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Taliban denies Kabul truck blast, warns against retaliation

World Jun 2, 2017

Taliban denies Kabul truck blast, warns against retaliation

The Taliban warned the Afghan government on Thursday against harming any of their prisoners after reports that President Ashraf Ghani would order the execution of 11 militants on death row in revenge for the devastating truck bomb attack in Kabul. Ghani's fragile and divided government ...

White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

World Mar 25, 2015

White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. In a joint statement with Afghanistan issued during a day of meetings ...

World Feb 12, 2015

Obama seen weighing slower forces drawdown in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama is weighing options for keeping some U.S. troops in Afghanistan longer than planned, while maintaining the goal of ending military operations by 2017, according to an administration official. The potential slowdown of the U.S. withdrawal, which would be the second delay in ...

U.S., NATO mark end of mission to Afghanistan

World Dec 29, 2014

U.S., NATO mark end of mission to Afghanistan

The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that ...

An imperfect Afghanistan

Commentary / World Sep 30, 2014

An imperfect Afghanistan

by Gwynne Dyer

Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. Nor does the two-headed potential monster of a government now being created in Kabul make it an entirely lost cause.