2% growth in the fi...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Donald Trump UK visit: Thousands to protest on second day of president's trip as he and Theresa May hold talks Protesters are set to hit the streets of London in their thousands on the second day of Donald Trump's state visit as he prepares to hold talks with Theresa May....
05:34, 06/04/2019

National Security Adviser: President Trump Doesn’t Want Multi-Nation North Korea Talks (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not tr...
21:17, 04/28/2019

North Korea mocks South's president after latest missile test, rejects peace talks North Korea took aim at South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday for his rosy comments about the supposed peace dialogue between the two nations, saying that his remarks would make a “boiled head of a cow (fall into) a side-splitting laughter.”...
19:51, 08/16/2019

Trump open to talks on US-Swiss free trade deal -Swiss president U.S. President Donald Trump is keen to advance talks with Switzerland on a free trade deal, Swiss President Ueli Maurer told reporters in Washington after the first visit by a Swiss president to the Oval Office....
00:00, 05/17/2019

South Korea president says North Korea and the U.S. are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to set up their third summit. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea president says North Korea and the U.S. are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to set up their third summit....
13:51, 06/26/2019

The U.S. and North Korea Are in Talks to Set Up a Third Trump-Kim Summit, South Korea’s President Says (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North’s expanding nuc...
11:17, 06/26/2019

Kid Rock talks golfing with President Trump, calls him 'down-to-earth and cool' The musician was on the course for the 313 Area Celebrity Challenge, a three-team scramble, ahead of the Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tour event.        ...
17:17, 06/26/2019

President Trump Responds to President Carter’s Attacks on His Legitimacy: ‘He Was a Terrible President’ WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old...
22:00, 06/29/2019

Boris Johnson warns US vice president Mike Pence that NHS is 'not on table' in post-Brexit trade talks Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the Trump administration that the NHS is "not on the table" during any post-Brexit trade deal talks with the US....
20:00, 09/05/2019

Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron vow to 'get to work' in Brexit talks despite French President dashing PM's hopes of a new deal Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron have vowed to work swiftly to make a breakthrough on Brexit, despite the French President stating a vastly altered agreement is unlikely....
14:17, 08/22/2019

White House talks tough, but seeks talks with Iran As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tries to building a coalition overseas against Tehran, White House aide Kellyanne Conway said the president is taking a hardline toward Iran but still wants talks. She also pushed Congress on immigration. (June 24) ...
19:34, 06/24/2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he 'absolutely agrees' with comment that Trump is an 'illegitimate president' AP Photo/Michael Dwyer During a campaign event in New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden said he agreed with a woman who said that President Donald Trump is an "illegitimate president in my mind." This is Biden's first trip to New Hampshire ...
01:17, 05/16/2019

Brazil president's trip to Texas brokered by ex-president Bush: spokesman Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's decision to visit Texas next week followed an invitation from former U.S. President George W. Bush, a spokesman for Bolsonaro said on Thursday....
01:34, 05/10/2019

Tunisian parliament speaker to be sworn in as interim president after president's death The speaker of Tunisia's parliament, Mohamed Ennaceur, will be sworn in as interim president later on Thursday, the deputy parliament speaker said, following the announcement of the death of 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi....
15:17, 07/25/2019

French President Macron Gave President Trump a ‘Friendship Tree’ Last Year. It Is Now Dead French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed the “friendship tree” he presented as a gift to the White House last year has died, and that a replacement is on the way. President Donald Trump and Macron originally planted the European ses...
05:51, 06/13/2019

President Trump Claims Credit for Shell Plant Announced in 2012 Under President Obama MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in ...
00:51, 08/14/2019

Surprise! Beloved President Ronald Reagan Was a Racist: Unearthed Call to Then-President Nixon Proves It History has been kind to former President Ronald Reagan. In death, the story of Reagan, the racist actor-turned-racist president has morphed into Reagan, the conservative maverick whose vision for America created the blueprint for “self-reliance.”...
16:00, 07/31/2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to consider G7 funding for Amazon if French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would only consider a $20 million offer from the G7 to help fight wildfires in the Amazon if French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes to him for comments he found insulting....
04:17, 08/28/2019

Iran’s President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is ‘afflicted by mental retardation’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is ‘afflicted by mental retardation’...
11:00, 06/25/2019

President Trump Says He’ll Raise China Tariffs If President Xi Won’t Meet at G-20 President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again if President Xi Jinping doesn’t meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Japan. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that he could impose tariffs of 25%, ...
03:17, 06/11/2019

