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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 he had been excluded....

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

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13:48 2019-07-19

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07:16 2019-09-15

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14:48 2019-06-29

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11:16 2019-09-08

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21:48 2019-09-12

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02:48 2019-09-09

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13:16 2019-08-17

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...
07:48 2019-09-09

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 i...
15:16 2019-07-19

Trump Halts Taliban Talks Amid Dissent President Trump’s decision to suspend talks with the Taliban stemmed from opposing views within his administration, the group’s refusal to meet certa...
03:16 2019-09-09

‘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 Af...
15:16 2019-08-18

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 hi...
16:48 2019-06-08

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 Wash...
23:48 2019-08-21

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...
07:16 2019-07-09

Taliban: More Americans will die after secret Camp David talks cancelled The Taliban on Sunday said that President Trump’s decision to call off a secret meeting that he had scheduled with the terror group’s lea...
05:16 2019-09-09

Taliban warns of more US dead after Trump says he cancelled peace talks President tweets that he called off planned Camp David meeting after Kabul attack killed US soldierDonald Trump says he has cancelled secret peace ta...
03:48 2019-09-09

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...
23:48 2019-09-09

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 negotiator...
09:16 2019-09-01

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...
10:32 2019-08-07

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 embassyGo...
09:16 2019-09-10

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 ...
15:16 2019-09-06

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 deliver...
13:16 2019-09-12

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 th...
22:32 2019-08-28

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 s...
15:16 2019-07-06

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,...
13:32 2019-08-16

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 ...
20:16 2019-09-07

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 announcemen...
10:32 2019-05-30

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 Afgha...
20:16 2019-07-22

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 o...
21:32 2019-06-27

Fiat Chrysler ends merger talks with Renault Fiat Chrysler said "political conditions" in France did not make the merger possible. The merger would have created the world's third-largest automak...
21:48 2019-06-05

LyondellBasell ends talks with controlling shareholder to buy Braskem Chemical maker LyondellBasell Industries NV on Tuesday said it had ended talks with Braskem SA's controlling shareholder related to the acquisition o...
07:16 2019-06-04

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 t...
03:16 2019-09-10

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 Islamists and U.S. ...
10:32 2019-06-29

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 "disap...
02:48 2019-09-09

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...
23:48 2019-09-09

Divided White House Prompted Trump to Call Off Taliban Talks President Trump’s decision to suspend talks with the Taliban stemmed from opposing views within his administration, the group’s refusal to meet certa...
05:48 2019-09-09

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...
12:32 2019-07-06

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 ai...
03:00 2019-09-01

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...
02:32 2019-05-29

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 d...
07:32 2019-08-07

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 Dona...
18:32 2019-09-13

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, Afg...
14:16 2019-07-01

Trump’s decision to halt U.S.-Taliban talks pushes Afghanistan towards vote The Taliban, who control or hold sway over roughly half the country, have told Afghans to boycott the vote and warned that rallies and polling statio...
10:16 2019-09-10

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 th...
10:16 2019-09-09

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 la...
10:16 2019-09-09

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,...
13:16 2019-09-08

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 ...
11:32 2019-09-12

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 eight security personnel, six civilians and wound...
08:16 2019-07-07

New York firefighters recall 9/11 victims in wake of cancelled Taliban talks Firefighters are still dying from the effects of the 2001 terror attacks and colleagues had mixed reactions to diplomatic movesNew York firefighters,...
15:16 2019-09-11

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...
18:48 2019-09-10

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."...
15:32 2019-08-05

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-discrimin...
02:00 2019-08-15

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 fam...
19:32 2019-07-15

Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz ends independent bid for president Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Friday abandoned his quixotic bid for the White House as an independent. “My belief in the need to refor...
09:00 2019-09-06

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 ...
17:00 2019-09-08

Eighth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks to start in Doha August 3: officials A fresh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks will start in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it to be the "most crucial" phas...
04:16 2019-08-03

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 K...
13:48 2019-09-08

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 peac...
18:32 2019-08-03

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 sa...
20:00 2019-08-17

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 ...
06:00 2019-08-03

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 U.S. troops, President Trump declared negotiations over an American withdrawal from...
08:48 2019-09-10

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 b...
17:16 2019-09-09

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 Li...
14:32 2019-06-30

One-Day India-China Standoff In Ladakh Ends After Talks: Army Sources Pangong lake: A standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh that lasted all day on Wednesday has been resolved through delegation-...
02:00 2019-09-12

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 ...
04:16 2019-09-11

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....
05:32 2019-09-17

'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 Te...
22:48 2019-08-21

'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 Mi...
20:16 2019-09-02

Italy PM Conte ends debate, heads to president's palace to resign Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wrapped up a parliamentary debate on his government's future on Tuesday and confirmed he would head straight to...
15:16 2019-08-20

