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Russia holds high-profile Afghanistan talks with Taliban

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Russia has hosted the most high-profile international talks on Afghanistan since the Taliban took power, calling for an injection of aid to help the crippled economy but also demanding a more inclusive government. Sen...

The escape of the Afghanistan women’s football team

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In mid-August, as the Taliban took Kabul and thousands of desperate Afghans attempted to flee the country, the international sporting community became particularly worried about one group of athletes – the women’s nat...

Interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 snowstorm flees Afghanistan

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An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden after his helicopter made an emergency landing during a snowstorm in 2008, when he was a senator, has escaped Afghanistan with his family. After the Taliban takeover i...

US to give humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Taliban say

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The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, but refused to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers, the Taliban said ...

US Afghanistan withdrawal a ‘logistical success but strategic failure’, Milley says

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The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the evacuation of Kabul was “a logistical success but a strategic failure,” the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has told the Senate. Gen Mark Milley gave the stark assessment ...

Jake Sullivan: the Biden insider at the center of the Afghanistan crisis

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On the afternoon of 30 Augustus, a White House aide brought a note into the Oval Office confirming that the last US military plane had left Afghan airspace, marking the moment America’s longest war had come to an end. J...

Mismatch of mindsets: why the Taliban won in Afghanistan

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Some years ago, in Afghanistan, the anthropologist Scott Atran asked a Taliban fighter what it would take to stop the fighting, because families on both sides were crying. The fighter replied: “Leave our country and t...

Afghanistan: second Ministry of Defence email data breach emerges

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A second data breach by the Ministry of Defence in the space of a few days that could compromise the safety of Afghans has emerged. Defence officials sent an email that had the email addresses and some names of 55 peo...

Taliban vra om die algemene vergadering van die VN toe te spreek ná die oorname van Afghanistan

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Die Taliban het die geloofsbriewe van Afghanistan se voormalige ambassadeur van die Verenigde Nasies uitgedaag en vra om op die Algemene Vergadering van die VN te praat, het 'n VN -woordvoerder gesê. VN -amptenare moet nou besluit watter verteenwoordigers ...

Three killed in explosions in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan

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At least three people have been killed and more than 18 people injured in three explosions in Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. It is reported that the intended target may have been a passing conv...

Afghanistan: voormalige Chevening -geleerdes beskuldig die VK daarvan dat hulle dit laat vaar het

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'N Groep voormalige Chevening -geleerdes het die Britse regering daarvan beskuldig dat hulle hulle in Afghanistan laat vaar het, waar hulle sê dat hul lewens deur die Taliban 'n groot risiko loop. Die Britse regering het die redding van ....

Dozens more female footballers and family members escape Afghanistan

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Meer as 96 female footballers and their family members have fled across the border of Afghanistan to Pakistan with the help of the Pakistan football federation. The evacuation comes just over two weeks after the fin...

Oggendpos: Dfat warning before Afghanistan visit, international vaccine passport plan, woolly mammoths

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Goeie more. There is light at the end of the tunnel for families waiting to reunite across international borders, with plans for digital declarations that include vaccination status set to facilitate international t...

Na 20 jare, Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal has finally ended the 9/11 era

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Foreign policy, for better or worse, is always an extension of a nation’s domestic politics. The arc of America’s war in Afghanistan is a testament to this reality – the story of a superpower that overreached, stadig ...

Malfeasance: Biden decried it in Afghanistan – but what does it mean?

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In his speech marking the end of the Afghanistan war, begun soon after the 9/11 attacks on 11 September 20 jare terug, Joe Biden complained that the former Afghan president had fled amid “corruption and malfeasance”, w ...

Afghanistan flight carrying more than 100 foreign passengers lands in Doha

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A flight carrying more than 100 international passengers out of Kabul has landed in Doha, the first such civilian flight since the chaotic evacuation of 124,000 foreigners and at-risk Afghans sparked by the Taliban’s ...

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