The NATO Secretary-General says that the withdrawal of their troops does not mean the severance of ties with Afghanistan but that the organization is looking to maintain its civilian presence supporting the Afghan military in the country.   “With the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the people of this country must take – More…

    Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported a day ago that the Pakistani government was determined to hand over a number of its ground and airspace military bases to the United States so that Washington could support its presence in Afghanistan.   David F. Hilvey, the assistant secretary of Defense for the Indo-Pacific region, told the – More…

    In the latest case, several US media outlets have reported that the Afghan government waives all tax claims on US and NATO military contractors. For example, in the newest issue, Anaksti News Agency writes that after months of voting, the Afghan government has finally decided to exempt all tax claims of NATO defense – More…

    As US and NATO forces begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Afghan Foreign Ministry has announced that the Australian Government has temporarily closed its embassy in Kabul due to security concerns.   “The Australian government has decided to close its embassy in Kabul due to security concerns temporarily,” the Afghan Foreign Ministry wrote – More…

    Former president Hamid Karzai Interview with Speigel News Paper Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl in Kabul   Translated by Shershah Nawabi   Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, 63, on his empathy for the Taliban, his bitter disappointment with the former protective power, the United States, and why he considers the EU as his – More…

    After the situation in Faryab became tense, the protesters in the province finally decided to elect one of the four figures whose names have not yet been leaked as the governor of the province.   Supporters of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan (ANC) led by Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum marched in Faryab – More…

    According to the official statistics of the National Defense Ministry, the fight against the Taliban is currently going on in more than 20 provinces of the country. The reports say that the Taliban have intensified most of their offensive operation in these provinces.   The country’s security officials say that in the past – More…

    As the war intensifies at least in more than 20 provinces of Afghanistan, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general, says that the organization would continue to support Afghanistan institutions and Afghanistan security forces as the NATO forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan.   Jens Stoltenberg raised the issue during a meeting with the French president Emanuel – More…

  A landmine blast in southwestern Pakistan has killed at least six Palestinian protesters and injured 13 others. The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of the police recruiting center in the northern city of Chaman, on the Afghan border, according to Jafar Khan, the district police chief. According to him, Maulana Abdul Qadir Luni, – More…