Hamid Karzai
World  /  Published 23.09.21

Envoys meet Taliban

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan have met top officials of the Taliban’s interim government as well as Afghan leaders Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul and discussed the fo...
By PTI in Beijing

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Taliban’s radicalism shines through quiet gestures

As Afghans who failed in the desperate stampede to flee the country are forced to come to terms with their lot, their new rulers face an even more excruciating challenge. But in reconciling their aust...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

World  /  Published 01.09.21

Unceremonious end to US's longest war

The end of the US’s longest war was unceremonious — trash blowing across the single airstrip of Kabul’s international airport, Afghans lingering outside the gates, still hoping in va...
By Thomas Gibbons-Neff in Washington

World  /  Published 27.08.21

Kabul: Biden faces crisis he worked to avoid

It was exactly what President Biden feared most. His decision to end America’s longest war was driven, he had said repeatedly, by his determination not to sacrifice even one more member of the ...
By Michael D. Shear in Washington

World  /  Published 27.08.21

US Marines among several feared killed in Kabul

Two explosions struck within a dense crowd outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday, just hours after western governments had warned of a security threat there. At least 12...
By New York Times News Service , Reuters in Kabul


World  /  Published 26.08.21

2 Afghan leaders face house arrest

The Taliban has taken away security from former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, an Afghan official who leads the High Council for National Reconciliation, reported a foreign agenc...
By Our Bureau, Agencies

World  /  Published 26.08.21

Boris: ‘Overwhelming majority’ airlifted from Kabul

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that the "overwhelming majority" of people eligible for evacuation from Kabul airport have now left Afghanistan. Johnson also reiterate...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

World  /  Published 24.08.21

Taliban plan ‘inclusive’ govt

As lethal mayhem persisted outside Kabul airport, with thousands of terrified Afghans trying to flee, the Taliban have reached out to a former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and to Russia in an attem...
By Roger Cohen in New York

World  /  Published 21.08.21

Hamid Karzai emerging as key negotiator

Whether Abdullah Abdullah will play any part in the new government is unknown. He is a Tajik but has a Pashtun stepfather. Most of the Talibans are Pashtuns.  It is unclear how quickly any talks...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

World  /  Published 16.08.21

Ghani flees as Afghanistan falls to Taliban fighters

As it became clear that the Taliban had entered Kabul’s gates, thousands of Afghans who had sought refuge there after fleeing the insurgents’ brutal military offensive watched with growing...
By Reuters, New York Times News Service in Kabul


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