Afghanistan

Pompeo Strives to Salvage Stalled Afghanistan Peace Effort

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in KabulDOHA/KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought on Monday to salvage a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan, meeting with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul to try to end a feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe.

U.S. Carries Out First Airstrike on Taliban Since Doha Deal

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand at a checkpost, where last night clashes took place between Taliban and Afghan forces in Kunduz, AfghanistanKABUL (Reuters) - The United States conducted an airstrike on Wednesday against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, a U.S. forces spokesman said, the first such attack since a troop withdrawal agreement was signed between the two sides on Saturday.

U.S., Taliban to Sign Landmark Peace Deal to End War in Afghanistan

First step to ending 18-year war, officials says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to the signing of a U.S.-Taliban agreement in the Qatari capital DohaThe Trump administration is poised to sign a landmark peace accord Saturday morning with the Taliban terrorist organization more than 18 years after the United States first entered Afghanistan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.