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The life of Afghan Gen. Abdul Raziq, whose assassination Thursday was a huge Taliban victory

THE LIFE OF AFGHAN GEN. ABDUL RAZIQ, WHOSE ASSASSINATION THURSDAY WAS A HUGE TALIBAN VICTORY

The Taliban carried out an insider attack on Thursday inside the governor's palace in Kandahar province, killing the provincial intelligence...

The US F-35 has entered combat for the first time, conducting its first airstrike against the Taliban in Afghanistan

THE US F-35 HAS ENTERED COMBAT FOR THE FIRST TIME, CONDUCTING ITS FIRST AIRSTRIKE AGAINST THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN

A US F-35 engaged an enemy for the first time in a combat mission within the last 24 hours, CNN reported Thursday, citing three US...

 
 
 
Taliban: Founder of Haqqani network dies inside Afghanistan

TALIBAN: FOUNDER OF HAQQANI NETWORK DIES INSIDE AFGHANISTAN

ISLAMABAD - The Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died...

Founder of Haqqani network is dead, Taliban says

FOUNDER OF HAQQANI NETWORK IS DEAD, TALIBAN SAYS

ISLAMABAD - The Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex-U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after...

 
 
 
Afghan forces battle Taliban for key city for fourth day

AFGHAN FORCES BATTLE TALIBAN FOR KEY CITY FOR FOURTH DAY

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say security forces are battling the Taliban in a key provincial capital for the fourth straight...

Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for talks

TALIBAN TRAVEL FROM AFGHANISTAN TO UZBEKISTAN FOR TALKS

ISLAMABAD - In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban's increasing political presence in the region, the...

 
 
 
3 NATO servicemen killed in Taliban suicide attack on convoy in Afghanistan

3 NATO SERVICEMEN KILLED IN TALIBAN SUICIDE ATTACK ON CONVOY IN AFGHANISTAN

Three members of NATO's Resolute Support mission have been killed after a suicide bomber stuck a foreign troops patrol in eastern Afghanistan....

Taliban claims to have discussed peace talks with a US official

TALIBAN CLAIMS TO HAVE DISCUSSED PEACE TALKS WITH A US OFFICIAL

ISLAMABAD - A senior Taliban official says the insurgent group has held the first direct talks with a U.S. official in a preliminary...

 
 
 
US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief: Afghan official

US DRONE KILLS PAKISTAN TALIBAN CHIEF: AFGHAN OFFICIAL

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan Defense Ministry official says a U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province has killed Pakistan...

Deadly day in Afghanistan: 10 journalists, 1 US soldier, and multiple civilians killed in 4 separate incidents

DEADLY DAY IN AFGHANISTAN: 10 JOURNALISTS, 1 US SOLDIER, AND MULTIPLE CIVILIANS KILLED IN 4 SEPARATE INCIDENTS

REUTERS/Omar Sobhani Monday was a deadly day in Afghanistan, as 10 journalists, one US soldier, and multiple civilians were killed...

 
 
 
Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

AFGHAN OFFICIALS: TALIBAN ATTACKS KILL 14 TROOPS, POLICEMEN

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in western Badghis province have killed at least 14...

Nobel Prize winner Malala visits her Pakistan hometown

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER MALALA VISITS HER PAKISTAN HOMETOWN

She arrived in her hometown Saturday for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her in 2012 for advocating girls' education.

 
 
 
James Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghan capital

JAMES MATTIS MAKES UNANNOUNCED VISIT TO AFGHAN CAPITAL

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in the Afghan capital to take stock of the war, with emphasis on...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in province

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 9 IN KABUL; TALIBAN KILL 16 IN PROVINCE

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan's minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul...

 
 
 
Afghan president calls on Taliban to join in peace talks

AFGHAN PRESIDENT CALLS ON TALIBAN TO JOIN IN PEACE TALKS

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is calling on the Taliban to take part in peace talks to “save the country.”...

Afghanistan says Taliban crossed a 'red line' as Trump rejects talks, says US will have to 'finish' them

AFGHANISTAN SAYS TALIBAN CROSSED A 'RED LINE' AS TRUMP REJECTS TALKS, SAYS US WILL HAVE TO 'FINISH' THEM

Thomson Reuters Afghanistan said on Tuesday the Taliban would have to be defeated after Trump rejected the idea of talks with the militants. The...

 
 
 
40 dead, 140 wounded in Afghan car bombing

40 DEAD, 140 WOUNDED IN AFGHAN CAR BOMBING

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack.

US says 4 Americans killed, 2 wounded in Kabul hotel attack

US SAYS 4 AMERICANS KILLED, 2 WOUNDED IN KABUL HOTEL ATTACK

WASHINGTON - The United States says four American citizens were killed and two others were wounded in the Taliban attack over the weekend...

 
 
 
The US is sending the A-10 Warthog back to fight in Afghanistan

THE US IS SENDING THE A-10 WARTHOG BACK TO FIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN

Thomson Reuters The US is sending a squadron of 12 A-10 Warthogs back to Afghanistan for the first time since 2012. US Air Force Maj....

Americans were killed in attack on Kabul hotel

AMERICANS WERE KILLED IN ATTACK ON KABUL HOTEL

WASHINGTON - A State Department official says multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's weekend attack on...