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The Taliban tracked down and killed 4 Afghan counterterrorism agents, in one case pulling out all their fingernails, report says

Taliban soldiers stand near vehicles parked near the destroyed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) base in Deh Sabz district northeast of Kabul on September 6, 2021. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty ImagesTaliban death squads are hunting down Afghan counterterrorism agents, The Sunday Times reported.Four victims, trained by US and UK forces, worked for the National Directorate of…

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The Taliban are lying, France’s foreign minister says

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a joint news conference at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany September 10, 2021. Jens Schlueter/Pool via REUTERSPARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The Taliban are lying and France will not have any relationship with its newly-formed government, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said late on Saturday before heading…

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Taliban interim government agrees to let foreigners leave Afghanistan By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Taliban forces stand guard at the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport a day after U.S troops withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo(Reuters) – Two hundred Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged country on charter flights from Kabul on…

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U.N.: Taliban pledge safety, access for humanitarian relief as crisis looms

The United Nations said Sunday that it is committed to providing humanitarian relief to those in need in Afghanistan. Photo by Hassan Majeed/UPI | License Photo Sept. 6 (UPI) — As a worsening humanitarian crisis looms over Afghanistan, the United Nations said the ruling Taliban have pledged aid workers free movement within the country to…

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Top GOP lawmaker says Taliban won’t let Americans leave from Afghanistan airport

Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulSunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Biden faces unfinished mission of evacuating Americans Biden hands GOP rare unity moment in post-Trump era MORE (R-Texas) said on Sunday that six airplanes carrying American citizens and Afghan allies are sitting at an airport in Afghanistan trying to…


The Taliban barricaded and hit Afghan women protesting in Kabul with tear gas and stun guns, protesters say

Afghan women say they were tear-gassed and beaten at a women’s rights protest in Kabul. “Women are as educated [as men],” one protester said. “How can they remove us from this society?” The Taliban also fired shots into the air to disperse the crowds. LoadingSomething is loading. Afghan women protesting the Taliban on Saturday say…

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Taliban close to forming gov’t as humanitarian flights resume

The Taliban was expected to form a government as early as Friday as it faces domestic and international pressure to rule Afghanistan with greater tolerance, especially on women’s rights. The announcement of a new administration could be made after Friday afternoon prayers, two Taliban sources told the AFP news agency, as the group shift gears…

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Taliban takeover propels tiny Qatar into outsize role in Afghanistan

DOHA, Qatar — When the United States was forced to relocate its diplomatic mission from Afghanistan on Monday, it chose Qatar, a longtime mediator between the West and the Taliban and more recently the only government viewed as capable of coaxing the Afghan militants to stay engaged with the world.Qatar’s relationship with the Taliban stretches…

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The Taliban Captured Lots of Very Expensive Aircraft in Kabul. None of Them Work.

A Taliban fighter takes a photo of a damaged Afghan Air Force helicopter at Kabul’s airport. Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty ImagesAmerica’s longest war is over after 20 years following the final withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The departure of the last military flight on Monday was immediately followed by footage of well-equipped Taliban special forces…

Europe's Taliban

Taliban would take back Europe’s Afghan deportees to face courts, says spokesman

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer /File PhotoVIENNA, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The Taliban government in Afghanistan would accept any Afghan migrants whose applications for asylum were rejected in Europe and they would then face court, an Austrian newspaper quoted a Taliban spokesman as saying…