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Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban

US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Oct 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US To Contain Islamic State

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said there would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the increasingly active Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan.


US Politicians Demand To Designate Taliban As 'Terrorist Organisation'

By introducing Preventing Recognition of Terrorist States Act Republican Senators are also aiming to sanction foreign individuals who aid Taliban, the interim governing organization which has UN designated terrorists in its cabinet.

Taliban-led Interim Govt Does Not Reflect What International Community Hoped: US

Sep 10, 2021 PTI

Biden administration expressed concern over the lack of inclusivity and the track records and the backgrounds of some of the individuals involved in governing the country.


Who Is Siraj Haqqani, New Afghan Interior Minister With $5 Million Bounty On His Head?

Siraj Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as the interior minister of the new government in Afghanistan despite US President Joe Biden urging the Taliban leadership to cut ties with all other terrorist groups.

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25 August, 2021

Taliban Burnt My Family As Afghan Army Betrayed Us: Senior Police Officer

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

28-year-old Mohammed Hadi who joined the Afghan police force in 2013 in Ghazni spoke to Outlook about Afghan army being responsible for the plight of people as they handed power to the Taliban without putting up any fight.


24 August, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin Criticises US Departure From Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

'There is a danger that terrorists and different groups that found a refuge in Afghanistan will use the chaos left by our Western colleagues and try to launch an expansion into neighboring countries,' Putin said.


23 August, 2021

Withdrawal Or Surrender: Is Afghan Exit A Setback For US President Joe Biden?

Seema Guha

Joe Biden and the Democrats are now facing a backlash not just from ordinary Americans, veterans and the opposition, but also within the party and its support base.


21 August, 2021

Biden Vows To Evacuate All Americans And Afghan Helpers Amid Talibab Crisis

Associated Press (AP)

'We will get you home,' Biden promised Americans who were still in Afghanistan days after the Taliban retook control of Kabul, ending a two-decade war.


21 August, 2021

Angelina Jolie Shares Heartbreaking Letter From An Afghan Girl In Her Instagram Debut

Outlook Web Bureau

In the letter, a teenage girl wrote about her fears of going to school in Afghanistan after Taliban’s takeover.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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