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Go beyond the headlines for the latest in Afghanistan news.

Afghanistan refugee crisis feared - 30,000 people said to be fleeing each week as U.S. pulls out
BBC
August 1, 2021
So far this year, about 330,000 Afghans have been displaced, more than half of them fleeing their homes since the United States began its withdrawal in May, according to the United Nations.
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Taliban push closer to front lines of two major Afghanistan cities
The Hill
August 1, 2021
Airports in the the second and fourth largest cities in the country, Kandahar and Herat, were struck by rockets launched by the insurgent group on Saturday, The Washington Post reported.
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Pakistan wants refugees kept inside Afghanistan
DAWN
August 1, 2021
National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has said that arrangements should be made to keep displaced Afghans inside their country instead of pushing them into Pakistan.
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China interest in Afghanistan could be 'positive', says Blinken
BBC
July 31, 2021
He said this was if China was looking towards a "peaceful resolution of the conflict" and a "truly representative and inclusive" government.
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Failure of the Afghan state can lead to war with Pakistan, may drag the U.S back to conflict
Khaama Press
July 31, 2021
With the ongoing Afghan Taliban military offensive in Afghanistan against the backdrop of the planned full withdrawal of US-led NATO forces, the uneasy relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan can explode if the Afghan state fails.
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Russia’s ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia Amid the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Modern Diplomacy
July 30, 2021
The post-Soviet Central Asian nations are gravely concerned about the Taliban’s rapid offensive in non-Pashtun northern provinces of Afghanistan seizing border crossings with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
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First Afghan interpreters to arrive in US as Blinken fails to reach deal in Kuwait
WEIS RADIO
July 29, 2021
The first Afghans who worked for the U.S. military and diplomatic missions are being evacuated and will arrive in the U.S. late Thursday night or early Friday morning, according to a source familiar with the plans.
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China could constructively facilitate Afghanistan’s economic reconstruction
GT Voice
July 29, 2021
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with the visiting delegation led by head of the Afghan Taliban political committee Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in North China's Tianjin Municipality, according to China's Foreign Ministry.
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Turkey could take part in Afghan peace process’
Pajhwok
July 29, 2021
Turkey can take part in the Afghan peace process later on, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan and Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department ZamirKabulov revealed at an online briefing on Thursday.
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China says Taliban expected to play 'important' Afghan peace role
Reuters
July 28, 2021
China told a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday it expected the insurgent group to play an important role in ending Afghanistan's war and rebuilding the country, the Chinese foreign ministry said.
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Who will monitor how $4B US funding to Afghan forces is spent?
Baily Sabah
July 27, 2021
Afghanistan was promised $4 billion a year until 2024 by the U.S. and NATO to finance its military and security forces, which have been tasked with preventing Taliban advances. Meanwhile, the U.S. has already spent nearly $89 billion over the past 20 years to build, equip and train Afghan forces in Washington's longest war.
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The Big Question: Will the Taliban Rule Afghanistan Again?
Bloomberg Opinion
July 25, 2021
President Joe Biden has announced that U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan at the end of next month, ending NATO’s 20-year involvement in the country. The U.S. intelligence community has reportedly predicted that once the U.S. withdraws, the Afghan government may collapse within six months, with the Taliban potentially returning to power.
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Biden assures Afghan president of continued U.S. support -White House
Reuters
July 24, 2021
With the last U.S. forces on the way out of Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden assured President Ashraf Ghani of U.S. diplomatic and humanitarian support on Friday as Taliban advances piled pressure on the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.
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Taliban: ‘No one wants a civil war’ in Afghanistan
Al Jazeera
July 23, 2021
The Taliban says it does not want to monopolise power but insists there will not be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed.
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Afghanistan peace talks falter over future government arrangements
Independent
July 21, 2021
Talks to end the Afghan conflict are in danger of stalling because the Taliban are demanding that the Kabul government agree to terms which would mean surrendering power to the Islamist group, according to senior diplomatic sources.
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‘Does this feel like Eid to you?’: No festival cheer for Afghans
Al Jazeera
July 19, 2021
In the years past, Kochei Leilami in Herat city in Afghanistan’s west, would be full of shoppers on the days in the run up to an Eid holiday.
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U.S. lost the war in Afghanistan 20 years ago
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 18, 2021
The U.S. military is retreating from Afghanistan as the Taliban make rapid gains across the country. It recently slipped away from the key Bagram airbase near Kabul in the dead of night, without informing its Afghan allies.
