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October 29, 2018 4:38 PM Poll reveals unprecedented misery among Afghans

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, Afghan men line up to cast their votes, outside a polling station during the Parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new survey released last Friday, has found record lows in how Afghans rate their chances for a better life. Afghans worry more, laugh less and are the most pessimistic about their 107

October 23, 2018 9:05 PM U.S., Partners Sanction Afghan Taliban, Iranians Over Terror Financing

Move comes as Mnuchin visits Saudi Arabia and administration cites ties to Riyadh The Trump administration on Tuesday levied sanctions against Taliban and Iranian agents in a joint action with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf governments, some of which have political ties to Tehran, in a move U.S. officials argue underscores Riyadh’s strategic value to the U.S. The U.S. Treasury 69

October 22, 2018 3:05 AM An American Brigadier General Was Wounded in Last Week's Taliban Attack

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders inside the Kandahar governor’s compound last week. U.S. military spokesman Cmdr. Grant W. Neeley provided no other details. The Washington Post reported earlier Sunday that Smiley was recovering after suffering 93

October 21, 2018 6:35 AM Afghan vote enters 2nd day after attacks, technical issues

An Afghan woman shows her inked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the Parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fanned out across the country as voting began Saturday in the elections that followed a campaign marred by relentless violence. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Afghan 91

October 18, 2018 6:13 PM Powerful Afghan Police Chief Killed in Taliban Attack; Top U.S. Commander Escapes

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan escaped unharmed when bodyguards for Kandahar’s governor opened fire KABUL—One of southern Afghanistan’s most powerful political and military figures was assassinated Thursday and the top U.S. commander in the country escaped unharmed when bodyguards for the governor of southern Kandahar province opened fire following 71

September 9, 2018 11:37 AM Blast close to procession in Afghan capital Kabul: police

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives close to Sunday’s procession commemorating the death of former anti-Soviet mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, a police spokesman said. The blast, which wounded at least two people, came hours after another suspected suicide bomber was shot by police in Kabul before he could 67

September 7, 2018 11:08 AM Mattis Makes Surprise Stop in Kabul for Talks With New U.S. Commander, Afghan Officials

The Trump administration is looking to jump-start negotiations with the Taliban while continuing to pressure it on the battlefield KABUL—U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital on Friday in an unannounced visit, amid upheaval in the senior ranks of American and Afghan officials waging the 17-year war against the Taliban and other 74

September 5, 2018 8:37 AM U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Pakistan; to meet new PM Khan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Pakistan on Wednesday for a brief visit on his whistle-stop tour of the region, with the war in Afghanistan and the issue of Islamist militants once again set to dominate discussions with Pakistan. Pompeo is next due to visit India, the main stop of his South Asia tour, where he is expected 95

September 2, 2018 7:43 AM US military to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

The US military says it is cancelling $300m (£230m) in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad's failure to take action against militant groups. President Donald Trump has previously accused Pakistan of deceiving the US while receiving billions of dollars. Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné Faulkner said the US military would aim to spend the money 74

August 31, 2018 9:32 AM Military Believes Trump’s Afghan War Plan Is Working, but Spy Agencies Are Pessimistic

U.S. intelligence officials have a gloomy view of the stalled conflict while military leaders support the year-old South Asia strategy WASHINGTON—U.S. military and intelligence officials are at odds over the direction of the war in Afghanistan, creating a new source of friction as President Trump and his national security team seek a way to end the 17-year-old 67