South Asia

Top US Envoy to Afghanistan Steps Down

Top US Envoy to Afghanistan Steps Down

The top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, is stepping down from his post, less than two months after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Khalilzad’s departure in a statement Monday evening, saying the envoy would be replaced by his deputy, Thomas West.  …

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Afghan Door-to-Door Anti-Polio Drive to Resume After 3 years

Afghan Door-to-Door Anti-Polio Drive to Resume After 3 years

The United Nations announced Monday that a nationwide house-to-house polio vaccination campaign in conflict-torn Afghanistan will recommence next month and hailed the new Taliban government for agreeing to lift a ban on such drives. Afghanistan is one of two countries in the world, along with neighboring Pakistan, where the highly …

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