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# 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

Fri 10:02 PM 39,247 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’

Tue 10:50 PM 18,005 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

Mon 2:35 PM 12,509 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 42,936 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 27,168 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 8,336 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 11,883 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 32,819 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 25,872 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 14,644 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 7,677 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 20,097 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 34,068 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 9,686 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 16,891 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 12,072 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 13,959 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 8,437 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 7,956 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 23,692 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 14,329 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 41,057 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 25,235 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 18,543 Views 39 Comments

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

# taliban - Friday 27 August, 2021

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

Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 65,126 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.

# taliban - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
# Kabul Airport
# Kabul Airport

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 95,696 Views 147 Comments

At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.

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

Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport

Aug 26th 2021, 7:24 AM 19,405 Views 12 Comments

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

# taliban - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

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

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

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 8:39 PM 60,013 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
# Afghanistan Rescue
# Afghanistan Rescue

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

Aug 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 41,469 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 - Monday 23 August, 2021

Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks
# Panjshir Valley
# Panjshir Valley

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.

# taliban - Sunday 22 August, 2021

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

US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows

Updated Aug 22nd 2021, 2:58 PM 64,501 Views 45 Comments

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

# taliban - Saturday 21 August, 2021

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

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime

Aug 21st 2021, 7:02 PM 24,886 Views 53 Comments

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

Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter
# Taliban
# Taliban

Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter

Updated Aug 21st 2021, 2:23 PM 39,551 Views 42 Comments
  • Taliban co-founder Baradar in Kabul today for talks to set up government.
  • The flow of people trying to flee continues to overwhelm the international community.
  • US forces are going beyond the airport to help people seeking evacuation.
Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
# Taliban
# Taliban

Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021, 6:45 AM 13,381 Views 23 Comments

The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.

# taliban - Friday 20 August, 2021

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave

Aug 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 12,770 Views 5 Comments

European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address

Aug 20th 2021, 8:31 PM 17,288 Views 34 Comments

The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan
# RAAB
# RAAB

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,827 Views 30 Comments

Raab has come under increasing pressure to resign after it was revealed he was on holiday as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 5:59 PM 34,835 Views 44 Comments
  • US President Joe Biden is set to make a televised address about the evacuation effort.
  • A German civilian was shot on his way to the airport.
  • The Taliban conceded that some of their fighters were breaking into properties.
'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul
# Evacuated
# Evacuated

'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul

Aug 20th 2021, 9:32 AM 21,788 Views 17 Comments

The Irish woman flew from Afghanistan to Pakistan yesterday and will return to Ireland in the next few days.

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# Geopolitics
# Geopolitics

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,435 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

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