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 respons...
12:16 2019-09-08

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 ...
19:48 2019-09-09

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 se...
03:16 2019-09-08

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...
22:32 2019-08-05

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 ...
23:32 2019-05-22

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 ...
19:48 2019-06-12

President Trump expected to sign off on Taliban deal to bring 5,000 US troops home after nearly 18 years in Afghanistan THE DEAL IS DONE: President Trump is being presented today with a draft agreement with the Taliban that would provide for the phased withdrawal of mo...
11:48 2019-09-03

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, head...
18:32 2019-05-31

Vice President Mike Pence: US will play active role for successful Brexit Pence has urged the EU to be open to further talks with Boris Johnson ahead of Brexit deadline. In a meeting with Ireland's President and Prime Minis...
05:16 2019-09-04

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 Afgh...
13:48 2019-09-08

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 ann...
03:16 2019-09-08

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...
11:48 2019-06-08

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 ...
17:48 2019-09-09

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 condi...
07:16 2019-08-28

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...
06:16 2019-09-01

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 san...
12:48 2019-08-27

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 t...
14:48 2019-08-27

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...
17:16 2019-06-01

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, ...
12:16 2019-08-27

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Rules Out Talks With US Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States and threatened to further cut Iran's commitme...
06:48 2019-09-03

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 Islami...
22:32 2019-06-01

'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 po...
22:01 2019-07-15

Mexican president predicts good results from U.S. talks on tariffs Mexico's president said on Saturday he expected "good results" from talks planned in Washington about U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose ...
11:48 2019-06-01

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, oth...
09:16 2019-08-27

Italy's PD leader says party will try to form government after talks with President Italy's Democratic Party (PD) will try to form a new government after the collapse of the coalition made up of the 5 Star Movement and the League, PD...
06:48 2019-08-22

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 s...
22:16 2019-08-06

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...
06:32 2019-08-19

| 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 visi...
14:00 2019-08-26

PM Modi Holds Talks With French President Emmanuel Macron Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held wide-ranging talks with French President Emmanuel Macron during which the two leaders discussed issues ...
15:00 2019-08-22

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 nego...
11:48 2019-05-21

China’s President Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea For Talks With Kim Jong Un (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with l...
03:16 2019-06-20

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 agreem...
13:16 2019-06-08

FBI raid of UAW president's house adds to turmoil amid contract talks The FBI raided the home of the union's sitting president as contracts with the Detroit 3 are set to expire. UAW President Gary Jones declined to comm...
16:48 2019-09-02

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...
05:16 2019-07-01

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 s...
07:48 2019-08-27

Mexican president hails progress with pipeline firms in contract talks Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that negotiations with the builders of several natural gas pipelines over a contractu...
11:32 2019-08-21

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...
09:01 2019-06-02

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 presi...
23:32 2019-07-21

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. ...
12:16 2019-08-17

Report: Dan Le Batard Chose To Stay Off Radio Today After Talks With ESPN President ESPN personality Dan Le Batard is not hosting his daily radio show this morning, a decision that he reportedly made after having spent the weekend ta...
13:16 2019-07-22

Syrian crisis topped talks between Egyptian president, Saudi crown prince: Egypt's state TV The Syrian crisis topped the talks held between Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines o...
01:32 2019-06-29

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,...
15:00 2019-08-16

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. ...
13:32 2019-06-27

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 not...
16:16 2019-06-29

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 ...
15:16 2019-09-05

Trump talks up economy, talks down Fed amid mixed data President Donald Trump said U.S. economic growth could be record-setting if the Federal Reserve would only lower interest rates further, as reports o...
14:00 2019-08-22

Mark Levin: President Trump 'the most abused president in American history' "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin unloaded on Democrats Wednesday night and called President Trump the "most abused president in American histo...
07:16 2019-05-23

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 Pennsylvan...
05:00 2019-08-14

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 th...
19:48 2019-06-12

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 Presid...
09:32 2019-08-28

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 Rea...
15:16 2019-07-31

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 sum...
22:16 2019-06-10

‘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 pri...
02:48 2019-09-10

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.   ...
18:32 2019-09-13

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 K...
15:32 2019-07-06

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 Af...
13:16 2019-09-01

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 ...
22:48 2019-07-22

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....
12:32 2019-06-20

Afghan capital hit by three bombings, at least ten killed KABUL, Afghanistan — Three bombings struck the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least ten people including five women and one child, officials ...
04:48 2019-07-25

Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after An Afghan official says that the priority for his government is to hold national elections in Afghanistan later this month — rather than reach a peac...
07:00 2019-09-14

