Biden works to rebuild ‘sacred’ NATO bond destroyed by Donald Trump

US President Joe Biden will seek to restore bonds of trust at NATO’s first post-Trump summit on Monday, as leaders push to revitalise the alliance despite differences over dangers ahead. The allies will agree a statement stressing common ground on securing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, joint responses to cyber attacks and relations with a rising […]

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Australia to close Kabul embassy in days as troops prepare withdrawal

Australian Prime Minister Question Time in Canberra – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives to attend House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House. Australia will close its embassy in Kabul this week as the country’s troops prepare to leave in line with the international withdrawal from Afghanistan, Canberra said Tuesday. – Lukas Coch/AAP/dpa Australia […]

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US sends more reinforcements for Afghan pullout: Pentagon

The US military has deployed more heavy bombers and fighter jets to protect withdrawing American and coalition troops from Afghanistan, which have so far sustained no direct attacks, the Pentagon said Thursday. “Less than one week in, the drawdown is going according to plan,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters. Pentagon Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark […]

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Pentagon downplays newest Afghanistan clashes

The Pentagon downplayed Monday the impact of attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan over the weekend as US and allied forces began their withdrawal from the country. “What we’ve seen are some small harassing attacks over the course of the weekend that have not had any significant impact, certainly not on our people or on […]

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Biden marks 10 years since bin Laden killing

President Joe Biden used the 10th anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — “a moment I will never forget” — to reaffirm his decision to remove all US troops from Afghanistan. “We followed bin Laden to the gates of hell — and we got him,” Biden said in a statement released by […]

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Next major war will be ‘very different,’ U.S. defense secretary says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States needs to prepare for a potential future conflict bearing little resemblance to “the old wars” that have long consumed the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday in his first significant policy speech. Austin called for harnessing technological advances and better integrating military operations globally to “understand faster, decide faster […]

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Blinken flies to Afghanistan in show of support after Biden’s pull-out announcement

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken flew to Kabul on Thursday to show support for the Afghan government a day after U.S. President Joe Biden announced that he was pulling out U.S. forces after nearly 20 years of war. Biden’s decision precipitated a decision by NATO allies to withdraw their […]

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U.S. envoy visits Kabul looking for ways to speed up Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) – The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad held discussions on Monday with a senior Afghan official in Kabul over ways to accelerate the peace process, before heading to Qatar, where negotiations with Taliban representatives are ongoing. U.S.-brokered peace talks between the Afghan government and the militant group began in September but […]

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Afghanistan peace talks under threat as major Taliban spring offensive takes shape

By Hamid Shalizi and Charlotte Greenfield KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Unusually intense fighting in the winter by Taliban insurgents has spurred Afghan government preparations for more violence in the warmer spring, which international players fear will further endanger the nation’s fragile peace process. Nearly a year after Washington signed a troop-withdrawal deal with the Taliban that […]

Foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond May deadline: NATO sources

By Rupam Jain and Charlotte Greenfield ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – International troops plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond the May deadline envisaged by the insurgent Taliban’s deal with the United States, four senior NATO officials said, a move that could escalate tensions with the Taliban demanding full withdrawal. “There will be no full withdrawal by allies […]

Pompeo alleges Iran new ‘home base’ of Al-Qaeda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Tuesday that arch-enemy Iran has become a new “home base” for Al-Qaeda worse than Afghanistan, an assertion questioned by experts. In a speech a week before leaving office, Pompeo confirmed a New York Times report that Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command was killed last year in Tehran, although he did not […]

There’s not enough space in this newspaper to chronicle all of Mike Pompeo’s lies: Conservative Max Boot

Conservative columnist Max Boot revealed in his Tuesday column that the slate of lies from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the course of his tenure in office are so extensive that the Washington Post couldn’t fit them all in the newspaper. Calling him “Pinocchio Pompeo,” Boot explained that it seems the Secretary is working […]

Trump releases documents swearing it was China who paid bounties on American soldiers — not Russia

When bounties were put on American soldiers’ heads in Afghanistan, intelligence officials suspected that it was Russia of paying militants. The information was based on U.S. intelligence officials who saw “large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account,” the New York Times report stated in July. […]

Afghan women’s rights activist shot dead

Gunmen on motorbike shot dead a women’s rights activist and her brother north of Afghanistan’s capital Thursday, officials said, as a wave of assassinations ravages the violence-wracked country. Freshta Kohistani, aged 29, was the second activist to be killed in two days after a prominent pro-democracy advocate was gunned down in Kabul on Wednesday. Their […]

Trump Pentagon deploys USS Nimitz aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf: report

The Pentagon is deploying a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, CNN national security correspondent Barbara Starr reported Friday. “The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is being moved back into the Persian Gulf region along with other warships to provide combat support and air cover as US troops withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan by January […]