Tuesday, January 18, 2022



Taliban welcomes Tehran summit on Afghanistan

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.

Taliban renews call for release of Afghan assets abroad

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.

Official: Iran holds talks with Taliban

An Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said Tehran has held talks with the Taliban over issues of mutual interest between Iran and Afghanistan.

Taliban welcomes Ayatollah Khamenei’s message of unity

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.

‘Terrorists in Afghanistan could attack US in six months’

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.

Chinese FM meets Taliban’s Deputy PM in Qatar

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held a meeting with acting deputy prime minister of the Taliban government, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in the Qatari capital of Doha.

Russian concerned about Taliban selling NATO weapons

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.

Taliban not invited to Tehran summit on Afghanistan

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.

Iranian envoy: Tehran ready to invest in Afghanistan

Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Bahador Aminian has held talks with the Taliban’s Foreign Minister Molavi Amir Khan Mottaqi in Kabul.

Taliban seeks compensation from US for atrocities

The Taliban has condemned the US atrocities against the people of Afghanistan over the past 20 years. The new rulers of Afghanistan have urged Washington to compensate for its acts of brutality.

Taliban: Afghan territory not to be used against others

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.

US official calls for maintaining sanctions against Taliban

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.

Afghanistan summit kicks off in Moscow

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.

Russia rules out recognition of Taliban

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.

Taliban’s acting FM to hold talks with Chinese counterpart

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 urges world to engage with Taliban

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.

Putin: No rush in recognizing Taliban

Russian President Vladimir Putin says interaction should be maintained with the Taliban, but there should be no haste to recognize the new rulers of Afghanistan officially.

Taliban delegation in Turkey for talks

A Taliban delegation arrived in Ankara on Thursday for talks with Turkish officials. The new rulers of Afghanistan continue a diplomatic push for international support and recognition.

Taliban to hold talks with EU-US envoys in Doha

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.

Taliban says U.S. not to recognize them as Afghan rulers

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.

Taliban urges U.S. to unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets

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.

Taliban rules out cooperation with U.S. against Daesh

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.

U.S. delegation to meet with Taliban in Qatar

A U.S. delegation will meet with the Taliban representatives in Qatar this weekend. It’s the first face-to-face meeting between the two since the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in late August.

Russia invites Taliban to Afghanistan meeting

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.

Taliban says not to allow Daesh to attack Iran from

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.

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