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‘I definitely want to stay’: Afghan women grapple with prospect of life under the Taliban again
Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2021
Since the day the Taliban and the U.S. began negotiating almost two years ago, Laila Haidari hasn’t had a good night’s sleep.
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These are Russia’s Three Strategic Goals in Afghanistan
Modern Diplomacy
July 14, 2021
The US military’s symbolic withdrawal from Bagram Air Base, the largest in Afghanistan, shows how committed it is to abiding by President Joe Biden’s pledge to leave the country by September 11th.
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With No Choice but to Continue, Women’s Entrepreneurship Presses Ahead in Afghanistan
Just Security
July 13, 2021
When I arrived in Kabul on May 27, after almost four months of being away, I found the city as dynamic as ever: crowded streets with drivers trying to make their way out of traffic, construction work going on at every half kilometer.
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Canada to aid Afghanistan after U.S. troop withdrawal next month, minister says
LB NEWS NOW
July 11, 2021
Ottawa will continue sending humanitarian and development assistance to Afghanistan after the United States completes its troop withdrawal from the country next month, International Development Minister Karina Gould says.
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Aviation In Afghanistan: Which Airlines Are The Major Players?
Simple Flying
July 5, 2021
Afghanistan’s civil aviation market has seen a drastic rise in passenger traffic since 2010. The country now caters to over 1 million passengers every year, flying domestically and internationally.
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PM Imran Khan reiterates aspiration for peace in Afghanistan
The NEWS
July 5, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reiterated that Pakistan wanted peace to prevail in Afghanistan, as instability in the war-torn country would have effects on the region.
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China Has a BIG Plan for Post-U.S. Afghanistan—and It’s Worth Billions
Daily Beast
July 4, 2021
China is poised to make an exclusive entry into post-U.S. Afghanistan with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
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US not going to abandon Afghanistan: McCary
Pajhwok
July 4, 2021
The United States and the international community are not going to abandon Afghanistan following the withdrawal of foreign forces, promises a top American diplomat.
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US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now 'late August'
ABC News
July 3, 2021
U.S. forces have vacated Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan after nearly 20 years, bringing the U.S. military closer to a final withdrawal that the Pentagon says will be completed by late August
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The U.S. has obviously failed in its mission in Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai
The Hindu
July 3, 2021
As the U.S. quickens the pace of its troops pull out, and talks in Doha hit an impasse, Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who is still seen as a power figure in the country, is due to embark on a mission for talks with Taliban and Pakistan.
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Afghan forces guarding Bagram after US troops leave base
Euro News
July 2, 2021
Afghan forces guard one of the entrance gates to Bagram after US and NATO troops left the biggest airbase in Afghanistan, signalling the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from the country was imminent after two decades of war.
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Most European Troops Exit Afghanistan Quietly After 20 Years
Military.com
July 1, 2021
Most European troops have already pulled out of Afghanistan, quietly withdrawing months before the U.S.-led mission was officially expected to end — part of an anticlimactic close to the “forever war” that risks leaving the country on the brink of civil war.
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U.S. Questioned Whether Afghan Government Could Survive Taliban Onslaught
FP
June 30, 2021
The Biden administration is mapping out a strategy for Afghanistan after the U.S. military completes its withdrawal that is centered around the boosting of economic support for the government, even as many Afghans are “increasingly skeptical” of the government’s competence, according to an internal State Department document submitted to Congress and newly obtained by Foreign Policy.
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US Wants to See Taliban Return to Afghan Peace Process: Pentagon
Tolo News
June 30, 2021
The US Defense Department on Tuesday asked the Taliban to return to the peace negotiations, reminding them that the violence remains too high in Afghanistan.
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Biden meets Afghan leaders as U.S. troops leave, fighting rages
ZAWYA
June 25, 2021
The Oval Office meeting may be as valuable to Ghani for its symbolism as for any new U.S. help because it will be seen as affirming Biden's support for the beleaguered Afghan leader as he confronts Taliban
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4 Keys to Keeping the Peace in Afghanistan
CJ
June 23, 2021
Regional and transnational terrorists and the Taliban, along with the illegal drugs, smuggling, and economy are major factors that make the security situation challenging enough
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“A Future of One’s Own”: One young woman’s struggle to thrive in modern Herat
AAN
June 21, 2021
At a time when the future of Afghanistan as a state and society is deeply uncertain, we bring to you an in-depth case study of the life choices of one university graduate who has grown up on the outskirts of the country’s northwestern city of Herat
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Amid Afghanistan pullout observers ask if there's a place for a US military base in Central Asia
Intelli News
June 17, 2021
The US military pullout from Afghanistan is proceeding apace with the September 11 deadline starting to loom.
