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Trump slams Afghanistan withdrawal as most embarrassing moment in US history

AT News KABUL – In a fiery speech at a forum in Pennsylvania, former US President Donald Trump lambasted Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, branding it as the most embarrassing moment in the US history. Trump cited the abandonment of $85 billion worth of equipment and leaving “hundreds of Americans” …

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Former US diplomat warns against reengaging in Taliban’s Afghanistan

AT News KABUL – A former US official has issued a stark warning against the prospect of American diplomats returning to the embattled nation. In a compelling op-ed, Annie Pforzheimer, former deputy chief of mission at U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, argues that engaging with the Taliban would inadvertently grant legitimacy …

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Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan soar

AT News KABUL – Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan have surged by 3.63% in the first half of the 2023-2024 fiscal year, according to the latest report from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Clocking in at $260.716 million from July to December 2023-24, this substantial increase marks a significant uptick …

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OIC envoy meets Tajikistan foreign minister on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL – Special Envoy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Afghanistan, Tarig Ali Bakheet, held crucial talks with Tajikistan’s Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Dushanbe on Friday, underlining the urgent need for coordinated action to support the Afghan people. During the meeting, Bakheet delivered a pivotal …

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Taliban minister shrugs off global pressure, calls recognition irrelevant

AT News KABUL – In a bold speech from the heart of Taliban territory, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the notorious Taliban interior minister, dismissed the significance of international recognition, particularly from the United States. Speaking from Paktia province, Haqqani declared that their accomplishments transcend any external validation. Still sought for questioning regarding …

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UN Chief Guterres to lead crucial Afghanistan summit in Doha

AT News KABUL – In a pivotal move to address the pressing issues in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is set to spearhead a high-level summit in Doha next week. The meeting, slated for February 18-19, will convene key stakeholders and special representatives on Afghanistan, as disclosed by Zamir …

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Biden kept classified documents to challenge Obama’s Afghanistan decision

 AT News KABUL – A report by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Hur has unearthed President Joe Biden’s clandestine retention of classified documents on Afghanistan, in direct opposition to former President Barack Obama’s decision to surge US troops in Afghanistan back in 2009. The report highlights Biden’s firm belief that history …

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Biden extends freeze on Afghanistan’s foreign reserves

AT News KABUL – In a move echoing his earlier executive order, US President Joe Biden has declared an extension of the freeze on Afghanistan’s foreign reserves. This decision, announced today, extends the freeze initiated on February 11, 2022, amplifying Washington’s response to Afghanistan’s pressing humanitarian crisis and its associated …

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Lukashenko pledges aid to Afghanistan

AT News KABUL – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has declared solidarity with Afghanistan, promising crucial aid amidst ongoing challenges. Following high-stakes discussions with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent, Lukashenko revealed plans for Belarus and Uzbekistan to supply essential medicines and food to Afghanistan. Addressing reporters, Lukashenko underscored the urgency …

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EU special envoy engages Taliban leaders in high-stakes talks

AT News KABUL – EU Special Envoy Tomas Niklasson has conducted talks with Taliban representatives in Kabul over the last 48 hours. Among the officials he met were the Taliban’s economy minister, deputy minister of counternarcotics, and deputy chief minister, Abdul Kabir. During his discussion with Abdul Kabir, they addressed …

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