Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country.
Recently, several US soldiers pleaded guilty to stealing money earmarked for Afghanistan reconstruction, but it’s not the first time Americans have been caught stealing from other countries’ pockets.
An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Officials say casualties occurred after militants struck military checkpoints in at least three northern provinces.
Results for the Sept. 28 presidential polls have been repeatedly delayed amid accusations of misconduct and technical problems with counting ballots.
A hasty peace deal that undermined the Afghan government and rewarded the Taliban's arrogant zero-sum game was always doomed for failure. All that can be changed moving forward.
At least 70 people have been wounded in a suicide bombing and assault on Bagram Air Base north of capital Kabul.
While US peace envoy Khalilzad is talking to the Taliban about reducing violence, the US military says its air strikes killed 37 Taliban and operations by the Afghan National Security Forces killed another 22 of the militants.
US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan was a cutting image of how President Ashraf Ghani's government has become an afterthought.
Talks "will resume from where they had stopped", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says a day after US President Trump signalled the Afghan insurgent group would agree to a ceasefire.
The US and Taliban are engaged in ongoing peace talks and the insurgents want a ceasefire, President Trump said during a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan.
The exchange for one American and one Australian imprisoned by the militant group was announced by the Afghan government on November 12 but was delayed when the commanders did not land in Qatar earlier.
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