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UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed

July 31, 2021 11:13 am

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi released a statement saying the UN office was caught in the crossfire.

Explained: A look at India's investments in Afghanistan

July 21, 2021 10:03 am

The Taliban's possible triumph threatens not just India's diplomatic stakes in Afghanistan, but also 20 years and $3 billion worth of Indian investment in various projects — dams, roads, trade infrastructure.

Biden to host Germany's Merkel at White House next Thursday - White House

July 10, 2021 12:08 pm

White house spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Biden and Markel are said to discuss ransomware attacks that have hit companies in the United States and around the world, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, which Washington opposes.

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander

July 06, 2021 6:30 pm

US military spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett did not address the specific complaints of many Afghan soldiers who inherited the abandoned airfield, instead referring to a statement last week.

US hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years

July 02, 2021 11:05 am

The withdrawal is the clearest indication that the last of the 2,500-3,500 US troops have left Afghanistan or are nearing a departure, months ahead of President Joe Biden's promise that they would be gone by Sept 11.

France, Germany drop plans for Russia summit after European Union outcry

June 25, 2021 10:14 am

After US President Joe Biden met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16, French President Emmanuel Macron said the first EU summit with Putin since January 2014 would be "a dialogue to defend our interests".

Attacked and vulnerable, Some Afghans are forming their own armies

June 22, 2021 10:20 am

These relentless killings of Hazaras, a persecuted minority in Afghanistan, finally proved too much to bear for Zulfiqar Omid, a Hazara leader in the central part of the country.

Joe Biden in Europe: Takeaways from G7, NATO and Geneva summit with Vladimir Putin

June 17, 2021 10:43 am

Joe Biden's eight-day, three-country foreign trip demonstrated his emphasis on personal relationships above all. "There's no substitute for face-to-face dialogue between leaders. None," Biden said.

Once superpower summits were about nukes, Now it’s cyberweapons

June 16, 2021 11:17 am

The shift has been brewing for a decade, as Russia and the United States, the two most skilled adversaries in the cyber arena, have each turned to a growing arsenal of techniques in what has become a daily, low-level conflict. But at summit meetings, that sort of jousting was usually treated as a sideshow to the main superpower competition.

In Geneva, Vladimir Putin wants respect. Joe Biden might just give him some

June 16, 2021 9:12 am

In Moscow, wounds are still raw from the tumult of the previous administration, when hopes for a thaw in US-Russia relations stemming from Donald Trump's friendly approach were dashed by mounting sanctions and rising tensions.