At Least 6 Killed In Suicide Blast At Afghan Wedding At least six people were killed and 14 wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, an official told AFP....
09:48 2019-07-12

Progress for Afghan women and democracy seems vulnerable In the past two weeks, the murder of a successful young woman on a Kabul street and a chaotic brawl in parliament expose the permanent specter of vio...
16:48 2019-05-21

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 woundin...
08:00 2019-06-03

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. ...
05:16 2019-08-03

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 ...
13:32 2019-07-05

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 up...
04:48 2019-08-27

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...
02:16 2019-07-07

No face-to-face trade talks announced for US and China, telephone talks limited The White House and Beijing have said they are engaged in negotiations over trade, but the current talks are taking place only over the telephone and...
19:48 2019-08-27

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-Afgh...
04:32 2019-06-22

Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital Kabul KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful explosion has rocked the Afghan capital, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul’s downtow...
01:16 2019-07-01

Trump meeting advisers on Afghan peace plan U.S. President Donald Trump was to meet top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and t...
13:00 2019-08-16

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 Departm...
19:00 2019-08-26

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 w...
13:00 2019-06-18

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 h...
14:32 2019-07-31

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, killin...
06:16 2019-07-12

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 s...
08:48 2019-07-12

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 sa...
15:00 2019-09-16

Survivors of Afghan wedding attack mourn: ‘It would be better if I had died’ The bomber detonated his explosives Saturday night in the middle of a dancing crowd in the wedding hall, killing 63 people and wounding nearly 200 ot...
17:32 2019-08-19

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 ...
05:48 2019-08-17

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 dow...
01:48 2019-07-01

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 t...
03:48 2019-07-01

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 ...
19:00 2019-08-16

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least seven casualties A car bomb exploded in Kabul on Friday, killing or wounding at least seven people and sending a plume of white smoke into the sky, witnesses and offi...
01:00 2019-05-31

Afghan football boss banned over 'sexual abuse' Fifa says Keramuudin Karim, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, "sexually abused" various players of the women's national te...
14:32 2019-06-08

| 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 ov...
14:48 2019-07-31

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 fr...
00:16 2019-09-03

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 ...
07:48 2019-05-28

Afghan Peace Negotiations Show Signs of Progress Afghan officials, who are part of a larger delegation, are expected to meet with Taliban representatives for the first time since peace negotiations ...
19:16 2019-07-06

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 ...
01:48 2019-07-07

US Working With Pakistan To Find Way Out Of Afghan War: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the United States is w...
15:00 2019-07-22

Trump rules out Afghan plan that would kill millions President Trump said Monday he had “plans” that would win the 19-year-old Afghan war in as little as a week — but that the US would have to “kill 10 ...
18:01 2019-07-22

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 ...
04:16 2019-05-25

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...
07:48 2019-05-30

| 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 outp...
07:32 2019-06-18

Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital, 1 killed Afghan officials say there have been 3 explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that ...
05:16 2019-06-02

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...
12:48 2019-07-31

Mohammad Shahzad Accuses Afghan Board Of Conspiring Against Him Mohammad Shahzad was ruled out of World Cup 2019 ahead of the encounter against New Zealand following a knee injury that he sustained during a practi...
16:32 2019-06-10

"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, aut...
08:48 2019-08-18

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 train...
15:16 2019-08-01

U.S. to press Pakistan PM on Afghan peace, terrorism crackdown U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants w...
17:01 2019-07-21

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services s...
22:00 2019-08-17

Model claims former Afghan defense minister’s son raped her The wealthy son of the former Afghan defense minister stalked and raped a Manhattan fashion model after she rejected him, she charges in a shocking l...
23:16 2019-07-20

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 s...
11:32 2019-05-25

Missing Millions Put an American-Funded Afghan College Under Scrutiny The American University of Afghanistan is at risk of closing after United States government investigators said they could not account for $63 million...
03:32 2019-05-30

Blast near Afghan military training center kills at least six: officials A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wou...
06:16 2019-05-30

'Education under fire' as attacks on Afghan schools jump, UNICEF says Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many ...
21:32 2019-05-27

At Least 6 Dead In Suicide Blast Near Afghan Military Training Centre A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training centre in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wou...
08:32 2019-05-30

Painting and scraping: An Afghan refugee's hopes for German residence When Afghan asylum seeker Yar Mohammad Haiqar found a job as a painter in a small Bavarian city, he couldn't stop smiling at what he hoped would be a...
14:32 2019-06-20

Halt Afghan civilian casualties, U.N. says after report of 11 killed by government The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force opera...
06:00 2019-08-14

Bombing at Afghan Mosque Kills Popular Religious Scholar The attack, which killed two people in all, mirrored a Taliban strategy of targeting those with religious influence to exert the militant group’s pow...
12:16 2019-05-24

