USA and Afghanistan

Nuland: Blinken and Lavrov likely to have talks next week

Nuland: Blinken and Lavrov likely to have talks next week

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are likely to have more talks next week, Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, said in an interview with CBS on Sunday. …

Taliban appeal to U.S. Congress to release Afghan assets

Taliban appeal to U.S. Congress to release Afghan assets

The Taliban (movement banned in Russia) called Wednesday on U.S. Congress members to release Afghan assets frozen after their takeover of the country, warning economic turmoil at home could lead to trouble abroad. In an open …

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan resigns

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan resigns

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down, the State Department said on Monday, less than two months after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country. Khalilzad will be …

U.S. evacuation flight from Afghanistan was nearly hijacked

U.S. evacuation flight from Afghanistan was nearly hijacked

Multiple individuals aboard one of the evacuation flights leaving Kabul, Afghanistan, “intended” on hijacking the plane, the Air Force revealed. Officials received an intelligence tip that five people on board …

Flights carrying Afghans to U.S. resume

Flights carrying Afghans to U.S. resume

Hundreds of Afghans left Ramstein Air Base late Saturday as flights to the U.S. resumed following a three-week pause imposed after measles cases were confirmed among evacuees. "We really are excited to be finishing up this …

General Milley: U.S. 'lost' the 20-year war in Afghanistan:

General Milley: U.S. 'lost' the 20-year war in Afghanistan:

Top U.S. general Mark Milley conceded in a stark admission on Wednesday that the United States "lost" the 20-year war in Afghanistan. "It is clear, it is obvious to all of us, that the war in Afghanistan did not end on …

Taliban ask U.S. not to operate drones over Afghan airspace

Taliban ask U.S. not to operate drones over Afghan airspace

The Taliban (the terrorist movement outlawed in Russia) on Tuesday said that U.S. drones are operating in Afghan airspace and asked it to follow obligations to prevent negative consequences. Calling the U.S. move a breach of national …

Pentagon chief visits Afghan resettlement base

Pentagon chief visits Afghan resettlement base

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited one of the eight military bases housing Afghan nationals evacuated during the U.S. military withdrawal. Austin's trip to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey on …

U.S. in no rush to recognise new Taliban govt in Afghanistan

U.S. in no rush to recognise new Taliban govt in Afghanistan

The U.S. government is not rushing to recognize the newly announced government formed by the Taliban, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday. She also said that the decision to recognise the 'Taliban government' …

U.S. working with Taliban on flights

U.S. working with Taliban on flights

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the State Department is working with the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) to facilitate additional charter flights from Kabul for people seeking to leave Afghanistan after the American …

Biden: U.S.’ recognition of Taliban ‘a long way off'

Biden: U.S.’ recognition of Taliban ‘a long way off'

The U.S. is not going to recognize the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) as the new leadership of Afghanistan in the near future, US President Joe Biden stated on Monday after returning to the White House after spending the weekend in …

U.S. says coordination with Taliban on strikes ‘possible’

U.S. says coordination with Taliban on strikes ‘possible’

U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it’s “possible” the United States will seek to coordinate with the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) on counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan against ISIS …

Afghan Vice President: U.S. decides to become 'mini power'

Afghan Vice President: U.S. decides to become 'mini power'

Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh has issued a first response after the United States officially ended its military presence in Afghanistan. Saleh said that the United States as a superpower decided to become 'mini …

Last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan. What's next?

Last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan. What's next?

The Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid held a press conference at the Kabul airport following the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops on Tuesday.  "We want to have good relations with the …

U.S. braces for more ISIS attacks in Kabul

U.S. braces for more ISIS attacks in Kabul

U.S. forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule braced for more attacks on Friday after an ISIS (terrorist group outlawed in Russia) suicide bomber killed 85 people, including 13 U.S. soldiers outside the gates of …

U.S. to fight ISIS in South Asia?

U.S. to fight ISIS in South Asia?

U.S. President Joe Biden vowed the United States would hunt down those responsible for twin explosions at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan and said he had asked the Pentagon to develop plans to strike back at them. Biden spoke hours …

Why Afghan army lost to Taliban

Why Afghan army lost to Taliban

Almost two weeks have passed since the Taliban (banned in Russia) seized Kabul, but journalists and experts are still wondering why the outnumbering Afghan army got stuffed so quickly? American servicemen had not yet left the country, and the Taliban was already controlling almost all of Afghanistan