‘An Honor Mr. President.’ Chrissy Teigen Claps Back at President Trump’s ‘Filthy-Mouthed Wife’ Jab on Twitter It was an eventful Sunday night on Twitter, as President Donald Trump took to the platform to share his thoughts about singer John Legend‘s prison reform activism — and called out Chrissy Teigen, the model, cookbook author, show host and ...
19:51, 09/10/2019

Federal corruption investigation involves UAW president, former president A source says the criminal complaint against UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson refers to UAW President Gary Jones and his predecessor.       ...
22:34, 09/13/2019

Tunisia president hospitalized after health scare: president's son Tunisia's 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday, the son of the president said, the second health crisis for the leader in a month....
01:51, 07/25/2019

Intra-Afghan dialogue – end of war more likely than ever Experts say the first direct talks between the Taliban and Afghan officials are crucial because the Islamists had previously refused to engage with Kabul. The US has hailed substantive progress on all parts of a deal....
21:00, 07/06/2019

A comedian who played a president on TV just became Ukraine's president On April 21, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played a president in a popular Ukrainian TV series, defeated incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in a landslide, garnering 73.2% of the vote to Poroshenko’s 24.4%....
18:51, 04/28/2019

Afghan boy dances with joy after receiving prosthetic leg The video of five-year-old Ahmad dancing — and wearing a brilliant smile — was shared on Twitter earlier this week by a physiotherapist and has been viewed over one million times....
22:00, 05/10/2019

U.S. Says It Is 'at the Threshold' of an Afghan Withdrawal Agreement With a landmark deal with the Taliban nearly completed, the U.S. diplomat overseeing peace talks with the insurgents arrived in Kabul to brief top Afghan officials and discuss next steps on a comprehensive settlement of the nearly 18-year Afghan war....
20:17, 09/01/2019

How to Help Afghan Farmers? Gorge on Watermelons After a bumper harvest created a catastrophic drop in prices, a campaign to eat the fruit was bolstered by a presidential order to feed it to troops....
19:34, 06/20/2019

Bus bomb kills at least five in Afghan capital A magnetic bomb blew up a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 10 in a ball of flame, officials said....
13:17, 06/03/2019

Trump says he could win Afghan war 'in a week … but I don't want to kill 10m' President hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan amid aid disputeUS pursues talks with Taliban with Islamabad’s cautious supportDonald Trump has said that he could win the Afghanistan war “in a week” but did not want to wipe the country “off the face of the E...
00:00, 07/23/2019

Afghan capital hit by three bombings, at least eight killed KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan capital was hit by three bombings Thursday, killing at least eight people, including five women and one child, officials said. The morning’s first attack was carried out by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle who bl...
09:51, 07/25/2019

Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27 An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said....
08:34, 07/19/2019

"Can Win Afghan War In A Week, Just Don't Want To Kill 10 Million": Trump President Donald Trump on Monday hailed Pakistan's help in advancing peace talks in Afghanistan, a marked shift in tone as the United States seeks an accord with the Taliban to end almost 18 years of......
10:51, 07/23/2019

Afghan officials say car bomb kills 3, wounds 72 Afghan officials say a car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed three people and wounded 72 others, many of them students attending a nearby school...
08:34, 07/07/2019

Afghan officials: bus bombing in capital kills 5 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a sticky bomb attached into a bus has detonated in the capital, Kabul, killing five people and wounding 10. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the interior ministry, says Monday’s attack targeted a bus c...
13:00, 06/03/2019

Afghan Withdrawal Plan Faces New Challenges Challenges to a possible accord between U.S. and Taliban negotiators to start withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan are emerging that could upend the Trump administration’s efforts to extricate the U.S. military from the 18-year conflict....
00:17, 08/27/2019

UN: Monthly Afghan casualties highest since 2017 KABUL, Afghanistan — July saw the highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in a single month since 2017, the U.N. mission said Saturday. Its preliminary findings indicate more than 1,500 civilians were killed or wounded, mainly due to a s...
17:00, 08/03/2019

US military cuts back on Afghan war data Amid a battlefield stalemate in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in America's longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Taliban insurgency....
10:34, 05/01/2019

Why is Germany putting an Afghan man on trial for war crimes? An Afghan man is facing charges of war crimes at a Munich court. He isn't a German citizen, nor were his alleged crimes committed in Germany. So why is he being tried in the country?...
22:51, 07/05/2019

Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talks Iran’s U.N. ambassador says the situation in the Persian Gulf is “very dangerous” and talks with the U.S. are impossible in the face of sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy says Washington’s aim is to get Tehran back to negotiations....
04:00, 06/25/2019

Afghan forces kill 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, have been mistakenly killed in an Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, the ...
15:51, 05/25/2019

| Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning....
06:00, 07/30/2019

US was 'unprepared' to equip Afghan forces, inspector general says The U.S. government was "unprepared" to equip Afghan security forces, despite spending billions on weapons, according to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction....
05:34, 07/30/2019

Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country....
13:34, 05/25/2019

15 wounded after powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital early Monday, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul’s downtown area near the U.S. Embassy. At least 15 people have been wounded, said ambulance worker Ahmad Z...
12:34, 07/01/2019

Top U.S. general cautiously optimistic about Afghan peace push The top U.S. general said on Friday he was cautiously optimistic about efforts to reach a negotiated end to the nearly 18-year-old war in Afghanistan, in remarks that followed talks in Kabul with Afghanistan's president and the top U.S. negotiator....
08:51, 07/27/2019

Blast, gunbattle at Afghan VP candidate’s office, 2 dead Afghan officials say the political offices of the president’s running mate were hit by a large explosion and stormed by an unknown number of attackers...
18:34, 07/28/2019

Discussions On Afghan Peace Deal Go "Very Well", Says Trump's Spokesman The White House signaled progress Friday on preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisors went "very well."...
08:51, 08/17/2019

Trump meets advisers on Afghan peace plan U.S. President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides, a senior administration official said...
22:17, 08/16/2019

US official: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog says lack of coordinated oversight of America’s spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country’s security forces. Washington’s Speci...
10:34, 06/21/2019

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders are holding a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The three-day conference comes ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan...
11:34, 06/22/2019

Afghan capital Kabul rocked by powerful explosion The blast rattled windows in the Afghan capital and smoke was seen billowing over the city. At least 65 people were injured in the explosion, which took place during rush hour....
14:17, 07/01/2019

An Afghan Candidate Wrote His Will, Then Survived a Suicide Squad Attackers reached the office of Amrullah Saleh, President Ashraf Ghani’s running-mate, after setting off a car bomb. The battle lasted nearly seven hours, ending in a rooftop firefight and escape....
02:00, 07/30/2019

Iranians criticize deputy FM over remarks on Afghan refugees Iranians have harshly criticized the country’s deputy foreign minister after he threatened to expel Afghan refugees from Iran in retaliation for U.S. sanctions...
21:17, 05/09/2019

Raytheon tapped for Afghan air force maintenance training Raytheon on Thursday announced a $108 million contract from the U.S. Army, awarded under a previous $2.4 billion deal, to develop a maintenance training program to help Afghanistan create a self-sustaining air force....
22:34, 08/01/2019

New commander takes on corruption "mess" in Afghan police Afghanistan's new police chief Khoshal Sadat has one of the hardest jobs in the country - rooting out abuses and bringing new energy to a force that for years has been used as a cash machine by corrupt politicians....
17:00, 06/04/2019

Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan has welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case. David William McBrid...
09:17, 06/27/2019

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least seven casualties A car bomb apparently targeted at a convoy of vehicles belonging to an international organization exploded in Kabul on Friday, killing or wounding at least seven people, officials said, the second attack in the Afghan capital in two days....
08:00, 05/31/2019

Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital, 1 killed KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one person. Ferdus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul po...
08:17, 06/02/2019

Afghan presidential palace rocked by sex harassment allegations High-powered women in Afghanistan have been mobbed on social media after a former official accused them of trading sexual favors for government posts. The controversy could further harm women's rights in the country....
17:51, 05/30/2019

Pompeo Sees Afghan Peace Deal Possible by September Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “the hour has come for peace” in Afghanistan and that he hopes there will be a peace deal with the Taliban by September....
08:00, 06/26/2019

In darkness, Hungary deports Afghan family of 6 to Serbia Hungary has deported a family of six asylum-seekers to Serbia, making them cross a gate in the border fence in the dark, with no one waiting for them on the Serbian side....
23:34, 05/07/2019

1 dead, 17 injured after 3 bombs explode in Afghan capital A sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students left one person dead and wounded ten others, said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the interior ministry....
14:34, 06/02/2019

Afghan officials: Large explosion, gunfire in capital KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials are reporting a huge explosion near the offices of the attorney general in the capital, Kabul. Two police officials say Wednesday’s explosion was followed by a gunbattle between militants and security ...
11:34, 05/08/2019

Blast In Afghan Capital Kabul, Casualties Feared A large blast rocked central Kabul Wednesday, officials confirmed, sending a plume of black smoke over the city in the latest explosion to hit the war-torn city and as Afghanistan observes the Islamic......
12:17, 05/08/2019

Hungary deports 2nd Afghan family to Serbia overnight BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A human rights group says a second family of Afghan asylum-seekers, including three children and their pregnant mother, has been deported to Serbia in the middle of the night. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee said Wednesday t...
14:51, 05/08/2019

