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Afghan government


After quick victory, Taliban find governing is harder

September 02, 2021 1:41 pm

That morning, Tawakol’s Taliban unit arrived on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, expecting to camp out there possibly for weeks while a formal handover was negotiated. But there would be little waiting.

Afghanistan: What Taliban takeover means for the region

August 19, 2021 9:17 pm

China, India, Iran and Pakistan have disparate interests in Afghanistan, and they are all now looking to forge good ties with the country's new rulers.

Afghan military jet shot down by Uzbek air defences

August 16, 2021 7:26 pm

The jet crashed late on Sunday in Uzbekistan's southernmost Surxondaryo province adjacent to Afghanistan.

Spokesman: Taliban seek 'open, inclusive' Islamic government

August 16, 2021 8:33 am

Earlier, a Taliban official said the group would announce a new government from the presidential palace, but those plans appear to be on hold.

UN Security Council condemns attacks on Afghan civilians

August 04, 2021 10:15 am

The Security Council expressed "deep concern" at the high levels of violence and reported serious human rights abuses in Afghanistan following the Taliban's offensive.

Ex-Canadian minister accuses Pakistan of engaging in 'proxy war' in Afghanistan

August 02, 2021 2:18 pm

Pakistan has faced accusations from the Afghan government officials for the alleged backing of the Taliban, but it is rare that a foreign figure has pointed to it.

Taliban try to polish their image as they push for victory

July 08, 2021 12:30 pm

Documents and interviews with insurgent commanders and Taliban officials show that the success of the group’s recent surge was not entirely expected, and that Taliban leaders are haphazardly trying to capitalize on their sudden military and political gains.

Taliban enter key cities in Afghanistan’s North after swift offensive

June 21, 2021 11:14 am

In Kunduz city, the capital of the province of the same name, the Taliban seized the city’s entrance before dispersing throughout its neighborhoods.

Taliban say committed to Afghan peace talks, want 'genuine Islamic system'

June 20, 2021 1:10 pm

Officials have raised concerns over the stalling negotiations and have said the Taliban has not yet submitted a written peace proposal that could be used as a starting point for substantive talks.

India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report

April 14, 2021 10:31 am

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle.