Highlighting Beijing's growing official relations with the group, Taliban spokesman Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad said this week that the group will attend China's Belt and Road Forum next week. Since taking control of Afghanistan two years ago following the withdrawal of US and other foreign forces, the Taliban has not been formally recognized by any … Continue reading Will Taliban join China’s Belt and Road Forum?
A senior Taliban leader has told Prince Harry that the militants he killed in Afghanistan were "not chess pieces, they were humans". Responding to revelations in Harry's forthcoming memoir that he killed 25 Taliban fighters, Anas Haqqani, a senior aide to the interior minister, tweeted: "Mr Harry! The ones you killed were not chess pieces, they were … Continue reading Senior Taliban leader hits out at Prince Harry over ’25 kills’
Among thousands of Afghans flown to the United States in the chaotic evacuation from Kabul last August, some 50 have been flagged for "potentially significant security concerns." U.S. officials have not ruled out the possibility that they could include members of the Taliban that now rules Afghanistan. A report last month by the Department of Defense's … Continue reading Taliban suspected of infiltrating Afghan evacuees in the United States
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has decided against disciplining any members of the United States military for an August drone attack in Kabul that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, the New York Times and several US news outlets reported on Monday. An internal Pentagon review concluded last month that the August 29 bombing in the Afghan capital did … Continue reading Why the Pentagon won’t prosecute anyone for drone attack that killed 10 in Kabul
The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the United states is working on a “road map” for according recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later. The US has a consistent record of rethinking its strategies once it realises … Continue reading Will US recognition of Taliban be a game changer?
The World Health Organization and the United Nations children’s agency have launched a four-day effort to vaccinate millions of children in Afghanistan against polio, the first campaign in three years. The programme, announced by the Ministry of Public Health and backed by the Taliban, aims to address the 3.3 million children who have gone unvaccinated … Continue reading Polio vaccination campaign resumes in Afghanistan
The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country. The US Department of Defense said it made a commitment that included offering “ex-gratia condolence payments”, in addition … Continue reading Biden’s administration to compensate families of Afghans killed in drone attack
Dozens of people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern city of Kunduz during Friday prayers, the country’s worst attack since the Taliban took over control in August. Afghan men carry the body of a victim to an ambulance after a bomb attack at a mosque in Kunduz … Continue reading ISIS-K takes responsibility for suicide bombing at Kunduz mosque that killed dozens
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the United States government will “sooner or later” have to recognise the Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan. Imran Khan In a televised interview with the Turkish-state affiliated TRT World, Khan said on Saturday the US is in a state of “shock and confusion” after the Taliban takeover of … Continue reading Pakistan PM Imran Khan: US must support Taliban ‘sooner or later’
Google has temporarily locked down some Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban is attempting to access the former officials' emails, Reuters reported. NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Google's New York office is shown in lower Manhattan on March 5, 2018 in New York City. Published reports say that the tech giant is close … Continue reading Why Google locked down email accounts owned by Afghan govt
Earlier this week, Donald Trump insisted that the White House should "bomb the hell out of" the Taliban* if the militant group does not return US military hardware seized during their takeover of Afghanistan. Former President Donald Trump has slammed the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan as a "humiliation" for the nation, also demanding that Joe Biden … Continue reading Trump says Biden should apologize to the whole world and do this ‘one last thing’
The UK has said that it is "ready" to launch strikes at the ISIS-K terror network in Afghanistan after the Pentagon revealed that there are at least 2,000 fighters of the outfit in the war-torn country. Kabul Airport The Islamic State's Afghanistan affiliate, dubbed Islamic State Khorasan or ISIS-K, had claimed responsibility for the deadly … Continue reading We’re ready to launch strike against ISIS-K, says UK official
The mother of a fallen Marine, Shana Chappell, whose son died in a suicide bombing attack at the Kabul International Airport, had her Instagram account deleted, only to see it reactivated on Monday night. Instagram apologized following the deletion, saying in an email that it was an "error," according to the Washington Examiner. "We express our … Continue reading Mother of slain US marine slams Instagram for deleting her account
Addressing the nation, a defensive President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the U.S. military airlift to extract more than 120,000 Afghans, Americans and other allies to end a 20 year war an “extraordinary success,” though more than 100 Americans and thousands of Afghans looking to leave remain. Joe Biden Twenty-four hours after the departure of … Continue reading Biden defends departure from Afghanistan
The United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 U.S. citizens remaining in Afghanistan who want to leave before President Joe Biden's Tuesday deadline, senior administration officials said, as rocket fire in Kabul and another U.S. drone strike against suspected Islamic State militants underscored the grave threat in the war's final days. “This … Continue reading White House: The U.S. can evacuate remaining Americans in Afghanistan