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Qureshi, Turkish FM discuss Afghan peace process
Pakistan

Qureshi, Turkish FM discuss Afghan peace process

  • Shah Mahmood says Pakistan hopes for Afghan parties to seize historic opportunity for a politically negotiated settlement
  • Turkish foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s conciliatory role in the Afghan peace process and also hinted at joint efforts to stabilize the region
Updated 20 Jun, 2021 05:13pm
'Tough' to withdraw us troops from Afghanistan by May 1: Biden
World

'Tough' to withdraw us troops from Afghanistan by May 1: Biden

  • "Could happen, but it is tough," Biden said when asked in a TV interview broadcast Wednesday. "I'm in the process of making that decision now as to when they'll leave."
  • Like his predecessor, Biden has promised to end the nearly 20-year conflict and bring home more than 2,500 American troops in the country — down from about 13,000 troops a year ago.
Updated 17 Mar, 2021 06:31pm
NATO says will not withdraw forces from Afghanistan ‘before time is right’
World

NATO says will not withdraw forces from Afghanistan ‘before time is right’

  • According to Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, the multilateral military alliance will not withdraw its forces from Afghanistan "before the time is right", after nearly two decades of involvement in the country's fight against terrorism.
  • The NATO Chief made these comments ahead of a virtual conference this week, which will signify the alliance's highest-level talks with the Biden Administration, after four years of tense relations under President Trump.
Updated 16 Feb, 2021 02:34pm
Taliban praise U.S troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
World

Taliban praise U.S troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • The Taliban welcomed the expedited withdrawal of U.S troops from Afghanistan, calling the continued reduction of American forces a "good advancement" even as fighting rages across the war-torn country.
  • The Taliban's statement came just a few hours after the Pentagon announced that it had reduced troop levels in Afghanistan down to 2500, the lowest after nearly two decades of fighting.
Updated 16 Jan, 2021 04:58pm
Pentagon presses ahead with Afghanistan troop drawdown despite law barring it
World

Pentagon presses ahead with Afghanistan troop drawdown despite law barring it

  • The U.S. military has not halted a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite a new law prohibiting further reductions without the Pentagon sending Congress an assessment of the risks.
  • The Pentagon’s action will likely anger Republican and Democratic lawmakers opposed to further troop cuts and renew concerns about the outgoing Trump administration’s disdain for Congress, even in its waning days.
Updated 12 Jan, 2021 02:33pm
US Congress all set to block troops withdrawal from Afghanistan
World

US Congress all set to block troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • House and Senate members have agreed the mutual terms for the proposed act and will vote and approve the measure in before sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk
  • The proposed bill prevents the department from reducing troop levels below 4,000
Updated 06 Dec, 2020 10:10am