Afghanistan

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies
Middle East

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a…
Anti-laundering unit goes off-grid, fraying Afghan ties to global finance
Middle East

Anti-laundering unit goes off-grid, fraying Afghan ties to global finance

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A unit in Afghanistan’s central bank leading a 15-year effort to counter illicit funding flows…
Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks
Middle East

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new foreign minister said Tuesday that the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not…
Taliban deny their deputy prime minister, Mullah Baradar, is dead
Middle East

Taliban deny their deputy prime minister, Mullah Baradar, is dead

Sept 14 (Reuters) – The Taliban have denied that one of their top leaders has been killed in a shootout…
Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison
Middle East

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

KABUL (AP) — Once, Kabul’s main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the government. On…
Donors voice concerns over Taliban rule as UN seeks funds
Middle East

Donors voice concerns over Taliban rule as UN seeks funds

GENEVA (AP) — Western governments and the UN human rights chief voiced concerns Monday about the Taliban’s first steps as…
Taliban breaking promises including over women, says UN
Middle East

Taliban breaking promises including over women, says UN

GENEVA, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ human rights chief criticized on Monday the Taliban’s record since seizing power…
Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities
Middle East

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will…
Taliban flag rises over seat of power on fateful anniversary
Middle East

Taliban flag rises over seat of power on fateful anniversary

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban raised their flag over the Afghan presidential palace Saturday, a spokesman said, as the…
US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end
World

US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years ago, the 11th of September dawned as just a date. By midnight, it was…
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