The U.S.-Taliban deal signed just over a week ago was touted as Washington's effort to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan and was seen by many Afghans as the best opportunity yet for bringing an end to relentless wars.
Now that the U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban to eventually leave Afghanistan, it will soon be up to Afghans on both sides of the conflict to decide what peace will look like.
Trump is believed to be the first U.S. president to speak directly with the Taliban – the group responsible for the deaths of thousands of U.S. troops in nearly 19 years of fighting.
The Taliban have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a U.S. peace envoy, demanding a reply on their offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan, or they would walk away from the negotiating table.
The Taliban freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 on Tuesday, in exchange for three top Taliban figures.
A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 24 people.
If Trump's now-canceled plan for secret talks with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents on U.S. soil was stunning, the date chosen was perhaps even more so.
Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban "overreached" with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier.
Kabul: A Taliban car suicide bombing killed a U.S. service member, a Romanian soldier and at least 10 Afghan civilians near the U.S. Embassy.
The Taliban defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 people.