Robert Burns, Ap National Security Writer Updated 9:38 pm PST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington. Against the advice of many in his own administration, Trump is pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. But the abruptness with which Trump is turning … [Read more...] about Trump pulling out of Syria. Might Afghanistan be next?
Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Updated 9:29 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan's military, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, talks with Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa during a meeting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Khalilzad's meeting with Pakistan's … [Read more...] about Taliban say talks focused on US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Kathy Gannon Associated Press Published 10:12 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Islamabad – The latest talks between the Taliban and a U.S. peace envoy on the war in Afghanistan focused on the withdrawal of NATO troops, the release of prisoners and halting attacks on civilians by pro-government forces, a Taliban spokesman said Wednesday. U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who tweeted … [Read more...] about Taliban: Talks focused on US exit from Afghanistan
Amir Shah, Associated Press Updated 4:38 am PST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 Afghanistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani, center, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, right, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi clap after signing the agreement during a meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. … [Read more...] about Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks
Terrorism, primarily at the hands of the Afghan Taliban, killed more people in Afghanistan than in any other country last year, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2018 released by the Institute for Economics and Peace on Wednesday. The index, which covers terrorist activity last year, revealed:In 2017, Afghanistan was the country that recorded the highest number of … [Read more...] about Global Terror Index: Afghanistan Deadliest Country for Jihad in 2017 Courtesy of Taliban