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China urges Western countries to help Taliban and lift sanctions

China has pressured the Taliban’s interim government in Afghanistan to “effectively” protect women’s rights and renewed its call to lift international sanctions on the conflict-torn country to help it cope with growing “economic chaos”. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the issue in two days of talks with Taliban leaders …

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Afghanistan on the brink of poverty under the Taliban

Usually during this time of year all the bricks in the factory outside Kabul will be sold. Now they have more than 2 million unsold bricks. When the Taliban came to power, they found the Afghan economy rapidly approaching the brink of collapse. They are faced with dire predictions of …

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Taliban Attacks Journalists Covering Women’s Rights Protests

The Taliban on Thursday (21/10) attacked several journalists to prevent media coverage of the women’s rights protests in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. About 20 women lined up from near the education ministry to the finance ministry. Wearing colorful headscarves, they chanted slogans including: “Don’t politicize Education.” The women held …

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Haqqani, US wanted Taliban leader, praises suicide bomber

The acting Taliban interior minister, who is on the US list of terrorists, has held a ceremony in Kabul to honor the suicide bombers responsible for killing thousands of US and allied troops in Afghanistan. Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is a US fugitive in exchange for $10 million for any information …

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Can Afghans Help Without Going Through the Taliban?

The G-20 countries have just agreed on billions of dollars in aid for the Afghan people. At the same time, many countries including the US do not want these funds to reach the incumbent Taliban. Can the US ease the suffering of the Afghan people, without having to deal with …

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Pakistan suspends flights to Kabul over ‘inappropriate’ Taliban behavior

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday (14/10) suspended flights to the Afghan capital, Kabul, over what the state-owned carrier accused of “cruel” interference by the neighboring country’s ruling Taliban. The suspension came the same day a statement by the Taliban’s Transport Ministry warned it would halt PIA flight operations between …

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Afghanistan Needs Help, But Taliban Shouldn’t Control Funds

Heads of government and foreign ministers from the world’s 20 major economies or the G20 at a virtual meeting on Tuesday (12/10) agreed to find ways to inject more funds into Afghanistan. The talks came after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the war-torn country’s economy, now under Taliban control, …

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