The latest news and views about the Taliban militant group
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amnesty International detailed cases of human rights abuses purportedly carried out by the Taliban about a month after the militant group took over Afghanistan.
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's chief of staff Qari Fasihuddin says the militant group is considering the creation of a regular army in Afghanistan in the near future.
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 Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has criticised the United States for its actions towards the new Taliban government and for severing economic assistance.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The leader of Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley front has called for national uprising against the Taliban.
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.