Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

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 […]

From punishing the Taliban to punishing the Afghan people

Following the departure of American occupation forces from Afghanistan it seems that the international community, especially the US, is moving from trying to punish the Taliban to punishing the Afghan people. It was the Taliban fighters, of course, who basically defeated US troops in the longest war in American history. This shift is exposed by […]

Taliban ban use of foreign currency in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced, on Tuesday, a complete ban on the use of foreign currency in Afghanistan, a move sure to cause further disruption to an economy pushed to the brink of collapse by the abrupt withdrawal of international support. The surprise move came hours after at least 25 people were killed and more than 50 […]

Taliban spokesman on rising ISIS threat, & relations with US, China & Iran

October 28, 2021 Description: In a recent extended interview with RT Arabic, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem commented on the adequacy of the Taliban’s internal security measures following concerns of a rising ISIS threat; relations with neighboring states and the international community (including the US, China and Iran); the makeup of the new Afghani government; and […]

In Video: First Public Appearance Of Taliban Leader Haibatullah Akhundzada

Afghani media has covered the visit of the Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada to the southern city of Kandahar. The visit is believed to be his first public appearance since taking control of the group in 2016. On October 30, Haibatullah Akhundzada visited the Darul Uloom Hakimah madrassa, where he delivered a speech to students […]

Iran: EU, Taliban asked to attend Tehran meeting on Afghanistan

Iran: EU, Taliban asked to attend Tehran meeting on Afghanistan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said that the European Union and the Taliban had asked to participate in the meeting on Afghanistan in Tehran. Foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Afghanistan met in Tehran on October 27. The Taliban […]

Taliban Government gains traction

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Acting Taliban Dy Prime Minister Mullah Baradar, Doha, Oct. 255, 2021 All indications are that the regional states are preparing to accord recognition to the Taliban government. The meeting of regional states and Taliban officials in the so-called Moscow Format last Wednesday signalled that the Taliban […]

Iranian ambassador meets acting Taliban foreign minister

Iranian ambassador meets acting Taliban foreign minister – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Bahador Aminian, Iran’s ambassador to Kabul, met on Saturday with Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. During the meeting, Ambassador Aminian said economic woes are the common foe faced by Iran and Afghanistan, Press TV reported.  The ambassador also said Iran is ready […]

From Russia, With (Taliban) Love

October 22, 2021 Image Credit: The Cradle By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and cross posted with The Cradle Facing high expectations, a five-man band Taliban finally played in Moscow. Yet the star of the show, predictably, was the Mick Jagger of geopolitics: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Right from the start, Lavrov set the tone for the […]

Taliban is the winner at Moscow conference

Taliban government’s deputy prime minister Abdul Salam Hanafi (C) and Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi (R) arrive in Moscow to attend international talks on Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2021 The Moscow meeting of ten regional states and the Taliban officials on Wednesday has produced an outcome that by far exceeds expectations. The salience of the consensus […]

Afghanistan, Taliban, Women and Pakistan

The situation in Afghanistan is yet to calm down. Women are facing hard time and threats. The Taliban are also wearing down with problems of governance. Internal Divisions, Even Resentment A Christian Science Monitor report, ‘Why did we fight?’ Challenge of governing is wearing down Taliban, by Scott Peterson on October 21, 2021 said: “The […]

A Hijacking, Secret Extractions, Taliban Executions: Troops Braved Biden’s Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

What some U.S. forces thought would be 96 hours on the ground in Afghanistan evacuating U.S. embassy staff turned into 16 days and evacuating 124,000 people. With the world’s eyes on them, they did their best to wrangle the situation under control. When the State Department finally triggered the non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) on August 14, […]

What Will Taliban Drug Policy Look Like?

In an attempt to showcase humane foundations of its policies with the purpose to convince the international community to promptly recognize new Afghan authorities, the Taliban (banned in Russia) has been recently showcasing its alleged intentions to join the “merciless fight against drugs.” It is common knowledge that this problem has been plaguing the country […]

Taliban Instruct Religious Police to Be “Moderate”

Activists Remain Skeptical as Taliban Leaders Communicate Progressivism 10/13/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Taliban leaders are taking steps to instruct the religious police to be more moderate. The religious police have traditionally been feared throughout Afghanistan because of their brutality in enforcing the Taliban’s extreme interpretation […]

Biden Admin to Send the Taliban Millions in US Dollars After Arming them with $83 Billion in US Military Weapons

Joe Biden supplied the Taliban terrorist organization and their Islamist accomplices with several years’ worth of US armaments. Rather than destroying the equipment before leaving the country, Joe Biden decided to leave the nearly $85 billion worth of US military equipment to the Taliban. As The Gateway Pundit reported on Sunday — Joe Biden left […]

Taliban Say They Won’t Work With U.S. On Shared Islamic State Threat

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August. Senior Taliban officials and U.S. representatives are to […]

Taliban receives overtures from near and far

Taliban Dy Prime Ministers Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C) and Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi (R) met with British High Representative for Afghanistan Sir Simon Gass, Kabul, October 5, 2021 The Taliban is getting many suitors lately. It is far from the “pariah” that the Biden Administration thought it was destined to be. During the past […]

Pakistan Does Global PR for Afghanistan’s Taliban

Religious Minorities Remain Vulnerable to Taliban’s Brutal Rule 10/06/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the government of Pakistan has launched a global effort to raise support for the current Taliban government of Afghanistan. Senior level officials in Pakistan are engaging in this effort through speeches, op-eds, and […]

Taliban, Iran conclude bilateral economic deals

Afghanistan and Iran yesterday concluded “important” bilateral economic and trade agreements, a spokesman for the Taliban said. Zabihullah Mujahid, who is also acting deputy minister of information and culture in the interim Afghan government, said in a statement that a meeting was held between Afghan and Iranian officials “with the aim of strengthening economic ties […]

Taliban Killed 13 Members of Hazara Ethnic Group – Report

OCTOBER 05, 2021 By Staff, Al Jazeera The Taliban killed at least 13 members of the Hazara ethnic group, including a 17-year-old girl, in the central province of Daykundi, shortly after they took power in Afghanistan, according to a new report from Amnesty International. On August 30, a convoy of 300 Taliban fighters entered Khidr […]

Bomb At Kabul Mosque Kills At Least 5 Civilians, Taliban Say

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five civilians were killed in a bomb blast outside a Kabul mosque Sunday, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since U.S. forces left at the end of August. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on Islamic State extremists […]

For the Sake of International Recognition, the Taliban is Trying to Change its Image

Although the Taliban (banned in Russia) is recognized as a terrorist organization in many countries, in the name of international recognition of its power in Afghanistan, it has recently been actively trying to show its departure from jihadist goals. Representatives of the Taliban even addressed the UN Secretary-General with a request to allow their Permanent […]

Who is Responsible for the Escalating Situation between the Taliban and Tajikistan?

In recent days, various media outlets have pointed to a very noticeable aggravation of the situation on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The border between the two States is more than 1,400 kilometers long. Mutual threats are heard from both sides, and military units are being brought to the border from both sides. According […]

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