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The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance. Growing fear of military action, especially in response to …

US President Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on September 16, 2019. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his …

Afghanistan must choose a new president this week, but every election over the last decade has been riddled with fraud and marred by violence, and fears are growing that the poll on may be the worst yet. It comes as the war is raging with unprecedented intensity. Last week alone, dozens were killed when the …

Image copyright Reuters At least 15 people have died after a truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban militants outside a hospital in southern Afghanistan. Many of the victims in the attack on Qalat city were doctors and patients, according to local media reports. Reports have since emerged of at least another 15 civilian …

Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday – one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul – with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections. In the first attack, a motorcyclist detonated a suicide bomb at a checkpoint leading …

Twin suicide bombings rocked various parts of Afghanistan Tuesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest single day since a peace agreement with Taliban insurgents was declared dead. In the first suicide attack, the bomber rammed his motorcycling packed with explosives into the entrance to the venue where President Ashraf Ghani …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs peace with the Taliban possible? President Trump has abruptly called off peace talks with the Afghan Taliban just as it appeared the insurgents and Washington were on the cusp of a deal. But why is the US fighting a war in Afghanistan and why has it …

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that he had canceled a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the president of Afghanistan and had called off monthslong negotiations with the Afghan insurgent group that appeared to be nearing a peace agreement. “Unbeknownst to almost everyone,” Mr. Trump wrote in a series of …

DOHA, Qatar—The American negotiator trying to cut a deal with the Taliban that might let Donald Trump get all uniformed troops out of Afghanistan before next year’s election says that the two sides have an “agreement in principle.” But Taliban officials and diplomats here in the capital of Qatar, where the talks have been held, …

The Trump administration and military officials may be in disagreement over the choice to keep C.I.A presence in Afghanistan if troops are pulled from the nation, according to a Monday New York Times report.  The Times reports that some White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the agency’s presence in the nation — a move that some …