After two days of talks in Doha, the United States and the Taliban have “resolved differences” over the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others.
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle filled with explosives outside the national military academy here, killing at least six people and wounding 16 others.
Dubbed the "American Taliban," Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to supporting militants who harbored al-Qaeda as it planned the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But in a surprise move, Lindh will be released from federal prison on Thursday, three years early.
Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday that dozens of victims killed the previous day in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base not far from Kabul were members of the country's intelligence agency.
The Trump administration is making a renewed push to jump-start peace talks in Afghanistan and is considering restarting negotiations with the Taliban.
For those who imagine that Taliban control in some regions of Afghanistan consists mainly of men being beaten for failing to pray and girls being forced to stay home from school, a new report based on scores of interviews in those areas paints a very different portrait, but one that in some ways may be equally disturbing.