Republican senators seek accountability from Biden admin for US military equipment seized by Taliban
The senators asked the Biden administration to account for taxpayer-funded American military equipment that may have fallen into the Taliban's hands after they seized Kabul.
India should be 'open-minded' about dealing with Taliban: Former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha
Indian government should not conclude that the Taliban will place itself "in Pakistan's lap" as every country furthers its own interests, Sinha said in an interview.
A core point of the troop withdrawal deal Washington signed with the Taliban last year was that they will not allow militant groups to operate out of Afghanistan.
Memories of the militants' brutal 1996-2001 regime and the near-two-decade insurgency that killed tens of thousands are etched on Afghan minds -- especially women and religious minorities.
Ram Madhav said the Talibani mindset does not spare any religion. Thousands of Muslims were forced to suffer in Malabar due to the riot, he added.
The seizure comes amid rapid gains by the Taliban over the last week, pressuring Afghanistan's central government as U.S., British and Canadian forces rush troops in to help their diplomatic staffs.