Afghanistan

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 …

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Iran to participate in Moscow talks on Afghanistan

Iran will participate in Moscow format consultations on Afghanistan scheduled for October 20, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a press conference on Monday. "As for the Moscow meeting, our representative …

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Termez becomes hub for Afghan aid

The city of Termez on Uzbekistan’s border with Afghanistan is turning into a staging post for supplies of humanitarian aid to the stricken country, where millions of people are in urgent need of assistance. Granting access to …

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Afghan Taliban delegation in Turkey for high-level talks

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday met with a high-level delegation of Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers, officials said, the first such talks since the Taliban takeover of the country in August as U.S. forces pulled out after two …

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Merkel: 'Aid for Afghanistan must continue'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reaffirmed Berlin’s promise of 600 million euros ($691 million) in aid to Afghanistan, despite stating that her country is not yet prepared to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate government. …

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G20 tackles Afghan crisis at special summit

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi hosted a special summit of the Group of 20 major economies on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan, as worries grow about a looming humanitarian disaster following the Taliban's return to power. …

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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 …

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Taliban delegation meets with US diplomats

Senior Taliban (prohibited in Russia) officials and United States representatives have discussed “opening a new page” in their countries’ relationship as they kicked off talks in Qatar, Al Jazeera informs citing …

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