Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

Taliban Releases American Hostage in Exchange for Afghan Drug Trafficker

The Taliban has released an American engineer they’d kept captive since 2020 in exchange for a Taliban-linked Afghan tribal leader, who was serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison on heroin trafficking charges. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said the prisoner exchange between American hostage Mark Frerichs and Taliban ally Bashir Noorzai took […]

Taliban, Pakistan forces clash at border over alleged building of military post

Clashes broke out between Afghanistan’s Taliban and Pakistani forces this week on the border between the two nations, in an incident the Taliban claims was ignited by Pakistan building a military post. The clashes took place on the border at Afghanistan’s Paktia province and Pakistan’s Kurram region earlier this week, reportedly leading to an unclear […]

Taliban, Pakistan forces clash at border over alleged building of military post

Clashes broke out between Afghanistan’s Taliban and Pakistani forces this week on the border between the two nations, in an incident the Taliban claims was ignited by Pakistan building a military post. The clashes took place on the border at Afghanistan’s Paktia province and Pakistan’s Kurram region earlier this week, reportedly leading to an unclear […]

Watch the Taliban Crash a Black Hawk Helicopter in Afghanistan

2021 photo of the Taliban with a Black Hawk. Uncre When America withdrew from Afghanistan, it left behind billions of dollars worth of military equipment, including weapons and vehicles like the UH 60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Taliban seized most of this after U.S. soldiers fled, but it’s already lost one the Black Hawks. On […]

Report: Taliban Engaging in ‘Routine Torture’ of Afghan Christians

Christians who have remained in Afghanistan since the Sunni Islam-based Taliban terror group seized control of the country last August “face routine torture and persecution” from Taliban members and various other Afghans, the Afghan newspaper Etilaat Roz reported on Monday citing an original report by Fox News. “Christians who remain in Afghanistan in the wake of the […]

Taliban Conducting Door-to-Door Raids to Confiscate Guns

Members of Afghanistan’s Taliban conducted door-to-door raids of homes in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif on Thursday in part to search for and confiscate weapons, including firearms, deemed “illegal” by the terror group, which seized control of Afghanistan’s government in August 2021, the Kabul-based Khaama Press News Agency reported.

Taliban Shows Off ‘Pride’ of Its Military: the ‘Martyrdom Brigade’ Suicide Bombers

The “Interior Ministry” of the terrorist government of the Taliban advertised in a news conference on Sunday the development of an armed forces wing dedicated to suicide bombing, the “Martyrdom Brigades,” calling the bombers “our source of pride.”

‘My Hope Died Forever’: Taliban Restrictions Are Forcing Afghan Women Out Of The Workforce

Khadija spent a few hours in the Taliban’s custody after she was arrested for attempting to organize a protest to demand the right to work in September 2021. She was questioned for hours by the Taliban and forced to vow not to provoke further protest. Since then, the Taliban have been keeping a close eye […]

‘My Hope Died Forever’: Taliban Restrictions Are Forcing Afghan Women Out Of The Workforce

Khadija spent a few hours in the Taliban’s custody after she was arrested for attempting to organize a protest to demand the right to work in September 2021. She was questioned for hours by the Taliban and forced to vow not to provoke further protest. Since then, the Taliban have been keeping a close eye […]

Afghanistan Marks One-Year Anniversary Since Taliban Takeover

Poverty is spiking and women’s rights have been decimated. Source

Is the Taliban Winning the Fight against Drug Trafficking?

The Taliban (an organization banned in Russia), which seized power in Afghanistan a year ago, have pledged a tough fight against drugs, saying the cultivation, transportation and distribution of opium poppies are punishable by death. However, many experts had already raised doubts as to whether the Islamists would succeed in tackling the international drug business, […]

A year after Taliban takeover, some see signs of Church growth despite persecution

(Release International) — August the 15th is a year to the day since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. And the persecution of Christians is continuing unabated. The violence and despair that has followed the Taliban resurgence are causing many young Afghans to ask searching questions about their culture and their convictions. And there are early […]

Journalist Says Taliban Forced Her To ‘Tweet An Apology Or Go To Jail’

Australian Lynne O’Donnell said the Taliban forced her to send tweets retracting her accurate reports about their brutal practices. Source

Taliban Displaces Thousands Of Afghanistan’s Hazara Population With No Food Or Shelter

The dire humanitarian crisis has received little response from the international community. Source

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: ‘We Are the Christian Taliban’

Mark Taylor warns that the “deep state” is “training False Profits and Pastors”: “It’s a Spiritual Coup against the King as well as we the people! High level Psychics disguised as Godly Prophets!” David Barton is excited that Christian nationalists can “start taking back some of the culture” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s […]

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: Like the Taliban, But in a Good Way

America First streamer Matt Evans (aka “Beardson Beardly”) declares that the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade proves that “hating women is in fact an effective political strategy.” Shane Vaughn proclaims that “the plans of YAHWEH to overturn ROE V WADE needed THE Human abilities Of DONALD TRUMP to bring it to fruition.” Vincent […]

China Uses Afghanistan Earthquake to Demand U.S. Fund the Taliban

The Global Times, a Chinese government newspaper, demanded in an editorial on Thursday that the United States fund the Taliban jihadist organization by unfreezing Afghan government funds after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed over 1,000 people in the country this week.