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US-Pak relations: put economy first
Business Recorder
June 11, 2021
Ever since he assumed presidency, Joe Biden hasn't called PM Khan for some customary chit chat. But that doesn't mean bilateral relations are sinking.
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Covid-19 in Afghanistan (9): Into the third wave
AAN
June 11, 2021
Afghanistan has entered the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic amid an unprecedented rise in confirmed cases.
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Iran, Afghanistan sign MOU on sports cooperation
June 10, 2021
Iran and Afghanistan National Olympic Committees signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on sports cooperation on Sunday.
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NATO Chief Says It''s Time for Afghans to Take ''Full Responsibility''
MENAFN
June 9, 2021
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said late Monday that ''there is no doubt that Afghanistan faces serious challenges,” but that he strongly believes Afghans have to take full responsibility for their own future.
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Third Wave Of COVID Infections Ravages Afghanistan
Gandhara
June 8, 2021
For most of this year, the media coverage of Afghanistan has focused on the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops and the implications for the war-torn country’s future.
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Afghanistan seeks to deepen relations with Turkey
Daily Sabah
June 7, 2021
Afghanistan eyes strengthening friendly relations with Turkey, the country's national security adviser said during a meeting with the Turkish ambassador in the capital Kabul on Monday.
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U.S. Military Says Its Operations Unintentionally Killed 20 Civilians In Afghanistan Last Year
Gandhara
June 7, 2021
The U.S. military says air and ground operations it conducted in Afghanistan last year unintentionally killed 20 civilians.
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Absence of Afghan Peace Deal Will Fuel Chaos, Terrorism After US Exit, Pakistan Warns
VOA
June 6, 2021
Pakistan’s prime minister warned Wednesday that if warring parties in Afghanistan fail to reach a peace arrangement, “anarchy” will erupt in the turmoil-hit neighbor after the withdrawal of the United States and allied troops, threatening regional stability.
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The next chapter of the story of Afghan women does not have to be a tragedy
CNN
June 6, 2021
Afghan women are America's (and the world's) staunchest allies in creating a stronger, more secure Afghanistan.
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Another drought looms. Is Afghanistan better prepared?
the new Humanitarian
June 5, 2021
The last major drought to hit Afghanistan offers a blueprint of the dangers ahead – and of the pitfalls of an inadequate aid response.
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Afghanistan Economy: Hard to recover
CGTN
June 5, 2021
Afghanistan, one of the world's poorest nations, has gone into further decline in response to an increase in Taliban attacks as U.S. forces begin their withdrawal that's expected to be complete by September.
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Peace and economic development of Pakistan, China, Afghanistan linked: Qureshi
Geo News
June 3, 2021
Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said that the peace, prosperity and economic development of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are linked
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Pakistan-Uzbekistan trade begins via Afghanistan
SAMAA
June 2, 2021
For the first time, trade between Pakistan and Uzbekistan has begun via Afghanistan. It is being hailed as an important step towards economic development in the region.
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THE FUTURE OF AFGHANISTAN HINGES ON AMERICAN DOLLARS, NOT TROOPS
War on the Rocks
June 1, 2021
The key to the war in Afghanistan is not American soldiers but American dollars. The Biden administration should couple the withdrawal of soldiers with a long-term commitment to monetary aid which prioritizes sustainability
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Echo Comment: What state are we leaving Afghanistan in?
The Northern Echo
May 31, 2021
DEFENCE Secretary Ben Wallace is correct. As he said, it is “the right thing to do” for Britain to take 3,000 Afghans, and their families, who helped our troops in our war in their home country.
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China Interest in Afghanistan after the U.S withdrawal
Modern Diplomacy
May 31, 2021
As a large and emerging peaceful power, China needs peace and stability in its neighborhood. Because uncertainty has negative effects on Afghanistan, while the emergence and realization of the “Chinese Dream 2050” requires a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
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The Taliban Say They’ve Changed. On the Ground, They’re Just as Brutal.
