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Taliban fail to secure UN seat again

AT News KABUL – The United Nations Credentials Committee has once again denied the Taliban’s claim to Afghanistan’s seat, marking the third deferral of such a decision. On December 6, 2023, the Committee reviewed conflicting communications from the Chargé d’affaires of the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan and the Taliban’s Ministry …

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Female suicide attempts on rise in Taliban’s Afghanistan

AT News KABUL – In the past two years, Afghanistan has witnessed a troubling surge in female suicides, with the Taliban’s restrictive policies contributing to a growing mental health crisis among women and girls. Despite initial promises to uphold women’s rights, the Taliban’s actions have led to the closure of …

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Afghanistan excluded from COP28 under Taliban’s isolation

AT News KABUL – Once again, Afghanistan finds itself on the sidelines of the global climate change conversation, as the Taliban-led regime is excluded from the COP28 climate change conference. In a stark turn of events from President Ashraf Ghani’s 2020 address to the UN General Assembly, where he highlighted …

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Uzbekistan to supply electricity to Afghanistan until 2024

AT News KABUL – Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have reached an agreement to prolong electricity supplies, ensuring continued support until the year 2024. Discussions between representatives of National Electric Networks and Afghanistan’s energy company DABS covered various aspects of energy cooperation, as reported by the press service of DABS. Expressing gratitude …

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Russia says extremists attempted to slip into Tajikistan from Afghanistan

AT News KABUL – Russia’s ambassador in Tajikistan, Semyon Grigoryev, has said that extremists have been trying to infiltration into Tajikistan from Afghanistan throughout the year. Despite assurances from the Taliban administration regarding the security of neighboring states, Grigoryev noted a lack of substantial progress. In an interview with TASS …

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Karzai advocates stronger Afghanistan-Japan ties in diplomatic meeting

AT News KABUL – In a diplomatic meeting, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai engaged with the Ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan, Takayoshi Kuromiya, highlighting the crucial need for strengthening bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Japan. The discussions revolved around various facets, including Japan’s significant contribution to the education of Afghan …

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Karzai welcomes GPE’s $110m grant for Afghanistan education

AT News KABUL – Former President Hamid Karzai has expressed gratitude for $110 million grant from Global Partnership for Education to rebuild schools and improve education for Afghan girls and boys. He thanked international organizations and friendly countries for their help and cooperation and urged the Taliban government to open …

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan forge ahead on TAPI project

AT News KABUL – Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov on Sunday engaged in discussions with his Afghan counterpart Amir Khan Muttaqi in Baku, Azerbaijan, focusing on the progress of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project and other crucial matters, as reported by the Turkmen Foreign Ministry. The talks unfolded during …

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Taliban claims dozens of Pakistani Taliban militants in Afghan prisons

AT News KABUL – The Taliban administration in Afghanistan has declared decisive actions taken against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militants over the past year, resulting in the arrest of many of them. Abdul Mateen Qani, spokesperson for the interim Interior Ministry, revealed that the country is currently devoid of any operating militant …

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Pakistan’s ties with Taliban may fray further over Kunar River

AT News KABUL – In a potentially decisive turn of events, Pakistan’s longstanding relationship with the Taliban faces heightened strain, with the Minister of Information for Balochistan province, Jan Achakzai, issuing a stern warning over the Taliban’s unilateral decision to construct a dam on the Kunar River. This move, deemed …

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