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United States to relocate, financially support relatives of victims it mistakenly killed in Kabul drone attack

The United States will offer financial support to the relatives of the ten people it mistakenly killed during a drone strike on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August. An aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the strike. The Pentagon said it was also working to help surviving members […]

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Afghanistan: At least 32 killed, 70 injured in bombing attack on mosque during Friday prayers

At least 32 people are dead and 70 injured after an explosion tore through a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar. The explosion’s cause is not yet clear but a suicide bombing is suspected. One witness told AFP he heard three explosions – at the main door, where worshippers wash, […]

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Pet bird belonging to Afghan girl evacuated from Kabul finds new home in France’s embassy in Abu Dhabi

A pet bird belonging to an Afghan girl who was evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban’s takeover has found a new home with France’s ambassador in Abu Dhabi. Xavier Chatel took in the little mynah, named Juji, after the girl was stopped from bringing it on a flight from the United Arab Emirates to France. […]

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Taliban accused of killing 13 ethnic Hazaras, mostly soldiers who surrendered to the insurgents

Taliban unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras, most of them Afghan soldiers who had surrendered to the insurgents, a prominent rights group said. The killings took place in the village of Kahor in Daykundi province in central Afghanistan on August 30, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. Eleven of the victims were members of the […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban hang dead bodies in an apparent warning in western city of Herat, reports say

The Taliban hung the dead bodies of four kidnappers in public in the western city of Herat in an apparent warning. The display came a day after a notorious Taliban official warned that extreme punishments such as executions and amputations would resume. The men were killed in a gun battle after allegedly seizing a businessman […]

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Rescued Afghan animal charity operated by UK marine faces investigation over operations and funding

Animal charity operated by an ex-marine in Kabul is being examined by the United Kingdom Charity Commission.The regulator is looking into the funding arrangements of Operation Ark, which raised more than ¬£200,000 from supporters in days.Operation Ark was launched by Pen Farthing’s charity Nowzad to evacuate staff members and their immediate families, plus the animals […]

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Taliban requests to address UN General Assembly in New York City

The Taliban have requested to address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York City. A UN committee will rule on the request but it is unlikely to happen during the current session of the body. The Taliban also nominated their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador. The […]

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Taliban replaces women’s ministry with moral policing ministry known for public executions and floggings

Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s women’s ministry with those for the Taliban’s moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. A sign for the building was covered by a replacement in a mixture of Dari and Arabic, […]

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Taliban to review syllabus, permits women to study as long as they wear head coverings

Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at the postgraduate level, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and head coverings will be compulsory. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani laid out the new policies at a news conference on Sunday, a day after the Taliban raised their flag over the presidential palace, signalling […]

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United Nations condemns Taliban’s violent crackdown on protests

The United Nations condemned Taliban’s brutal response in curbing dissent after the group’s rapid take over of Afghanistan. The Taliban killed at least four protesters during recent rallies, a UN report said. Demonstrations have been taking place across Afghanistan¬†since the fall of Kabul on 15 August 2021, demanding respect for women’s rights and greater freedoms. […]

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Heavy fighting between Resistance forces and Taliban insurgents in Panjshir, both claim victory

Heavy fighting has been reported in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, the last of the province not yet under the Taliban’s control. Reuters quoted Taliban officials saying that they had seized the area, but the resistance fighters they are battling denied this. One of the resistance leaders, Amrullah Saleh, dismissed claims he had fled, but said the […]

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Taliban is a ruthless group, unclear if they’ll change: US general

The top US general has described the Taliban as a “ruthless group” and says it is unclear whether they will change. Gen Mark Milley said, however, it was “possible” that the US would co-ordinate with the Islamist militants on future counter-terrorism operations. US forces withdrew from Afghanistan on Tuesday, ending America’s longest war 20 years […]