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#Taliban

# taliban - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

'We fear what is coming': Women in Kabul speak out as Taliban takes back control
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

'We fear what is coming': Women in Kabul speak out as Taliban takes back control

Aug 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,120 Views 33 Comments
  • Women living in Kabul tell The Journal "everyone is living in fear" since the Taliban regained control
  • Females in particular are afraid to leave their homes, Órla Ryan and Laura Byrne write
  • "We simply do not know what they have in store for us. All we can do now is wait," Mahbouba Seraj says

# taliban - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Taliban news conference hears promise of women's rights 'within the framework of Sharia'
# Kabul
# Kabul

Taliban news conference hears promise of women's rights 'within the framework of Sharia'

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 6:45 PM 85,841 Views 109 Comments

NATO ambassadors are convening for an emergency meeting today.

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban

Aug 17th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,596 Views 36 Comments

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at Kabul airport yesterday in an attempt to leave the country.

# taliban - Monday 16 August, 2021

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,969 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'

Aug 16th 2021, 1:21 PM 50,189 Views 35 Comments

The events of the next 48 – 72 hours in Afghanistan are being shaped in a highly fluid and febrile environment, security expert Tom Clonan writes.

# taliban - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Afghan President says he fled country to prevent 'flood of bloodshed'
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghan President says he fled country to prevent 'flood of bloodshed'

Updated Aug 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 150,717 Views 227 Comments

The Taliban has captured much of the country in the last week.

# taliban - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul

Updated Aug 14th 2021, 6:29 PM 44,445 Views 68 Comments

It comes as the Taliban close in on Kabul after seizing a series of provincial capitals in its advance across the country.

# taliban - Friday 13 August, 2021

Taliban near gates of Kabul as US prepares to fly out thousands of officials
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban near gates of Kabul as US prepares to fly out thousands of officials

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 10:50 PM 49,797 Views 76 Comments
  • The Taliban have taken four more provincial capitals in sweep across Afghan south.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is 'gravely concerned' about the situation.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has convened crisis talks on Afghanistan today.
Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan

Aug 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 16,896 Views 29 Comments

The Taliban have taken four more provincial capitals in sweep across Afghan south.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 70,896 Views 98 Comments

The security analyst says the Taliban brings its violent misogyny with it, meaning women and girls will suffer most.

# taliban - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Taliban claim to capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban claim to capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city

Updated Aug 12th 2021, 11:00 PM 41,145 Views 84 Comments

The UK government is also sending troops to Afghanistan to help its embassy staff leave the country.

# taliban - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Afghan leader flies into besieged northern city as Taliban extend gains
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan leader flies into besieged northern city as Taliban extend gains

Aug 11th 2021, 3:01 PM 19,706 Views 20 Comments
  • Taliban Forces have captured nine cities since last Friday.
  • Afghan Forces tasked with defending the city of Kunduz surrendered en masse in the last 24 hours.
  • President Joe Biden has refused to alter his 31 August pull out of US troops.

# taliban - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
# Offensive
# Offensive

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,524 Views 45 Comments

The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.

# taliban - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Much of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz city controlled by Taliban, official says
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Much of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz city controlled by Taliban, official says

Aug 8th 2021, 12:14 PM 11,040 Views 32 Comments

Kunduz is a strategic crossroads with good access to much of northern Afghanistan as well as the capital, Kabul.

# taliban - Friday 6 August, 2021

Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately
# Taliban
# Taliban

Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately

Aug 6th 2021, 10:43 PM 31,328 Views 30 Comments

“You should note an overall increased threat to Western interests in Kabul,” the UK government’s website states.

# taliban - Friday 23 July, 2021

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal

Jul 23rd 2021, 9:41 AM 14,995 Views 25 Comments

The group has swiftly captured territory in recent weeks as the last US and Nato soldiers leave Afghanistan.

# taliban - Friday 16 July, 2021

Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Jul 16th 2021, 2:02 PM 18,545 Views 21 Comments

Danish Siddiqui had been covering conflict in the country.

