Afghanistan

Taliban Spokesman Mohammad Naeem: It Is Unreasonable To Deny Afghanistan Of Foreign Aid If The Taliban Implements The Shari’a – Islam Is The Faith Of The People

Mohammad Naeem, the Spokesman for the Taliban’s Political Bureau and a member of its negotiations delegation in Qatar referred to a quote by German Foreign Minister stating that Germany would deny Afghanistan of aid if the Taliban implements the Islamic shari’a in the country, saying that this was “unreasonable.” He …

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Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban

Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turned out to be the Taliban. They grabbed not only political power but also U.S.-supplied …

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Taliban allowing ‘safe passage’ from Kabul in US airlift

The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser said Tuesday, although a timetable for completing the evacuation of Americans, Afghan allies and others has yet to be worked out with the …

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Taliban promise women’s rights, security under Islamic rule

The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population. Following a lightning offensive across Afghanistan that saw many cities fall to …

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La victoire des talibans, un tournant dans l’ordre mondial

L’offensive des talibans va permettre à la Chine de souligner les contradictions américaines et de se présenter comme la première ligne de défense face aux terrorismes musulmans. « What Went Wrong ? » Dans un court essai, écrit avant les attentats du 11-Septembre, mais publié peu de temps après, l’historien …

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Ein PR-Sieg für den islamistischen Terror

Eine Demütigung für den Westen. Die Schockwellen werden bald Europa erreichen: Durch Flüchtlinge und die Radikalisierung von Islamisten. Ein Kommentar. Christian Böhme Keiner hat sie aufgehalten. Provinz um Provinz, Stadt um Stadt fiel in die Hände der Islamisten. Widerstand? Nicht der Rede wert. Weder die Sicherheitskräfte der afghanischen Regierung noch …

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Afghanistan Is Crumbling, and a Devastated Country Isn’t the Only Thing the U.S. Is Leaving Behind

The United States’ pledge to save Afghan interpreters and workers who helped it since the 2001 invasion seems to have run into a solid wall of American bureaucracy By Monday, Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, may have already fallen to the Taliban. This won’t change much, practically speaking, because they …

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Taliban Enters Kabul, President and Diplomats Flee

Taliban insurgents entered Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the Islamist militants close to taking over the country two decades after they were overthrown by a U.S.-led invasion. It was not yet clear where Ghani was headed or how exactly power would be transferred following the …

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Pentagon OKs More Troops for Kabul

U.S. embassy says airport security not stable The Pentagon authorized another 1,000 troops to help evacuate U.S. citizens and Afghans who worked for them from Kabul, a U.S. official said on Sunday, after the embassy warned the security situation at the city’s airport was changing quickly. The official, speaking on …

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Taliban Says the ‘War is Over in Afghanistan’

The spokesman for the Taliban‘s political office told Al-Jazeera Mubasher TV on Sunday that the war is over in Afghanistan and that the type of rule and the form of regime will be clear soon. Spokesman Mohammad Naeem said that no diplomatic body or any of its headquarters was targeted, …

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