34 Afghan Civilians Killed as Bus Hits Roadside Bomb Eyewitnesses in western Afghanistan described an inferno of blood and fire, a day after the United Nations raised alarms about civilian casualties in the spiraling war....
18:34, 07/31/2019

Video of joyful Afghan boy dancing on new prosthetic leg goes viral Ahmad Rahman had to have his leg amputated after he was shot as a baby in Logar provinceWhen Ahmad Rahman was eight months old he and his sister, Salima, were injured when fighting broke out between Afghan government forces and the Taliban in their v...
06:00, 05/09/2019

Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered....
07:00, 05/28/2019

Afghan officials: 10 wounded in Kabul minibus bombing KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say 10 people were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to a minibus carrying government workers detonated in the capital of Kabul. Police spokesman Ferdus Faramarz says one of the wounded is in critical cond...
13:51, 05/27/2019

| Why Afghan refugee women in Pakistan fear repatriation Female refugees in Pakistan have told Al Jazeera that they are reluctant to return to Afghanistan because they fear violence and the forced recruitment of their children as child soldiers....
17:00, 05/09/2019

"Everyone Ran Crying": 63 Killed In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Wedding A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul......
13:51, 08/18/2019

‘You Should Be in the Kitchen’: At Afghan Assembly, Women Are Told They Don’t Belong Female delegates trying to speak on peace with the Taliban were told to sit down and shut up, raising fears that future governments will not protect their rights....
19:34, 05/03/2019

Three bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens in Afghan capital Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, with one hitting a bus carrying government employees, killing a total of at least 12 people, officials said....
09:51, 07/25/2019

Memory center takes visitors through 4 decades of Afghan war An Afghan rights group has launched a "memory center" that seeks to salvage, protect and share memories and stories of civilian victims of the country's four decades of wars....
08:17, 04/30/2019

Russia, China Vie for Influence as U.S. Plans Afghan Exit As the U.S. seeks an exit from the Afghan war, Central Asia is on the cusp of a new era, with Russia and China vying for influence in a region that will no longer be dominated by America’s post-9/11 undertaking to bring peace and stability to Afghani...
21:00, 06/18/2019

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a gun battle between illegal armed groups has killed at least nine people in the northeastern Takhar province. Jawad Hajri, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says seven others from the armed gr...
16:00, 05/19/2019

Afghan football boss banned over 'sexual abuse' Fifa says Keramuddin Keram, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, "sexually abused" various players of the women's national team....
17:34, 06/08/2019

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s. The 2020 Democratic candidates have one major goal for Afghanistan: Get out. They are struggling to differentiate themselves from a president they say has a feckless, isolationist view of American power....
12:35, 09/16/2019

Inter-Afghan dialogue makes 'substantive progress' U.S. Special Rep. Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday intra-Afghan dialogue, negotiated in most productive Taliban talks so far, is critical to the peace process....
02:00, 07/07/2019

MD Helicopters gets $50.4M logistics support contract for Afghan Air Force MD Helicopters Inc. was awarded a $50.4 million contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F helicopters, the U.S. Defense Department announced....
22:17, 08/26/2019

Afghan Leader Hosts Peace-Plan Assembly Afghan President Ashraf Ghani convened a rare assembly of prominent Afghans to hammer out an approach to peace talks with the Taliban, the latest attempt by the U.S.-backed government to insert itself into the peace process....
22:34, 04/29/2019

Child suicide bomber kills five at Afghan wedding KABUL, Afghanistan — A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding early Friday in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others, police officials said. Among those killed was Malik Toor, a com...
12:34, 07/12/2019

| Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints Only a tangle of razor wire marks the entrance of a remote Afghan army checkpoint that may soon be shuttered as the government closes vulnerable outposts after years of losses to Taliban fighters and desertions....
13:51, 06/18/2019

Young Afghan General Tries to Reform Police With American Way of War Coming up through elite U.S. and British training, he is a favorite of Western commanders. But his police forces are under siege, and corruption is still a problem....
10:00, 07/12/2019

Afghan women still face perils at home and in the workplace KABUL — Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent’s home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (2...
07:00, 05/21/2019

To Start Afghan Withdrawal, U.S. Would Pull 5,400 Troops in 135 Days The lead American negotiator has told Afghan leaders that an agreement has been finalized “in principle” with the Taliban. It still needs approval from President Trump....
04:51, 09/03/2019

Germany deports teenage Afghan convicted in assaults BERLIN (AP) — Germany has deported an 18-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who was recently convicted over a string of assaults that prompted a public outcry. Authorities in the southern state of Bavaria said Wednesday the teenager was flown to Kabul tog...
15:51, 05/22/2019