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# taliban - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
# Kabul
# Kabul

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’

Thu 1:47 PM 20,188 Views 18 Comments

Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.

# taliban - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Former Afghan president had 'minutes' to decide whether to leave Kabul during Taliban takeover
# August
# August

Former Afghan president had 'minutes' to decide whether to leave Kabul during Taliban takeover

Dec 30th 2021, 2:43 PM 15,958 Views 5 Comments

Ashraf Ghani denied claims his exit scuppered hopes of a deal with the Taliban and also said he had not left with a stolen fortune.

# taliban - Sunday 26 December, 2021

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort, Taliban says
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort, Taliban says

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 43,587 Views 67 Comments

The Taliban has also dissolved Afghanistan’s two election commissions.

# taliban - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul

Dec 18th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,663 Views 11 Comments

The international community has so far not recognised the present Taliban government that was formed soon after the chaotic withdrawal of US-led foreign troops.

# taliban - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

Dec 5th 2021, 5:17 PM 14,386 Views 8 Comments

Allied Western countries called on the Taliban to end the targeted killings of former members of Afghan security forces.

# taliban - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis

Nov 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,613 Views 18 Comments

UN officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster.

# taliban - Friday 12 November, 2021

Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan
# Islamabad
# Islamabad

Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan

Nov 12th 2021, 9:13 AM 4,936 Views 7 Comments

Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, did not attend the meeting.

# taliban - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

19 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

19 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital

Nov 2nd 2021, 12:05 PM 8,444 Views 1 Comment

Two blasts struck close to the entrance of the site followed by reports of shooting inside the hospital.

# taliban - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

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

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

Oct 13th 2021, 2:25 PM 17,362 Views 16 Comments

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

# taliban - Monday 11 October, 2021

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

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

Oct 11th 2021, 10:09 PM 13,549 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct 11th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,004 Views 7 Comments

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

# taliban - Saturday 9 October, 2021

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

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

Oct 9th 2021, 2:20 PM 29,560 Views 17 Comments

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

# taliban - Saturday 2 October, 2021

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

Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn

Oct 2nd 2021, 4:55 PM 12,149 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 - Saturday 25 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 25th 2021, 6:44 PM 40,813 Views 23 Comments

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

# taliban - Thursday 23 September, 2021

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

Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return

Sep 23rd 2021, 9:32 PM 60,601 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.

# taliban - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
# Nangarhar Province
# Nangarhar Province

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.

# taliban - Friday 17 September, 2021

Only boys will restart secondary school in Afghanistan tomorrow
# Taliban Regime
# Taliban Regime

Only boys will restart secondary school in Afghanistan tomorrow

Sep 17th 2021, 10:02 PM 40,996 Views 35 Comments

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

# taliban - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 14th 2021, 10:50 PM 18,047 Views 14 Comments

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

# taliban - Monday 13 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 13th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,561 Views 25 Comments

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

# taliban - Sunday 12 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,369 Views 24 Comments

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

# taliban - Thursday 9 September, 2021

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

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

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 27,218 Views 13 Comments

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

# taliban - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

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

New Taliban government faces opposition with scattered protests in Afghan cities

Sep 8th 2021, 3:25 PM 8,346 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
# Taliban
# Taliban

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

Sep 8th 2021, 7:29 AM 11,895 Views 2 Comments

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

# taliban - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

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

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

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 6:44 PM 32,962 Views 24 Comments

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

# taliban - Monday 6 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,915 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'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Sep 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 14,672 Views 3 Comments

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

# taliban - Sunday 5 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 5th 2021, 7:26 PM 7,684 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
# What Next?
# What Next?

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

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,321 Views 15 Comments

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

# taliban - Saturday 4 September, 2021

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

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

Updated Sep 4th 2021, 1:45 PM 34,094 Views 35 Comments

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

# taliban - Friday 3 September, 2021

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

EU sets conditions for Taliban ties and civilian presence in Kabul

Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 9,699 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
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:43 PM 16,992 Views 16 Comments

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

# taliban - Thursday 2 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 2nd 2021, 8:11 PM 12,078 Views 7 Comments

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

# taliban - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 1st 2021, 11:16 PM 13,966 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Sep 1st 2021, 3:09 PM 8,441 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
# Evacuation Effort
# Evacuation Effort

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

Sep 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 7,987 Views 3 Comments

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

# taliban - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

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

Biden calls US evacuation from Afghanistan 'extraordinary success'

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:17 PM 23,706 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?
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Aug 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 14,395 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.

# taliban - Monday 30 August, 2021

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

US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 10:55 PM 41,105 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline

Aug 30th 2021, 7:35 AM 25,340 Views 22 Comments

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

# taliban - Saturday 28 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,670 Views 39 Comments

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

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