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Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul

Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul A Taliban spokesman says Taliban fighters have raided a hideout of the Islamic State group north of the capital, Kabul, killing and arresting an unspecified number of militants ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 4:18 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article0:00 Top …

Taliban order fighters out of Afghan homes they took over

Taliban order fighters out of Afghan homes they took over The head of the Taliban government has ordered the group’s fighters to leave private homes they had taken over as they blitzed across Afghanistan in August By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressSeptember 30, 2021, 3:54 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid

Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid Female Afghan health workers, teachers and rights defenders are urging the international community to resume financial aid to Afghanistan, saying non-payment has disproportionally impacted women ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 5:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:43 On Location: September 28, 2021 …

Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Afghan province

Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Afghan province The Taliban have banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law ByThe Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 8:57 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters enjoy …

The Latest: Albania says another group of Afghans arrives

The Latest: Albania says another group of Afghans arrives Albanian authorities say that another group of Afghans has arrived in the country fleeing their homeland after the Taliban took power there By The Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 6:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters enjoy a boat ride …

Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return

Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return One of the founders of the Taliban says the hard-line movement will once again carry out punishments like executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 4:18 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban …

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan By ISABEL DEBRE and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 6:33 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Afghan man buys firewood …

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers By The Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 3:34 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Afghan girl looks …

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers have set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 6:45 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Afghan survivors of errant US drone strike seek probe

Afghan survivors of errant US drone strike seek probe A survivor of an errant U,S By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 6:03 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:17 Gen. McKenzie issues apology for Kabul drone strike that killed civilians The drone strike during the Afghanistan evacuations hit civilians instead of …

The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govt

The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govt Pakistan’s prime minister says he has “initiated a dialogue” with the Taliban to prod them to form an inclusive government By The Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 12:58 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Taliban fighter prays inside a mosque …

2nd Dutch minister quits over handling of Kabul evacuations

2nd Dutch minister quits over handling of Kabul evacuations The Dutch defense minister has resigned, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan ByThe Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 2:15 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies The friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet last week that is more in line with their harsh rule in the 1990s than their recent promises of inclusiveness By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 7:58 PM• 4 …

Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group

Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group The Afghan man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization By KATHY GANNON and ERIC TUCKER Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 6:16 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks Afghanistan’s new foreign minister says the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 9:02 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:16 Secretary of State testifies on withdrawal …

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison Kabul’s main prison was once crowded with thousands of Taliban captured or arrested by the government during Afghanistan’s long war By FILIPE DANA Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 8:20 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Taliban fighter lifts a makeshift …

The Latest: Pause in evacuee flights to US extended 7 days

The Latest: Pause in evacuee flights to US extended 7 days The Pentagon says all flights of Afghan evacuees into the United States have been halted for another seven days By The Associated Press September 13, 2021, 7:27 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghans wait in front of a …

The Latest: Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan

The Latest: Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan The Middle Eastern State of Qatar, which has played an outsized role in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s sweep to power on Aug. 15, has sent a delegation to Kabul By The Associated Press September 12, 2021, 5:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Kabul flag shop that started in Soviet era retools yet again

Kabul flag shop that started in Soviet era retools yet again A small flag shop, tucked away in the courtyard of a Kabul market, has documented Afghanistan’s turbulent history over the decades with its ever-changing merchandise By BERNAT ARMANGUE Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 4:45 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, …

EXCERPT: An Afghan reporter recalls 9/11’s aftermath there

EXCERPT: An Afghan reporter recalls 9/11’s aftermath there Retired Associated Press Afghanistan correspondent Amir Shah faced a delicate situation in Kabul after the 9/11 attacks By AMIR SHAH Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 3:55 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 file photo, Associated …

The Latest: Taliban flag flies at Afghan presidential palace

The Latest: Taliban flag flies at Afghan presidential palace The Taliban flag is fluttering over the Afghan presidential palace on the same day the U.S. and the world marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks By The Associated Press September 11, 2021, 3:22 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalists

UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalists The United Nations is raising the alarm about a Taliban crackdown on peaceful protests, many of them by women demanding equal rights, and journalists covering such events By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 6:58 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

The Latest: UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms

The Latest: UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms The U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan is urging the world to unite to prevent the economic collapse of the country, to address fears the Taliban’s Islamic state may spread to its neighbors and to fight terrorism By The Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 8:56 PM• 8 min …

The Latest: About 60,000 in Afghan evacuation brought to US

The Latest: About 60,000 in Afghan evacuation brought to US The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says about 60,000 people have arrived in the country since Aug. 17 from Afghanistan as part of the evacuation By The Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 8:36 PM• 9 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressUS Secretary …

Afghanistan’s last Jew leaves after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan’s last Jew leaves after Taliban takeover The last member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community has left the country By MUHAMMAD FAROOQ and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:13 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Aug. 29, 2009 file photo, Zebulon Simentov, the last known Jew …

Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members

Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members The Taliban announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan that is stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 7:44 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province

Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province The Taliban say they have seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 5:29 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:07 Chairman of Joint Chiefs speaks out on Afghanistan …

Taliban resume some flights, press assault on final holdout

Taliban resume some flights, press assault on final holdout Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have resumed some domestic passenger flights to and from Kabul, as the religious militia’s fighters step up an assault on the last remaining pocket of resistance being led by fighters opposed to their rule By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 2:38 PM• …

The Latest: US building ‘small cities’ at bases for Afghans

The Latest: US building ‘small cities’ at bases for Afghans U.S. military bases housing Afghanistan evacuees are building their own city-type leadership organizations to deal with sanitation, food and other challenges as the numbers of Afghans coming into the U.S. grows By The Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 6:37 PM• 9 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition

Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition A small group of Afghan women have protested near the presidential palace in Kabul, demanding equal rights from the Taliban By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 5:49 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWomen gather to demand their rights under the …