Hundreds hold anti-U.S. protests in Afghanistan

Hundreds of Afghans carried anti-American banners on Friday to protest against a U.S. drone strike that Washington says killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri this month. The protests were launched a day after the Taliban said their government had no information about Zawahiri “entering and living” in capital city Kabul and warned the United States… Read More Hundreds hold anti-U.S. protests in Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban says not aware slain al Qaeda leader was in Kabul

The Taliban on Thursday said the government had no information about al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri “entering and living” in capital city Kabul and warned the United States to never repeat an attack on Afghan soil. The United States killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone while he stood on a balcony at… Read More Afghan Taliban says not aware slain al Qaeda leader was in Kabul

Afghan Taliban leaders hold discussions over death of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Top leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban were holding discussions on Wednesday about how to respond to a U.S. drone strike in Kabul that the United States said killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, three sources in the group said. The United States killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone while he stood on a… Read More Afghan Taliban leaders hold discussions over death of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

U.S. to free half of $7billion in frozen Afghan funds to curb economic collapse

The United States is seeking to free up half of the $7 billion in frozen Afghan central bank assets on U.S. soil to help the Afghan people while holding the rest to possibly satisfy terrorism-related lawsuits against the Taliban, the White House said on Friday. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to deal with… Read More U.S. to free half of $7billion in frozen Afghan funds to curb economic collapse

Taliban interim government agrees to allow foreigners leave Afghanistan

Two hundred Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged country on charter flights from Kabul on Thursday after the new Taliban government agreed to their evacuation, a U.S. official said. The departures will be among the first international flights to take off from Kabul airport since the Islamist… Read More Taliban interim government agrees to allow foreigners leave Afghanistan

Taliban announces new government in Afghanistan

The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government on Tuesday, including an associate of the Islamist militant movement’s founder as premier and a wanted man on a U.S. terrorism list as interior minister. World powers have told the Taliban the key to peace and development is an… Read More Taliban announces new government in Afghanistan

Taliban says civilian casualties involved in U.S. drone strike in Kabul

A Taliban spokesman said a U.S. drone strike targeting a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on Sunday resulted in civilian casualties, and condemned the United States for failing to inform the Taliban before ordering the strike. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahidtold China’s state television CGTN on Monday that seven people were killed in the drone attack, describing… Read More Taliban says civilian casualties involved in U.S. drone strike in Kabul

U.S. forces intercept rockets fired at Kabul airport

U.S. anti-missile defences intercepted as many as five rockets that were fired at Kabul’s airport early on Monday morning, a U.S. official said, as the United States rushed to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan to end its longest war. U.S. and allied forces are hurrying to evacuate their remaining citizens and at-risk Afghans before completing… Read More U.S. forces intercept rockets fired at Kabul airport