Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Iranian delegation in Kabul, talking trade with Taliban

Following coordination with Iran’s Interior Ministry and the heads of the Afghanistan’s interim government, Mohammad Sadegh Motamedian, the governor of Khorasan Razavi province has traveled to Afghanistan along with his entourage with the aim of developing trade relations and investigating and solving transit problems in a meeting met with various Taliban officials.

Taliban threatens US over drone mission in Afghanistan

The Taliban has warned of “consequences” if the U.S. does not stop drone patrols in the Afghan airspace, the new rulers in Kabul have described as illegal operations.

ICC says to focus on Taliban, Daesh war crimes; ignoring US’s

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking approval to continue investigation into quote crimes against humanity committed by the Taliban and Daesh in Afghanistan, while US actions will be out of the new probe.

Taliban claims soon to be recognized by world

Taliban Spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid has claimed that the world will soon recognize the group.

US green-lights certain transactions with Taliban

US Treasury Department on Friday authorized the US government, NGOs and certain international organisations, among them the United Nations, to engage with the Taliban and Haqqani Network in order to conduct transactions that are necessary for humanitarian activities.

Taliban to lodge protest to UN over US killing of Afghans

The Taliban announced their plan to lodge a protest with the United Nations (UN) over US forces shooting at the Kabul international airport during the evacuation of Afghans and foreigners in August, resulting in death of Afghan civilians.

Qatar urges world engagement with Taliban

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has called on the world leaders to remain engaged with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Taliban asks to address world leaders at UN

The Taliban has requested an opportunity to speak to the United Nations in New York this week, according to a report.

Amnesty: Taliban not serious about protecting human rights

Amnesty International detailed cases of human rights abuses purportedly carried out by the Taliban about a month after the militant group took over Afghanistan.

Taliban confirms final list of government appointees

The Taliban expanded its interim cabinet on Tuesday, announcing a list of deputy ministers but failed to name any woman despite facing an international backlash.

Taliban berates deadly US drone strike on Kabul

The Taliban has condemned the US drone attack that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including children, in Kabul last month.

Taliban mulling creation of regular armed forces in Afghanistan

Taliban's chief of staff Qari Fasihuddin says the militant group is considering the creation of a regular army in Afghanistan in the near future.

Republican senators urge Biden to designate Taliban as terror group

Several GOP senators urged US President Joe Biden to designate the Taliban as a terrorist group, calling it “a significant threat to the United States".

Acting Taliban FM denounces US actions, calls for ties

Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has criticised the United States for its actions towards the new Taliban government and for severing economic assistance.

Khatibzadeh: Taliban caretaker govt. not what Iran expects

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the recently announced Taliban government in Afghanistan is serving in a caretaker capacity and is not what Iran and the international community expect.

UN condemns Taliban violence against ‘peaceful rallies in Afghanistan’

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the Taliban’s "increasingly violent response" to peaceful protests in Afghanistan, calling on the group to cease the use of force against the demonstrators.

UN chief calls for dialogue with Taliban

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the international community to maintain a dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan after the group announced new caretaker government in the country following the full withdrawal of US troops and their allies.

Taliban accuses US of violating Doha agreement over minister banned

The Taliban accused Washington of reneging on the 2020 Doha Agreement, which brought peace between the US and the group, as a newly appointed Afghan minister finds himself on an FBI wanted list.

Taliban to hold general elections in Afghanistan

The Taliban are planning to organize general elections in Afghanistan which will allow various local groups and communities to cast their votes. This comesas the Taliban have introduced a caretaker government to rule the war-hit country.

Taliban urges UN to remove its leaders from sanction list

The Taliban caretaker government has asked the United Nations to take the group's leaders off its blacklist. Several members of the interim government in Kabul are on the UN Security Council's terrorism blacklist, including acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund.

Taliban caretaker PM US-designated terrorist

The Taliban on Monday named their caretaker cabinet members including an obscure figure who has a $5mn US bounty on his head. Mohammad Hassan Akhund was named as caretaker Prime Minister by the Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mojahed.

Taliban announces new Afghan govet., acting PM sanctioned and designated terrorist by UN

The Taliban announced the names of several acting cabinet ministers of a new caretaker government in Afghanistan. Some of the ministers are wanted by the United States.

Biden: US ‘long way off’ from recognizing Taliban

Washington is not going to recognize the Taliban as the new leadership of Afghanistan in the near future, US president Joe Biden stated on Monday days after the US forces chaotic withdrawal from the war-ravaged country.

Panjshir Leader Calls for National Anti-Taliban Resistance

The leader of Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley front has called for national uprising against the Taliban.

Taliban invites Iran, others to Afghan cabinet announcement ceremony

The Taliban has invited Iran, Russia, China and several other countries to participate in an event to announce new Afghan government, an official within the group announced.

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