Ashraf Ghani, delivering a speech via Facebook in the United Arab Emirates, said he had no choice to leave Afghanistan, to prevent the country from becoming “another Yemen or Syria.”
The Taliban stand on the brink of assuming power in Afghanistan. The country’s president has reportedly fled the country, with thousands of civilians and Western diplomats trying to do the same.
“All that Washington cares about at this point is getting out, without having to admit defeat.”
In exclusive interview, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani insists Trump's Taliban strategy is working
Afghanistan’s president says that if U.S. troops were to withdraw, the country would become a breeding ground for terrorism.
The group pledged that its 2018 campaign would focus on the U.S. military.
“We are making this offer without preconditions in order to lead to a peace agreement,” said President Ghani.
The suicide attack targeted Afghanistan's Shiite Hazara minority, who had gathered in the thousands on Saturday for a protest against the route of an electrical line.
"The punishment for homosexuality is upon God and he will decide on them not humans," said Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen.
VICE News attended British Prime Minister David Cameron's anti-corruption summit in London, which saw world leaders come together to discuss transparency and stolen assets.
The insurgents, who largely control the Afghan drug trade, are flush with cash and new recruits after the lucrative poppy harvest in Helmand province.
At least 28 people were killed and more than 300 injured when Taliban militants detonated a truck bomb and fought a gun battle near a government building during morning rush hour.