Rift in Taliban leadership

Rift in Taliban leadership?

Supporters of two Taliban leaders indulged in a brawl earlier this month at the presidential palace in Kabul days after the group announced the new interim government, a report in BBC Pashto claimed, indicating serious differences among different groups in the movement

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Taliban announces new government; US-listed terrorist Siraj Haqqani to be new Afghan interior minister

The Taliban on Tuesday evening announced the new government in Afghanistan--almost three weeks after capturing Kabul--headed by Mullah Hasan Akhund, a close associate of the movement founder Mullah Omar

Need humanitarian assistance but won’t accept conditional aid: Taliban

Afghanistan will not accept condition-based aid, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid has said a day after senior UN officials met Taliban leaders in Kabul to discuss humanitarian assistance to the country

Taliban claim control over Panjshir, the last bastion of resistance in Afghanistan

The Taliban on Monday said that they took control of the whole of Panjshir province, 125 north of Kabul, and the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces, thus bringing the only province the group never controlled under its rule

Taliban disperse women’s protests in Kabul by firing in the air and teargassing

The protest by a group of Afghan women, demanding equal rights and their participation in the future government in Kabul, was violently brought to an end by the Taliban special forces, leaving many protesters injured, various reports said

At least 17 killed in Kabul gunfire as Afghanistan’s Taliban claim seizure of Panjshir; opposition alliance denies

At least 17 people were killed in celebratory gunfire in Kabul after Taliban sources said their fighters had seized control of Panjshir, the last province in Afghanistan that has built up strong resistance against the hardline Islamist group

Taliban to announce government formation after Friday afternoon prayers; Akhundzada likely to be the supreme leader

Two weeks after taking over power, when Afghanistan has been without any government, the Taliban are likely to announce a new administration after  Friday afternoon prayers, with its top spiritual figure Haibatullah Akhundzada set to be named the country’s supreme authority, Taliban sources and media reports said

Taliban steps up attacks on Panjshir as talks with anti-Taliban resistance fail

The Taliban has stepped up attacks on Panjshir valley--the last remaining Afghan province still not under the group’s control-- as talks with the resistance leaders of the valley didn’t yield any result

Complexity, challenges involving government formation in Afghanistan

Two weeks have passed since the Taliban captured Kabul, Afghanistan is without a government, at a time when the country is staring at a grave humanitarian crisis

We have made history, says Taliban as celebratory gunfire is heard across Afghanistan capital

Celebratory gunfire was heard across Afghanistan’s capital Kabul after the last US troops pulled out of the country where it had arrived 20 years back for waging a war on terror in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in American in September 200

Rockets fired at Kabul airport; US drone strike hits suspected suicide bombers, civilians in Kabul

US air defense system on Monday morning intercepted at least five rockets fired at Kabul airport where thousands of US troops are still stationed, reported Reuters, as troops are racing to wind their presence

Amid economic crisis, Taliban orders banks to limit cash withdrawal to $200 per week

Faced with a deepening economic crisis, the Taliban has directed all banks in Afghanistan to limit cash withdrawal, permitting only $200 (roughly 2000 afghanis) per week per account holder as thousands of people lined up at banks which open on Sunday for the first time since the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government on 15 August

US retaliates with drone strike killing an ISIS-K 'planner' of airport attack

In what could be an indication about its fresh entanglement with Afghanistan, the US on Saturday conducted an airstrike in the eastern part of the country, targeting an affiliate of terror outfit Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) and one of the masterminds of Thursday’s bombings at Hamid Karzai International Airport

Turkey holds talks with Taliban on running Kabul airport

Turkey has held the first round of talks with the Taliban for running the operation of the Kabul international airport, President Tayyip Erdogan confirmed, adding negotiations are going on and no final decision has been made yet

105 Afghans, 13 US troops killed in twin suicide bombing at Kabul airport; US vows to continue evacuation

At least 105 Afghans and 13 US personnel were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday evening when two suicide bombers blew themselves up-- first, just outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport and second at the nearby Baron Hotel

Taliban now seeks Turkey’s assistance to run Kabul airport

The Taliban, the Afghan Islamist group that seized power in the country on 15 August, has now sought technical assistance from Turkey to help run the Kabul airport after the departure of foreign forces on 31 August