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Trump gives Pentagon power to set Afghan troop levels
14 Jun 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a decision opening the door to future troop increases requested by the top American commander.
ISIS leader in Afghanistan confirmed killed
8 May 2017
U.S. and Afghan officials confirm the head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27, conducted jointly by Afghan and U.S. Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Friendly fire may have killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon
30 Apr 2017
The bodies of U.S. Army Rangers Joshua Rodgers and Cameron Thomas, who were killed during a raid on an ISIS compound in Afghanistan, arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Friday.
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban
25 Apr 2017
General John Nicholson, the head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan says he is "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban.
Karzai slams Trump for using massive bomb in Afghanistan
16 Apr 2017
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai condemned President Trump's actions in allowing the U.S. military to drop the largest conventional bomb ever used in combat during an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan.
36 killed in 'Mother Of All Bombs' blast in Afghanistan
14 Apr 2017
Officials say 36 ISIS militants and no civilians were killed in Thursday's ‘MOAB’ blast in Afghanistan.
Trump calls Afghanistan bombing 'very successful mission'
14 Apr 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump described the bombing of Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan as a "very successful mission.
Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike
23 May 2016
President Barack Obama confirms Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.
Buhari not demanding apology from Cameron
11 May 2016
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he is "not going to demand any apology from anybody" after British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera calling Nigeria and Afghanistan corrupt.
Cameron to Queen: U.K about to welcome some 'fantastically corrupt' countries
10 May 2016
British Prime Minister David Cameron describes some countries taking part in an upcoming anti-corruption summit as 'fantastically corrupt' in remarks to the Queen.
Cricket: Afghans hope for T20 glory in adopted homeland
8 Mar 2016
Afghanistan, whose cricketing fairytale has captured the hearts of fans around the world, hope to do their own supporters proud in their adopted Indian homeland with the start of the World Twenty20.
Fey premieres "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
3 Mar 2016
Tina Fey hit the red carpet on Monday (March 01) in New York for the premiere of "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," a wartime comedy that follows Fey as she portrays a journalist assigned to report from Afghanistan