The US State Department spokesperson says the Turkey conference is aimed to accelerate the Afghan peace efforts.
The plane was about to descend when the control tower informed of the closure of the airport
U.S special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad following his arrival in Kabul on Saturday held meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah Head of High Council for National Reconciliation.
The Pentagon condemned the Taliban attack on a Kandahar air base Wednesday, where several hundred U.S. troops are based, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said at a press briefing.
US President Joe Biden may extend the stay of American forces in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline for completing, says a media report.
Mohammad Karim Khalili, former vice president and leader of the Hizb-e-Wahdat Islami Afghanistan party, warned on Tuesday that the war in the country could intensify if the peace process fails.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani underwent prostate surgery in Kabul yesterday and is in good health, according to officials.
The removal of any US troops from Afghanistan would be orderly and in consultation with its allies and partners, the Biden Administration said.
At least two civilians were killed and 18 others were wounded in an explosion in Nangarhar province on Wednesday morning, local security sources said.
Moscow is now a major player both in India’s west and east, compounding the country’s Russia dilemma.