Afghan car bomb kills 12 and wounds dozens, including students Attack on security forces in Ghazni comes as conference including Taliban starts in DohaA car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed at least eight m...
06:48 2019-07-07

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65 Afghan security forces were battling gunmen on Monday who had forced their way into a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck explod...
04:16 2019-07-01

"All Options On Table": US Defence Chief On Trump's Afghan War Comment New US Defense Secretary Mark Esper picked his way through a political minefield in his first public meeting with the media Wednesday, skirting anyth...
14:16 2019-08-29

Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2 An Afghan police official says a bomb exploded at a mosque in a western part of Kabul, killing two people, including the prayer leader, and wounding ...
06:16 2019-05-24

U.S. airstrikes, chaotic firefight between allies kill 6 Afghan troops The deadly incident followed several other accidental U.S. bombings. Combat has intensified as peace talks have faltered and the Taliban has launched...
12:32 2019-06-13

FIFA accused of failing Afghan sexual abuse victims While FIFA celebrates women's football at the World Cup in France, it tramples it underfoot in other regions. For its president Gianni Infantino, the...
16:48 2019-07-04

Number of Deaths In Afghan Wedding Blast Rises To 80: Officials The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wedne...
09:00 2019-08-21

Police: Suicide car bomb hits Afghan capital, kills 4 Authorities say a car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy has exploded in an eastern Kabul neighborhood, leaving four Afghan civilians dead and three wounde...
11:32 2019-05-31

A Large Car Bomb Has Hit the Afghan Capital Kabul Near the Diplomatic Quarter KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a part of eastern Kabul near a neighborhoo...
03:32 2019-09-05

U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zal...
16:48 2019-09-12

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results h...
21:32 2019-06-06

Trump says he could win Afghan war and wipe country 'off the face of the Earth' – video Donald Trump has said that he could win the Afghanistan war 'in a week' adding that the country 'could be wiped off the face of the Earth. I don’t wa...
22:48 2019-07-22

Police raid Australian public broadcaster over Afghan leak SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Federal Police have raided the offices of the national public broadcaster in connection to a 2017 story based on leak...
04:00 2019-06-05

Afghan security forces kill six civilians during insurgent raid The deaths come as UN reveals pro-government forces killed more civilians than insurgents in first three months of 2019Afghan security forces have ki...
14:16 2019-05-25

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan’s State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while...
08:48 2019-05-21

Kashmir's Loss of Autonomy Clouds Afghan Peace Efforts India’s historic move to end the autonomous governing status of a disputed region threatens to complicate U.S. efforts to forge a peace deal with the...
02:32 2019-08-07

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end ...
17:16 2019-09-03

British Museum to return looted Afghan artefacts found at Heathrow Buddhist heads likely removed by Taliban will go on display before being sent to KabulFourth-century Buddhist terracotta heads probably hacked off by...
13:32 2019-07-08

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the ...
03:16 2019-06-15

Afghan Forces Still Unable to Counter Violence Alone, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said he was not yet ready to use terms like “withdrawal” when discussing the future American troop presence in Afghanistan...
22:32 2019-08-28

Afghan government seeks clarification of Trump's remarks on 'wiping out Afghanistan' Afghanistan's government called on Tuesday for clarification of U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks that he could win the Afghan war in just 10 day...
04:48 2019-07-23

Infantino rejects criticism over FIFA handling of Afghan abuse scandal FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday strongly rejected criticism of the global ruling body's handling of the sexual abuse scandal in Afghanistan...
15:16 2019-07-05

Afghan musical prodigy sang in secret — and now he’s a Hunter College grad As a 5-year-old boy in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Elham Fanous and his dad sang in secret. “We had to close the door, curtains down, so no one would ...
01:16 2019-06-09

Pakistan summons Afghan, Indian diplomats after soldiers, civilian killed Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldier...
03:16 2019-09-15

In Recaptured Afghan District, Shattered Forces Show Hints of a Rebound Afghan forces recaptured the district of Khwaja Umari, which fell last year to the Taliban. It is a sign that younger leaders are making gains agains...
18:48 2019-06-22

Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan with troop pullout possible President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout...
00:00 2019-08-17

FIFA bans ex-Afghan football chief for life over sex abuse allegations Keramuudin Karim was also fined $1 million after world soccer's governing body received complaints that he sexually assaulted several female players....
00:48 2019-06-09

Afghan police pull back from isolated outposts as losses mount Afghanistan's badly stretched police are taking heavy casualties as attempts build to set up peace talks with Taliban militants, prompting a move to ...
05:32 2019-07-24

