USA and Afghanistan

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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U.S. evacuates 7,000 from Afghanistan in 5 days

The U.S. has airlifted about 7,000 people out of Kabul, Afghanistan, by cargo aircraft in the past five days, the Pentagon said Thursday, as U.S. forces race to evacuate as many people as possible with less than two weeks before a self-imposed …

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Biden defends handling of Afghanistan

U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday he made the right call to pull American troops out of Afghanistan even though he said the Taliban's swift seizure of Kabul unfolded faster than expected. "I stand squarely behind my …

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