Kabul

Khalilzad, US envoy who brokered Afghan exit, quits

Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US envoy whose months of patient hotel-ballroom diplomacy helped end the US war in Afghanistan but failed to prevent a Taliban takeover, resigned on Monday

File photo US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad taken on 18 May, 2021 in Capitol Hill in Washington US

US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels

The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Monday to avoid hotels in Afghanistan, days after dozens were killed at a mosque in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group

US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels

US says to hold first in-person talks with Taliban since Afghan withdrawal

The United States and the Taliban will hold their first in-person talks since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan starting Saturday, the State Department said

Taliban delegates speak during talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar on 12 September 2020

Taliban hold victory rally outside Kabul as they consolidate rule

More than 1,500 Taliban supporters attended a rally on Sunday in a vast field to the north of Kabul, in a show of strength as they consolidate their rule of Afghanistan

Taliban supporters attend an open air rally in a field in Kabul on 3 October 2021

Afghanistan

Taliban summons interpreters who worked for the Dutch

Afghan interpreters who worked for the Netherlands have been summoned to appear in court by the Taliban who have threatened their families

A Taliban fighter stands guard as Muslim devotees offer Friday noon prayers at the Aba Saleh Almahdi mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul on 1 October, 2021

Taliban disperse women protesters with gunfire in Kabul

The Taliban on Thursday violently cracked down on a small women’s rights demonstration, firing shots into the air and pushing back protesters, AFP journalists witnessed

A woman protestor scuffles with a member of the Taliban during a demonstration outside a school in Kabul on 30 September 2021

Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell: Document

The Afghan central bank ran down most of its US dollar cash reserves in the weeks before the Taliban took control of the country, according to an assessment prepared for Afghanistan's international ...

Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell: Document

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

Afghanistan

Drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, not IS militants: US general

The strike was a tragic mistake, says US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie

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

US dollar 12m seized from ex-officials as cash crunch hits Afghanistan

Afghanistan's central bank said Wednesday that the Taliban had seized more than US dollar 12 million in cash and gold from the homes of former government officials

US dollar 12m seized from ex-officials as cash crunch hits Afghanistan
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