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Taliban Say They Don’t Have Missing US Contractor
May 11, 2020

Taliban Say They Don’t Have Missing US Contractor

By Associated Press
"We don't have any information about the missing American," a Taliban spokesman says.

Afghan Officials: Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Civilians in Kabul
April 29, 2020

Afghan Officials: Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Civilians in Kabul

By Associated Press
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Afghan officials have blamed the Taliban.
Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious
April 27, 2020

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious

By Catherine Putz
The UN says more than 500 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2020 and urged a ceasefire so the country can focus on fighting COVID-19.

Taliban Say US Bombing Insurgents at Home Contrary to Deal
April 16, 2020

Taliban Say US Bombing Insurgents at Home Contrary to Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S. military has refused to address the Taliban's specific complaint but has said that it is abiding by the agreement.

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police
March 30, 2020

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the latest attacks which Kabul says they carried out on Afghan forces.

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms
March 24, 2020

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms

By Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened a $1 billion cut to Afghanistan funding if Afghanistan’s leaders can’t settle their feuds.

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside
March 19, 2020

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside

By Catherine Putz
Top U.S. diplomats dealing with the Afghan conundrum have urged unity and progress; but the political impasse in Kabul persists.
Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal
March 16, 2020

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S.-Taliban deal was touted at the time as the best chance at ending Afghanistan's endless wars.

Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence
March 11, 2020

Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence

By Associated Press
Ghani's decree on the release came as the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying that the level of violence is "unacceptable."

Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
March 07, 2020

Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Joshua Mcdonald
After 18 years of war, Australian troops will withdraw from Afghanistan amid a hoped-for peace.

What Do Afghans Want? Peace, But Not ‘at Any Cost’
March 05, 2020

What Do Afghans Want? Peace, But Not ‘at Any Cost’

By Karl F. Inderfurth
Afghans have been cautiously hopeful about the peace process, but they are not willing to agree to a peace “at any cost.”
International Criminal Court Approves Afghanistan Investigation
March 05, 2020

International Criminal Court Approves Afghanistan Investigation

By Associated Press
The investigation targets the Taliban, Afghan, and U.S. forces for war crimes.

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