The Wall Street Journal
May 31, 2021
During a recent trip, Kamaluddin visited a barbershop to obtain the illicit pleasures of clean-shaven cheeks and a fashionable mustache. But the shopkeeper, 25 years old, planned to let it regrow before heading home, wary of incurring the Taliban’s wrath.
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Iran voices readiness for sports cooperation with Afghanistan
MEHR
May 30, 2021
"We are interested in having a joint sports cooperation with the friendly and brotherly country of Afghanistan," said Salehi Amiri in the meeting with his Afghan counterpart Hafizullah Wali Rahimi in Tehran on Sunday.
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Why big states lose small wars: A case study of USA’s war in Afghanistan
Modern Diplomacy
May 28, 2021
Fighting a battle against your enemies is not easy. In war, there are always some rules and regulations that have to be followed and it is important to know that what can be done or what cannot be done in a war
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NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan could further crimp airfreight supply
Freight Waves
May 27, 2021
The diversion of large commercial jets to assist with the U.S. and NATO military withdrawal of troops and equipment from Afghanistan could create temporary transport shortages for companies seeking heavy airfreight capacity because freighters are already scarce, a regional manager for logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel said.
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Football: Afghans Beat Indonesia 3-2 in Friendly Match
Tolo News
May 26, 2021
Afghanistan won a friendly match against Indonesia on Tuesday that was held in the UAE ahead of qualifier matches for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
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623 New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan
Tolo News
May 26, 2021
The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported 623 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 2,869 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
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Appointed Governor Returns to Kabul, Protests Continue in Faryab
Tolo News
May 25, 2021
Mohammad Daud Laghmani, the recently appointed governor of Faryab province, returned to Kabul today after staying a week in an army base in Maimana city of Faryab province, according to the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG).
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Afghanistan Peace Process Will Depend on Whether Regional Powers Cooperate or Compete: Experts
The Epoch Times
May 21, 2021
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, rescheduled to September, has created a period of instability, and regional and global powers are testing the waters for influence. Experts say the peace process
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Zalmay Khalilzad says Taliban have made ‘substantial progress’ on Doha commitments
The National News
May 18, 2021
The Taliban have made “substantial progress” but must do more to honour commitments undertaken in an agreement brokered in Qatar last year that paved the way for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday.
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An Afghanistan at peace could connect South and Central Asia
Atlantic Council
May 18, 2021
Over the past forty years of conflicts, Afghanistan’s potential as a contributor to development and prosperity in Asia has gone unrealized. If it were a stable neighbor, as the current Afghan peace process is meant to make it, Afghanistan could harness its potential as the “heart of Asia” and connect the South and Central Asian regions.
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China fears US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan could lead to rise in terrorism, affect Belt and Road Initiative
ANI
May 16, 2021
China fears US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan could lead to rise in terrorism, affect Belt and Road Initiative
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What Do We Owe the Afghans We've Left Behind?
Military.com
May 12, 2021
As this website has reported on many occasions, countless Afghans who served as interpreters are being left behind to face the increasingly dominant Taliban.
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Afghanistan to connect China via Wakhan road
MENAFN
May 11, 2021
A road build project presently underway will connect Afghanistan to China's autonomous region of Xinjiang via Wakhan are in Badakhshan in the northeastern remote area, the ministry of public works said Tuesday.
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Afghanistan: What now to avoid disaster?
Atlantic Council
May 11, 2021
Bitter fighting lies ahead in Afghanistan, with the coming withdrawal of all US and NATO forces from the country. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will go from doing most of the fighting to all of it, as well as all of the dying, which they have already been doing in recent months.
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"We Will Not Abandon Afghanistan"
Spiegel International
May 10, 2021
The price of a Kalashnikov in Afghanistan is considered an accurate measure of current tensions. In the last six months, that price has risen from $100 to $1,000.
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Pakistan fears Afghan pullback by US will stall Belt and Road
NIKKEI Asia
May 10, 2021
Pakistan fears that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan -- in line with the American-Taliban peace deal signed last year -- will increase instability in both itself and its neighbor, causing more security threats and ultimately putting China's Belt and Road projects at risk.
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Rethink this betrayal of Afghan women before it’s too late
Arab news
May 8, 2021
Taliban courts have handed down punishments of stoning and other brutal death sentences in “morality” cases. Human rights groups have reported hundreds of “honor killings” of women, some of which were given a quasi-legal status by Taliban kangaroo courts.
