The latest news and views about the Taliban militant group
The Taliban has praised the recent meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries in Tehran. The new rulers of Afghanistan have once again called on the international community to recognize the group as the country’s government.
The new rulers of Afghanistan are pushing to unblock billions of dollars of Afghan central bank reserves abroad. The drought-stricken nation is facing a cash crunch, mass starvation and a new migration crisis, after the Taliban seized power in August.
The head of the Taliban’s political office has said in a tweet the group welcomes Leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution’s speech in which Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged unity between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
The American intelligence community has assessed that terrorists in Afghanistan could attack the United States in six months if left unchecked, a senior Pentagon official says. He adds they have the intention to carry out such an assault.
The Taliban might think about selling military hardware abandoned by the United States and its NATO allies in Afghanistan if humanitarian situation takes a serious turn for the worse, Russia warns.
Iran will host a meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbours on Wednesday without the participation of the Taliban. The new rulers of Afghanistan have not been invited to the summit, according to a Taliban spokesperson.
Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Bahador Aminian has held talks with the Taliban’s Foreign Minister Molavi Amir Khan Mottaqi in Kabul.
The Taliban says they will not allow anyone to use Afghanistan soil to launch attacks against other countries. This was announced by the Taliban acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Wednesday.
Deputy United States Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo has said it is essential to maintain Washington sanctions against the Taliban, who regained power in Afghanistan last August. The new rulers of Afghanistan have warned the country is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, blasting west for keeping mum on grim situation.
The Moscow consultations on Afghanistan has kicked off at President Hotel in the Russian capital, Moscow. Delegates will discuss the prospects of the developments related to the military and political situation in Afghanistan as well as the efforts of the international community on preventing a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.
Moscow is not considering recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has reiterated. A meeting on Afghanistan is scheduled on Wednesday in Moscow and will focus on the political and military situation in the war-torn country.
China has promised to organize a meeting between Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and Wang Yi, top Chinese diplomat. The date and venue of the meeting is yet to be announced.
Turkey has called on the international community to cooperate with the new rulers of Afghanistan. The comment comes after a high-level Taliban delegation visited Ankara for talks with Turkish officials for the first after the group seized Kabul last August.
Taliban representatives are to hold joint talks with EU and US officials on Tuesday in Doha, the bloc has confirmed. The new Afghanistan rulers, seeking international recognition and support, have recently held negotiations with US representatives.
Following the recent face-to-face talks with the US officials in Qatar, the Taliban has announced Washington will not formally recognize them as the new Afghanistan rulers.
The Taliban has called on the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan foreign assets. The request was made during the negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. in Qatar on Saturday. This was the first direct talks between the Taliban and Washington since American troops evacuated Afghanistan in August.
The Taliban has announced they will not work with the Unites States to fight against Daesh in Afghanistan. This as the terror group claimed responsibility for the Friday's deadly attack on a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz which killed and wounded dozens of worshippers.
Russia has invited Taliban’s representatives to attend the Moscow summit about Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy confirms. The international forum will take place on October 20, nearly two months after the U.S. completed its evacuation mission from the war-torn country.
The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Herat province has said the Taliban will not let the Daesh terrorist group to use Afghan soil for attacks against Iran.