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Panjshir residents protest ‘murder of a man by Taliban’

Hundreds of residents of Annaba district of Afghanistan’s Panjshir Province took to the streets protesting the killing of a young man they claimed was shot by the Taliban affiliates.

Marine rapping US chaotic Afghanistan exit discharged

An American Marine battalion commander who achieved renown for blasting the United States messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, was discharged days before Christmas.

Blast in Kabul kills one, wounding several people

A suicide bomber was killed at the gate of a passport office in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, while several others were injured in the explosion.

‘Turkey, Qatar agree to jointly operate Kabul Airport’

Turkey and Qatar have inked an agreement to jointly operate Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, diplomatic sources told Anadolu News Agency on Thursday.

Afghan protesters call on US to release frozen assets

Hundreds of demonstrators marched towards the shuttered United States Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, calling on Washington to release Afghanistan’s frozen assets.

US democrats urge Biden to unfreeze Afghan reserves

Tens of the US House Democrats have warned about "imminent mass starvation" in Afghanistan, calling on US President Joe Biden to open up access to the impoverished country’s economic reserves.

Turkey says likely to operate 5 Afghanistan airports

Turkey says it might operate five Afghan airports jointly with Qatar. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement adding the decision follows talks in Doha and Kabul.

UN: Afghanistan economy in “free fall”

The United Nations has warned that by the middle of 2022, universal poverty in Afghanistan – reaching 97 per cent of the population – could be “the next grim milestone” in the war-torn country.

Iranian FM: Iran ready to help form inclusive govt. in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Tehran is ready to cooperate with Afghanistan's neighbors, regional countries and the UN to pave the way for the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

Iranian FM: Afghanistan crisis can be solved through inclusive government

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says the Islamic Republic believes lasting security and political and social stability in Afghanistan are in the best interests of the whole region.

UN lauds Iran for hosting millions of Afghan migrants

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has hailed Iran for hosting millions of Afghan migrants.

Establishment of all-inclusive govt. key to resolving Afghan crisis: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister has reiterated that the solution to the Afghanistan crisis is to establish a broad-based government there.

No US troops to be punished for Afghan deadly strike

No US military personnel will be reprimanded for the August drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, two defense officials said Monday.

“Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis may cause 1m deaths in winter”

The International Crisis Group has warned that the ongoing humanitarian crisis and winter season will cause one million deaths if not addressed and sanctions are not lifted against Afghanistan.

IRGC commander advises US to get out of areas adjacent to Iran

Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Esmayeel Gha'ani has advised the Americans to "get out of the geography around Iran otherwise you will be expelled worse than your experienced in Afghanistan."

Family stranded after Afghan evacuation launches legal action against UK

An Afghan British man who was stranded in Afghanistan with his wife and children after the British military failed to evacuate them, has launched a legal challenge against the UK government.

Taliban fails to get a seat at UN

The United Nations Accreditation Committee did not approve the Taliban and Myanmar Military junta’s requests for seats at the world body.

Putin: Western countries learnt nothing from Afghanistan debacle

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries have learnt nothing from what happened in Afghanistan.

Bomb blast in Kabul wounds five people, including Taliban

A bomb blast on a main road in Police District six of the Afghan capital Kabul wounded five people including the Taliban fighters but the Taliban have not commented on the casualties.

Several countries pledge additional support for Afghanistan

Leaders from a handful of Asian nations vowed to help Afghanistan during a summit on Sunday. They stressed the need for outside support as the new Taliban government grapples with poverty, food insecurity and an economic crisis.

Report: 500k internally displaced in Afghanistan in 2021

More than half a million people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan as a result of conflicts and insecurity in 2021, according to a newly released report by the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM).

UN calls for end to violence against Afghan women

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is calling for an immediate end to violence against women and girls in the country. UNAMA made the appeal in a statement issued on Thursday marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW).

Iran embassy urges Intl. community help with refugee influx

The Iranian embassy in Belgium underlined the need for the international community to support Afghan refugees residing in Iran.

UN warns Afghanistan banking system at risk of collapse

The United Nations (UN) on Monday pushed for urgent action to prop up Afghanistan's banks. The world body has warned a spike in people unable to repay loans, lower deposits and a cash liquidity crunch could cause the financial system to collapse within months.

Johnson says Britain must engage with Taliban

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said London must engage with the Taliban to tackle humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. No country has yet recognized the Taliban as the rulers of Afghanistan.

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