Devastating Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan As Taliban Struggles To Respond

Hundreds were killed in an earthquake in the southeastern region of Afghanistan early Wednesday, adding to the country’s already-grave economic and humanitarian crisis. Search and rescue operations are underway. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake caused the most damage in the mountainous areas of Khost and Paktika provinces, which are located in Afghanistan’s southeast and border Pakistan. Advertisement […]

Taliban Orders Female TV Anchors to Cover Their Faces

The Taliban regime on Thursday ordered all female television presenters to cover their faces while on the air. The order was the latest example of the Islamist regime failing to live up to the absurdly optimistic “reform” expectations of the United Nations.

‘Inclusive’ Taliban Abolishes Afghanistan Human Rights Commission

The Taliban recently dissolved Afghanistan’s Human Rights Commission along with four other departments established by the country’s former, U.S.-backed government, Khaama Press News Agency reported on Tuesday citing an original report by Reuters.

EU Complains Islamist Taliban ‘Not Listening’ on Girls’ Education

The Taliban shutdown of girls’ education shows the hardline Islamists’ are not listening to the Afghan people, an EU official said Thursday.

Taliban Gives Pregnant Foreign Reporter Refuge As Her Home Country New Zealand Strands Her; Taliban More Humane Than Criminals Running New Zealand Who Answer to Synagogue of Satan

One has to be in a truly “messed up” situation to seek an offer of safe haven from the Taliban, a New Zealand journalist pointed out The Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s Maymana. © AFP / Elise Blanchard A New Zealand reporter, who ended up pregnant and unmarried while working in Qatar for broadcaster Al Jazeera, […]

Taliban: Explosion Kills 9 Children in Eastern Afghanistan

This picture taken from Google Maps shows Lalopar, in eastern Nagarhar, Kabul, Afghanistan. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times) KABUL, Afghanistan—An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday killed nine children and wounded four, according to the office of a Taliban-appointed governor. A statement from the governor’s office said the blast […]

Taliban officials consult with Iranian officials in Tehran

Taliban officials consult with Iranian officials in Tehran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Sunday afternoon held talks with Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Molawi Amir Khan Motaqqi in Tehran. In the meeting, Amir Abdollahian emphasized that history has proven that the bond between the people of Iran and Afghanistan is […]

‘Not needed’: Taliban shut down more ministries and election commissions

The Taliban dissolved Afghanistan’s two election commissions as well as the state ministries for peace and parliamentarian affairs, an official said Sunday. Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for Afghanistan’s Taliban-run government, said the country’s Independent Election Commission and Electoral Complaint Commission have been dissolved. Karimi said the Taliban also dissolved the Ministry for Peace and the […]

20 Years Unable to Defeat Taliban Now USA Freezes Afghanistan’s $9B Bank Deposits Causing Starvation

 According to an analysis by the United Nations World Food Program and Food and Agriculture Organization, 8.7 million people are nearing famine — putting Afghanistan on the brink of a mass starvation. And children are among the most vulnerable… the country is facing numerous humanitarian crises, including a critical food shortage that some aid groups […]

Mobile libraries restart for the first time in Kabul since Taliban takeover

A mobile library bus went to a Kabul orphanage on Sunday and opened its doors for the first time since the Taliban took over the country, eliciting smiles from young book lovers. The mobile library is one of five school buses set up by a local organisation called Charmaghz, established by Afghan Oxford University graduate […]

US ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Reports Taliban ‘Disappearing’ Ex-Afghan Officials

The chief U.S. envoy to the Taliban on Wednesday expressed concern over emerging reports that the Taliban terrorist group has summarily killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since seizing control of Kabul in August. Thomas West, who formerly served as the deputy special representative, said on Twitter that the […]

Iranian president’s special envoy consults with Taliban officials

Iranian president’s special envoy consults with Taliban officials – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Iranian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan, met with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the caretaker Taliban government, on Tuesday. “During the meeting, there was a discussion about expanding relations between the two countries and […]

Taliban will be invited to next meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors

Taliban will be invited to next meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — A member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has announced that the Taliban will be invited to the next meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors. The reason that the Taliban had not been invited to meetings in Tehran and Islamabad […]

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