Pentagon sees Taliban deal as allowing fuller focus on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s peace deal with the Taliban opens the door for an initial American troop wi...
12:41 1 March 2022

`Let’s go home’: Afghan war vets torn on US-Taliban deal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Veterans of America’s longest war are finding themselves torn as the U.S. signs a potentially histo...
14:55 28 February 2022

Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for ending America’s longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan th...
20:25 22 February 2022

UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A United Nations report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civili...
4:49 22 February 2022

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil in...
8:51 19 February 2022

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

MUNICH — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withd...
11:01 15 February 2022

US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan

MUNICH — The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that would bring Americ...
22:45 14 February 2022

Stormy US-Europe relations as top officials head to Munich

WASHINGTON — Some of President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as two high-level national security officials hea...
5:10 13 February 2022

Trump pays tribute to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — President Donald Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two U.S. soldiers killed Sa...
6:24 11 February 2022

Rebuilding Afghanistan has a high human cost, US agency says

KABUL, Afghanistan — Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a U.S. government watchdog that ...
6:14 11 February 2022

US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province late Satu...
15:45 9 February 2022

War-weary Afghan youth turn to snowboarding for thrills

KABUL, Afghanistan — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul?
6:16 6 February 2022

US demands more from Taliban on ceasefire before deal

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded “demonstrable evidence” from the Taliban that it can and will reduce vio...
6:31 3 February 2022

Afghans will need billions more in aid, as US looks to leave

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan will need vast amounts of foreign funding to keep its government afloat through 2024, a U.S. agency said Friday, even...
6:22 31 January 2022

Terror attacks drop, but Pakistan ‘not out of the woods’

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan — Terror attacks in Pakistan plummeted by more than 85% over the last decade. It's a welcome statistic for the country, but one t...
6:34 30 January 2022

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indicat...
18:48 27 January 2022

Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US peace envoy

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy a document outlining their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between s...
9:35 16 January 2022

Harsh weather kills 70 more people in Pakistan, Afghanistan

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — Severe winter weather has claimed more lives as avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall killed 55 people in Pakistan-administe...
10:53 14 January 2022

Taliban attack Afghan forces in country’s north, killing 14

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban targeted a pro-government militia compound in northern Afghanistan before dawn on Monday, killing 14 members of the A...
8:57 30 December 2022

In Afghanistan, jailed Taliban await peace, their freedom

PUL-E-CHARKHI, Afghanistan — Thousands of Taliban prisoners jailed in Afghanistan as insurgents see a peace deal being hammered out between the United...
6:11 30 December 2022

Trump faces raft of foreign policy challenges in new year

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he'll have to deal with a lik...
18:18 29 December 2022

Pentagon says New Jersey soldier killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A 33-year-old American soldier was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. The Taliban claimed they were ...
0:47 24 December 2021

AP Photos: Unexploded land mines awful legacy of Afghan wars

KABUL, Afghanistan — When 9-year-old Eimal stepped out of his home in the Panjshir Valley in northeastern Afghanistan, he had no way of knowing that h...
9:14 17 December 2021

In Afghanistan, Sen. Graham says US troop drawdown possible

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump may announce an American troop drawdown from Afghanistan before ...
1:48 17 December 2021

A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboos

KABUL, Afghanistan — A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on.
5:58 16 December 2021

Prosecution: ICC judges were wrong to reject Afghan probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — International Criminal Court judges overstepped their powers when they refused to authorize an investigation into allegations...
13:20 5 December 2021

NATO under friendly fire as leaders ready for London summit

BRUSSELS — NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world’s biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the ...
13:07 2 December 2021

The Latest: Trump, in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first visit to Afghanistan (all times local):
10:42 29 November 2021

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that...
19:26 19 November 2021

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

MASON CITY, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a D...
12:09 18 November 2021