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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.

Red Cross: lack of cash main problem in Afghanistan

The main problem in Afghanistan is not hunger, but the lack of cash to pay salaries to deliver social services which have existed before, Peter Maurer, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has announced. The ICRC chief stated Afghanistan is facing a looming humanitarian crisis as aid organizations struggle with ways to pay doctors, nurses and others on the ground.

UN warns Daesh operative present across Afghanistan

The United Nations' special envoy for Afghanistan has warned that members of the Daesh terrorist group now seem to be present in all provinces of the war-torn country, and Taliban is unable to stem the terror group’s growth.

Taliban calls on US Congress to release frozen assets, avert humanitarian crisis

The Taliban has urged members of the United States Congress to act to release frozen Afghan assets and take responsible steps towards addressing the humanitarian and economic crisis unfolding in the country.

Two blasts rock Kabul, several killed and wounded

Two explosions have hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing and wounding several people, including women, Taliban officials and local residents confirmed.

Iran Envoy: Tehran to stand by Afghanistan

The Iranian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan Hossein Kazemi Qomi has said Tehran is ready to help Afghanistan’s economy to thrive.

UNHCR praises Iran support for Afghan refugees

Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Iran Ivo Freijsen has lauded the Islamic Republic's support for Afghan refugees.

Iran envoy: US expanding proxy groups in Afghanistan

Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan says the US occupiers who fled Afghanistan are trying to expand their proxy terrorist groups in the region.

German embassy in Tehran says not to accept asylum applications by Afghans

The German embassy in Tehran has hung a large banner outside the building bearing bizarre statements.

Ex-US official: Abandoned Afghan forces likely to join Daesh

Thousands of Afghan commandos may turn to Daesh if Washington fails to evacuate them from the war-torn country, a former US navy special warfare intelligence chief has warned.

WHO: 1mn Afghan children likely to die of malnutrition

At least one million children under five in Afghanistan are running the risk of dying of malnutrition without immediate treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Pakistan: Iran played pivotal role in Afghanistan peace

The Pakistani foreign minister says Iran has played a responsible role towards restoring stability to Afghanistan.

Russia warns many groups operate in Afghanistan

More than two dozen terrorist organizations, having a total strength of 23,000 militants, are operating in Afghanistan at the moment, according to different estimates, a Russian diplomat warned. The official announced millions of Afghans are starving and the country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.

Pentagon: Dozens of US family members in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has confirmed “dozens” of family members of American troops remain in Afghanistan nearly three months after Washington ended its military mission in the war-torn country.

Tajikistan: Terror threat from Afghanistan growing

The threat of terrorism rising from Afghanistan is on the increase, and the situation on the Afghan-Tajik border remains tense, Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Tajikistan warns.

UN warns three million Afghans on brink of famine

The UN's food agency has warned three million people in Afghanistan are facing starvation. The body has promised it will be providing food for 23 million people in the country.

Afghan toddler given to US soldier still missing

An Afghan baby is still missing months after his desperate parents handed him to an American soldier over a fence outside the gates of Kabul airport. It came days after Afghanistan’s capital fell to the Taliban group last August when the baby was two months old.

India says Iran, Russia, others to attend Afghanistan summit

India says Iran, Russia and Central Asian countries have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Afghanistan conference in New Delhi. Pakistan has declared it would not be attending the meeting.

Russia: Terrorists, drugs still threats in Afghanistan

The terrorist and drug threats continue to come from Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power in the war-ravaged country, Moscow warns.

Pentagon review finds no misconduct in Kabul strike that killed civilians

A Pentagon review has concluded that the US drone attack that killed Afghan civilians, including several children, in the final days of the American troops withdrawal from the war-torn country was not caused by misconduct or negligence, and doesn’t recommend any disciplinary action.

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