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As US troops leave Afghanistan, diplomats are left to fill uncertain mission

March 23, 2020 9:54 am

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, whose fate will depend on how troops are pulled back amid the negotiations, has for years relied on its military for everything from transportation to food services.

US strikes Taliban in first hit since peace deal

March 04, 2020 3:06 pm

US military spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett said the "defensive" attack was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Nahr-e Saraj in the southern Helmand province.

At least five dead in suicide attack in Kabul: officials

February 11, 2020 12:15 pm

The last major attack in Kabul was in November when at least 12 people were killed after a minivan packed with explosives rammed into a vehicle carrying foreigners during morning rush hour.

Discord at White House over plan to expand CIA’s Afghanistan role

September 02, 2019 2:18 pm

Some administration officials want CIA-backed militia forces in Afghanistan to serve as part of a counterterrorism force that would prevent the resurgence of the Islamic State or al-Qaida as US military troops prepare to leave — in effect, an insurance policy.

US peace talks with Taliban trip over a big question: What is terrorism?

March 08, 2019 8:42 am

The answer is so important because the two sides had already agreed in principle on a framework for two crucial issues: the withdrawal of US troops, and a commitment that Afghan soil would not again be used to launch terrorist attacks against the United States and its allies.

Donald Trump: US in serious negotiations on Afghanistan for first time

February 01, 2019 4:21 pm

The optimistic tone come hours after US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad defended his talks with the Taliban and cautioned against a rush to judgment.

Washington wants to see peace in Afghanistan: US peace envoy

January 20, 2019 11:25 am

US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has accelerated his peace efforts in recent weeks amid reports that the US is planning to begin withdrawing its troops in the summer.

Raja Mandala: Privatising the Afghan war

August 28, 2018 12:05 am

US is debating use of private militias in Afghanistan. Can it prevail over Pakistani army’s hybrid war using the Taliban?

Victory lies in allowing Afghanistan to be Afghanistan: H R McMaster

August 26, 2017 8:09 am

"Winning in Afghanistan is really aimed at allowing Afghanistan to be Afghanistan. As the President said, not to nation-build, not to create a state in US image", said McMaster.

India played productive role inside Afghanistan: US

November 21, 2014 11:20 am

US on Friday said it is looking forward to India's leadership and its continued participation in regional security.