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Taliban escalate abuses against single Afghan women, UN report

AT News KABUL – In a recent report published by the United Nations on Monday, it has been disclosed that the Taliban are intensifying its control over single and unaccompanied Afghan women, imposing stringent restrictions on their access to work, travel, and healthcare. The Vice and Virtue Ministry officials, in …

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Taliban urge non-interference amid Russian pressure

AT News KABUL – The Taliban issued a statement on Saturday, urging nations to refrain from interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs. This comes in response to comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov regarding the establishment of a government in Afghanistan that incorporates all parties. Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman …

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Hamid Karzai discusses bilateral ties with Japanese envoy

AT News KABUL – Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai engaged in a crucial meeting with Misako Takahashi, Deputy Special Representative of Japan for Afghanistan, to strengthen and broaden the ties between the two nations. The meeting delved into the current situation in Afghanistan and the broader regional context. Karzai, acknowledging …

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Explosion in Kunar kills 3, injures 6

AT News KABUL – An explosion in Kunar province has killed at least three people and left six injured. The Taliban-appointed security command in Kunar reported that the explosion occurred in the “Trink” area of Chapa Dara district, in a villager’s house. Three people have lost their lives, while six …

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Russian plane crashes in Afghanistan mountains

AT News KABUL – Russian air ambulance, believed to be serving as a private jet, has crashed into the mountains of Badakhshan province in Afghanistan. The aircraft, registered in Russia and reportedly belonging to a private company in Moscow went down in a remote corner, raising concerns for the six …

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Pakistan weaponizes Torkham border for political ends

AT News KABUL – Pakistan has imposed a closure on Torkham border crossing, utilizing it as a pressure tactic to advance its political interests concerning Afghanistan. The move, initiated on January 13, reinstates the “one document regime” policy, demanding Afghan civilians to hold passports with valid Pakistani visas for transit. …

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Taliban launch assault on Pakistan military outpost in border clash

AT News KABUL – A sudden and intense military confrontation has erupted along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border after the Taliban forces launched an attack on a key Pakistani military watchtower, reports suggested. The situation escalated dramatically on Saturday, with reports of sustained fire exchanges between Pakistani forces and Taliban militants in …

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Russia presses Taliban to open up government

AT News KABUL – Russia again increased pressure on the Taliban on Thursday to create an inclusive government representing a broad spectrum of Afghan society, reminding the ruling group to fulfill their promises. In a recent press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a key aspect of the …

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Karzai advocates national dialogue, girls’ education in meeting with UN envoy

AT News KABUL – In a recent meeting, Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, engaged in discussions with Markus Potzel, UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. The focal points of the meeting included a thorough review of the report presented by Mr. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, the special coordinator of …

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Taliban deny claims of seeking nuclear weapons amidst U.S. concerns

AT News KABUL – The Taliban have rejected allegations regarding their efforts to access nuclear weapons. The denial comes in response to concerns raised by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, which expressed worries about the group’s purported attempts to acquire nuclear capabilities. A U.S. representative …

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