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Taliban says girls to return to school 'soon as possible'
by David Fox - September 21, 2021 - 5:01pm
The Taliban said on Tuesday Afghan girls will be allowed to return to school "as soon as possible", after their movement faced shock and fury over their effective exclusion of women and girls from public life.
Taliban battle for Panjshir as US warns of Afghanistan civil war
by David Fox - September 6, 2021 - 7:43am
Following their lightning-fast rout of Afghanistan's army last month — and celebrations Monday when the last US troops flew out after 20 years of war — the Taliban are seeking to crush resistance forces...
Taliban close to forming new government in Afghanistan
by David Fox - September 3, 2021 - 10:17am
The announcement, which two Taliban sources told AFP could come after Friday afternoon prayers, would take place amid deep mistrust of the Islamists as they shift gears from insurgent group to governing power, days...
Taliban show off US plunder as first flight lands in Kabul since pullout
by David Fox - September 2, 2021 - 7:45am
The Islamist hardliners — who have not yet announced their new government — are celebrating the US withdrawal as a historic victory after taking control of Afghanistan a fortnight ago.
What lies ahead for Afghanistan under the Taliban?
by David Fox - August 31, 2021 - 8:21pm
The Taliban have made several promises but offered few policy details.
US carries out air strike to stop car bomb in Kabul
by David Fox - August 30, 2021 - 7:47am
A Taliban spokesman confirmed the incident, saying a car bomb destined for the airport had been destroyed — and that a possible second strike had hit a nearby house.
Afghan evacuation flights restart after deadly Islamic State suicide bombings
by David Fox - August 27, 2021 - 6:10pm
Last-ditch evacuation flights took off from Kabul airport on Friday, a day after twin suicide bombings on crowds trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan killed at least 85 people, including 13 US servicem...
Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
by David Fox - August 27, 2021 - 7:46am
The Taliban said the two blasts killed between 13 and 20 people. A health official in the previous government said the toll could rise to 60.
Afghans rush to flee Taliban as hopes emerge for more time
by David Fox - August 26, 2021 - 7:21am
Over 80,000 people have been evacuated since August 14, but huge crowds remain outside Kabul airport hoping to flee the threat of reprisals and repression in Taliban-led Afghanistan.
Taliban warn of 'consequences' as US ramps up evacuation
by David Fox - August 24, 2021 - 7:35am
The Taliban warned Monday there would be "consequences" if the United States and its allies try to remain in Afghanistan beyond next week, as Washington ramped up its efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people...
Defiant Afghans wave flags amid fears of Taliban crackdown
by David Fox - August 20, 2021 - 7:28am
Small groups of Afghans waved the country's black, red and green flags in Kabul and a handful of suburbs on Thursday to celebrate the anniversary of Afghanistan's independence — on occasion in plain sight of...
Taliban fight trust deficit with PR blitz
by David Fox - August 19, 2021 - 5:32pm
Memories of the militants' brutal 1996-2001 regime and the near-two-decade insurgency that killed tens of thousands are etched on Afghan minds -- especially women and religious minorities.
Taliban hold political talks, Biden says 'chaos' was inevitable
by David Fox - August 19, 2021 - 7:36am
Senior Taliban members have met with former president Hamid Karzai and senior official Abdullah Abdullah as they seek to form a government in Afghanistan, pledging it will be "positively different" from their brutal...
Taliban say won't seek 'revenge', co-founder back in Afghanistan
by David Fox - August 18, 2021 - 7:25am
The Taliban have pledged not to seek "revenge" against their opponents in Afghanistan in their first press conference since taking power, as the United States said they would hold the insurgents to their promises...
Biden defends US pullout from Afghanistan despite panic in Kabul
by David Fox - August 17, 2021 - 7:35am
"We gave them every chance to determine their own future. We could not provide them with the will to fight for that future," Biden said, adding he could no longer ask US soldiers to risk their lives in the country,...
Biden hopes to end Afghan airlift on time as Taliban blame US for chaos
by David Fox - August 16, 2021 - 7:31am
Speaking in the White House, Biden said his "hope is we will not have to extend". "We'll see what we can do," he added when asked by reporters what his reply was to foreign leaders asking for more time.
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