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Afganistan

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...

Afghanistan war cost more than $2T and 240,000 lives, repo...

When you add up the cost of Defense and State Department funds sunk into Operations Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support, then throw i...

Biden presses Pakistan as he announces Afghan exit

US Pre­sident Joe Biden warned the Taliban on Wednesday he would hold them accountable on Afghanistan after the US exit and pressed...

Joe Biden ends the Afghanistan nightmare

President Joe Biden did it. In announcing a complete exit by September 11, the twentieth anniversary of the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks...

Top US envoy Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal t...

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has begun an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to brief officials on President Joe Biden...

Why America couldn’t win its war in Afghanistan

The United States (US) and its allies’ nearly two-decade-long war in Afghanistan is finally drawing to a close after US President...

NATO forces to leave Afghanistan together, US says

Foreign troops under NATO command will withdraw from Afghanistan in coordination with a US pull-out by September 11, Washington’s...

India should welcome the end of US occupation of Afghanist...

The spectre haunting India today is that its worst case scenario in Afghanistan is becoming reality — a Taliban takeover. Delhi w...

Biden set to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept...

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the...