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Exclusive-U.S. hopes to soon relocate Afghan pilots who fled to Tajikistan, official says

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to soon relocate around 150 U.S.-trained Afghan Air Force pilots and other personnel detained in Tajikistan for more than two…

Putin says Afghanistan’s financial assets should be unfrozen

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Afghanistan should receive economic support and get its financial assets unfrozen as its stability was in the interest of all…

Pakistan foreign minister makes first trip to Kabul since Taliban takeover

By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam KABUL (Reuters) -Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday for the first time since the Taliban victory in August, following…

For Afghan Hazaras, where to pray can be life and death choice

By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam KABUL (Reuters) - Each time Hussain Rahimi leaves his Kabul home for the mosque to pray, he recites the Kalima - a short verse that is…

U.N. sets up trust fund for ‘people’s economy’ in Afghanistan

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it had set up a special trust fund to provide urgently needed cash directly to Afghans through a…

Afghanistan In Turmoil

Afghanistan is a paradox, it is a nation but at the same time it is not a nation. It comprises many ethnically different tribal groups who speak different languages and…

By General JJ Singh (Retd)

Russia regrets U.S. absence from Moscow talks on Afghanistan, Lavrov says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow regretted the absence of U.S. officials from international talks on Afghanistan with the Taliban on Wednesday. The United States said…

Taliban praise suicide bombers, offer families cash and land

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban praised suicide bombers who died during the war against the former government and its Western allies and offered their families sums of cash and promises…

Biden picks career diplomat for top posting in Pakistan

By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to nominate Donald Blome, currently ambassador to Tunisia, as his top diplomat in Pakistan as Washington works to manage…

Taliban say hopeful about new U.S. special envoy after Khalilzad leaves

KABUL (Reuters) - The new Taliban government said on Tuesday it hoped to build on the "good progress" made in talks with the former U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmai…

Afghanistan’s economic collapse could prompt refugee crisis – IMF

ALMATY (Reuters) - Afghanistan's economy is set to contract up to 30% this year and this is likely to further fuel a refugee crisis that will impact neighbouring countries, Turkey…

Pakistan – America’s Blind Spot

September 2001, a tall man with a privileged background and radical ideas sent aircrafts smashing into American buildings and pride, killing nearly 3000 Americans in the process. The US immediately…

By Major Manik M Jolly (Retd)