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Future of US diplomacy in Afghanistan remains uncertain

AT News KABUL – Today marks the anniversary of the assassination of U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul 45 years ago, an incident that resonates with America’s ongoing effort to reopen its embassy in Afghanistan years after Taliban’s return. The murder of Ambassador Dubs, who was abducted at gunpoint from …

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EU, Central Asia envoys discuss Afghanistan in Bishkek meeting

AT News KABUL – Special representatives from Central Asian nations and the European Union convened in Kyrgyzstan to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the upcoming Doha meeting. The European Union Special Representative for Central Asia’s office stated on X that Thomas Nicholson, the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan, and …

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Taliban rule pushes Afghanistan’s health Sector to breaking point, says HRW

AT News KABUL – Afghanistan’s public health sector is in dire straits as a result of dwindling foreign aid and egregious Taliban oppression, warns Human Rights Watch. With women and girls bearing the brunt of the crisis, millions of Afghans are now at risk of severe malnutrition and illness due …

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UN seeks Taliban presence at Doha summit

AT News KABUL – In a bid to address the ongoing Afghan crisis, the United Nations is pushing for the inclusion of Taliban representatives at a pivotal two-day international conference set to commence in Qatar next week. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will spearhead the conference starting February 18, welcoming special envoys …

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ISIS-K targets Taliban defectors in new recruitment tactic

AT News KABUL – In a recent UN report, Daesh, the notorious ISIL-K, has unleashed a new tactic in Afghanistan, targeting and recruiting disillusioned Taliban members and foreign fighters. This revelation, part of the Secretary-General’s latest assessment on the global threat landscape, sends shockwaves through the international community. Despite Taliban …

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Doha summit won’t legitimize Taliban, says ex-US ambassador

AT News KABUL – Former US Ambassador Ryan Crocker has vehemently asserted that the highly anticipated international gathering in Doha regarding Afghanistan will not confer legitimacy upon the Taliban’s governing body. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Crocker emphasized that the United Nations, as the host of the …

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Anti-Americanism bonds China, Iran, Russia with Taliban

AT News KABUL – China, Iran, and Russia have been treading cautiously in their engagement with Taliban-led government in Afghanistan since its rise to power in August 2021, a gambit mainly driven by motivated by shared anti-American sentiments rather than genuine alignment of their interests. Despite their attendance at prominent …

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US rejects normalization with Taliban, demands change

AT News KABUL – In a firm stance against legitimizing the Taliban regime, White House spokesperson John Kirby declared on Tuesday that the United States has no intention to normalize relations or formally recognize the Taliban government. Kirby, instead, urged the Taliban to uphold their commitments to achieve legitimacy. Addressing …

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Afghan girls at risk of early marriage and gender apartheid, warns SIGAR

AT News KABUL – Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its latest report has against exposed the grave dangers confronting Afghan girls and women, warning that they are at an increasing risk of early marriages, domestic abuse, and sexual exploitation under the Taliban regime. According to SIGAR, under …

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Tensions escalate in Pakistan as Imran Khan allies seek to form government

AT News KABUL – In the wake of Pakistan’s fiercely contested election, chaos looms as Imran Khan’s party, PTI, asserts its bid to form a government. Despite facing stiff opposition, including from rival Nawaz Sharif, Khan’s allies clinched a majority of seats, setting the stage for a power struggle fraught …

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