U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption

WASHINGTON — The State Department cut $100 million in aid for Afghanistan on Thursday as the…

Taliban Blast Kills at Least 20 in Latest Spasm of Violence in Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and injured 95 others when it exploded…

26 Dead After Blast at Rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — Fearing Taliban threats, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has mostly campaigned for re-election…

‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, served four years in the Marines…

U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Just Over a Week After Trump Scraps Peace Talks

Over the weekend, Mr. Trump tweeted that “killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was…

For Afghans Scarred by War, ‘Peace Can’t Bring My Love Back’

KABUL, Afghanistan — After nearly two decades of bloody fighting, the United States and the Taliban…

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay…

Fact-Checking Trump’s Statements on Increased Military Strikes in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Since the Afghan peace talks collapsed last weekend, President Trump has repeatedly said that…

Trump Delivers Tributes and Threats at 9/11 Ceremony

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday remembered the thousands of people killed 18 years ago on…

In Trump’s Taliban Snub, a Shift of Fortune for Afghanistan’s President

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, appeared increasingly trapped in recent months in a demoralizing…

Taliban Talks Hit a Wall Over Deeper Disagreements, Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even as President Trump blamed a recent Taliban attack for his decision to…

A Weekly Report From Afghanistan That Takes a Toll

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how…

The Taliban at Camp David: Trump Says Why Not?

WASHINGTON — Since President Trump called Camp David “very rustic” — it was not a compliment…

Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared that peace talks with the Taliban were “dead, as far as…

Afghans Glad Trump Stopped Taliban Talks, Even if They Doubt His Explanation

KABUL, Afghanistan — For several days after Abdul Sami was sent tumbling and knocked unconscious by…