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Gen. Jim Mattis Failed to Win with More Troops in Afghanistan: Trump
Gen. Jim Mattis Failed to Win with More Troops in Afghanistan: Trump

“They are warriors and they are fighters and that’s what they’ve done for a thousand years,” Trump said. “Just ask

6 Mar 2020
Afghan Peace Deal Results Mixed So Far: US Defense Chief
Afghan Peace Deal Results Mixed So Far: US Defense Chief

The U.S.-Taliban peace agreement has been disrupted but not shattered by small-scale attacks that aren’t aimed at American and allied

5 Mar 2020
Trump Discusses Afghan Peace Deal With Top Taliban Leader
Trump Discusses Afghan Peace Deal With Top Taliban Leader

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday with a top leader of the Taliban insurgency about the landmark peace

4 Mar 2020
Esper: US to Start Initial Troop Pullback from Afghanistan
Esper: US to Start Initial Troop Pullback from Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he has given the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan the go-ahead to begin the

3 Mar 2020
Pompeo Dismisses ‘Noise’ on Taliban Peace Deal After Reaction from Afghan President: ‘Lots of People Say Things’
Pompeo Dismisses ‘Noise’ on Taliban Peace Deal After Reaction from Afghan President: ‘Lots of People Say Things’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off the government of Afghanistan saying they will not comply with a major

2 Mar 2020
Trump Hail Afghanistan Deal, Plans to Meet Taliban Leaders Soon
Trump Hail Afghanistan Deal, Plans to Meet Taliban Leaders Soon

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would be personally meeting leaders of the Taliban in the near future

1 Mar 2020
Afghan, U.S., NATO Officials Call Declaration a Path for Peace
Afghan, U.S., NATO Officials Call Declaration a Path for Peace

Under an agreement signed in Doha, Qatar, all foreign troops may be out of Afghanistan in 14 months, officials said

1 Mar 2020
US & Taliban Formally Signed Peace Agreement in Doha
US & Taliban Formally Signed Peace Agreement in Doha

US envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban deputy political head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar signed a peace deal

29 Feb 2020
Human Rights Must Be At The Heart of Peace Process: AI
Human Rights Must Be At The Heart of Peace Process: AI

Amnesty International in response to the peace agreement signed by the United States of America and the Afghan Taliban said

29 Feb 2020
Trump Urges Afghans to ‘Seize Opportunity for Peace’
Trump Urges Afghans to ‘Seize Opportunity for Peace’

President Donald Trump urged the Afghan people to embrace a chance for a new future Friday as he sent top

29 Feb 2020
Top Pentagon Leaders Can’t Say If Any Secret Side Deals Are Part of The Afghanistan Peace Agreement
Top Pentagon Leaders Can’t Say If Any Secret Side Deals Are Part of The Afghanistan Peace Agreement

The U.S. military’s top leaders professed ignorance on Wednesday when asked whether the proposed peace agreement with the Taliban includes

27 Feb 2020
U.S. Urges Disputes Over Afghan Election Be Settled Without ‘Use Or Threat Of Violence’
U.S. Urges Disputes Over Afghan Election Be Settled Without ‘Use Or Threat Of Violence’

The U.S. State Department has urged that disputes over Afghanistan's recent presidential election be dealt with using constitutional and legal

26 Feb 2020
Trump Says U.S. ‘Pretty Close’ to Deal to End Afghanistan War
Trump Says U.S. ‘Pretty Close’ to Deal to End Afghanistan War

President Donald Trump said the U.S. and Taliban are “pretty close” to signing an agreement to formally end the war

25 Feb 2020
US Forces in Afghanistan, CENTCOM Monitoring Coronavirus
US Forces in Afghanistan, CENTCOM Monitoring Coronavirus

The U.S.-led international coalition in Afghanistan is closely monitoring the potential spread of coronavirus in the country, as Afghan officials

25 Feb 2020
US NSA Cautions Taliban Against Violating Partial Truce
US NSA Cautions Taliban Against Violating Partial Truce

U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien has said that the United States would be unlikely to sign

24 Feb 2020
Afghanistan Temporarily Bans Travel to Iran & Denise Entry
Afghanistan Temporarily Bans Travel to Iran & Denise Entry

As Afghan authorities take preventive measures to avoid infections from neighbouring Iran, healthcare workers remain sceptical...

