A federal government program to promote gender equality in Afghanistan and help women find employment is costing taxpayers over $200 million but has only found jobs for 55 women.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday. The attack killed 12 people, including two intelligence service agents and ten civilians.
The Islamic State regional capital of Deh Bala has been liberated by United States Special Forces and Afghan troops, military officials said on Saturday.
The Trump administration “set a new record” for dropping munitions on Taliban drug facilities in Afghanistan, according to newly declassified information showing a significant increase in American operations in the war-torn country since the White House announced a new policy for the region.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Afghanistan on Monday, kicking off an unannounced visit to the country.
A suicide attack in Afghanistan left 19 people dead and 20 wounded on Sunday.
U.S. and Afghan soldiers pushed Islamic State fighters out of an area in Afghanistan that the terrorists planned to use as a capital of their local territory.
House Foreign Affairs Committee lawmakers expressed pessimism Wednesday over an increasingly fragmented Afghan government’s ability to combat Taliban fighters.
The drug trade in Afghanistan has strengthened in recent years despite billions of dollars in U.S.-funded counternarcotics operations aimed at choking the Taliban’s top revenue source, a government watchdog said Thursday.