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US envoy raises Afghan women’s rights with Taliban FM

The US special envoy on Afghanistan has met the Taliban’s acting foreign minister in the Qatari capital Doha and stressed international opposition to the group’s expanding curbs on women and girls.

UN warns food insecurity in Afghanistan reaches ‘catastrophic’ level

The United Nations (UN) has released data reporting that food insecurity in parts of Afghanistan has reached “catastrophic” levels.

Interim Afghan government calls itself inclusive

Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi says the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is an inclusive government.

Recognition of Taliban not on Iran’s agenda for now: Ex-envoy

A former Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan says recognition of the acting Taliban government is not on Tehran’s agenda for the time being, stressing that the new rulers in Kabul must first accept international regulations and ensure Iran’s share of water from the Helmand River.

Ghalibaf: US fueling Afghan insecurity as part of ethnic-religious plot

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf says the United States is using Daesh terrorists to create insecurity in Afghanistan as part of an ethnic-religious plot.

Former senior official Abdullah Abdullah leaves Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who remained in the country after its takeover by the Taliban, has left for an unknown location for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holidays.

Iran warns extremists will show no mercy to Shia, Sunni Muslims

Iran’s Embassy in Kabul has warned that neither Sunni nor Shia Muslims are safe in the face of criminal acts committed by extremist groups.

Dozens killed in Kabul mosque blast

A bomb blast rips through a mosque in Kubul, killing more than 50 worshippers. The explosion rocked the Afghan capital after Friday prayers.

Twin blasts kill nine in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif

Two bomb blasts aboard separate minibuses killed at least nine people Thursday night in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif, police confirmed. It comes a week after a deadly explosion rocked a Shiite mosque in the northern city.

In new bloodshed, 33 die as blast hits mosque in N Afghan city

Nearly three dozen people have been killed as a huge bomb explosion tears through a Sunni mosque in Afghanistan’s northern city of Kunduz.

Taliban arrest ‘mastermind’ of terror attack on Afghan Shia mosque

Taliban officials say the mastermind behind a deadly terrorist attack targeting a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif has been arrested in Balkh Province.

Dozens killed in bomb blast in Shia mosque in Afghan Mazar-e-Sharif

A bomb explosion claimed by the Daesh terrorist group has killed at least 31 people in a mosque in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The bombing also wounded dozens of people.

At least 6 killed in Kabul school blasts, casualties on the rise

Three explosions rocked a high school in western Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring children, according to Afghan security and health officials.

7 Pakistani soldiers killed in ambush near Afghan border

At least seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an ambush by an armed group near the Afghanistan border.

53% of Afghans desiring to leave country: Gallup poll

As the global attention has shifted from Afghanistan to the Ukraine crisis and the refugees of the country, Afghanistan has showcased a shocking number with 53 percent of the population desiring to leave their own country and seek refuge elsewhere, according to a Gallup poll.

At least 15 wounded in Kabul blast

An explosion in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday wounded at least 15 people, according to witnesses.

UN chief: 95% of Afghans do not have enough food

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned some 95 percent of people in Afghanistan do not have enough to eat and millions are at risk of famine.

Chinese FM in Afghanistan ahead of neighbors meeting

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kabul on Thursday, a Taliban official confirmed. It comes a week before Beijing hosts a meeting of Afghanistan's neighbours to explore ways of helping the country following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

UN says Afghan girls school suspension ‘deeply damaging’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that Taliban's decision to suspend high school for girls in Afghanistan was "a profound disappointment and deeply damaging for Afghanistan."

Taliban order girls’ schools shut

The Taliban have shut down girls’ school in Afghanistan.

Taliban ban Afghan national flag

The Taliban have issued a decree on Sunday officially banning the internationally-recognized Afghan tricolor flag and replacing it with the so-called Islamic Emirate flag used by the group.

Taliban accuse US of breaking its promises

The acting Afghan foreign minister has accused the United States of not following through on the commitments it made during the talks in Qatar’s Doha.

China: US plundering wealth of Afghanistan

China has criticized Washington's allocation of Afghan assets to compensate the victims of 9/11 attacks. Beijing says the richest country in the world is blatantly plundering the wealth of the poorest.

Karzai: Biden must hand Kabul assets over to Afghans

Former Afghan President attacked Joe Biden’s decision over freezing Afghan assets. Hamid Karzai stressed that the US president must retreat his decision and hand over the property of the Afghan people back to them.

Advocates call US freezing Afghan assets “theft”

Activists describe US President Joe Biden’s decision to seize the Afghan central bank’s funds in the United States as “theft”.

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