Afghanistan

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Freeland says the federal government’s goal is to have Afghans who assisted Canada and are now facing danger on planes out of the war-torn country as quickly as possible.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

Government’s desire is to move ‘very, very quickly’

 

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, right, is joined by Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, second from right, as they arrive for a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, July 23, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Veterans, Afghan interpreters demand clarity, help as Taliban threat looms larger

Veterans, Afghan interpreters demand clarity, help as Taliban threat looms larger

 

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, attends at a ceremony where Gen. Scott Miller, who has served as America’s top commander in Afghanistan since 2018, handed over command, at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 12, 2021. The United States is a step closer to ending a 20-year military presence that became known as its "forever war," as Taliban insurgents continue to gain territory across the country. (AP Photo/Ahmad Seir)

US stepping up airstrikes this week to support Afghan forces

US stepping up airstrikes this week to support Afghan forces

 

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, attends a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. The federal government says it will fast-track the resettlement of Afghans who previously worked with the Canadian military and embassy and are now at risk from the Taliban. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa commits to resettling potentially thousands of Afghans, provides few details

Ottawa commits to resettling potentially thousands of Afghans, provides few details

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, attends a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. The federal government says it will fast-track the resettlement of Afghans who previously worked with the Canadian military and embassy and are now at risk from the Taliban. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. The base, in the former Taliban redoubt, was officially handed over to an American unit as the Canadian withdrawal from Kandahar hits full stride. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster

Ottawa promises plan to help Afghan interpreters, stops short on timeline

Ottawa promises plan to help Afghan interpreters, stops short on timeline

Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. The base, in the former Taliban redoubt, was officially handed over to an American unit as the Canadian withdrawal from Kandahar hits full stride. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster
FILE - In this Friday, April 30, 2021, file photo former Afghan interpreters hold banners during a protest against the U.S. government and NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan. With American troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, pressure has been mounting for the Biden administration to plan a military evacuation of Afghans who supported U.S. military operations during two decades of war in their country. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib,File)

US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

FILE - In this Friday, April 30, 2021, file photo former Afghan interpreters hold banners during a protest against the U.S. government and NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan. With American troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, pressure has been mounting for the Biden administration to plan a military evacuation of Afghans who supported U.S. military operations during two decades of war in their country. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib,File)
A gate is seen at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Friday, June 25, 2021. In 2001 the armies of the world united behind America and Bagram Air Base, barely an hours drive from the Afghan capital Kabul, was chosen as the epicenter of Operation Enduring Freedom, as the assault on the Taliban rulers was dubbed. It’s now nearly 20 years later and the last US soldier is soon to depart the base. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

A gate is seen at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Friday, June 25, 2021. In 2001 the armies of the world united behind America and Bagram Air Base, barely an hours drive from the Afghan capital Kabul, was chosen as the epicenter of Operation Enduring Freedom, as the assault on the Taliban rulers was dubbed. It’s now nearly 20 years later and the last US soldier is soon to depart the base. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
In this Friday, April 30, 2021, photo former Afghan interpreters hold placards during a protest against the U.S. government and NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Afghans who helped the US now fear being left behind

Afghans who helped the US now fear being left behind

In this Friday, April 30, 2021, photo former Afghan interpreters hold placards during a protest against the U.S. government and NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken participate in a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Brussels on Wednesday for talks with European and NATO allies about Afghanistan, Ukraine and other matters. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool via AP)

US co-ordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

Attacks on U.S. troops have largely paused but that Taliban attacks on the Afghans increased

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken participate in a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Brussels on Wednesday for talks with European and NATO allies about Afghanistan, Ukraine and other matters. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool via AP)

UN envoy: Attacks must end for Afghan peace talks to succeed

UN envoy: Attacks must end for Afghan peace talks to succeed

Taliban violence raises questions about US troop withdrawal

Taliban violence raises questions about US troop withdrawal

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to order troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq

Trump to order troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
An Afghan receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide car bombing in Ghor province western of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 18. 2020. A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 1a dozen people and wounded more than 100 others in Afghanistan is western Ghor province officials said. (AP Photo)

Car bombing in western Afghanistan kills 13, wounds 120

KABUL — A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 13…

An Afghan receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide car bombing in Ghor province western of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 18. 2020. A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 1a dozen people and wounded more than 100 others in Afghanistan is western Ghor province officials said. (AP Photo)
Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

SEALs tried to locate US citizen taken by Afghan militants

SEALs tried to locate US citizen taken by Afghan militants

US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo trip to Kabul

US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo trip to Kabul

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to…

US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo trip to Kabul
Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’

Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the…

Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’
US, Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

US, Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

DOHA, Qatar — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban…

US, Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan
Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the…

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war
Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20 KABUL — A powerful suicide…

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20