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Wedding bombing casts shadow over peace talks with Taliban

Added: 21.08.2019 12:57 | 1 views | 0 comments

The U.S. envoy negotiating to end America's longest war is resuming talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Wednesday. After nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan, it's not just the Taliban that concerns the U.S. ISIS is also a threat. Imtiaz Tyab reports.


'He truly was there': Nebraska photographer helps teen honor fallen Army father in senior photos

Added: 21.08.2019 3:53 | 16 views | 0 comments

Photographer Susanne Beckmann shared photos of Julia Yllescas that were edited to include her Army father who was killed in Afghanistan.


Secretary of State Pompeo acknowledges ISIS regaining strength

Added: 21.08.2019 3:38 | 2 views | 0 comments

In an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the terror group ISIS is now more powerful in some places than it has been in years. As the U.S. works on negotiating the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, there are new fears that a peace deal with the Taliban could give ISIS an advantage in the region. National security expert and U.S. Army veteran Asha Castleberry joins CBSN with analysis.


U.S. Taliban Negotiator Returning To Doha In Hopes Of Reaching Afghanistan Peace Deal

Added: 21.08.2019 1:44 | 19 views | 0 comments

The top U.S. negotiator on Afghanistan said Tuesday he was ready to conclude peace talks with the Taliban as he headed back to Qatar on a mission to end America's longest war, This Is Money reported. With President Donald Trump believed to be pushing for a pullout of the more than 13,000 US troops in Afghanistan before the November 2020 election, the talks are expected to focus on establishing a timeline for the U.S. withdrawal in exchange for a "reduction in violence" and a Taliban pledge to not protect the Islamic State or Al-Qaeda. "We've been there for 18 years, it's ridiculous," Trump told reporters shortly after the announcement that his envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was returning to the...

Teen honors father killed in Afghanistan with special graduation photos

Added: 20.08.2019 21:22 | 1 views | 0 comments

A Nebraska teen who was just a kid when her father died from an IED explosion in Afghanistan more than a decade ago found a way to honor him in her high school graduation pictures. 


Trump says U.S. role in Afghanistan has turned into 'ridiculous' police force

Added: 20.08.2019 21:19 | 15 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military role in Afghanistan has basically turned into a "ridiculous" police force in a sign that he is open to a U.S. troop drawdown there after 18 years of war.


U.S. resumes Afghan peace talks with Taliban, government: State Department

Added: 20.08.2019 19:16 | 13 views | 0 comments

A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it to withdraw American troops from the country after nearly 20 years.


[Ticker] Venezuela spikes EU asylum applications

Added: 20.08.2019 18:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

First-time asylum applications to the 28 EU countries, Norway, and Switzerland jumped 10 percent to 337,200 for the six months of this year compared to the same period in 2018, the European Asylum Support Office, an EU agency in Malta, has said. Most applications came from Afghanistan, Syria, and Venezuela. But EU states issued just 41,700 decisions in the first half of this year, their slowest rate in years.

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U.S. envoy to visit Qatar, Afghanistan for peace talks

Added: 20.08.2019 17:47 | 9 views | 0 comments

U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government on a peace process, the State Department said.


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