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US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun

The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is now formally underway, according to the White House and several US defense officials. "...

Afghan peace and inclusive government

President Joe Biden of the US had announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,500 American troops in Afghanistan by September 11, without s...

US orders embassy staff to leave Kabul as it begins troop...

The United States has ordered non-essential staff to leave its Kabul embassy, citing increased threats as Washington prepares to end it...

Pentagon: US will not provide air support after withdrawal

John Kirby, US Pentagon spokesman, said that the US will not provide air support to the Afghan security forces after the American force...

The EU efforts to repatriate Afghan asylum seekers are dan...

Currently, there are around 2.6 million registered Afghan refugees across the globe. In 2020, Afghan refugees were the second largest g...

More US firepower ready as Afghanistan withdrawal gets und...

US military planners have a growing number of options should the Taliban, or any other group, decide to target American and NATO troops...

Leaving Afghanistan will be more expensive than anyone exp...

US President Joe Biden has announced the full withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 this year. This policy...

Twenty years on, Afghanistan is left in chaos with US troo...

In Afghanistan, "the Graveyard of Empires," the US has spent nearly two decades fighting the "longest war" in its history. Now, it seem...

How India lost Afghanistan to Pakistan?

India has a mounting diplomatic challenge as the Taliban, which New Delhi has despised, appears to be making a comeback to Kabul’...

US commander in Afghanistan says steps for withdrawal have...

The commander of foreign military forces in Afghanistan has said “local action” has begun as part of the planned withdrawal...

Decision to postpone Istanbul conference on Afghanistan no...

The decision to postpone the conference on Afghanistan in Istanbul is predictable, as the sides have not agreed on a common agenda, Rus...

Meetings held in Qatar as Istanbul summit approaches

Representatives of the United States, Qatar, United Nations and Turkey have held meetings with the Taliban over the last few days in an...

Is America’s longest forever war really coming to an end?

‘Biden will have to stand fast to the rigorous logic he employed last week, putting long-term consequences ahead of immediate f...

Is history once again repeating in Afghanistan?

Right from the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842), which was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster, history has often rep...

Afghan leaders seek political agreement ahead of troop wit...

Afghan politicians hope that the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban will achieve a political agreement on peace ahead of the ann...

US focus shifting to China from Afghanistan, Blinken says

Withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan meshes with the Biden administration’s goal of focusing resources on China and the Covid-1...

Afghanistan paid highest price for America’s failed war on...

US President Joe Biden came with an astonishing statement on Wednesday. He announced the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanis...

We are not at risk of collapse: President Ghani

President Ashraf Ghani at an online event on Thursday said the Afghan government “is not at risk of collapse” as Afghanista...

What did 20 years of western intervention in Afghanistan a...

The longest, most pointless and unsuccessful war that Britain has fought in the past 70 years – its intervention in Afghanistan &...

Can Joe Biden really end America’s ‘forever wars’ in Afgha...

On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden said that he plans to withdraw remaining US troops from the "forever war" in Afghanistan before Se...

China may send peacekeepers to Afghanistan when US troops...

The US is planning to pull out all of its troops from Afghanistan by September 11. Photo: AFP Beijing may consider sending a peace...