Afghanistan

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal
Middle East

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on US and coalition forces as they withdraw from…
Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return
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Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Inside Ms. Sadat’s Beauty Salon in Afghanistan’s capital, Sultana Karimi leans intently over a customer, meticulously…
CIA head said to have made unannounced trip to Afghanistan
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CIA head said to have made unannounced trip to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CIA Director William Burns made a recent unannounced visit to Kabul, a senior politician and a…
Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan urge Taliban to commit to Afghan peace talks
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Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan urge Taliban to commit to Afghan peace talks

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan called on the Afghan Taliban on Friday to reaffirm its commitment to…
US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy
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US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy

Sekandar (name changed), who lives in Kabul, started working in 2019 as an interpreter for US Special Forces at Bagram Airbase,…
US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed, as Taliban balk
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US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed, as Taliban balk

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan’s warring sides to a power-sharing…
As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some
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As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its…
US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan
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US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11 appears to…
Biden ready to announce US withdrawal, even as peace eludes Afghanistan
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Biden ready to announce US withdrawal, even as peace eludes Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s planned announcement on Wednesday of a complete US withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11…
Taliban refuse to attend summit on Afghan peace in Turkey if held this week -spokesman
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Taliban refuse to attend summit on Afghan peace in Turkey if held this week -spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were not willing to attend a major summit on the…
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