Afghanistan

Afghanistan violence soars amid US-Taliban talks: Watchdog

A record high of 8,204 attacks took place in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest SIGAR report.

Afghanistan violence soars amid US-Taliban talks: Watchdog

Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies 2 US airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash

The cause of Monday's crash is under investigation, but US officials say there is no indication the plane was downed.

Pentagon identifies 2 US airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash

Taliban

13 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks

Eight soldiers and four policemen also injured after Taliban fighters attack security checkpoints in Kunduz province.

Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints

Afghanistan

Record 7,423 US bombs dropped in Afghanistan in 2019: Report

The US has ramped up air bombings since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016.

Record 7,423 US bombs dropped in Afghanistan in 2019: Report

Afghanistan

US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane shot down

Military spokesman said the jet, believed to be E-11A aircraft, crashed in Ghazni, killing two people aboard.

US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane shot down

Taliban

Taliban says US plane 'crashed' in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban claims US aircraft crashed in an area controlled largely by the group.

Taliban says US plane 'crashed' in eastern Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Women, children among seven killed in Afghan gov't air raids

Kabul government sends fact-finding mission after killing of civilians in northern Balkh province prompts protests.

Women, children among seven killed in Afghan gov't air raids

Donald Trump

Trump wants 'significant' drop in Taliban violence of talks

Speaking to Afghan president, Trump repeats 'need for significant reduction in Taliban violence for meaningful talks'.

Trump wants 'significant' drop in Taliban violence of talks

Taliban

Afghan government demands complete ceasefire with Taliban

Taliban had reportedly offered 10-day truce and hold follow-up discussions with Afghan government officials.

Afghan government demands complete ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan

US strike targeting Taliban commander causes civilian casualties

Mullah Nangyalay was killed but local officials say the attack also hit dozens of innocent bystanders.

US strike targeting Taliban commander causes civilian casualties

Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill more than 20 Afghan security forces

In fresh wave of violence, Taliban kills security forces in country's north, underscoring group's strengthened position.

Taliban attacks kill more than 20 Afghan security forces

Afghanistan

Taliban attack on Afghanistan army base kills 10 soldiers

Four others wounded as Taliban fighters dig tunnel before attacking military compound in the southern Helmand province.

Taliban attack on Afghanistan army base kills 10 soldiers

Afghanistan

At least seven Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Afghan defence ministry says fighters attacked joint military base in Dawlatabad district of Balkh province.

At least seven Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Afghanistan

US soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

US military statement does not identify serviceman as per protocol, as Taliban claim attack in Kunduz province.

US soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

US-Taliban Afghan peace talks at 'important stage': Khalilzad

US peace envoy says he held two days of consultations in the Afghan capital, calling it a 'productive trip'.

US-Taliban Afghan peace talks at 'important stage': Khalilzad