Kabul school bombing: A sign of what lies ahead for Afghanistan?
A bomb attack in Afghanistan killed nearly 70 people — mostly young schoolgirls — over the weekend. The country faces an uncertain future, with peace talks practically stalled and US troops preparing to leave.
Afghanistan: Taliban declare three-day cease-fire for Eid
Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province.
Afghanistan: Pentagon deploys extra warplanes amid pullout
Pentagon Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley said 18 warplanes will be sent to Afghanistan to protect US troops.
US special envoy to Afghanistan testifies before Senate as staff ordered to leave Kabul
Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan, warns in a Senate hearing that if the Taliban were to seize power militarily from the government in Kabul, they will have little international support. "They will face isolation, regional opposition, sanctions, and international opprobrium," he says. The US, earlier on Tuesday, ordered non-essential staff to leave its Kabul embassy, citing increased threats as Washington prepares to end its 20-year war in Afghanistan.
US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban's mercy
NATO's in-country employees tell DW they could be targeted by the Taliban after foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Militants consider the alliance's Afghan employees "traitors" for working for occupying forces.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks
Blinken is looking to drum up support for President Joe Biden's plan to withdraw all troops. He briefed both Afghan and US officials on the next steps, and warned the Taliban against carrying out any attacks.
US troops in Afghanistan: A look back at the longest war in American history
The 9/11 era could finally be drawing to a close. This week, US President Joe Biden said the US would fully pull out of Afghanistan by this coming September 11, a highly symbolic date for America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that were coordinated from Afghanistan.
'Time to bring our forces home' from Afghanistan: Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the moment has come to withdraw forces from Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden is to announce formally later today that Washington will withdraw its remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by September 11 -- 20 years after the attacks in the America that sparked its longest war.