Afghanistan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian following their meeting, in Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2021. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool via REUTERS MOSCOW, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow regretted the absence of U.S. officials from international talks on Afghanistan with the Taliban […]

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will “transition” out of his role and be replaced by his deputy, Tom West, less than two months after the US withdrew from Afghanistan in a chaotic — and deadly — evacuation process, according to one of the sources. West led Afghan policy for the Biden presidential transition team and has been […]

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Oct 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani about Afghanistan on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said. The readout of […]

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said Sunday. The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since […]

A member of the Taliban, left, talks to Afghans gathering outside a government passport office recently re-opened in Kabul, on Oct. 6, 2021. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP A member of the Taliban, left, talks to Afghans gathering outside a government passport office recently re-opened in Kabul, on Oct. 6, 2021. Felipe […]

The Taliban say Washington has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers By KATHY GANNON Associated Press October 10, 2021, 7:33 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD […]

“Yes there is a meeting … about bilateral relations and implementation of the Doha agreement,” said Shaheen. “It covers various topics.” Terrorism will also feature in the talks, said a second official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Since the Taliban took power, Islamic State […]

“This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of US vital national interest,” the official told CNN. The meeting comes as the US government continues efforts to bring American citizens and permanent residents and vulnerable Afghans out of the country nearly six weeks after the rushed and chaotic US […]

But now, in the words of one student, “I do not dream and hope for my future. My future is not safe in Afghanistan, and it looks very dark here in Afghanistan.” Student A, whose name CNN is not using for their safety, is one of hundreds of AUAF students who were left behind during […]

She misses playing with her younger sister Malika, he says. She cries a lot, wondering when she is coming home. The tragic answer is that she won’t return. In a hearing Wednesday on the Afghanistan withdrawal, Gen. Frank McKenzie, the Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), said the military knew civilians had been hit […]


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