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Iran says no recognition without inclusive government in Kabul

Iran will not recognize a government in Afghanistan that is made up of a single ethnic group, Iranian Ambassador to Kabul, Bahadur Aminian said, warning that the current economic condition will pave the way for more extremism

India sends 500,000 doses of Covid vaccines to Afghanistan, says more aid in pipeline

India has sent 500,000 doses of badly needed Covid vaccines to Afghanistan as part of the humanitarian assistance it had earlier promised after the Taliban’s takeover in August, which plunged into what many call the worst humanitarian crisis

‘I have been made a scapegoat', rues former Afghan president Ghani; feels let down by 'international frienship'

I have been made a scapegoat, former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has said on the fall of Kabul, in a radio interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today, as he spoke publicly for the first time

Taliban's regressive march - abolition of democratic bodies, further restriction on women

When the United States and the Taliban signed the Doha deal in 2020, there were a lot of assumptions regarding the Taliban 2.0— many of these were to be proved wrong later

Protests against Taliban in Panjshir valley as anger, resentment grow

Hundreds of the residents of Panjshir valley, some 90 km north of the Afghan capital Kabul, took out a protest march last week, chanting slogans against the Taliban regime after the group’s fighters shot dead a civilian

Turkish-Qatari delegation in Kabul to discuss deal to run Afghanistan's airports

A joint delegation of Turkish and Qatari officials is in Kabul as both countries try to explore the possibility of jointly running five airports in Afghanistan with the ruling Taliban

Afghan media faces challenges like violent crimes and lack access to information

A Kabul-based Afghan journalist was stabbed last weekend by unidentified people in the western part of the city as fear grows in the Afghan media which is facing increasing challenges like violent crimes and lack of access to information among others

Imran Khan blasted for gratuitous comment on Afghan 'cultural sensitivities'; Pakistan urged not to interfere in Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comment—on respecting Afghan 'cultural sensitivities' regarding girls’ education—evoked furious reactions from non-Taliban Afghan leaders, with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai advising Pakistan “not to speak on behalf of Afghanistan” and avoid “interfering" in the country's "internal affairs"

Former Afghan NSA blames Doha deal for fall of Kabul; admits mistake in not seeing writing on the wall

The Doha deal signed between the Taliban and the United States paved the way for the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government, former Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib has said

ICC must probe all of war crimes in Afghanistan, says Amnesty

The Taliban, the United States, and the security forces of the former US-backed Afghan government, all are responsible for war crimes that happened in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe all parties to the conflict

Taliban minister confirms secondary school ban for older girls, according to BBC

Taliban's Education Minister Abdul Hakim Hemat has confirmed a ban on secondary school education for senior girls

Instability in Afghanistan will lead to destabilisation in other nations: Qatar foreign minister

Political instability in Afghanistan will lead to the destabilization in other nations, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has said

Afghan women demonstrate in capital demanding inclusion in new Taliban government

Women activists in the Afghanistan capital here held a demonstration  demanding their inclusion by the Taliban in the government formation

Twenty countries express concern over summary killings of ex-security personnel in Afghanistan; Taliban rejects killings' report

United States, European Union and 20 other countries expressed their concern in a joint statement over the "summary killings" of former security personnel in Afghanistan

US welcomes Taliban’s announcement on banning forced marriages, but says more needs to be done

The United States has welcomed the Taliban’s recent announcement of banning forced marriages of adult women among other marriage-related regulations but added that more steps are needed to ensure women’s greater participation in society

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