Tag: Afghanistan

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the...

House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends

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House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war, citing the urgency...

US launched several airstrikes in support of Afghan forces

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military launched several airstrikes this week in support of Afghan government forces fighting Taliban insurgents, including in the strategically important...

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have ‘strategic momentum’

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WASHINGTON — The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities,...

Afghan war’s end quiets chaplain’s litany of funeral prayers

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DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — This is the place where widows wailed, where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and where children...

Turkey aims for dialogue with Taliban on Kabul Airport plan

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey’s bid to operate and secure the airport in the...

Afghanistan recalls diplomats to protest Pakistan attack

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ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan has withdrawn its ambassador from Pakistan after his daughter was abducted and brutally assaulted last week. ...

US to evacuate Afghan visa seekers to Army base in Virginia

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Monday it would evacuate about 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government and their families to a...

Leaders talk peace as Afghans battle chaos and uncertainty

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ISLAMABAD — Senior Afghan leaders are in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar talking peace with the Taliban, whose leader on Sunday issued a...

‘He was our eye’: Reuters photographer killed in Afghanistan

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LONDON — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news service was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban...