WASHINGTON, USA - SEPTEMBER 9: Candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination Donald Trump waits to speak at a rally held by the Tea Party at the United States Capitol to speak out against President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran in Washington, USA on September 9, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu …

Pakistan Welcomes Trump’s Approach to Ending Afghan War

Pakistan this week welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to make political reconciliation between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul the primary goal of America’s strategy to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Trump Urges Pakistan PM to Assist U.S. on Taliban Peace Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a letter sent to the Pakistani prime minister on Monday, urged the country to assist the United States “in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Afghan Taliban militants stand with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16,2018. - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on June 16, …

U.S., Taliban to Join Russia-Hosted Afghan Peace Talks

The United States and the Taliban, in a move described as unprecedented, reportedly agreed to participate in the second round of negotiations to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan on Friday.

Pakistani Taliban AP

Taliban’s Tax Collectors Force Afghans to Fund Terror Group

Afghans in Taliban-controlled areas are increasingly forced to pay taxes to the terrorist organization for government services and protection as a “normal state of affairs,” as the level of control Kabul exerts over Afghanistan reaches the lowest point since the war began in October 2001, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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Jihadi Chiefs Traded for Deserter Bergdahl Working Taliban’s Qatar Office

The five high-level Taliban members transferred from the American prison in Guantánamo to Qatar in exchange for U.S. Army deserter, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the jihadi organization’s political office in Doha, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid revealed Tuesday.

Sgt. James Slape

Report: ‘Series of Oversights’ Caused U.S. Soldier’s Death in Afghanistan

A “series of oversights” led an American military unit in Afghanistan to fall in a trap set up by the Taliban that ended up causing the death of a U.S. Army soldier in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, a known stronghold of the terrorist group, the New York Times (NYT) revealed this week.

In this photo taken on February 19, 2017, Afghan General Abdul Raziq (C), police chief of Kandahar, poses for a picture during a graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Kandahar province. - An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded on October 18 …

Taliban Kills 3, Wounds 13 in Insider Attack Targeting Top U.S. Commander

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for staging an assassination attempt on Thursday carried out by a provincial governor’s bodyguard against the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and Afghan security officials that ended up killing three people and wounding 13 others, including two Americans.