Afghan Hazara elders pledge support for Taliban rulers

More than 1,000 Afghan Shiite Hazaras pledged their support Thursday to the country's new Taliban rulers, insisting that the "dark period" of previous Western-backed governments had ended with the ...

Afghan senior Hazara leader and former lawmaker Jafar Mahdawi speaks during a gathering in which Afghan Hazara elders pledged their support to the country's new Taliban rulers, in Kabul on 25 November, 2021


US to resume talks with Taliban next week

The American delegation will be led by the US special representative for Afghanistan, Tom West, for the planned two weeks of discussions

In this file photo taken on 12 August 2021, Head of the Taliban delegation Abdul Salam Hanafi (R), accompanied by Taliban officials (2R to L) Muttaqi, Shahabuddin Delawar and Abdul Latif Mansour, walks down a hotel lobby during the talks in Qatar's capital Doha

Afghanistan sanctions behind 'infuriating' suffering: Red Cross

Economic sanctions are causing massive suffering in crisis-wracked Afghanistan, a top Red Cross official said Monday, describing the situations as "infuriating"

A child poses for a picture early in the morning in Kandahar on 21 November, 2021

Taliban begin paying salaries to govt employees

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities said Saturday they had begun paying government employees who had not received a paycheck since the Islamists seized power and triggered a major financial crisis

An Afghan boy stands next to a member of the Taliban in front of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul on 16 September 2021.

The distress of Afghan women who can no longer work

Now, like so many other Afghan women, Madina cannot work and her family has lost her income—just as Afghanistan’s economy collapses and the United Nations predicts half its population could run out ...

An Afghan woman carries a wheelbarrow while going for water to a fountain in a village in Qarabagh district distant 56 km to the south-west of Ghazni, in Ghazni province, on 14 November, 2021

Clearing Afghanistan's landmines one careful step a time

About 41,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded by landmines and unexploded ordnance since 1988, according to the United Nations Mine Action Service

This picture taken on 9 November, 2021 shows deminers from the HALO Trust working in Nad-e-Ali village in Helmand province

Afghanistan's food crisis a 'legacy' of previous government: Taliban

The UN has warned that around 22 million Afghans or half the country will face an "acute" food shortage in the winter months due to the combined effects of drought caused by global warming and an ...

An Afghan woman carries a wheelbarrow while going for water to a fountain in a village in Qarabagh district distant 56 km to the south-west of Ghazni, in Ghazni province, on 14 November, 2021

Taliban launch operation against IS in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban have launched a crackdown on suspected Islamic State hideouts in southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, following an increase in bloody attacks by the group in recent weeks

Workers remove the rubble of a suspected Islamic State hideout following an operation by Taliban members against Islamic State-Khorasan, the local chapter of the jihadist group, started a night before, in Kandahar on 15 November 2021.

Justice delayed as Taliban build their legal system in Afghanistan

A small carpeted room serves as a makeshift jail for 12 “criminals” who are awaiting Taliban justice, caught in the legal system which the Islamists are building at the heart of their new Afghan ...

n this file photo taken on 17 October, 2021, Taliban members inspect a prison cell at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the outskirts of Kabul

India hosts first regional meeting on Afghanistan since Taliban takeover

Diplomats and security analysts from Afghanistan's neighbours, with the notable exceptions of China and Pakistan, gathered in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss how to engage with the country's ...

Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan, in New Delhi
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