# taliban - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Afghan delegation and Taliban to meet for peace talks in Qatar
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan delegation and Taliban to meet for peace talks in Qatar

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,981 Views 7 Comments

Two officials said the two side are due to meet in Doha, possibly on Friday.

# taliban - Friday 2 July, 2021

US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August
# Exodus
# Exodus

US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August

Jul 2nd 2021, 9:10 PM 9,741 Views 12 Comments

The Biden administration said it would continue to provide security systems and humanitarian assistance in the months ahead.

# taliban - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 16,015 Views 42 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

# taliban - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush
# Taliban
# Taliban

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush

Jan 17th 2021, 7:06 PM 13,166 Views 4 Comments

Violence has risen in Afghanistan in recent months despite peace talks between the Taliban and government.

# taliban - Saturday 12 September, 2020

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government
# Doha
# Doha

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government

Updated Sep 12th 2020, 1:22 PM 20,202 Views 31 Comments

“We want a humanitarian ceasefire,” the former chief executive for Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said.

# taliban - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?
# Bounties
# Bounties

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Jul 1st 2020, 3:35 PM 21,217 Views 61 Comments

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

# taliban - Saturday 29 February, 2020

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed

Updated Feb 29th 2020, 6:13 PM 23,967 Views 53 Comments

“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

# taliban - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
# Taking A Trip
# Taking A Trip

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

Nov 29th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,275 Views 17 Comments

The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

# taliban - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Nov 19th 2019, 10:53 AM 21,541 Views 6 Comments

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.

# taliban - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks
# Disturbing The Peace Talks
# Disturbing The Peace Talks

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks

Updated Sep 8th 2019, 4:57 PM 33,331 Views 49 Comments

Trump’s announcement draws a fresh question mark on whether the United States will leave Afghanistan anytime soon.

# taliban - Sunday 6 January, 2019

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses

Jan 6th 2019, 3:14 PM 10,626 Views 3 Comments

Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.

# taliban - Friday 21 December, 2018

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Surprise Move
# Surprise Move

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan

Dec 21st 2018, 6:59 AM 14,431 Views 65 Comments

The move stunned officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict.

# taliban - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers
# Deadly Insurgency
# Deadly Insurgency

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

Aug 26th 2018, 10:44 AM 7,745 Views 2 Comments

Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

# taliban - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan

Jun 9th 2018, 1:36 PM 9,603 Views 17 Comments

Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.

# taliban - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

Jan 27th 2018, 3:13 PM 12,882 Views 72 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# taliban - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault
# Joshua Boyle
# Joshua Boyle

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:10 AM 49,088 Views 29 Comments

The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court.

# taliban - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet
# Safe Havens
# Safe Havens

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:38 AM 26,275 Views 22 Comments

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

# taliban - Friday 1 December, 2017

Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college
# Taliban
# Taliban

Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college

Dec 1st 2017, 12:12 PM 7,757 Views 27 Comments

The Taliban militants targeted students in today’s raid.

# taliban - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family
# Family Planning
# Family Planning

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

Oct 21st 2017, 3:00 PM 32,474 Views 53 Comments

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

# taliban - Thursday 12 October, 2017

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:47 PM 24,087 Views 26 Comments

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

# taliban - Monday 24 July, 2017

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing
# Taliban
# Taliban

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

Jul 24th 2017, 6:57 AM 4,738 Views 8 Comments

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

# taliban - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan
# Roadside Bomb
# Roadside Bomb

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan

May 20th 2017, 7:56 AM 7,442 Views 8 Comments

Provincial authorities have blamed the Taliban for the atrocity.

# taliban - Friday 28 April, 2017

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed
# Alexander Blackman
# Alexander Blackman

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed

Apr 28th 2017, 8:14 AM 14,416 Views 90 Comments

A court cut Alexander Blackman’s sentence to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter.