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China senior diplomat meets Taliban

The Independent 28 Jul 2021
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met the political chief of Afghanistan’s Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar for talks on the peace and regional security, signalling the insurgent group’s growing clout on the international stage at a sensitive time of transition ... Afghanistan forces are, meanwhile, trying to push back the Taliban.
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China hosts Taliban with security, peace process on agenda

Anadolu Agency 28 Jul 2021
... on Afghanistan. The visit, which Naeem said was on Beijing's invitation in the northeastern Tianjin municipality, occurred as the US-led NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan nears completion under a recent agreement between the Taliban and Washington signed in the Qatari capital Doha.
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India will continue to make vital contributions to Afghanistan's stability: Blinken

Yahoo Daily News 28 Jul 2021
Blinken, the third senior member of the Biden administration to visit India this year, arrived in the national capital on Tuesday evening in the midst of a deteriorating security scenario in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American troops ... 'India and the US share a strong interest in a peaceful secure and stable Afghanistan.
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NSA, ISI chief reach US for talks on Afghanistan, other issues

Dawn 28 Jul 2021
Faiz Hameed, reached the US capital on Tuesday for talks with their American counterparts on Afghanistan and other issues of bilateral interests ... The Pakistani delegation will still be in the US capital when Secretary Blinken returns but it’s not clear if he will also meet the visitors.
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From Taliban Advancing in Afghanistan to China: Security High on Agenda as Blinken Meets Jaishankar, Doval Today

Yahoo Daily News 28 Jul 2021
The agenda of the visit is increasingly veering towards Afghanistan now, even as the two-and-a-half hours of meeting time set aside for him and his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar will have much more to discuss on the bilateral front as well ... urban areas and provincial capitals.
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'Pure selfishness': Turkish official hits back over Austrian leader's refugee remarks

Anadolu Agency 28 Jul 2021
Turkey has not caused the problems in Syria and Afghanistan, but Turkey bears the consequences of all these problems,” he said while speaking to the media in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
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Xinhua world news summary at 1500 GMT, July 28

China.dot.org 28 Jul 2021
MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and four hijacked military armored vehicles were destroyed on Wednesday when the Afghan Air Force targeted Taliban positions in the country's northern province of Faryab, the military confirmed ... (Afghanistan-Faryab-Airstrikes) Enditem .
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Taliban’s delegation visiting China

Khaama Press 28 Jul 2021
... has also pledged not to interfere in other’s internal issues and will contribute to the peace process of Afghanistan. The Taliban’s last visit was that to Russia after a meeting with the Afghan government delegation in the Iranian capital Tehran.
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Kandahar residents fear Taliban advance on Afghan city

Al Jazeera 28 Jul 2021
Kandahar, AfghanistanLast week, Kawsar Sama and her family packed up their belongings and got on a flight to the capital city of Kabul. For the 21-year-old and her family, life in the southern city of Kandahar had become risky as the Taliban has pushed into the districts surrounding Afghanistan’s second-largest city in recent weeks ... Afghanistan.
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Antony Blinken: US, India must work against threats to democracy

The Times of India 28 Jul 2021
Blinken met his counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Indian national security advisor Ajit Doval in the national capital. India’s border tensions with China, the growing security crisis in Afghanistan triggered by the impending final US troop withdrawal and Covid-19 are likely to be high on the agenda.
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Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

Federal News Radio 27 Jul 2021
He made the statement at a press conference in the Afghan capital Kabul ... and NATO soldiers complete their final withdrawal from Afghanistan ... Also this month, Kabul recalled its ambassador and other diplomats from Islamabad after the 26-year-old daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador was brutally attacked in the Pakistani capital.
photo: AP / Rahmat Gul
FILE - In this June 23, 2021 file photo, Afghan militiamen join Afghan defense and security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border: Pakistan army

Al Jazeera 27 Jul 2021
They are also threatening a number of provincial capitals – advances that come as the last US and NATO soldiers complete their final withdrawal from Afghanistan ... Also this month, Kabul recalled its ambassador and other diplomats from Islamabad after the 26-year-old daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador was brutally attacked in the Pakistani capital.
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Fleeing Afghanistan troops ‘amicably returned’ to Kabul: ISPR

The Wire 27 Jul 2021
They are also threatening a number of provincial capitals — advances that come as the last US and NATO soldiers complete their final withdrawal from Afghanistan ... The Afghanistan government and Taliban negotiators have met in Qatar’s capital, Doha, in recent weeks, although ...
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UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan

Longview News-Journal 27 Jul 2021
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in the first six months of any year since the United Nations began systematically keeping count in 2009, a U.N ... secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan ... and NATO soldiers leave Afghanistan.

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