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  • new storyAfghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 4:54 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.

  • Obama: Taliban leader's death a 'milestone' for Afghan peace story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 5:35 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a "clear signal" to anti-American extremists that "we're going to protect our people."

  • Pentagon: US airstrike targets Taliban leader Mullah Mansour story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 9:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an airstrike Saturday near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Defense Department said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed.

  • NATO foreign ministers agree to extend Afghan mission 
    Updated: May-20-16 9:31 am

    BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers and alliance partners have agreed to extend the Resolute Support mission that trains, advises and assists Afghanistan's security forces and institutions beyond 2016.

  • In Pakistan, 4 nations mull how to bring Taliban to talks story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 11:20 am

    ISLAMABAD - Four nations - Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States - ended talks Wednesday much as they began, seeking peace in Afghanistan but with no real progress on how to get there or how to bring the most powerful of the country's insurgent groups, the Taliban, to the negotiating table.

  • Medical charity MSF urges US to pay Afghan hospital victims story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing to pay compensation to the wounded and families of the Afghans killed in the assault last October.

  • AP Exclusive: Peace deal expected with armed Afghan group story has photos
    Updated: May-14-16 2:04 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan is expected to finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant group in the coming days, in what could be a template for ending the 15-year war with the Taliban, a government official and a representative of the militant group said Saturday.

  • Reporter kicked out of Afghanistan petitions Supreme Court 
    Updated: May-13-16 3:39 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin freelance reporter who says he lost his embed status with the U.S. Army for reporting on an argument that turned deadly at an Afghanistan military base is asking the Supreme Court to take up his case.

  • Rescued son of Pakistan's ex-PM flown home to his family story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 8:53 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was freed from kidnappers in a dramatic military rescue in Afghanistan was flown back home Wednesday and reunited with family, officials and family members said.

  • 3 Afghans arrested in fatal shooting of 2 Romanian soldiers 
    Updated: May-09-16 12:35 pm

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Three Afghan citizens have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two Romanian soldiers and the wounding of a third, Romania's defense minister said Monday.

  • Romania: 2 soldiers killed, 1 injured in Afghanistan 
    Updated: May-07-16 12:00 pm

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's defense ministry says two of its soldiers have been killed and another injured during a training mission in Afghanistan.

  • US military: Al-Qaida working more closely with the Taliban 
    Updated: May-05-16 1:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is working more closely with the Taliban in Afghanistan, raising concern that the militant group could bolster the fight against Afghan government forces, a spokesman for the U.S.-NATO mission said Thursday.

  • Iowa National Guard unit mobilized for Afghanistan mission 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:50 am

    JOHNSTON, Iowa - The Iowa Army National Guard says it's mobilizing a Johnston-based supply outfit for an Afghanistan support mission.