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Baby boy lost during Kabul evacuation reunited with family after seven weeks of negotiations

A baby boy separated from his parents in the chaos of the US evacuation of Afghanistan has finally been reunited with his family. The Taliban had just seized control of the country in August and many Afghans were desperately trying to flee. Two-month-old Sohail Ahmadi was handed to an American soldier over a fence, to […]

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Prominent Afghan university professor arrested in Kabul for openly criticising Taliban’s regime

A prominent Afghan university professor who openly criticised the Taliban’s hardline regime has been arrested in Kabul, a spokesman for the government said. Professor Faizullah Jalal made several appearances on television talk shows since the previous US-backed government was ousted in August, blaming the Taliban for the worsening financial crisis and criticising them for ruling […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban orders shop owners to remove head of mannequins

The Taliban ordered shop owners in western Afghanistan to remove the heads of mannequins, insisting the life-sized figures violate Islamic law, according to a report. A video clip showing men sawing the plastic heads off female dummies went viral on social media, the AFP reported. Since returning to power in August, the Taliban has increasingly […]

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Ashraf Ghani was given less than ‘two minutes’ to decide if he wanted to flee Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Thursday described fleeing the Taliban’s victory march on Kabul, saying the decision had been taken in “minutes” and that he did not know he was leaving the country until he was taking off. Ghani told BBC’s Radio 4 “Today” programme that on the morning of August 15, 2021, the […]

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Afghanistan: Explosion outside Kabul passport office gate

A suicide bomber was killed at the gate of a passport office in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, a government spokesman said, and several people were injured in the blast, according to unconfirmed reports. A spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry said the attacker was shot and killed while trying to enter the passport office […]

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Taliban accidentally transfers $800,000 to anti-Taliban Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan has accidentally transferred around $800,000 into the bank account of the Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan and is now asking for it to be returned. The mission, whose head has professed his allegiance to the deposed government and firm opposition to the Taliban. According to reports the embassy, the money had been […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from appearing in television dramas

The Taliban imposed new rules banning women from appearing in television dramas in Afghanistan. Female journalists and presenters have also been ordered to wear headscarves on screen, although the guidelines do not say which type of covering to use. Reporters say some of the rules are vague and subject to interpretation. The Taliban seized power […]

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Afghanistan: Deadly explosion hits minibus in Kabul

At least one person has been killed and four others wounded in an explosion that hit a vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials said. The incident on Saturday took place in Dasht-e Barchi, a Kabul suburb dominated by members of the mostly Shia Hazara community, who for years have been targeted by ISIL-affiliated fighters. The […]

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India hosts talks on current Afghanistan situation without Afghan representative in attendance

India is hosting senior security officials from Russia, Iran and five Central Asian countries to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, but without an Afghan representative in attendance. Pakistan and China declined to attend the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan held on Wednesday following the fall of the United States-backed government and the Taliban takeover […]

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US drone strike that killed civilians in Kabul did not break any laws, Pentagon gives itself clean chit

The US drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians was an error that did not violate any laws, a Pentagon inspector said following an investigation. “It was an honest mistake,” US Air Force Inspector Lieutenant General Sami Said told reporters. The strike on 29 August killed three adults, including a man who worked for a […]

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Afghanistan: More than 20 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital

More than 20 people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a gun and bomb assault on a military hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul. Attackers targeted the 400-bed Sardar Daud Khan hospital starting with two massive explosions outside the building, officials said. Gunmen then broke into the hospital grounds, witnesses said. An […]

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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 […]