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US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

Sep. 16, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO said, without providing further details. Last week, President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the Taliban to end American's longest war, citing the killing of a U.S. service member in a Taliban...

Syrian activists: Car bomb in northern town; several wounded

Sep. 13, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say a car bombing in a town in northern Syria controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters has wounded several people. There were no reports of deaths in the explosion. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said Friday's...

Explosion on a road in southeast Turkey kills 4, wounds 13

Sep. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised explosive device on a road in southeast Turkey, killing four people and wounding 13 others. The local governor's office said the explosion Thursday on a road near the town of Kulp hit a vehicle carrying villagers who...

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

Sep. 10, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's longest war. Trump's remark to reporters at the White House suggested he...

The Latest: Trump says peace talks with Taliban are dead

Sep. 10, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 10 p.m. A potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, and President Donald Trump says that as far as he's concerned, Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are dead. A secret meeting had been...

Pompeo: Taliban 'overreached' in attack that killed American

Sep. 8, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban "overreached" with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier — and that led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at Camp David....

Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

Sep. 7, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent group....

Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Kabul car bombing

Sep. 6, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified the U.S. soldier who was killed Thursday by a car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, was killed in action when the explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Ortiz...

Taliban blast kills US soldier, several civilians in Kabul

Sep. 5, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb exploded and killed U.S. and Romanian service members and 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday, the second major attack this week as the Afghan government warned that a U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America's longest...

The Latest: Officials: US envoy Khalilzad returns to Qatar

Sep. 5, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack in Kabul (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Officials close to the U.S.-Taliban negotiations on Afghanistan say U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has returned to Qatar, where he has been holding talks with the militant group on ending America's longest war....