Monday, August 2, 2021

Afghanistan

Difficult challenges for US diplomats in post-withdrawal Afghanistan

The end of the Pentagon's two-decade effort in Afghanistan exposes the challenges facing remaining American diplomats and aid workers, as a modest civilian force tries to nudge warring Afghans toward peace and protect the progress that has been made...

UK advises its citizens to leave Afghanistan for ‘security reasons’

The announcement comes before NATO member states prepare to discuss the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan at a summit in Brussels on June 14, after the United States announced the withdrawal of its forces by September 11th. We are now...

5 civilians killed and 7 others wounded by explosive devices in Afghanistan

Roadside bombs killed at least 5 civilians and wounded 7 others today in Afghanistan, regional officials said. The spokesman for the governor of Helmand Province, in the south of the country, Omar Zawak, said that the five dead were traveling...

NATO: Early withdrawal could expose Afghanistan to terrorism

NATO said that an early withdrawal from Afghanistan could leave the country a haven for international terrorism. The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that the foreign ministers of the bloc countries will discuss on December 1 and 2 the...

Taliban claims shooting down US military aircraft in Ghazni province

Taliban claimed to have shot down a US military aircraft in Ghazni killing all passengers. "The plane, which is under investigation, was shot down in Sado Khel area of ​​Deh Yak district in Ghazni state," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid...

Afghanistan: 27 activists kidnapped in the western Farah province

The People's Peace Movement in Afghanistan announced today, Wednesday, that the Taliban movement kidnapped 27 of its members while they were traveling from Herat province on a road in Farah province, in the western part of the country. Afghan channel...

Pentagon: US soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said in a statement that a US soldier was killed in the fighting in Afghanistan on Monday, and the army did not provide further details and withheld the name of the dead soldier until informing his relatives....

Afghanistan: Incumbent Ashraf Ghani wins presidential election

Afghan leader Mohammad Ashraf Ghani won the election held in September this year.  According to the preliminary result of the independent election commission, the 70-year-old politician has a narrow absolute majority with 50.64 percent of the vote, as the...

Afghan army commander killed in bomb blast in southern Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Zahirgul Muqbil, an army commander of Afghan border forces was killed Saturday morning when a roadside bomb exploded in Marjah district of southern Helmand province. The spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, Omar Zwak, said that the...

Afghanistan: Trump’s surprise visit to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with US troops

US President Donald Trump arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise visit to the US troops to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, his first visit in war torn country since he took office. The US presidential plane landed at Bagram Air...
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Ashraf Ghani accuses Taliban of not taking “peace talks seriously”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accused the Taliban of not taking peace talks seriously. Ghani made these statements during a special...
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