President Joe Biden will address the nation on Monday about the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan, after the planned withdrawal of American forces turned deadly at Kabul’s airport as thousands tried to flee the country after the Taliban’s takeover.
President Joe Biden on Thursday said the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on Aug. 31, saying “speed is safety” as the United States seeks to end the nearly 20-year war.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will pull thousands of troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan by November, the top American commander for the Middle East said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump tries to make good on his campaign promise to get America out of “endless wars.” During a visit to Iraq, Marine Gen. Frank […]
The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 was freed early from his federal sentence on Thursday, despite official concerns that he retains a radical ideology and still poses a risk to U.S. interests. John Walker Lindh, now 38, was released Thursday from the federal […]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s harsh words for Pakistan in a speech outlining his strategy for the war-torn country that critics said offered little in the way of details and ruled out nation-building. Trump said U.S. troops had a single-point agenda and that was to eliminate extremist fighters. […]
The bomb, nicknamed 'the mother of all bombs' was the largest weapon in the U.S. military arsenal.
To neighbors and customers of his family’s storefront chicken takeout, Ahmad Khan Rahami was a friendly, quiet presence behind the counter who liked talking about cars and was generous with free food. So when the 28-year-old Afghan immigrant was apprehended Monday as the lead person of interest in bombings in New York and New Jersey, […]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a young woman in a remote northern region of the country had her nose cut off by her husband. Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said on Tuesday that the 22-year-old woman, Reza Gul, was brought in early Monday having lost a […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is awarding the nation’s highest military honor to a former Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan. Florent Groberg, 32, is being credited with saving fellow soldier’s lives with his actions in August 2012. He was also badly injured in the attack, which killed four […]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive earthquake struck remote and impoverished regions of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, killing at least 263 people as it shook buildings across South Asia and knocked out power and communications to already-isolated areas. The 7.5-magnitude quake was centered deep beneath the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated […]
Despite pledging to bring home almost all American troops before leaving office, President Barack Obama plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan through 2016 in an effort to help fend off the Taliban, reports the Washington Post.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. The violence comes amid the annual Taliban offensive, which […]