Russia to recognize Taliban if it form inclusive govt

AT News KABUL: Russia will participate in the inauguration ceremony of the new government if the Islamic Movement of the Taliban forms an inclusive government. TOSS News quoted the Russian Federation’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov as saying that the Taliban invited him to participate in the oath-taking ceremony of the …

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Karzai saddened over death of prominent journalist

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai expressed sorrow over the death of Fahim Dashty, a prominent journalist, who was killed in clashes erupted between the resistance militia and Taliban fighters. “Late Fahim Dashty was a critic of my government and a loud voice for freedom of speech,” Former President …

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‘ICRC will continue mission in Afghanistan’

Mohammad Parwiz Arian KABUL: Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC arrived in Kabul to meet with the Afghan officials, discussing the humanitarian support to the war-torn country. President of the organization, Peter Maurer is set to visit medical facilities, rehabilitation centers for war victims as well …

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Blinken under pressure for Afghanistan evacuations

Mohammad Parwiz Arian Kabul: A U.S. Republican lawmaker is pressing the U.S. State Department to restart evacuating Americans and at-risk Afghan allies in hiding using resources of non-governmental organizations trying to clear charter flights. In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday, the Republican lawmaker and former …

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Businesses bemoan restriction on women workers

AT News KABUL: Trader representatives and factory owners in western Herat province have expressed concern over Taliban’s ban on women workers in factories. HameedullahKhadem, former head of the Chamber of Industry and Natural Resources (CINR) and a factory owner in Herat City, said MaulviZaheer, the Taliban in-charge of CINR, had …

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Taliban claim capturing parts of Panjshir

AT News KABUL: Taliban say they have captured five districts of Panjshir province, the last holdout against Taliban since the fall of Kabul. This is as the resistance front in Panjshir has denied the allegations saying the Taliban have retreated from Parian district and that the fighters have suffered heavy …

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US expects Taliban to form inclusive gov’t

By Mohammad Parwiz Arian KABUL: The United States says it expects the Taliban to form an inclusive government, saying channels of communication with the Taliban will remain open on important issues. US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said on Friday that he would visit Qatar on Sunday for meetings on …

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ISI chief in Kabul for cementing ties with Taliban

AT News KABUL: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief FaizHameed on Saturday arrived in Kabul and spoke with Taliban regarding cementing Afghanistan-Pakistan ties. This is the first high-level Pakistani official visits Kabul after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. According to Pajhwok News Agency, Pakistani media say he held detailed talks …

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