Thursday, Dec 09, 2021

Withdrawal of US Troop

Top US Generals Had Recommend Having 2500 Troops In Afghanistan But Biden Disagreed

Sep 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The White House, however, defended the presidential decision, acknowledging that it was a split recommendation from Biden’s advisors and generals.

UK Spy Chief Warns Taliban Takeover Could Fuel Terror Plots

Sep 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum said the UK could face “more risk” because of the withdrawal of NATO troops and the overthrow of the internationally backed Afghan government.

Taliban Hard-Line Path Worsens Afghanistan Dilemma: Analysis

The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.

International Efforts Underway To Rescue National Girls' Soccer Team From Afghanistan

Sep 02, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Frightened and desperate, the girls worry whether a far-flung coalition of former US military and intelligence officials, congressmen, US allies, humanitarian groups and the captain of the Afghanistan women's national team can get them and their loved ones to safety.

Foreign Secretary Visits Washington To Meet US Officials After Pullout Of US Troops

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla is among the few foreign officials to be in town and the highest level Indian official to meet top officials of the Biden administration after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

30 August, 2021

US Drone Attack In Afghanistan Kills 10 Civilians Including Six Children

Seema Guha

On Sunday, the US carried out its second drone strike in Afghanistan, again targeting the ISIS-K after 13 US soldiers were killed in twin suicide attacks in Kabul Airport last week.

30 August, 2021

Qatar Emerges As Key Player In Afghanistan After US Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, who are in charge in Kabul.

30 August, 2021

Rockets Hit Neighbourhood Near Kabul Airport Amid US Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

The rockets struck Monday morning in Kabul's Salim Karwan neighbourhood, witnesses said. Gunfire immediately followed the explosions but it wasn't immediately clear who was firing.

30 August, 2021

Drone Strike Kills Three Afghan Children; Pentagon Says US Is Aware Of Civilian Casualties

Outlook Web Desk

According to spokesman of the US Central Command Capt Bill Urban, 'We are still assessing the results of this strike, which we know disrupted an imminent ISIS-K threat to the airport'.

28 August, 2021

Evacuee: World Has 'Abandoned' Afghanistan's New Generation

Associated Press (AP)

The 29-year-old journalist and nine close relatives managed to board one of the evacuation planes and are now going through the lengthy asylum process while starting a new life in a northern Spanish city.

28 August, 2021

Another Terror Attack Likely In Kabul, Upcoming Few Days 'Most Dangerous': US

Outlook Web Desk

President Joe Biden received information regarding anticipation of a repeated terror attack when he met with his national security team in the Situation Room alongside top commanders and diplomats in the field.


20 August, 2021

Biden Likely To Address Chaotic Kabul Evacuation Amid Criticism

Associated Press (AP)

Tens of thousands of people remain to be evacuated ahead of the United States' August 31 deadline to withdraw its troops from the country, although the pace picked up overnight

19 August, 2021

EU Foreign Chief Calls Fall Of Kabul A 'Catastrophe', Criticizes Biden For Withdrawing US Troops

Associated Press (AP)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell further criticized US President Joe Biden for underplaying the commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.

18 August, 2021

Taliban Blow Up Statue Of Shiite Militia Leader From 1990s Civil War

Associated Press (AP)

The statue stood in the central Bamyan province, where the Taliban infamously blew up two massive 1,500-year-old statues of Buddha carved into a mountain in 2001

16 August, 2021

Afghan Crisis: US Rushes 1,000 Extra Troops To Aid Evacuation in Kabul

Associated Press (AP)

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby briefed reporters Monday on the additional deployments aimed at bringing a semblance of order to the evacuations in Afghanistan in wake of Taliban takeover.

15 August, 2021

Afghanistan: Joe Biden Orders Deployment Of 5,000 Troops Amid Taliban Resurgence

Associated Press (AP)

According to a defence official, while 1,000 US troops are already in Afghanistan, another 3,000 were ordered by US President Joe Biden last week to ensure the safe drawdown of American personnel from the war-torn country.

14 August, 2021

Taliban Seize Province Near Capital, Northern City Under Attack

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officials, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, said on Saturday.


11 August, 2021

President Biden Refuses To Bring Any Change In Troop Withdrawal Plan From Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

President Biden has ordered the withdrawal of all the US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. The Pentagon says it has already withdrawn more than 90 per cent of its troops from the war-ravaged country.

Photo Gallery

Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.

PTI Photo

Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other officials, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.

PTI Photo

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj comes out of Byculla jail after getting bail after 3 years in Bhima Koregaon violence case, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Opposition parties' MPs and suspended Rajya Sabha MPs interact with media during their protest demanding revocation of the suspension, at Parliament in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah addresses during a one-day convention of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled TribesCell at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, in Jammu.

PTI Photo

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