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Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue
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Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue

Wed 2:25 PM 17,270 Views 15 Comments

The Taliban have declared an Islamic emirate governed under the movement’s hardline interpretation of religious law.

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support
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Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support

Mon 10:09 PM 13,520 Views 19 Comments

Afghanistan’s new rulers are seeking assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster.

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
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Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Mon 8:15 AM 11,966 Views 7 Comments

The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’
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Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’

Oct 9th 2021, 2:20 PM 29,532 Views 16 Comments

The US delegation will meet this weekend in the Qatari capital Doha.

Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn
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Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn

Oct 2nd 2021, 4:55 PM 12,129 Views 11 Comments

The effects of drought, soaring food prices and job losses have been compounded by international aid and financing all but grinding to a halt.

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'
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Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'

Sep 25th 2021, 6:44 PM 40,789 Views 24 Comments

Graphic images showed bloody bodies on the back of a pick-up truck while a crane hoisted one man up.

Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return
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Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return

Sep 23rd 2021, 9:32 PM 60,562 Views 63 Comments

Since the Taliban seized control Afghans have been watching to see whether they will recreate their harsh rule of the late 1990s.

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
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Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Sep 18th 2021, 12:41 PM 10,973 Views 5 Comments

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar, the heartland of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch.

Only boys will restart secondary school in Afghanistan tomorrow
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Only boys will restart secondary school in Afghanistan tomorrow

Sep 17th 2021, 10:02 PM 40,962 Views 35 Comments

In Kabul, workers were seen raising a sign for the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

Taliban government ‘will not allow militants to use its territory for attacks’
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Taliban government ‘will not allow militants to use its territory for attacks’

Sep 14th 2021, 10:50 PM 18,036 Views 14 Comments

This is the first time a member of the Taliban-run cabinet has reaffirmed its commitment on this issue.

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief
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‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief

Sep 13th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,548 Views 25 Comments

Some officials from the previous government and their relatives were detained and later found deceased.

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women
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As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women

Sep 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,069 Views 24 Comments

Concerns about women’s rights have continued to grow since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out
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First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 27,199 Views 13 Comments

It represented a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the US and the new Taliban leaders.

New Taliban government faces opposition with scattered protests in Afghan cities
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New Taliban government faces opposition with scattered protests in Afghan cities

Sep 8th 2021, 3:25 PM 8,339 Views 1 Comment

A small rally in the capital Kabul today was quickly dispersed by armed Taliban security.

'All you could hear was gunshots': Soldier on scenes at Kabul airport as civilians tried to flee
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'All you could hear was gunshots': Soldier on scenes at Kabul airport as civilians tried to flee

Sep 8th 2021, 7:29 AM 11,891 Views 2 Comments

“I have never seen people jumping over fences because they are that desperate to get away.”

Taliban supreme leader says new govt will 'work towards upholding Islamic rules and sharia law'
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Taliban supreme leader says new govt will 'work towards upholding Islamic rules and sharia law'

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 6:44 PM 32,899 Views 25 Comments

The international community had demanded that non-Taliban members should be in the government.

Hundreds of people waiting to fly out of Afghanistan as NGO says Taliban is blocking flights
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Hundreds of people waiting to fly out of Afghanistan as NGO says Taliban is blocking flights

Sep 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,892 Views 7 Comments

The US administration is coming under mounting pressure as people try to leave the country.

Taliban say last resistance holdout in Panjshir Valley 'completely captured'
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Taliban say last resistance holdout in Panjshir Valley 'completely captured'

Sep 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 14,657 Views 3 Comments

The Taliban are yet to finalise their new regime after rolling into Kabul three weeks ago.

Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says
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Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says

Sep 5th 2021, 7:26 PM 7,682 Views 8 Comments

The Taliban’s chief spokesman said the group wanted “strong and official diplomatic relations with Germany”.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
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Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,265 Views 15 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.

