(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged Wednesday during a joint press conference in India that the situation in Afghanistan is headed in the wrong direction -- noting the Taliban is "making advances" and calling reports that the group has committed atrocities "deeply,... Read More.
(TOKYO) — Simone Biles' shocking withdrawal from the team competition at the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday put a spotlight on mental health and the extreme stress elite athletes like Biles are under. The U.S. women's gymnastics team won silver in the team competition after Biles left... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden announced Thursday the drawdown of the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan will be completed by Aug. 31, as instability and violence ratchet up in the region. "Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on Aug. 31. The drawdown is proceeding... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden is expected to deliver remarks on the drawdown of the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan Thursday, providing an update as the withdrawal nears completion, and as instability and violence ratchet up in the region. Prior to delivering the speech, Biden... Read More.
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- This moment in history is not lost on 22-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Jaida Thompson as she helps the U.S. military withdraw from Afghanistan, a place where American troops have been since she was a toddler. "I feel like it's a big mission,... Read More.
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The top U.S. general directing the full withdrawal of all 2,500 American troops from Afghanistan acknowledged in an exclusive interview with ABC News chief Global Affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz that the security situation in the country is "not good" and that... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration is planning to move interpreters and other Afghans who have worked for the U.S. and their families to a safe location amid growing fears of a Taliban takeover after the U.S. military withdrawal, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC... Read More.
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- "Abdul" says he fears for his life, his wife's and his three children's, but that is exactly why he is speaking out. "I am fighting for my family and for others who are left behind," said the Afghan interpreter, who worked for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- It's been almost two decades since the United States declared a war on terror, and the country is finally closing the chapter on its longest war. President Joe Biden announced withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11. Yet, the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration amid a barrage of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and refugee advocates for maintaining a Trump-era limit on refugee admissions for now. While President Joe Biden pledged to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Less than a day after President Joe Biden announced his decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first visit to the country as he pushes to reignite diplomatic efforts for a deal between the... Read More.
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks because "it is time to end America’s longest war." "We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years... Read More.