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‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

23 May 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 was freed early from his federal sentence on Thursday, despite official concerns that he retains a radical ideology and still poses a risk to U.S. interests. The post ‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison appeared first on CGTN America.

BONUS: Karzai’s hat

17 May 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

CGTN's Sean Callebs recounts the time on one of his deployments to Afghanistan when his cameraman tried to get a hold of one of President Karzai’s hats. The post BONUS: Karzai’s hat appeared first on CGTN America.

Why can’t the U.S. win in Afghanistan?

17 May 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

The U.S. has been fighting a losing war in Afghanistan for over 19 years. On this episode we speak to CGTN Correspondent Sean Callebs on why U.S. forces have not been able to defeat the Taliban and how the security situation has deteriorated over the past ten years. The post Why can’t the U.S. win in Afghanistan? appeared first on CGTN America.

Pakistan building massive fence on Afghanistan border

28 Feb 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

Pakistan has started building a 2,300 kilometer fence along its border with Afghanistan. The $500 million barrier is designed to help prevent attacks by militants. The post Pakistan building massive fence on Afghanistan border appeared first on CGTN America.

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Pakistan challenges US accusations of harboring Taliban fighters

28 Feb 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a stop in Pakistan to meet with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and discuss terrorism. Some U.S. officials accuse Pakistan of harboring terrorist fighters. The post Pakistan challenges US accusations of harboring Taliban fighters appeared first on CGTN America.

The Heat: Afghan peace talks

24 Feb 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

Hope for peace, is America’s longest running war in Afghanistan finally coming to an end? The post The Heat: Afghan peace talks appeared first on CGTN America.

The Heat: Afghanistan’s future

07 Jan 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

The United States is reportedly considering the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. How would this impact the country and future peace talks with the Taliban? The post The Heat: Afghanistan’s future appeared first on CGTN America.

Death toll from attack in Afghan capital climbs to over 40

25 Dec 2018 CGTN America CGTN America

The death toll from an attack in the Afghan capital has climbed to 40, the Health Ministry said Tuesday, as police and rescue workers combed through the smoldering public welfare building where the gunmen held out for eight hours against security forces. The post Death toll from attack in Afghan capital climbs to over 40 appeared first on CGTN America.

The Heat: Afghanistan Parliamentary elections

22 Oct 2018 CGTN America CGTN America

The Afghan government is celebrating the turnout at the parliamentary elections, despite the threats of violence. What can we expect for Afghanistan now? The post The Heat: Afghanistan Parliamentary elections appeared first on CGTN America.