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Pompeo meets Taliban, Afghan negotiators amid stalled talks


Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, amidst signs of progress in their stalled talks and an uptick in violence that threatens to jeopardize the peace push in the war-torn country. This was the first meeting of the top American diplomat with the Taliban...

Pentagon to cut troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan, Iraq


Washington: US President Donald Trump will issue a formal order to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq as soon as this week, according to media reports. US media quoted officials as saying that the Pentagon had issued a notice to commanders to begin planning to decrease the number of troops to 2,500 level in both...

Taliban endorses Trump in US presidential race


Washington: United States President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has received an endorsement from Taliban with the latter hoping that the re-election would lead to withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told CBS News that they believe Trump is going to win the election “because he has proved himself a politician who...

US cuts troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600


Kabul/Washington: As part of its agreement with the Taliban in February, the US has cut its troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600, a top American General said. "What I would tell you now is we have met our part of the agreement," General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, told a panel discussion hosted...