Afghanistan

Taliban and al-Qaeda versus Afghan government and coalition forces See summary

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telegraph.co.uk 'Plot' to sabotage Boris Johnson's plan for Brexit 12/03
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app.com.pk Sartaj arrives in India to attend Heart of Asia conference, High Commissioner... 12/03
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upi.com Bowe Bergdahl seeks pardon from President Barack Obama on court martial 12/03
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voanews.com Army Sergeant Accused of Desertion Asks Obama for Pardon 12/03
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news18.com Heart of Asia Summit Begins With Focus on Tackling Terror in Region 12/03
aaj.tv Heart of Asia conference begins in Amritsar 12/03
tolonews.com Taliban Publically Hangs Engineering Student in Wardak 12/03
in.reuters.com India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan 12/03
voanews.com US Commander Worries About Aid Taliban Receives From Pakistan, Russia, Iran  12/03
voanews.com Report: Taliban Hang Afghan Student in Public 12/03
rediff.com Heart of Asia conference begins with focus on tackling terror 12/03
rediff.com Parents fight for justice to their son imprisoned in Pakistan jail 12/03
zeenews.india.com US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan, but with conditions 12/03
dnaindia.com Afghan Taliban reportedly hangs student suspected over assassination 12/03
aaj.tv Taliban hang student suspected over assassination -official 12/03
tolonews.com Infant And Maternal Mortality Rate On Rise In Helmand 12/03
cnn.com Trump wants retired general to lead Pentagon 12/03
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foxnews.com Afghan and US presidents discuss fight against terrorism 12/03
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aljazeera.com Afghan Taliban hang university student in public 12/03
dnaindia.com Heart of Asia: India and Afghanistan likely to announce air cargo service 12/03
nzherald.co.nz Afghan president and Trump discuss terrorism 12/03
hosted.ap.org Afghan president and Trump discuss terrorism 12/03
dnaindia.com Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz arrives a day earlier for Heart of Asia conference 12/03
dnaindia.com DNA Evening Must Reads: PM Modi's tough talk on demonetization, updates on Heart of Asia conference, and more 12/03
aaj.tv Sartaj Aziz reached Amritsar to attend ‘Heart Of Asia’ conference 12/03
tolonews.com MPs Discuss 'Extremism' Issue In Universities, Mosques 12/03
rferl.org Afghan Taliban Reportedly Execute Student 12/03
tolonews.com RS Concerned Over Russia, Pakistan And Iran's Support To Insurgents 12/03
tolonews.com Govt Criticized For 'Silence' Over Dostum-Eshchi Issue 12/03
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Heart Of Asia Summit Discussed 12/03
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cnn.com Can Trump send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay? 12/03
bbc.co.uk Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon 12/03
dw.com Why Fidel Castro is popular among South Asian leftists 12/03
voanews.com With Friendly Phone Call, Trump Wades Into Fraught South Asia Politics 12/03
dnaindia.com US ready to offer more support to Kabul under Trump: Statement 12/03
zeenews.india.com `Heart of Asia` conference: Sartaj Aziz exchanges pleasantries with PM Narendra Modi, Indo-Pak talks uncertain 12/03
dailytimes.com.pk Trump stands ready to support Afghanistan 12/03
stripes.com Some Afghan translators wary of life in US under Trump 12/03
dw.com Taliban hang university student visiting family 12/03
dailytimes.com.pk India and Afghanistan ‘making castles in the air’ 12/03
dailytimes.com.pk Nawaz keen to attend Trump’s oath-taking ceremony 12/03
app.com.pk Pakistan attending Heart of Asia Conference due to its significance:... 12/03
dnaindia.com Heart of Gold: Watch PM Modi serve langar to devotees at the Golden Temple 12/03
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aljazeera.com Trump to nominate 'Mad Dog' Mattis to head Pentagon 12/02
globalsecurity.org Department of Defense Press Briefing by General Nicholson in the Pentagon Briefing Room 12/02
tolonews.com MEHWAR: AREU's Study On Human Rights Discussed 12/02
dw.com US President Obama, Pentagon support registering women for military draft 12/02
rediff.com Trump to appoint 'Mad Dog' as new defence secretary 12/02
aaj.tv Trump taps retired general Mattis for defense secretary 12/02
telegraphindia.com Trump names former Marine general Mattis as defence secretary 12/02
foxnews.com Afghan official says Taliban militants kill 23 civilians 12/02
voanews.com Registering for Draft ‘Logical Next Step’ for Women, Obama, Military say 12/02
tolonews.com Afghan Peace, Stability To Top Agenda at Heart of Asia Summit 12/02
tolonews.com Watch: How One Disabled Man Has Overcome His Challenges 12/02
tolonews.com Supreme Court Delay Over Ministers Decision Questioned 12/02
modernghana.com FCO Press Release: Beyond Brexit: A Global Britain 12/02
tolonews.com Contractors Protest Over MoI's 'Failure' To Pay Bills 12/02
aaj.tv More than 380,000 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016: UNHCR 12/02
stripes.com Defense bill extends protection of Afghans under threat for helping US 12/02
stripes.com Recent battlefield deaths highlight danger to bomb technicians in Islamic State fight 12/02
dw.com Stranded in Serbia - refugees in limbo 12/02
dw.com Taliban suspect arrested in southwest Germany 12/02
dw.com Stranded in Serbia - refugees in limbo 12/02
reuters.com Europe must brace for new, varied IS attacks: security chief 12/02
dw.com Taliban suspect arrested in southwest Germany 12/02
hosted.ap.org A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews 12/02
zeenews.india.com Heart of Asia conference - What is its agenda this year 12/02
reuters.com Trump speaks with leaders of Afghanistan, Singapore 12/02
voanews.com Top US General: Leadership, Corruption are Afghanistan's Biggest Challenges 12/02
foxnews.com US general accuses Russia, Iran of boosting Taliban in Afghanistan 12/02
tolonews.com Abdullah Praises Helicopter Crash Victim 12/02
aaj.tv Heart of Asia conference to begin in Amritsar from tomorrow 12/02
csmonitor.com Enter the generals: Why Trump's cabinet picks give Pentagon pause 12/02
dawn.com Achakzai wants peace talks between Pakistan, Afghanistan 12/02
huffingtonpost.com Obama foreign policy: significant success and notable missteps 12/02
stripes.com Retired Green Beret says Mattis left 'my men to die' in Afghanistan 12/02
stripes.com Nicholson: US has enough troops, authorities in Afghanistan 12/02
nzherald.co.nz A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews 12/02
globalsecurity.org Mistaken Kunduz Airstrike Results in Greater Focus, Official Says 12/02
tolonews.com ACJC Should Investigate Major Cases: Watchdog 12/02
dnaindia.com India likely to step up efforts for Pakistan's isolation at Heart of Asia conference 12/02
stripes.com White House, Pentagon announce support for women in military draft 12/02
stripes.com Afghan visa program extended despite pushback from immigration foes 12/02
nzherald.co.nz Germany arrests suspected Taliban member 12/02
africa-newsroom.com FCO Press Release: Beyond Brexit: A Global Britain 12/02
rferl.org Trump Picks 'Mad Dog' Mattis As Defense Secretary 12/02
aaj.tv White House announces support for women in military draft 12/02
tolonews.com Save The Children Warns Of Famine Risk In Nigeria 12/02

Summary

The United States assembled an international coalition to invade Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. By backing the Northern Alliance, the coalition was able to remove the Taliban from power very quickly. But the Taliban regrouped, and violence has been increasing since 2004. As coalition partners have reduced their involvement, the US has grown troop numbers.