AAR Defense Systems & Logistics awarded contract for Afghan Air Force C-130s AAR Defense Systems and Logistics received a $209.9 million contract for logistics support of the Afghanistan Air Force's C-130 planes, the Pentagon ...
18:48 2019-07-05

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Afghan Military Amid Uncertainty Over a Peace Deal The leader of the American and NATO missions in Afghanistan denied reports that support was being pulled back in anticipation of an agreement with th...
07:00 2019-08-16

U.S. Commander Scott Miller: Pentagon not scaling back Afghan operations The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan denied reports Tuesday that the Pentagon is scaling down operations in the war-torn Middle Easte...
22:16 2019-08-13

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding suicide blast that killed 63 The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, un...
10:16 2019-08-18

Bomb in Afghan mosque kills senior cleric during Friday prayers A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and...
07:48 2019-05-24

Dozens feared dead or wounded after Afghan wedding hall blast Explosion in packed Kabul venue comes as Donald Trump talks up prospects of peace deal with TalibanAn explosion ripped through a wedding hall on a bu...
21:00 2019-08-17

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF sai...
11:48 2019-05-24

Terror attacks on Afghan schools leave millions with no formal education Terrorist attacks against schools in Afghanistan have forced more than 1,000 to close, meaning nearly half the nation's children won't get a formal e...
20:32 2019-05-28

4 Terrorists Including ISIS Member Killed By Afghan Special Forces At least four terrorists, including a local ISIS member, were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan Special Forces in Nangarhar province, loca...
03:32 2019-05-26

U.S. House committee reaches deal for testimony by Trump Afghan envoy U.S. President Donald Trump's top negotiator for Afghanistan will hold a briefing for the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, the pan...
01:00 2019-09-19

FIFA Bars Afghan Soccer Chief for Life After Sexual Assault Accusations Soccer’s governing body said Keramuddin Keram had been found guilty “of having abused his position and sexually abused various female players, in vio...
11:16 2019-06-08

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, un...
12:48 2019-08-18

Multiple dead after suicide bomber rips through crowded Afghan wedding hall An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a crowded wedding hall in western Kabul on Saturday night, with witnesses reporting multipl...
06:48 2019-08-18

Afghan woman finds peace, hope in painting at Hungary migrant camp A young Afghan woman, who has been in a holding camp for asylum seekers on Hungary's border for months, gets only a faraway glimpse of trees from her...
10:48 2019-08-09

Afghan Coach Phil Simmons To Spill Beans On Chief Selector Post WC Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons indicated in a tweet that he will reveal how chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai's actions affected the team's preparation ...
14:48 2019-06-19

Long, Rowdy Feud in Afghan Parliament Mirrors Wider Political Fragility Repeated episodes of violence over who will lead a body that was chosen in a disputed vote have raised concerns ahead of a crucial presidential elect...
13:32 2019-06-19

The Taliban at Camp David: Trump Says Why Not? Mr. Trump, not a frequent visitor to the “very rustic” retreat, says it is a place where presidents have hosted “pretty bad people.” Not everyone agr...
22:48 2019-09-09

Taliban says near agreement on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan The Taliban said on Wednesday it was close to an agreement with U.S. officials on a deal that would see U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan in exch...
12:00 2019-08-28

| US having 'very good' discussions with Taliban - Trump US President Donald Trump hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan govern...
09:48 2019-08-20

Taliban say near agreement on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan The Taliban said on Wednesday they were close to an agreement with U.S. officials on a deal that would see U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan in e...
05:48 2019-08-28

Taliban lift ban on Red Cross in Afghanistan The Red Cross has fully resumed operations in Afghanistan after the Taliban said they had agreed to "new promises in humanitarian aid." The militants...
15:48 2019-09-15

Marine who used classified info to warn of Afghan insider attack should be reinstated, board finds A Marine Corps reserve officer who leaked classified information to warn fellow troops about an insider attack should be allowed to continue serving,...
02:00 2019-08-15

Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication o...
16:16 2019-09-04

US To Keep 8,600 Troops In Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban: Trump President Donald Trump on Thursday said that US troop levels in Afghanistan will drop to 8,600 if a deal is reached with the Taliban and that a perma...
14:16 2019-08-29

Who is killing more civilians in Afghanistan? It's not the Taliban Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan killed more civilians in 2019 than have the Taliban and other militants.    ...
19:48 2019-07-31

UN says Taliban captives in Afghanistan subjected to abuse KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.N. says Taliban captives in Afghanistan have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to to...
08:16 2019-05-26

| Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 9/11 President Donald Trump has pledged to hit the Taliban "harder" than ever as America marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the coun...
05:32 2019-09-12

US Having "Very Good" Discussions With Taliban: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afg...
04:16 2019-08-19

