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US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Oct 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.

With Similar Agenda In South Asia, India Has No Complaints About US Deputy Secretary’s Pakistan Visit

Oct 09, 2021 Seema Guha

US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman had said her Pakistan trip was to ‘consult deeply on how we see the changing circumstances, given the change that has taken place in Afghanistan’.


US Senators Seek Sanctions On Taliban, Role Of Pakistan In Aiding Group

The legislation has been introduced to impose sanctions not only on Taliban, but also the foreign governments supporting it. Besides, it seeks role of Pakistan in helping Taliban to topple the government in Afghanistan.

Biden To Address UN General Assembly

Sep 21, 2021 PTI

It is believed that his address willl focus on clearing skepticism around US foreign policy post its hasty exit from Afghanistan. Strained relationship with France and China might also come up.


Taliban Founder Mullah Baradar Noticeably Absent From Key Functions, Dissent Rumoured

Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.

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16 September, 2021

Authorities Estimating Afghan Evacuees In US

Associated Press (AP)

The US administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle 65,000 Afghans in the United States by the end of this month.


14 September, 2021

Will Look Into Pakistan's Role In Last 20 Years: Antony Blinken Tells US Lawmakers

PTI

While facing angry lawmakers on the Afghanistan issue, Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State testified in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also informed that he was not aware of Ghani’s plan to leave Afghanistan.


12 September, 2021

‘Lived In Kabul Right Under The Nose Of Adversaries’: Taliban Spokesman

Outlook Web Desk

The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed that he lived in Kabul and studied at the Haqqania seminary in Nowshera in northwest Pakistan.


25 August, 2021

How The Taliban's Afghanistan Takeover Could Hurt US-Pakistan Ties

Deutsche Welle

NATO has said Pakistan has a 'special responsibility' to make sure Afghanistan lives up to its international commitments. But some Pakistanis say they refuse to be the 'scapegoats' of the West's failure in Afghanistan.


14 August, 2021

Pakistan Ready To Warm Hands As Afghanistan Burns

Major Manik M Jolly (Retd)

This week, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, spoke unequivocally to the world as spokesperson of Taliban.


26 July, 2021

Fierce Fighting Continues In Afghanistan As The Ghani Govt Tries To Get Its Act Together

Seema Guha

The picture continues to be hazy with the Taliban gaining ground in some areas while the Afghan armed forces are reported to have taken back territory in others.


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19 July, 2021

Afghanistan Recalls Ambassador From Islamabad After Daughter's Abduction, Pak Calls It 'Unfortunate'

PTI

Afghanistan decided to recall its Ambassador and other senior diplomats from Islamabad following reports of torture and abduction of the ambassador's daughter.


03 December, 2019

Winds Of Change: How Afghan Women Are Building A Better Future

Neelapu Shanti

Female jurists, filmmakers, educationists and other professionals are not only excelling in their fields but are also defying social taboos and creating a more egalitarian society.


21 August, 2019

‘..Have To Always Keep An Eye On It..’: Trump Rules Out Complete Withdrawal From Afghanistan

PTI

During the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump had pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America's longest war.


18 August, 2019

'Peace Talks With US To Continue': Afghan Taliban Says After Top Leader's Brother Dies In Pakistan Blast

PTI

The brother of the Taliban chief was among seven people killed when a powerful bomb ripped through the mosque during Friday prayers in Kuchlak area in Pakistan


18 August, 2019

63 Killed, 182 Wounded In Kabul Wedding Blast, Islamic State Claims Responsibility

AFP

The blast, which took place late Saturday in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban are in the final stages of a deal to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan.


03 August, 2019

US Could Win Afghanistan in 2-3 Days, But Not Looking to Kill 10 Million People: Donald Trump

Outlook Web Bureau

Donald Trump made a similar comment about 10 million casualties in July, but this time specified that this would not involve nuclear weapons.


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23 July, 2019

I Can End War In Afghanistan In 10 Days But Don't Want To Kill 10 Million People: Donald Trump

Outlook Web Bureau

Donald Trump, who last year announced that the US will withdraw its forces from the war-ravaged nation, called the fight "ridiculous".


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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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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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