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Afghanistan’s neighbors wary as US seeks nearby staging area

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a close-by spot to respond to...

France urges compatriots to leave Afghanistan immediately

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PARIS — France on Tuesday urged all its citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately given growing security risks, and is arranging a special weekend evacuation...

The cost of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

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The nearly 20-year American combat mission in Afghanistan was the United States' longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received...

Taliban say they now control 85% of Afghanistan’s territory

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MOSCOW — The Taliban claimed on Friday that they now control 85% of Afghanistan's territory amid a surge in wins on the ground and...

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield...

No decision yet in Turkey’s negotiations for Kabul Airport

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday that negotiations over his country's proposal to operate and secure the key international airport in Afghanistan are...

EXPLAINER: When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

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WASHINGTON — As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? ...

As troops leave, US to keep airstrike option in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will remain involved in the Afghanistan war into September, keeping the option of launching airstrikes against the Taliban to...

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

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WASHINGTON — Roughly 650 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes...

Afghan leader says Biden didn’t press him on US captive

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WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Friday that his government would do what it can to help secure the release of an American...