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.
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’.
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.
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 largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.
The US administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle 65,000 Afghans in the United States by the end of this month.
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.
The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed that he lived in Kabul and studied at the Haqqania seminary in Nowshera in northwest Pakistan.
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.
This week, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, spoke unequivocally to the world as spokesperson of Taliban.
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.
Afghanistan decided to recall its Ambassador and other senior diplomats from Islamabad following reports of torture and abduction of the ambassador's daughter.
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.
During the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump had pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America's longest war.
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
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.
Donald Trump made a similar comment about 10 million casualties in July, but this time specified that this would not involve nuclear weapons.
Donald Trump, who last year announced that the US will withdraw its forces from the war-ravaged nation, called the fight "ridiculous".
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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