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Antony Blinken: Will Thoroughly Assess US-Taliban Deal

Blinken, will review US-Taliban deal

KABUL – President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will review the peace agreement with the Taliban. “We want to end this so-called forever war. We want to bring our forces home. We want to retain some capacity to deal with any …

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ILO Calls for Greater Protection of Homeworkers

ILO calls for greater protection of homeworkers

GENEVA – The International Labor Organization (ILO) has called for greater protection of homeworkers, who have increased in the face of the impact for Covid-19. In its report “Working from home from invisibility to decent work”, UN agency shows that this group does not have the same level of protection …

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U.S. is UN’s Defaulter, not Contributor: China

Chinese Foreign Ministry says that U.S. is UN's defaulter, not contributor

BEIJING – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said that the international community clearly knows if the United States is the biggest contributor to the UN. This was the response of Zhao Lijian to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s, assertion that the United States is the largest contributor to …

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US ‘Expects’ Kabul to Prioritize Fight Against Corruption

Ross Wilson, US is not advocating for interim govt in Afghanistan

KABUL – US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson said Wednesday that Washington expects the Afghan government to strengthen its commitment to fight corruption and to address the issue of impunity against powerful people in this regard. Marking International Anti-Corruption Day, Wilson said in a series of tweets: “I want to emphasize …

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EU Proposes Plan to Improve Ties with US

EU proposes plan to improve ties with US

BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) on Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive plan to improve its partnership with the United States, which the bloc says has been badly damaged under the current US administration. The plan, titled “A New EU-US Agenda for Global Change”, was proposed by the EU’s executive arm, …

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US: Taliban Are Not Meeting Their Commitment

US, Taliban are not fulfilling their commitment

KABUL – A senior American diplomat has promised his country will mount pressure on the Taliban for failing to the honor their agreement with the US and reduce violence in Afghanistan. US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson declared on Monday the spike in violence across the country as unacceptable. He blamed …

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Khalilzad Hails Positive Development in Pak-Afghan Relations

Khalilzad hail Pak-Afghan agreement

KABUL – United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad hailed the shared vision by Pakistan and Afghanistan on bilateral relations and regional stability. “We welcome and are encouraged by the positive development in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations,” said Khalilzad in a tweet Monday. “If implemented, it provides an opportunity to …

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