Struggle for control of Afghanistan comes to K street

Ahmad Massoud, leader of one of the most prominent groups of fighters seeking to oust the Taliban from power, signed the contract this week with Robert Stryk

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CIA says Al Qaeda is regrouping post Taliban takeover in Afghanistan: Report

As per estimates within American intelligence community, it will take just two years for Al Qeda to regain its previous strike capacity

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'Give them time': Imran Khan defends Taliban again, terms Haqqani terror network a tribal group

Pakistan PM Imran said the country was being used as a "hired gun" by the US government during the Afghanistan war while refuting claims of offering a "safe haven" for terrorists inside the…

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Odd man out: Taliban's Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is in Time’s 100 most influential list

Taliban leader and Afghan deputy prime minister Mullah Baradar shares space in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people with the likes of US President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi…

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Taliban's Baradar appears in video, refutes reports of him getting hurt

There were rumours of Baradar getting hurt in clashes with rival factions within Taliban

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Watch | Taliban's balancing act on Kashmir: Nations should resolve issues via dialogue

"Kashmir and everywhere else where there is tyranny, our policy is that we should stand with them. However, if there is a conflict between two countries, like how it is said in the world to solve…

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COVID-19 cases in southeast China more than double as Delta spreads

In just four days, a total of 102 community infections have been reported in three Fujian cities, including Xiamen, a tourist and transport hub with a population of 5 million

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Thousands protest against Taliban in Kandahar over evictions

Protesters gathered in front of the governor`s house in Kandahar after around 3,000 families were asked to leave the colony, according to the former government official who witnessed the crowds…

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Female students forced to attend pro-Taliban gatherings in head-to-toe black robes at Kabul University

Afghan female students have said they were forced to attend a pro-Taliban gathering at the Kabul University. The women, who were dressed in head-to-toe black robes distributed by the Taliban…

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Afghans indulging in infidelity to be stoned, hands to be chopped for theft: Report

Many Afghans were alarmed when the Taliban reinstated the Ministry for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which had been abolished following the US occupation and was known for its…

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Journalism in Afghanistan in danger of disappearing, says scribes’ body head

The head of the International Federation of Journalists has raised concerns about future of journalism in Afghanistan. He said it is in danger of disappearing. The reporters in the country are…

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Are two top Taliban leaders alive? Several questions arise after disappearance  

Two Taliban leaders, supreme leader and new deputy prime minister, have been missing from public view. The disappearances have been fuelling rumours of growing infighting in the group. The efforts…

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Taliban killing civilians in Panjshir Valley, says report

Reports coming in paint different picture that the claims made by Taliban saying that they were in Panjshir to protect people

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After missing on evacuation, Afghan ‘dogs of war’ finally find new abode

Dozens of dogs, who were left behind in the evacuations, have found new home and handlers too. These animals are being kept in a makeshift training centre at airport in Kabul. The company handling…

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Engage with Taliban to avert total collapse of Afghan economy: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Afghanistan's economy is focused on cash, especially for small enterprises. Businesses are projected to suffer if citizens' access to cash and savings becomes increasingly difficult.

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