According to a pool report from a journalist accompanying Pompeo, the top US diplomat was welcomed by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad — the lead US negotiator in recent talks with the Taliban — after arriving at Kabul airport.
The envoy, Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, the architect of a February agreement with the Taliban clearing the way for a US troop withdrawal, met Taliban leaders in Doha on Wednesday, hours after meeting government leaders in Kabul.
The US-Taliban deal signed on Feb. 29 was touted as Washington's effort to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan. The next crucial step was to be intra-Afghan talks in which all factions including the Taliban would negotiate a road map for their country's future.
North Korea is unlikely to be deterred from its quest to place cargoes in space, analysts said, even though a malfunction sent a new launch vehicle and the country’s first spy satellite crashing into the ocean on Wednesday. The secretive country considers its space and military rocket programmes a sovereign right, and analysts say spy
Most people are under a gross misconception about the foods they eat. I’m not a food expert and most people are not either, yet they read the odd article here and there and decide what is good for them and what is not. They start cutting out food groups and adding new food groups not fully understanding how that decision
Hats off to the Dubai government which always believes in the wellbeing of senior citizens. The government always keeps elders, senior citizens on its priority list (“Dubai is committed to providing senior citizens with services, support and care, says Sheikh Hamdan,” June 1, Gulf Today website). According to the report, Sheikh Hamdan
You shouldn’t be surprised that Boris Johnson is so anxious to keep his activities during the pandemic secret. I mean, I’m not saying he has anything to hide exactly, because that would be grossly unfair; but we know what he’s like. The extent of his efforts to get his old colleagues in government to withhold diaries, documents and