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Two Taliban suicide bombings in Afghanistan kill dozens

17 Sep 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

Dozens of people were killed in Afghanistan in two suicide bombings claimed by the Taliban. The first blew up at a presidential election rally - killing at least 26 people. A second - at an army base in Kabul - killed at least 22, including civilians. The post Two Taliban suicide bombings in Afghanistan kill dozens appeared first on CGTN America.

America remembers the 9/11 terror attacks

11 Sep 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

At Ground Zero in lower Manhattan six single tolling bells ring out and the names of the dead are read aloud under a canopy of hundreds of Swamp White Oak trees.   The post America remembers the 9/11 terror attacks appeared first on CGTN America.

US President Trump scraps surprise meeting with Taliban at Camp David

09 Sep 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

Al Qaeda and its leader Osama Bin Laden used Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to launch attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The U.S. went to war with the Taliban, but nearly 18 years later the conflict has morphed into a grinding military stalemate. The post US President Trump scraps surprise meeting with Taliban at Camp David appeared first on CGTN America.

The Heat: Afghanistan peace process

21 Aug 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

The U.S. and Taliban back at the negotiating table for a ninth round of talks. Can the two sides achieve a diplomatic breakthrough or does peace in Afghanistan remain an illusion? The post The Heat: Afghanistan peace process appeared first on CGTN America.

Trump and Khan discuss Afghan war at White House meeting

22 Jul 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

The U.S. president welcomes Pakistan's PM for meeting on the Afghanistan war and other issues. This after a strain in ties softened by Islamabad's effort to foster talks with Afghan Taliban. The post Trump and Khan discuss Afghan war at White House meeting appeared first on CGTN America.

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Rebuilding Darulaman Palace with new generation of Afghans

03 Jun 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

In a way, the restoration of Kabul's Darulaman Palace represents not only a step toward healing, and perhaps one toward peace and a real sign of change. The working conditions aren't ideal. The building has been a long-term wreck. The post Rebuilding Darulaman Palace with new generation of Afghans appeared first on CGTN America.

Afghanistan through the eyes of its people

03 Jun 2019 CGTN America CGTN America

About the series CGTN's Sean Callebs and Photojournalist Andrew Smith tell the stories of today's Afghanistan through the eyes of its people. The Heat: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks about his country's future Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai spoke to CGTN's Sean Callebs […] The post Afghanistan through the eyes of its people appeared first on CGTN America.

‘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.