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Taliban capture town near Chinese border

AT News KABUL: Taliban have captured Wakhan, a key district of northern Badakhshan province bordering China’s Xinjiang province, officials said on Monday. Provincial council members were cited by Sputnik as saying that Wakhan has fallen to the Taliban. The militants have closed in on the zero point on frontiers with …

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Taliban keep strong ties with al-Qaeda; Ghani’s aide

AT News KABUL: Wahid Omar, an adviser to President Ghani claims that Taliban militants still hold strong relationship with the al-Qaeda terrorist network and jointly attack on government institutions. “This is a relationship between two bodies who believe violence, believe terrorism and believe killing of people. This relation is as …

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US resumes immigration visas for Afghan allies

AT News KABUL: The US embassy in Kabul resumed Special Immigration Visa (SIV) to evacuate thousands of Afghan interpreter and staffs supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. “The U.S. Embassy Kabul has resumed immigrant visa interviews. The initial phase will involve rescheduling applicants who had their interviews postponed to mitigate elevated COVID risk,” …

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Turkmenistan ramps up military at Afghan border

AT News KABUL: Turkmenistan has begun ramping up of its military presence along its borders with Afghanistan, moving an arsenal of heavy weaponry and aircrafts and helicopters, Turkmen officials were cited as saying on Monday. A Turkmen security official has said that more troops are being sent from a military …

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Pentagon alarmed at surge in Taliban attacks

AT News KABUL: Pentagon’s spokesman says that the U.S. was expressed concerns over rise in Taliban’s offensives as the group has recently overrun dozens of districts across the country, building pressure on the Afghan government. John F. Kirby, a spokesman for the U.S. department of defense said that the U.S. is concerned …

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Lawmakers urge UN to protect Afghan women

AT News KABUL: While Taliban are rapidly gaining ground across the country and are reportedly misbehaving women in the areas under their control, members of parliament ask the United Nations to protect them against the threats. “The inhumane and anti-Islamic discrimination against women in the Taliban-controlled areas is a matter …

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Editorial: Taliban changed?

Taliban had once ruled Afghanistan and its regime before invasion of America in 2001 to oust them, has been marked the darkest period in the history of Afghanistan that surely has no need for any sorts of explanation. What suffering the Afghan people went through during the Taliban regime is …

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