Afghanistan

Afghan president to sign release of Taliban prisoners, peace talks expected in days

Afghan president to sign release of Taliban prisoners, peace talks expected in days

Published 10/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - Long-awaited peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were expected to start in Qatar within a week once the final [more…]

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Published 03/08/2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, [more…]

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Published 03/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman [more…]

Afghan all-girls robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to treat coronavirus patients

Afghan all-girls robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to treat coronavirus patients

Published 20/07/2020

HERAT (Reuters) - In the eastern Afghan city of Herat, 18-year-old high school student Somaya Faruqi adjusts a suction cap as she puts the finishing [more…]

Biden warns of Russian election meddling after receiving intelligence briefings

Biden warns of Russian election meddling after receiving intelligence briefings

Published 18/07/2020

DETROIT (Reuters) - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday he is now getting intelligence briefings, and has been told Russia continues to [more…]

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Published 13/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but [more…]

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was never briefed about the reported Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants to [more…]

Facing criticism, White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Facing criticism, White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to play down reports it knew Russia had paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops, promising to [more…]

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

Published 29/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress demanded more information from the White House on Monday after reports that [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. senators ask Pentagon if $1 billion in Afghan aid was cut

Exclusive: U.S. senators ask Pentagon if $1 billion in Afghan aid was cut

Published 15/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic senators on Monday asked U.S. Defense Secretary Mike Esper what happened to $1 billion in aid for Afghanistan the Trump [more…]