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Afghanistan is officially the most dangerous country in the world — more proof the US war there has failed

The US has been fighting a war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. Peace talks are stalled and ISIS is reorganizing there after its defeats.
Former Taliban hostage Caitlan Coleman, the estranged wife of fellow hostage Joshua Boyle, arrives at the courthouse for his criminal trial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 27, 2019.

An American woman held hostage by the Taliban for 5 years says abusive husband to blame

Caitlan Coleman, an American woman who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, says she was more afraid of her husband than her captors.
Afghan police patrol near where a suicide bomber below himself up in Bagram, near the US airbase, May 19, 2010.

The US accidentally killed more than a dozen Afghan policemen in an airstrike after a ‘miscommunication’

Afghan troops said the area was clear of friendly forces. It wasn't, and as many as 17 local policemen were killed by a US airstrike that followed.

Trump administration reportedly wanted to use taxpayer dollars to repay the Taliban for their travel to peace talks

The Taliban rakes in about $800 million a year selling drugs, but the Pentagon reportedly wanted to use taxpayer money to cover their travel expenses.
Ahmad Rahman, 5, dances after receiving a new prosthetic leg.

Adorable video shows an Afghan boy who lost his leg from a landmine dancing after receiving a prosthetic limb

In a heartwarming video, 5-year-old Ahmad Sayed Rahman gleefully reacts and dances after receiving a prosthetic leg at an Afghan orthopedic center.
CIA director Gina Haspel, pictured in May 2018, cautioned members of the US Senate Tuesday about the finality of a peace deal with the Taliban.

The Taliban says it will honor promises made during peace talks with the US, but the CIA isn’t buying it

The Taliban has taken its most conciliatory stance ever during the peace talks in Afghanistan, but the CIA is skeptical they'll follow through.

The Taliban reportedly agreed with the US to not make Afghanistan a safe haven for exporting terrorism, even as it continues to terrorize Afghans

The WSJ reported Thursday that Taliban leaders have agreed to oppose any militant group using Afghanistan to stage terrorist attacks abroad.
Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran, speaks about potential threats posed by the Iranian regime to the international community, during a news conference at a military base in Washington, U.S., November 29, 2018.

The Pentagon showed off these weapons that Iran has given to the Taliban and Houthis, saying it wasn’t a political stunt

Many of the weapons were provided to the US by Saudi Arabia, as concern grows in Congress over US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft flies watch over the skies of Afghanistan July 30, 2011.

The US-led coalition is bombing Afghanistan at record levels but it doesn’t seem to be changing the war’s deadly ‘stalemate’

US-led bombing of Afghanistan is soaring to a record high, the latest official statistics reveal, but victory is nowhere in sight.

The most elite US-trained forces in Afghanistan routed by the Taliban, another sign the war is a lost cause

The most elite US-trained forces in Afghanistan suffered a devastating defeat to the Taliban over the weekend.