Afghanistan

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
AP News
September 13, 2019 - 3:11 pm
By KATHY GANNON and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative said, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the...
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AP News
September 10, 2019 - 5:24 pm
By CARA ANNA Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the...
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AP News
September 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN, MATTHEW LEE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, one day after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's...
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AP News
September 08, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Taliban spokesman contends that the insurgent group had finalized an Afghanistan peace deal with the United States and that both sides were satisfied. Suhail Shaheen in a tweet says that the government of Qatar, where the talks have taken place, was going to announce the...
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Jeff Katz
September 04, 2019 - 11:56 am
Despite skirting multiple media reports on the subject, it seems that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg did not see combat during his six-month deployment in Afghanistan, military news site Task and Purpose reports. "Some say you are a combat veteran if you have a Combat Action Ribbon (I do not),"...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:44 pm
By RAHIM FAIEZ and CARA ANNA, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist...
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(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
July 01, 2019 - 12:32 pm
By AMIR SHAH and KATHY GANNON, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban set off a powerful bomb in downtown Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding more than a hundred, and sending a cloud of smoke billowing over the Afghan capital. At least 26 children were among...
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December 21, 2018 - 11:40 am
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace...
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Dept. of Defense
December 17, 2018 - 8:55 am
Henrico, VA (Newsradio 1140wrva.com) -- Governor Northam has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of a Virginia Army Captain whose funeral is today in Glen Allen. The memorial service for Andrew Patrick Ross will be at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Glen Allen.  Ross and two other...
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US general tells Congress war in Afghanistan is at stalemate. (Dreamstime)
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December 04, 2018 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine officer chosen to command U.S. forces in the Middle East says the fight in Afghanistan is at a stalemate and the significant number of Afghan troop deaths in the war is not sustainable. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that he...
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