U.S. military likely to ramp up operations against Taliban: U.S. general The U.S. military is likely to accelerate the pace of its operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks, a senior U.S. general ...
18:16 2019-09-09

At Least 34 Killed In Afghanistan As Bus Hits "Taliban" Bomb At least 34 people were killed in western Afghanistan Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials said, a day after...
13:32 2019-07-31

Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul Taliban Islamist fighters killed six people and wounded 105 others by blowing up a truck bomb at morning rush hour near an Afghan Defence Ministry co...
22:48 2019-07-01

At Least 50 Children Injured In Taliban Attack On Kabul At least 50 children were among nearly 100 people wounded Monday when the Taliban detonated a powerful car bomb in an area of Kabul housing military ...
16:00 2019-07-01

Trump says U.S. has good negotiations with Taliban but no deal yet U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States had good negotiations going on with the Taliban but had not yet reached a deal with the ...
20:32 2019-08-30

‘American Taliban’ Lindh being released after 17 years FILE – American John Walker Lindh is seen in this undated file photo obtained Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from a religious school where he studied ...
13:48 2019-05-23

65 Injured As Taliban Detonate Car Bomb In Kabul A powerful explosion rocked Kabul early Monday, targeting an area of the Afghan capital housing military and government buildings, although it was no...
08:32 2019-07-01

'American Taliban' Lindh being released after 17 years The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan battlefield in November 2001 is being rele...
12:16 2019-05-23

US and Taliban reach agreement 'in principle' on Afghanistan President Donald Trump's special envoy for Afghanistan said Monday that the US and the Taliban have reached an agreement "in principle," pending fina...
03:48 2019-09-03

Trump Meets With Advisers to Consider Deal With Taliban President Trump met with his top national-security advisers Friday to consider a deal with the Taliban that could lead to a significant U.S. withdraw...
00:00 2019-08-17

The U.S. is Close to a Peace Deal With the Taliban, Officials Say The U.S. and the Taliban both say they are close to calling it peace after 18 years of war and multiple rounds of tense but cordial negotiations betw...
17:16 2019-08-08

Taliban leader vows to keep fighting in Afghanistan The US has sent an envoy to Afghanistan in hopes of negotiating a ceasefire, but the Taliban's leader has said the group won't stop fighting until it...
16:16 2019-06-01

'American Taliban' to be released from prison Thursday John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and vilified as a national traitor, is to be released early ...
17:48 2019-05-22

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’ says UN mission chief, as Guterres calls for inclusive negotiations In the wake of a surge in violence across Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a...
22:32 2019-09-04

Afghan asylum-seeker suspected in deadly France knife attack was in 'psychotic state,' prosecutor says An Afghan man suspected in a knife attack that killed a 19-year-old and injured eight other people at a metro station in France on Saturday was on dr...
05:16 2019-09-04

| Wimbledon run ends for SA's Klaasen SA's Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner, Michael Venus are out of Wimbledon after they were beating in the semi-finals of the men's doubles to...
18:16 2019-07-11

Mertens ends Ahn’s Cinderella run "Belgium\u0027s Elise Mertens put American wildcard Kristie Ahn’s U.S. Open run to an abrupt end on Monday, defeating her soundly 6-1 6-1 to reach th...
08:48 2019-09-03

Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid Washington Governor Jay Inslee, whose campaign was focused on encouraging badly needed actions to confront the climate crisis, ended his presidential...
05:48 2019-08-22

Spelling Bee ends in unprecedented 8-way tie History was made Thursday night at the Scripps National Spelling Bee as a record eight spellers were crowned co-champions after each correctly spelle...
14:48 2019-05-31

Rebound ends ahead of G-20 U.S. stocks halted this month’s rebound as investors turned their focus to key trade talks with China and weighed the chances that central banks arou...
20:32 2019-06-29

US spelling bee ends in historic tie Eight children from across the US have emerged as super spellers from a field of 562 at a national competition. Each winner will receive $50,000 afte...
07:48 2019-05-31

National Spelling Bee ends in 8-way tie The Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night declared eight contestants co-champions, the most extraordinary ending in the 94-year history of ...
03:32 2019-05-31

Sensex Ends Above 40,000, Nifty Above 12,000 Indian equity benchmarks ended at record high levels with the S&P BSE Sensex closing above 40,000 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index ending above 12,000-mark...
08:48 2019-06-03

Who The Hell Knows How This Ends, But At Least It's Not Without A Fight Nope, I have nothing for you. I cannot explain how the Golden State Warriors won Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and neither can any of you. A team in tatt...
14:32 2019-06-11

