Hope NZ pullout won't have a lasting impact: Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called Pakistan a special place for cricket and is hoping that the pullout of the Kiwis from the white-ball series in the country won't have a lasting impact

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson

Gun-toting Taliban mingle with families and kids at Kabul Zoo

Taliban soldiers cradling AK-47s and M16 assault rifles mingle among families at Kabul Zoo, a novelty experience for many of the young fighters from rural Afghanistan

A boy poses for a picture with the rifle of a Taliban fighter near the camel enclosure at the Kabul zoo on 17 September, 2021

Taliban call for lifting of sanctions against 'Islamic Emirate'

Afghanistan's new acting foreign minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi has called for sanctions to be lifted against the 'Islamic Emirate'

Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Amir khan Muttaqi speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan in Kabul on 14 September, 2021

Family of US hostage held by Taliban calls for envoy's firing

The family of Mark Frerichs on Monday urged US president Joe Biden to fire his chief Afghanistan peace negotiator, charging that the envoy has done little to win the release of the last American ...

Afghan armed men supporting the Afghan security forces against the Taliban stand with their weapons and Humvee vehicles at Parakh area in Bazarak, Panjshir province on 19 August 2021.

Blinken asks Pakistan to 'line up' in pressuring Taliban

US secretary of state Antony Blinken called Monday on Pakistan to deny legitimacy to the Taliban unless they meet international demands, acknowledging concerns that Islamabad has supported militants ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about the release of the 2021 Congressional Report Pursuant to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act at the Department of State in Washington, US, on 12 July 2021

Last US Afghan strike on IS may have killed aid worker, children: NYT

The Pentagon has said it disrupted a new attack planned by the Islamic State extremist group through a Reaper drone strike on 29 August

US drone strike destroys a vehicle in Kabul on 29 August 2021

Afghan economic meltdown would be ‘gift for terrorists’: UN chief

Much of the Afghan central bank’s $10 billion in assets are also parked overseas, where they have been frozen since the Taliban came to power last month

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference before a meeting with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, on 2 July 2021

US honours 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

Six moments of silence will be observed, corresponding with the times the two World Trade Center towers were struck, and fell, and the moments the Pentagon was attacked and Flight 93 crashed

US honours 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

Bangladeshi couple sentenced in the US for conspiring to support IS

The couple provided financial support to two of Khan’s brothers who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State

The Department of Justice (DOJ) logo is pictured on a wall in New York, United States, 5 December, 2013

Iran 'strongly' condemns Taliban offensive on Panjshir Valley

Iran on Monday "strongly" condemned the Taliban's military offensive against holdout fighters in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, as the Islamist group claimed it had taken control of the area

Members of the Taliban Badri 313 military unit stands amid debris of the destroyed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) base in Deh Sabz district northeast of Kabul on 
6 September, 2021 after the US pulled all its troops out of the country
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