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Afghan security officials in four provinces report suspected infection rates of 60 to 90 percent among their troops. Testing remains rare.
  • Jun 25, 2020
There is little agreement over how much compromise is acceptable to end two decades of violence.
  • Jun 7, 2020
The deal resolves a power dispute that threatened the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, but amid escalating violence, it’s unclear whether the Afghan government can make up for lost time.
  • May 17, 2020
When gunmen attacked a maternity ward in west Kabul, they shot a woman in labor, killing her and the child.
  • May 13, 2020
Sixteen people, including two newborns, were killed in the attack on a busy Kabul maternity ward.
  • May 12, 2020
The Afghan government says the group is launching an average of 55 attacks a day.
  • May 1, 2020
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, according to two Afghan officials. Health leaders say they expect a spike in the country’s cases.
  • Apr 20, 2020
The prisoners freed Wednesday were chosen “based on their health condition, age and length of remaining sentence,” and did not include 15 senior fighters whose release the Taliban had demanded.
  • Apr 8, 2020
The Taliban and the Afghan government were negotiating the release of more than 100 prisoners, a step intended to pave the way for formal peace talks.
  • Apr 7, 2020
Ghani’s rival, Abdullah Abdullah, held a simultaneous inauguration.
  • Mar 9, 2020