Voices of Afghan women ‘must be heard at the table in the peace process and beyond’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council Afghan women have “paid a high price” during their country’s nearly four decades of conflict, the United Nations deputy chief said on Friday, address...
12:16 2019-07-31

Afghanistan: Taliban take hostages in attempt to seize Kunduz Insurgents have taken several patients hostage at a local hospital during a massive attack on the 6th largest city. The hard-line Islamist group is c...
07:16 2019-08-31

America is close to ‘deal’ with Taliban, hints Trump With a president eager to bring US troops home, many question what Afghan ‘peace’ would look likeDonald Trump has met his peace envoy to Afghanistan ...
21:00 2019-08-17

What a troop withdrawal would look like if the U.S. and Taliban reach an agreement: expert Donald Trump says the U.S. and Taliban are getting close to reaching an agreement under which the U.S. and other foreign forces would pull out their ...
09:16 2019-09-02

Taliban Leader Indicates No Ceasefire Soon, "Doors Of Dialogue" Open The Taliban are unlikely to call a ceasefire any time soon, the group's leader indicated on Saturday, though he said the "doors of dialogue" with the...
09:48 2019-06-01

Desperate for an end to almost 18-year war, US negotiating from position of weakness with Taliban PLAYING A BAD HAND: If you’re looking for a graphic depiction of what U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad is up against as he tries to bring...
12:32 2019-08-14

How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart What would have been one of the biggest headline-grabbing moments of President Trump’s tenure was put together on the spur of the moment and then can...
20:48 2019-09-08

Fighting in Afghanistan escalates as US and Taliban 'close to deal' The US is "at the threshold of an agreement" with the Taliban, the US envoy in Afghanistan has said. But the militant Islamist group has stepped up a...
05:48 2019-09-01

Taliban say agreement on US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan is close The Taliban said Wednesday they were close to an agreement with U.S. officials on an Afghanistan peace deal that could bring 14,000 U.S. troops home....
20:32 2019-08-28

Taliban attack kills 14 militiamen in western Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed at least 14 members of a pro-government militia in an attack on checkpoints...
07:16 2019-06-08

US and Taliban reach agreement 'in principle' on Afghanistan, envoy says President Donald Trump's special envoy for Afghanistan said Monday that the US and the Taliban have reached an agreement "in principle," pending fina...
09:16 2019-09-03

Taliban kill 14 pro-government militia in Afghanistan: officials Taliban militants killed at least 14 members of a pro-government militia in Afghanistan on Wednesday, said officials, as Taliban and U.S. officials n...
05:48 2019-08-28

Afghanistan "Concerned" About US-Taliban Deal, Seeks Clarification The Afghan government expressed doubts Wednesday about a prospective deal between the US and the Taliban, saying officials need more information abou...
09:16 2019-09-04

Afghanistan releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners without conditions The Afghan government this month released 490 Taliban fighters and commanders from its prisons, as part of a goodwill gesture to persuade the militan...
14:01 2019-06-14

A Taliban Commander’s Double Life, in a War He Couldn’t Leave Behind In one life, he was Zabet Khan, a 25-year-old with a fondness for selfies. In the other, he was Commander Zarqawi, veteran of a war he couldn’t escap...
04:48 2019-06-04

Trump: U.S. ‘close’ to Taliban deal, troops to drop to 8,600 The Pentagon has been developing plans to withdraw as many as half of the 14,000 U.S. troops still there, but the Taliban want all U.S. and NATO forc...
20:16 2019-08-29

US and Taliban could be forced into awkward alliance to take out ISIS in Afghanistan It may have seemed inconceivable 18 years ago following the September 11 terrorist attacks and the invasion of Afghanistan, but the United States is ...
10:16 2019-08-27

Afghanistan: Taliban attack Kabul as US envoy visits An explosion in the Afghan capital has killed several civilians and wounded dozens. The attack came after a US envoy briefed the government on a draf...
01:48 2019-09-03

10 People Killed In Kabul Attack Claimed By Taliban The Taliban killed at least 10 people in a fresh bombing in Kabul on Thursday, yet another horrific attack on the Afghan capital as the US and the in...
12:32 2019-09-05

Why Afghans Welcome Donald Trump's Surprising Tweets On Taliban Afghan officials, analysts and citizens on Sunday cautiously welcomed President Donald Trump's announcement that he was calling off the troubled U.S....
02:48 2019-09-09

‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in...
10:32 2019-05-23

Taliban storm hotel building in west Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stormed a commercial building housing a hotel in western Afghanistan, killing three security officials and injuring 10, officials ...
08:16 2019-07-13

Pompeo slams release of "American Taliban" as unconscionable: Fox U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the T...
15:48 2019-05-23

Taliban kill 26 pro-government militia members in Afghanistan Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, government officials said, the same day th...
04:48 2019-06-29

