US Army

US says to hold first in-person talks with Taliban since Afghan withdrawal

The United States and the Taliban will hold their first in-person talks since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan starting Saturday, the State Department said

Taliban delegates speak during talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar on 12 September 2020

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’: US defence secretary

Milley warned the Taliban “remains a terrorist organisation” which has not broken ties with al Qaeda

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley departs a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, on 28 September 2021

Military diplomacy

Top US, Russian generals meet for first time since Dec 2019

Concerned about the resurgence of al Qaeda and IS, the US military has said it will maintain an “over the horizon” capability to strike them if a threat is perceived

This US Department of Defense handout photo shows Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (L) as he meets with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov in Helsinki, Finland, on 22 September 2021

In 'pain and anger', Pentagon looks to lessons of 20-year war

US defence chiefs said they felt pain and anger Wednesday and would humbly study the lessons of the Afghan war after leaving the country under control of the Taliban, whom they fought for 20 years

In this file photo taken on 6 June 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan general Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province.

Afghanistan

US left behind over 100 Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems: Russia

Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu has claimed that the US left behind more than 100 Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems in Afghanistan

Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu has claimed that the US left behind more than 100 Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems in Afghanistan

IS claims rocket attack on Kabul airport

The Islamic State-Khorasan group claimed a rocket attack Monday on the airport in Afghanistan's capital

IS claims rocket attack on Kabul airport

US starts troop withdrawal from Kabul

President Joe Biden warned on Saturday that another militant attack was highly likely as US troops began leaving Kabul airport after a two-week scramble by Washington and its allies to evacuate ...

Evacuees from Afghanistan watch others disembark the aircraft after arriving at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain on 27 August 2021

15 Bangladeshis, 160 Afghan students waiting outside Kabul Airport for 20 hrs

They are waiting for the permission of the authorities to enter the airport

15 Bangladeshis, 160 Afghan students waiting outside Kabul Airport for 20 hrs
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