Report: US wasted billions on automobiles, buildings in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States wasted billions of {dollars} in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and autos that had been both deserted or destroyed, based on a report launched Monday by a U.S. authorities watchdog. The company mentioned it reviewed $7.eight billion spent since 2008 on buildings and autos. Only $343.2 million price of buildings… Continue reading Report: US wasted billions on automobiles, buildings in Afghanistan

Biden should resolve on US troops in Afghanistan as deadline looms

America’s longest conflict is approaching a crossroads. President Joe Biden’s decisions in Afghanistan boil right down to this: withdraw all troops by May, as promised by his predecessor, and threat a resurgence of extremist risks, or keep and probably lengthen the conflict in hopes of compelling the Taliban to make peace with a weak and… Continue reading Biden should resolve on US troops in Afghanistan as deadline looms

US calls on Taliban to finish violence in Afghanistan

United States defence secretary Lloyd Austin known as for a discount in violence in Afghanistan and stated extra progress is required in Afghan peace negotiations earlier than Western forces withdraw from the war-torn nation. “Clearly, the violence is too high right now and more progress needs to be to be made in the Afghan-led negotiations,”… Continue reading US calls on Taliban to finish violence in Afghanistan

Return of peace in Afghanistan to have lasting advantages for area: PM Imran Khan

Head of Massoud Foundation, Afghanistan, Ahmad Wali Massoud known as on Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamabad, on February 18. 2021. — PID Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday  underscored that the return of peace in Afghanistan would have lasting advantages for the area and past, by financial improvement, regional commerce, and improved connectivity. The… Continue reading Return of peace in Afghanistan to have lasting advantages for area: PM Imran Khan

Afghan leader Hekmatyar warns US against quitting peace deal

Former Afghan Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Sunday slammed the US for what he called an attempt to quit the Doha peace deal with the Taliban. Addressing a gathering at his party headquarters in the capital Kabul to mark the 32nd anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, he warned US President Joe Biden against backtracking… Continue reading Afghan leader Hekmatyar warns US against quitting peace deal

Fire erupts at Afghanistan-Iran border, 100 fuel tankers destroyed

At least 100 oil and gas tankers have been destroyed by fire in a “catastrophe” at Afghanistan’s biggest trade crossing with Iran, causing millions of dollars of losses, officials said Sunday. The huge blaze, which broke out Saturday afternoon at Islam Qala port 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the western city of Herat, has largely… Continue reading Fire erupts at Afghanistan-Iran border, 100 fuel tankers destroyed

US President Biden facing ‘serious dilemmas’ on Afghan troop withdrawal

US President Joe Biden faces “serious dilemmas” in Afghanistan as a deadline to withdraw troops nears and the Taliban show no sign of ending their bloodshed, a top US official warned. The new US leader has ordered a review of the deal Washington cut with the Taliban last year, which promised the withdrawal of all… Continue reading US President Biden facing ‘serious dilemmas’ on Afghan troop withdrawal

Holding US accountable for its miscalculations in Afghanistan

The biggest threat to the US national security is a strategic miscalculation. In Afghanistan, even when there was an intel-oriented conflict that afforded a confused and open-ended definition, the US insisted on calling it COIN (Counter Insurgency Operation). The US playbook for madness got exposed in multiple dimensions – ignoring geography, history, culture and ideology.… Continue reading Holding US accountable for its miscalculations in Afghanistan

UN report vindicates Pakistan’s stance on cross-border terrorism

A new UN report on Daesh/ISIS and al-Qaeda vindicates Pakistan’s longstanding position on the threat of Afghan-based terrorist groups, according to Islamabad. Pakistan has long drawn the international community’s attention to how hostile intelligence agencies are helping Tehreek e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a major terrorist group, and its affiliates based in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said… Continue reading UN report vindicates Pakistan’s stance on cross-border terrorism

Biden’s impending challenges in Afghanistan

The Biden administration has many complex internal issues to address and resolve, ranging from handling the pandemic to reinvigorating the economy to uniting a divided nation. There are issues of foreign policy that would require urgent focus– from North Korea’s nuclear development program to resetting relations with China and normalizing ties with Russia etc. But… Continue reading Biden’s impending challenges in Afghanistan