Kabul attack: nearly 100 injured in Taliban bombing, say officials Car explodes by police station as violence continues despite looming US-Taliban pactA car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the ...
05:00 2019-08-07

What Do the Taliban Want in Afghanistan? A Lost Constitution Offers Clues. Deep resistance to democracy and protections for minorities within the Taliban code will emerge as huge hurdles if the insurgents seek agreement with...
06:32 2019-06-28

Taliban revoke ban on Red Cross, provide security guarantees The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for it...
03:16 2019-09-15

Afghanistan: Dozens killed after bus hits 'Taliban' bomb Afghan officials have accused the Taliban of planting a roadside bomb in the western province of Farah. Civilians often take the brunt of fighting be...
15:16 2019-07-31

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghani...
12:00 2019-05-22

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be released John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan...
12:48 2019-05-22

‘Words must never be met with violence’ urges UN, following Taliban threat to journalists   Following last week’s public threats by Taliban militants to deliberately target media outlets in Afghanistan, the United Nations mission chief in th...
13:48 2019-06-27

Former Taliban hostage admits striking wife but says she asked to be hit Joshua Boyle, charged with sexual assault, tells court estranged wife Caitlan Coleman was unfit to parent their four childrenThe Canadian man who spe...
22:32 2019-09-10

US To Cut Thousands Of Troops From Afghanistan In Taliban "Peace" Deal The Trump administration is preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in exchange for concessions from the Taliban, including a ceas...
22:48 2019-08-01

Trump says U.S. to keep close eye on 'American Taliban' Lindh after release U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan...
19:32 2019-05-23

US, Taliban scramble to finalize draft on troop withdrawal Taliban and U.S. negotiators are scrambling to finalize a draft agreement that will outline the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanist...
23:16 2019-07-04

Taliban Attack Security Checkpoint and Hospital in Pakistan At least nine people were killed, including six police officers, and 30 others wounded in a two-pronged assault in the northwest of the country, offi...
11:32 2019-07-21

Afghanistan: Taliban car bomb kills several people in Kabul The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a car bomb that has killed at least 14 people and well over 100 injured in the Afghan capital Kabul. Viole...
08:32 2019-08-07

Taliban attack kills 8 election officials in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents have killed eight people in a bomb attack targeting election officials in southern ...
05:48 2019-06-30

Doors Open For "Negotiations" With US, Says Taliban After Deadly Attacks The Taliban's chief negotiator has said their "doors are open" to resuming talks with Washington, hours after two attacks by the insurgents killed at...
04:32 2019-09-18

‘American Taliban’ to be freed from federal prison this week Infamous “American Taliban” John Phillip Walker Lindh, who abandoned his California home to fight with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, will be sprun...
18:48 2019-05-21

American who fought for Taliban freed early from US prison John Walker Lindh released, though some politicians say he may still be security riskJohn Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for th...
20:01 2019-05-23

Breaking down best way to evaluate tight ends In relation to fantasy football, there are a number of certainties both analysts and players have learned to accept. Loading up on running backs and ...
15:00 2019-08-04

Highlights: Barty ends Anisimova run "Ash Barty reached her first Grand Slam final after ending American 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova’s run in a nerve-ridden semi-final at Roland Garros....
12:16 2019-06-07

Six New Takes on the Spritz to Try Before Summer Ends In London, it’s made with tequila. In Los Angeles, with strawberry beer. For the cocktail is infinitely mutable and dependably refreshing, no matter ...
20:16 2019-08-27

Mertens ends Ahn’s Cinderella run at the U.S. Open Belgium's Elise Mertens put American wildcard Kristie Ahn’s U.S. Open run to an abrupt end on Monday, defeating her soundly 6-1 6-1 to reach the quar...
23:48 2019-09-02

Lil Nas X Seemingly Comes Out as Gay Before Pride Month Ends: ''Some of Y'all Already Know'' Lil Nas X celebrated the end of Pride month with a major announcement. The "Old Town Road" singer took to Twitter on Sunday evening to share an anim...
03:48 2019-07-01

August ends with above-average temperatures TUCSON – Today is the last day of meteorological summer 2019, which has been rather hot and dismal on rainfall. It was another hot day with storms fa...
00:48 2019-09-01

For iZombie, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” except for its final season “All’s Well That Ends Well” (and this entire final season of iZombie) is an excellent example of how showrunner multitasking can cause a lot more har...
12:48 2019-08-02

‘Jane the Virgin’ Ends Much Like It Began The series finale on Wednesday night was, as usual, “straight out of a telenovela,” and reminded fans why “Jane the Virgin” was TV’s easiest show to ...
23:00 2019-07-31