Taliban look to grab power as U.S. departs Afghanistan, U.N. warns

World Jun 3, 2021

Taliban look to grab power as U.S. departs Afghanistan, U.N. warns

Taliban militants are gathering across Afghanistan in preparation for a possible takeover of the country by force as U.S. and NATO troops exit over the next few months, the United Nations has warned. The insurgents continue to be "closely aligned” with al-Qaida and are massing ...

U.S. withdrawal opens way for terrorist alliance in Afghanistan

World Jul 29, 2020

U.S. withdrawal opens way for terrorist alliance in Afghanistan

An alliance of terror groups aimed at destabilizing peace in South Asia is emerging in Afghanistan as U.S. troops pull out of the war-ravaged nation, security officials said. Pakistan-based militant organizations, the Lashker-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Afghan Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan, the local affiliate of ...

Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow

World May 14, 2020

Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow

U.S. President Donald Trump's stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans. Washington cast the attacks — one at ...