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Ex-Taliban commander pleads not guilty to killing US troops
Haji Najibullah, charged in relation to 2008 attack on US troops in Afghanistan, says accusations are ‘incorrect’.
15 Oct 2021
FIFA and Qatar evacuate female footballers from Afghanistan
Qatar, in coordination with FIFA, evacuates almost 100 Afghan football players and their families from Afghanistan.
15 Oct 2021
Deadly explosion hits Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
ISIS-K claims responsibility for attack that killed at least 47 people inside a mosque in southern city on Friday.
15 Oct 2021
Pakistan Airlines suspends Afghanistan flights amid Taliban row
The suspension took place over what PIA called heavy-handed interference by the Taliban.
14 Oct 2021
Turkey urges engagement with Taliban after talks with group
Turkey has received a delegation of Taliban leaders in a first meeting since the group took over Afghanistan.
14 Oct 2021
Qatar FM: Blockade on Qatar fractured the GCC
Qatar’s top diplomat discusses Gulf neighbours, Iran’s nuclear deal, ties with US and Afghanistan at a security forum.
13 Oct 2021
‘I lost right to education’: Afghan girls lament school closure
Afghan girls, who have been confined to their homes, urge the Taliban not to snatch their right to education.
13 Oct 2021
Ban? No ban? Afghan cricket chief offers hope to women athletes
Al Jazeera speaks to Afghanistan’s cricket chief on the future of female athletes in the country after Taliban takeover.
13 Oct 2021
G20 agrees aid to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis
Leaders agree Taliban will need to be involved in assistance but stress it does not mean recognition of its government.
13 Oct 2021
Qatar urges engagement with Taliban amid humanitarian crisis
Qatari official Mutlaq al-Qahtani says recognising Taliban gov’t ‘not a priority’ as Afghanistan faces host of issues.
12 Oct 2021
Afghan FM wants good ties, needs more time on girls’ education
Acting foreign minister appeals to the world for good relations but avoids making firm commitments on girls’ education.
12 Oct 2021
Fleeing Afghan musicians stuck in limbo in Pakistan
Musicians who fled Afghanistan fearing the Taliban rule struggle to make a living as refugees in Pakistan.
12 Oct 2021
UN chief slams ‘broken’ Taliban promises made to women, girls
Antonio Guterres also urges the world to inject cash into Afghanistan in order to prevent its economic collapse.
11 Oct 2021
In Pictures: Afghan drug underworld in the Taliban’s crosshairs
Afghanistan’s new rulers set their sights on stamping out widespread drug addiction in their country, even if by force.
11 Oct 2021
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