Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US envoy whose months of hotel-ballroom diplomacy helped end the US war in Afghanistan but failed at preventing a Taliban takeover, resigned on Monday.
The Taliban have urged the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s central bank reserves, during the first in-person meeting in Qatar after the takeover of Kabul in August.
More than a month after the US drawdown from Afghanistan, a top US General on Tuesday said that United States’ 20-year military presence in the country was their strategic failure. During his testimony to the US Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said that his personal opinion …
Afghanistan’s interim Taliban government warned the United States on Wednesday to stop violations of its airspace in order to prevent any negative consequences. In a statement issued from Kabul, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the US drone strikes inside Afghanistan were a breach of national security and violation of international laws and rights.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban’s most public face who led peace talks with the US, was physically attacked by a leader of the US terrorist-designated Haqqani Network in early September during talks at the presidential palace in Kabul, people said, asking not to be identified discussing the incident. During the meeting, Khalil ul Rahman Haqqani …
Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan’s capital, a US green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban.
It’s been almost eight months and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is yet to receive a courtesy phone call from US President Joe Biden. When asked about no phone call from Biden during a CNN interview, the Pakistan PM replied: “He is a busy man.” ”But our relationship with the US is not just dependent …
The role of Pakistan in enabling the Taliban is a victory for the hardliners in the country’s government, a top American lawmaker has said, asserting that the unfolding developments in Afghanistan and the role being played by Islamabad in Kabul are not sending a good message to India.
US intelligence agencies are already seeing activities by the terrorist group once led by Osama bin Laden to re-establish itself in Afghanistan, said CIA deputy director David Cohen, who agreed with the timeline of one to two years.
China on Wednesday supported the Taliban’s demand that the US should unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets and said that America has no legitimate reasons to do so as the Chinese envoy to Kabul called on acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and congratulated the interim government.