Removal of all contractors from Afghanistan underway, says US Defence Secretary

Washington: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday (May 6) the process of removing all contractors from Afghanistan working with the United States was underway as part of President Joe Biden`s withdrawal of forces from the country. The remarks are the clearest indication yet that Biden`s April order to withdraw all U.S. forces from […]

Roots of the al-Qaeda network still alive in Afghanistan: Afghan government

Kabul: Despite the Taliban`s claim that it seeks to maintain peace in Afghanistan, Kabul on Monday (May 3) revealed that the terror outfit still maintains close ties with Al-Qaeda. The Afghan government said that the roots of the al-Qaeda network are still alive in Afghanistan and the group still poses a threat to the country […]

US decision to withdraw troops evokes mixed response from locals in Afghanistan

Kabul: The people of Afghanistan have shown mixed reactions towards the US decision to withdraw its forces from the militancy-battered country by September 11 this year. US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that Washington would end its longest war by starting a pull-out of troops from Afghanistan on May 1 and would complete the […]

NATO allies to withdraw armed forces from Afghanistan along with US

Brussels: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies on Wednesday (April 14) agreed to pull out all of their armed forces from Afghanistan after the United States announced that all US troops would leave the country by September 11. The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks, with other NATO members also deploying military […]