Tag: Afghanistan

The cost of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

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The nearly 20-year American combat mission in Afghanistan was the United States' longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received...

12 killed as bus carrying migrants overturns in east Turkey

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ISTANBUL — A minibus carrying migrants overturned and caught fire in eastern Turkey, killing 12 people and injuring 20 others, the state-run Anadolu news...

Taliban say they now control 85% of Afghanistan’s territory

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MOSCOW — The Taliban claimed on Friday that they now control 85% of Afghanistan's territory amid a surge in wins on the ground and...

Central European leaders worry over Afghan migration ‘wave’

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Central European leaders on Friday voiced concern over what they said was a potential migration rush from Afghanistan as U.S. and...

Germany grants 2,400 visas to Afghan employees, relatives

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BERLIN — German authorities said Monday they have granted 2,400 visas so far to Afghan employees of the country's military and their relatives, although...

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield...

Afghan pullout has US spies reorienting in terrorism fight

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WASHINGTON — The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use...

EXPLAINER: When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

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WASHINGTON — As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? ...

No decision yet in Turkey’s negotiations for Kabul Airport

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday that negotiations over his country's proposal to operate and secure the key international airport in Afghanistan are...

No decision yet in Turkey’s negotiations for Kabul Airport

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday that negotiations over his country's proposal to operate and secure the key international airport in Afghanistan are...