Earlier, President Joe Biden instructed the Pentagon to complete the military withdrawal by September 11, but now the Pentagon says it can finish the drawdown a little earlier.
America’s retreat means handing over Afghanistan to Pakistan on a platter, says former Indian envoy to Kabul
Imran Khan received by President Ghani on his arrival at ARG Presidential Palace, situated in the heart of Kabul city.
There is no evidence that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani himself is infected, and it was not known whether he has been tested.
With the United States getting into exit-mode to leave the country and paving the way for an eventual Taliban-take over, India seems to be the last viable backer for the Afghan government of Ashraf Ghani.
The struggle for 'space' in Afghanistan in future will not merely be between the Taliban and the moderate Ashraf Ghani-Abdullah Abdullah government but also involve other militant groups like Islamic State, who could pose serious threats to Indian interests, writes V Balachandran.
During the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump had pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America's longest war.
Among the 20 dead were 12 Sikhs and Hindus, he told AFP. Another 20 people were wounded.
Ghani warned if Afghanistan was not given transit access to Wagah and Attari for trade with India via Pakistan, then Kabul will also restrict Islamabad's access to central Asia.
The two leaders also discussed ways to further the shared objective of promoting security and stability in Afghanistan.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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