Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March, 1, 2020.
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AP News
March 01, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy prisoner release laid out just a day earlier in a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement. Read more here.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
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AP News
February 14, 2020 - 12:38 pm
A senior U.S. official said the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan. Read more here.
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Brett Dawson, with his fiancée at far left, stands with representatives from J.P. Morgan Chase and Operation Homefront.
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David Madden
January 22, 2020 - 1:57 pm
A South Jersey couple have a new home, mortgage free, thanks to a program that helps veterans. Read more here.
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An Afghan boy stands on a wall near a horse tied up at a camp for internally displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 7:05 pm
The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump, center, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, second from the right.
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AP News
November 28, 2019 - 8:43 pm
President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. Read more here.
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Polio vaccination
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AP News
November 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild. Read more here.
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Wounded Afghans lie on a bed at a hospital after a bomb attacks in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
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AP News
October 02, 2019 - 11:06 am
The Taliban announced Wednesday they are sending a high-level delegation to Pakistan's capital as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push to resurrect an Afghanistan peace deal with Washington that seemed imminent just a month ago.
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John Bolton
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AP News
September 10, 2019 - 12:12 pm
President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. Find out more.
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Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a damaged vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan government warnings that a preliminary U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America's longest war was moving...
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Afghanistan Casualties
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July 31, 2019 - 7:33 am
By Amy Woodyatt and Arnaud Siad, CNN (CNN) — More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday. Conflict in Afghanistan has caused 3,812 civilian...
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