Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 18, 2021 WASHINGTON — Zalmay Khalilzad, the top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, is stepping down from his long-standing role following the Western military pullout from that war-ravaged country, the State Department says. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on October 18 said Khalilzad, who led U.S. negotiators in talks with the
Axios: Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz, has lost her country and her faith in the U.S. government — and her life’s work of liberating women and girls is in shambles. She shared her despair with “Axios on HBO” in her first television interview since the fall of Kabul. The big picture: Raz
Tolo News: Senior Pentagon officials said Wednesday the collapse of the Afghan government and its security forces in August could be traced to a 2020 U.S. agreement with the Taliban that promised a complete U.S. troop withdrawal. Click here to read more (external link).
The Times of Israel: “I say to Israel, don’t rely on the United States,” Simantov said. “The United States and the international community brought bloodshed to Afghanistan. They didn’t bring peace and left the citizens in this situation.” Click here to read more (external link).
Namo Abdulla VOA News September 10, 2021 WASHINGTON – Masjeda Mehirdel was only 11 when nearly 3,000 people were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. She was born and raised in an Afghan American household in Queens, New York. She recalls how her parents were relieved when former U.S.
By Radio Mashaal September 9, 2021 The head of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency met with the heads of Pakistan’s army and military intelligence in Islamabad for talks on the security situation in Afghanistan, where Pakistani intelligence has long backed the Taliban. Pakistani security officials said William Burns spoke with General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is chief
The situation in the Panjshir valley remains tense and there have been heavy casualties on both sides. In a dispatch from the frontlines, the former Vice President of Afghanistan and the so-called caretaker president of the country Amrullah Saleh has written a moving personal account on the overall situation.
America spent more than $2.2 trillion on the war in Afghanistan. Most of this money went back to the US via private contractors and companies. Top US arms dealers got $2 trillion in public funds between 2001 & 2021. WION’s Palki Sharma exposes the truth of the Afghan war.
Press TV September 1, 2021 Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi says the US must be held accountable for gross human rights violations in war-stricken Afghanistan, where a considerable number of women and children bore the brunt of the US occupation. Speaking at a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Raeisi said what happened in Afghanistan over the past