Tag: Al-Qaeda

Situation at Kabul airport ‘incredibly volatile’: Antony Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday described as “incredibly volatile” the situation at the overcrowded Kabul airport where many people have died as...

taliban: The Afghan war: Mr Biden, you did start the fire, it wasn’t always burning

Here are a few questions I have for you on behalf of my close Afghan friends, colleagues and their families who are stuck in different...

U.N. Security Council pushes for talks to form new Afghan government

The U.N. Security Council on Monday called for talks to create a new government in Afghanistan and an end to fighting and abuse after U.N....

Taliban could take Afghan capital in 90 days amid rapid Taliban gains: US intelligence

Taliban fighters could isolate Afghanistan’s capital in 30 days and possibly it over in 90, a U.S. defence official told Reuters on Wednesday citing U.S....

UN warns of expanding threat from Daesh, al Qaeda in Afghanistan

The United Nations has warned that the threat from terror groups such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda is expanding in many places in Afghanistan and said...

With Afghan pullout, United States ditches ‘forever wars’

Joe Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan has stunned with its speed, but Washington already decided four years ago that it was fed up with “forever wars”...

Warlords, jihadists and Islamic republics: the key players in Afghanistan

With US and international troops all but gone from Afghanistan and the Taliban making rapid gains, a number of players are positioning themselves for the...

United States-Pakistan ties are unlikely to be back to good old days: Experts

Pakistan’s desire to improve relations with the US is unlikely to happen unless Islamabad changes its policies on terrorism and its relations with China and...

Imran Khan calling Osama bin Laden a ‘martyr’ was a ‘slip of the tongue’: Pakistan information minister

One year after Prime Minister Imran Khan described slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a “shaheed” (martyr), Pakistan’s information minister on Sunday clarified...

Burkina Faso protesters demand end to attacks as army touts success

Thousands of protesters in Burkina Faso on Saturday demanded greater government action to counter jihadist attacks, as the armed forces hailed recent success against militants....

Joe Biden meets Afghan leaders as United States troops leave, fighting rages

U.S. President Joe Biden meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former political foe, Abdullah Abdullah, on Friday to discuss Washington’s support for Afghanistan as...

With military victory elusive, West African nations quietly back talks with Islamists

Two years after local emir Djibril Diallo fled his home in northern Burkina Faso following death threats from Islamist militants, he received an unexpected request:...

Al Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri likely to be in Afghanistan, Pakistan border region, probably alive but too frail: UN report

A significant part of the Al-Qaeda leadership resides in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region, including the group’s elusive leader Aiman al-Zawahiri, who is “probably...

Pakistan should hold Lakhvi accountable for Mumbai attack: US

Washington: The US on Saturday said that it is “encouraged” by the conviction of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in a terror financing case in...

NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the military organization could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early, after a U.S. official...

Iran mocks report which says Al-Qaeda second-in-command killed in Tehran

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday dismissed a US newspaper report that Al-Qaeda‘s second-in-command was killed in Tehran by Israeli agents as “made-up information” and denied the...

Pak globally-recognised epicenter of terrorism: India at UN | India News

UNITED NATIONS: In a scathing attack on Pakistan, India has said that if there is an “unfinished agenda” at the UN, it is that of...

Pakistan expresses disappointment over US report that described it as ‘safe harbor’ for terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed its disappointment over the US State Department’s report which described the country as a “safe harbor” for regionally-focused terrorist groups....