US President Joe Biden has set May 1 as the official start of the withdrawal of the remaining forces from the war-torn country.
Members of the US-backed alliance have agreed this month to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden made the call to end Washington's longest war.
The three foreign ministers highlight “urgent need for immediate ceasefire” in Afghanistan after a meeting in Istanbul. A US-backed Afghan peace conference in the city, hosted by Turkey, Qatar and UN, is postponed over Taliban’s non-participation.
One of the sources says the projectiles hit the section of the airbase occupied by Iraqi troops, who share the base with soldiers deployed by Washington as part of the US-led anti-militant coalition.
President Biden will make an announcement on Wednesday that all US forces, in coordination with those of Western allies, will leave other than limited personnel to guard US diplomatic installations, US official says.
NATO and Kiev have warned Russia against building up troops near eastern Ukraine, prompting Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to threaten Western countries with force if they send troops to join the fray.
Insurgent group says its fighters will be "compelled to" fight foreign forces if the US fails to meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw its remaining soldiers from Afghanistan.
Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin makes his first visit to the war-torn country amid questions about how long US troops will stay there.
Frustration and fear grow over the recent spike in violence and both the Afghan government and Taliban are blaming each other.
US President Trump's veto of the bill that he calls a "gift" to China and Russia raises the possibility the measure will fail to become law for the first time in 60 years.
One would think leaders worthy of international recognition as peacemakers wouldn't have blood stains on their names. But these leaders certainly do:
The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabab insurgency.
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