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World 25 Jul 2021 | 12:45 AM

Russian, Tajik defence ministers discuss response to Afghan conflict risks - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Tajik counterpart Sherali Mirzo on Saturday discussed joint measures to counter threats from the Taliban in the Tajik-Afghan border area, the TASS news agency reported.

World 22 Jul 2021 | 8:58 PM

Uzbekistan says has no grounds to host Afghans awaiting U.S. visas

ALMATY (Reuters) - Uzbekistan said on Thursday there was no legal basis for accepting a U.S. request to temporarily house thousands of Afghans while they await U.S. immigrant visas after having worked for American forces now pulling out of the country.

World 20 Jul 2021 | 11:29 PM

Russia sees security upside in Taliban's north Afghanistan gains - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia views Taliban gains in northern Afghanistan as having a security upside because the group is hostile to what Moscow regards as more dangerous Islamist extremists, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday, according to the Interfax news agency.

World 17 Jul 2021 | 11:11 PM

Russia offered U.S. use of Central Asia bases for Afghan intel - paper

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin in June offered U.S. counterpart Joe Biden the use of Russian military bases in Central Asia for information gathering from Afghanistan, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Saturday, as American troops leave the country.

World 16 Jul 2021 | 8:54 PM

U.S., Afghanistan, Pakistan Uzbekistan create platform for regional cooperation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan formed a new diplomatic platform to support peace and stability in Afghanistan and foster regional trade and business ties, the State Department said Friday as U.S. troops continue their planned withdrawal from the country.