As far as diplomatic prospects go, the omens don’t augur well. On Tuesday, the Afghan Taliban announced the opening of their first political office in the Qatari capital, Doha. They cut a ribbon, played their anthem, hoisted …
The Afghanistan endgame looms as Kabul takes over security fully from the coalition of international troops in the country. On the same day, reports emerged detailing plans of talks in Qatar between U.S. officials and the Taliban.
After a decade of war in Afghanistan, the West’s massive military and aid presence has seemingly done little more than harden — or leave unchanged — social attitudes toward a slate of hot-button issues ranging from the …
Many died instantly, execution-style, with bullet wounds in the back of their heads. Some bled to death. And others perished in the initial explosion that cleared the way for militants to take over two government buildings in …
The Afghan President went on a tirade supposedly about how the Taliban were virtually in collusion with the U.S. — just in time for the first visit by the new U.S. Secretary of Defense
A year after Toulouse jihadi Mohammed Merah began a killing campaign that claimed seven lives, France marks the death of his first victim amid new indications that domestic intelligence services missed clear signs of the threat he posed
Closing smaller bases is the first step in what the military calls retrograde–the arduous and complex process of bringing home all of the U.S.’s equipment in Afghanistan.
The Karzai government has decreed that the American commandos cease operations in Wardak. But it isn’t quite clear what exactly happened there—and who is being accused.
In one forward operating base, the number of containers outnumbered the U.S. soldiers by about 2,000 — a gauge of what America faces as it dismantles its presence in Afghanistan
What is called a “fighting withdrawal” is one of the most complex military stratagems to pull off. And that’s what American soldiers are in the middle of now
The first in a series of dispatches from a TIME reporter assigned to document the dismantling of the U.S. presence in the war-torn country
The latest moves in the Afghanistan endgame have moved the insurgents closer to talking with the Kabul government — but there is no real breakthrough yet
As death toll in Algerian hostage attack grows, security officials examine Europe’s exposure to terror by al Qaeda-lined groups vowing revenge against France and the West for military intervention in Mali’s jihad.