'Avoid firing in the air, thank God instead': Taliban prepare for government as fighting rages
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'Avoid firing in the air, thank God instead': Taliban prepare for government as fighting rages

Updated Sep 4th 2021, 1:45 PM 34,079 Views 35 Comments

Fighters from the National Resistance Front are understood to have significant weapon stockpiles in Panjshir Valley.

EU sets conditions for Taliban ties and civilian presence in Kabul
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EU sets conditions for Taliban ties and civilian presence in Kabul

Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 9,691 Views 16 Comments

EU diplomats formerly based in Kabul have left Afghanistan for neighbouring countries or to return to their homelands.

Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul
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Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:43 PM 16,975 Views 16 Comments

The protesters are urging the Taliban leadership to uphold women’s rights and include women in the government.

Race to reopen Kabul airport with many still desperate to flee Afghanistan
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Race to reopen Kabul airport with many still desperate to flee Afghanistan

Sep 2nd 2021, 8:11 PM 12,073 Views 7 Comments

Qatar’s foreign minister said there is still ‘no clear indication’ of when the airport will reopen.

US may need to liaise with Taliban on strikes against Islamic State, says military chief
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US may need to liaise with Taliban on strikes against Islamic State, says military chief

Sep 1st 2021, 11:16 PM 13,963 Views 22 Comments

Army General Mark Milley said the Taliban remain a ‘ruthless’ group.

British government thought Kabul was 'unlikely' to fall to Taliban in 2021
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British government thought Kabul was 'unlikely' to fall to Taliban in 2021

Sep 1st 2021, 3:09 PM 8,440 Views 25 Comments

The UK Foreign Minister is being questioned by a House of Commons committee on the country’s handling of the crisis.

Taliban and UK officials open talks over allowing people to leave Afghanistan
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Taliban and UK officials open talks over allowing people to leave Afghanistan

Sep 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 7,967 Views 3 Comments

The UK has already evacuated more than 15,000 people since 13 August.

Biden calls US evacuation from Afghanistan 'extraordinary success'
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Biden calls US evacuation from Afghanistan 'extraordinary success'

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:17 PM 23,698 Views 89 Comments

The US President said the choice was between “leaving or escalating”.

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?
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What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?

Aug 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 14,350 Views 19 Comments

How to get Kabul’s airport running again, a lack of trust in the Taliban, and serious economic holes are among the main issues.

US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years
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US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 10:55 PM 41,083 Views 44 Comments
  • The evacuation mission began over a fortnight ago in response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
  • Since then, over 122,000 people have been flown out of the country, including over 5,400 Americans.
  • The Pentagon Press Secretary called the evacuations “the largest airlift ever conducted in US history”.
Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline
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Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline

Aug 30th 2021, 7:35 AM 25,300 Views 22 Comments

The US and UK have admitted that they will not be able to evacuate everyone by 31 August.

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
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Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,616 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday
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Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 65,190 Views 63 Comments
  • Two British adults and a teenager are among the victims.
  • The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.
  • The attack killed at least 85 people, including 13 US troops.
Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
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Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 95,785 Views 147 Comments

At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.

Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport
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Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport

Aug 26th 2021, 7:24 AM 19,406 Views 12 Comments

Nearly 90,000 Afghans and foreigners have fled Afghanistan via the US-led airlift.

1,500 Americans still need evacuating from Afghanistan as Taliban claim looted US equipment
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1,500 Americans still need evacuating from Afghanistan as Taliban claim looted US equipment

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 8:39 PM 60,034 Views 45 Comments

More than 70,000 people have been evacuated, but huge crowds remain outside Kabul airport still hoping to flee.

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
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Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained

Aug 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 41,654 Views 60 Comments

The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.

Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks
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Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks

Aug 23rd 2021, 2:15 PM 12,700 Views 5 Comments

Pro-resistance accounts on social media had dismissed earlier claims of being pushed back.

US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows
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US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows

Updated Aug 22nd 2021, 2:58 PM 64,537 Views 45 Comments

G7 leaders will discuss the crisis in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a virtual summit.

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
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EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime

Aug 21st 2021, 7:02 PM 24,889 Views 53 Comments

European humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will hinge on the Taliban respecting human rights.

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