23 Feb 2020
UN: 100,000 Civilians Casualties in Afghanistan in 10 Years
UN: 100,000 Civilians Casualties in Afghanistan in 10 Years

A United Nations report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civilians killed or hurt in the

22 Feb 2020
Mike Pompeo: Week-Long Reduction in Afghan Violence Is an ‘Important Step’
Mike Pompeo: Week-Long Reduction in Afghan Violence Is an ‘Important Step’

While any reduction in violence is a crucial step to the signing of a US-Taliban peace deal, it is the

21 Feb 2020
Turkmenistan Approves Humanitarian Aid Program for Afghanistan
Turkmenistan Approves Humanitarian Aid Program for Afghanistan

Turkmenistan has approved a program for rendering humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan for 2020-2022, Trend reports referring to the president’s decree...

21 Feb 2020
UN Stands Ready to Work With Future Administration of Afghanistan: UNAMA
UN Stands Ready to Work With Future Administration of Afghanistan: UNAMA

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has issued a statement, saying the UN stands ready to welcome and work

20 Feb 2020
Ghani Named Winner in Afghan Polls As Rival Abdullah To Form “Inclusive-Government”
Ghani Named Winner in Afghan Polls As Rival Abdullah To Form “Inclusive-Government”

Finally, after five months, the September Presidential elections results were announced Tuesday Feb 18, by the Independent Election Commission (IEC)...

19 Feb 2020
Number of Afghan Children Needing Help to Survive in 2020 Jumps 40%
Number of Afghan Children Needing Help to Survive in 2020 Jumps 40%

The number of children in Afghanistan who will need humanitarian assistance in 2020 has jumped by 40 percent compared to

19 Feb 2020
Ashraf Ghani Wins Contested Presidential Election: Final Results
Ashraf Ghani Wins Contested Presidential Election: Final Results

Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani won the majority of votes in September elections, according to the final results by the Independent Election

18 Feb 2020
UN Chief Urges World to Step Up Climate Action, Praises Support to Afghan Refugees
UN Chief Urges World to Step Up Climate Action, Praises Support to Afghan Refugees

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, recognizing the country’s decades of “outstanding generosity and

17 Feb 2020
Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk: Esper
Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk: Esper

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could

16 Feb 2020
President Ghani Met Pompeo, Esper on Cusp of Taliban Deal
President Ghani Met Pompeo, Esper on Cusp of Taliban Deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met on Friday with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani amid

15 Feb 2020
US-Taliban Talks: Pompeo Hails ‘Pretty Important Breakthrough
US-Taliban Talks: Pompeo Hails ‘Pretty Important Breakthrough

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there has been a "pretty important breakthrough" in peace talks with the Taliban

14 Feb 2020
Emergency Mode Announced in Daikundi; 18 Killed By Avalanches
Emergency Mode Announced in Daikundi; 18 Killed By Avalanches

At least 18 people have been killed and two others were missing by avalanches in central Daikundi province, local officials

13 Feb 2020
Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished in Afghanistan: HRW
Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished in Afghanistan: HRW

Two recent cases in Afghanistan highlight the failure of authorities to prosecute sexual assault implicating powerful people, Human Rights Watch

13 Feb 2020
Trump Reportedly Gives ‘Conditional’ Approval to Afghan Deal
Trump Reportedly Gives ‘Conditional’ Approval to Afghan Deal

US President Donald Trump has conditionally approved a peace deal with the Taliban that may lead to the withdrawal of

12 Feb 2020
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