The move would help US companies develop materials critical to national security while boosting Afghanistan’s economic growth.
As the US deploys 3000 additional troops to Afghanistan, Trump’s “regional approach” to security and tough talk on Pakistan has won a stamp of approval from President Ghani.
“We don’t foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan. I think it will just complicate the situation and it will not resolve anything.”
The blast outside Kabul International Cricket Stadium took place during a match in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said 116 new “high impact” development projects would be implemented jointly in 31 provinces of Afghanistan.
The booklet had a Quranic verse from the Taliban’s banner superimposed on a dog’s image.
The announcement comes over a week after US President Donald Trump hit out at Pakistan for providing a safe haven for terror groups that kill Americans in Afghanistan.
ISIS, which has launched several attacks against minority Shi’ite targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
President Donald Trump ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops while announcing his Afghanistan and South Asia policy to a crowd of veterans.
China defended its ally earlier this week after Trump said the US could no longer be silent about militants using safe havens on Pakistani soil.
The problem illustrates the hurdles Afghanistan faces in rebuilding its strife-torn economy, a crucial step if it is to wean itself off foreign aid.
A senior Taliban official said the rare decision to address Trump directly coincided with the president’s deliberations on US policy in Afghanistan.
Fighting is ongoing but as many as 50 people – children, women and elderly men, most of them members of Shi’ite Hazara community – may have been killed.
Trump vented his frustrations about the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, echoing Obama’s qualms about sending more troops into a conflict described as “an eroding stalemate”.
The capture of a Pakistani teenager who travelled 2,000 km across two countries to commit a suicide attack gives police a rare glimpse into a militant network suspected of a surge in sectarian violence.
The attack was a reminder of the dangers posed to US forces in Afghanistan as Donald Trump weighs sending thousand more troops to America’s longest war.
Trump, frustrated by US ineffectiveness in the Afghan war, suggested firing his Afghanistan army general after a meeting that ended in a shouting match, according to officials.
The figures were provided to the US military by the Afghan government and were consistent with those from the last year, says a US congressional watchdog.
Antonio Guterres called the attacks “horrifying” and said deliberately targeting civilians was a violation of human rights and “may constitute a war crime”.
Monday’s suicide bombing targeting government personnel continued the unrelenting violence that has killed over 1,700 civilians in Afghanistan this year.
Kabul has accounted for at least 20% of all civilian casualties this year.
US peace-building should look beyond buttressing the Kabul regime to engaging with major regional powers, namely Pakistan, China, and India.
Even though practices such as “baad” and “baadal” (pertaining to child marriage) are legally prohibited since 2009, it still continues unhindered in Afghanistan today.
According to the UN more than 5,000 non-combatants were killed or wounded in the first six months of 2017 due to suicide bomb attacks by insurgent groups.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the ISIS group were also killed in the strike on Tuesday.
By running amok in conflict zones since taking power, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to revoke the post-9/11 congressional war authorisation.
The delegation led by Senator John McCain called for a coherent strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in US history.
The story of the Afghan robotics team emerged as the US grapples with the legality of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
Can the EU justify sending additional troops to join the war in Afghanistan even while maintaining a policy that says the country is safe?
EU is willing to go along with Trump’s demand for more NATO involvement in Afghanistan against militants, but “the confusion in Washington has had an impact”.
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Kevin King, a teacher at the American University in Kabul, and his Australian colleague Timothy Weeks were seized near the campus in August last year.
Potential Trump administration responses also include redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and eventually downgrading Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which also left dozens wounded.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
While no action has been confirmed, comments made by the officials suggest an increase of troops by about 3000-5000 in the region.
After a stalemate of almost 16 years in the region, the US defense secretary says they ‘recognise the need for urgency’.
The situation in Afghanistan, having been in a deadlock for more than 15 years has deteriorated rapidly in the last few months.
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