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NATO forces to leave Afghanistan together with US

AT News KABUL: The NATO-member countries having troops in Afghanistan would withdraw simultaneously when the United States leaves, the German defense minister said Tuesday. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said that all the NATO troops would withdraw from the war-stricken country before September 11 when Washington pulls its last soldier back. “The NATO …

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Pakistan changes stance over US withdrawal from Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Pakistani government announced that it would support a responsible US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Zahid Chaudhri, spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry told a press conference in Islamabad that a hasty exit of international forces from Afghanistan would give opportunity to those who seek to sabotage the peace process. …

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UN warns of 70pc increase in Afghan poverty

AT News KABUL: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Afghanistan warns that poverty would likely jump up to 70 percent in 2021 in Afghanistan and the number of needy people would reach to 18 million. In a new report on Afghan situation, the UN body said Wednesday that if …

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Russia, Pakistan confer on Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov during his visit to Pakistan met with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed issues related to the Afghan peace process and other mutual interests. Mr. Lavrov acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in the Afghan peace process, Pakistan …

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