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EU Scholarship Recipients from Afghanistan to Graduate From the Language Courses, Continue their Studies at Kazakh University
The Astana Times
May 6, 2021
This May, 10 recipients of the scholarships funded by the European Union (EU) from Afghanistan are graduating from AlmaU language school in Kazakhstan.
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Peace is possible in Afghanistan
Al Jazeera
May 5, 2021
Those in favour of the United States government’s decision to withdraw forces from Afghanistan see no pathway to victory by American forces and NATO allies over the Taliban. Meanwhile, opponents of President Joe Biden’s proposed drawdown are less interested in the welfare of the Afghan people, than they are about leaving conditions ripe for a terrorist haven to develop.
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Here’s What Biden Must Do Before We Leave Afghanistan
The New York Times
May 4, 2021
Last month, President Biden announced a complete withdrawal of all United States troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the day terrorists killed almost 3,000 people. Many in the defense and intelligence communities oppose the move. A complete withdrawal based
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Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan
The Diplomat
May 4, 2021
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could reshape dynamics across South and Central Asia, should Afghanistan take a turn for the worst as many fear. Developments are being watched closely in Beijing, which has increased its presence in the region under the Belt and Road Initiative, and continues to have concerns about the potential for terrorism to spill across international borders.
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Afghanistan’s Moment of Risk and Opportunity
Foreign Affairs
May 4, 2021
President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September represents a turning point for the country and our neighbors. The Afghan government respects the decision and views it as a moment of both opportunity and risk for itself, for Afghans, for the Taliban, and for the region.
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Afghan War Victims, Human Rights Groups Demand Cease-fire, Inclusive Peace By Roshan Noorzai, Lima Niazi, Samsama Sirat May 04, 2021 07:55 PM
VOA
May 4, 2021
“I do not want mothers … to have their children buried,” said Wahida Shirzad, whose son, Rahid Amin, 21, was killed alongside 22 others in an attack on Kabul University on November 2.
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Afghan Women Face Loss of Rights, US Intelligence Warns
VOA
May 4, 2021
A newly declassified U.S. intelligence assessment warns that women in Afghanistan are likely to see their rights disappear should the Taliban come to power following the withdrawal of U.S. forces.
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Afghan Women’s Problems Don’t End With the Taliban
Foreign Policy
May 3, 2021
A newly declassified U.S. intelligence assessment paints a grim picture for the future of women’s rights in Afghanistan after American and international troops withdraw from the country later this year, warning of a deterioration even if the Taliban fail to take power.
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US senators introduce bill to establish duty-free economic zones along Pak-Afghan border
Geo News
May 1, 2021
The bill is called the 'Pakistan-Afghanistan Economic Development Act'. The legislation proposes the set up of a reconstruction opportunity zones along Pak-Afghan border areas.
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Afghanistan- Taliban leadership divided into parts: Saraj
MENAFN
April 25, 2021
Intelligence Chief, Ahmad Zia Saraj says that a major vacuum has been created in the Taliban leadership as the group is fractured between Quetta and Peshawar shuras (councils).
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Afghanistan- Covid-19: cases 113, deaths 10
MENAFN
April 24, 2021
Afghanistan recorded 113 new cases of the pandemic of Covid-19 with an additional fatality of 10 deaths within past 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday. Mirwais Fazli, a spokesman for the ministry of public health said that the new cases were recorded out of 1,100 samples.
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AFGHANISTAN OFFERS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Fair Planet
April 23, 2021
War is not the only cause behind the existential crisis for many in Afghanistan. Being among the least polluting nations on earth with just 0.1 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions, the country has borne the brunt of climate change recently.
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Najibullah, Janat help Afghanistan complete 3-0 clean-sweep over Zimbabwe
India Today
April 21, 2021
Afghanistan rode on Najibullah Zadran's career-best 72 to register a 47-run victory in the third and final T20I and complete a 3-0 series sweep against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi, on Saturday.
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Iran invited to conference on Afghanistan in Istanbul
MEHR News
April 14, 2021
"Invitations have been sent to Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, to the EU high commissioner, the NATO secretary-general, and the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation," the source was quoted as saying by TASS.
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Turkish ministers attend NATO meeting on Afghanistan
AA
April 14, 2021
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar attended a NATO meeting on Afghanistan on Wednesday.
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Co Tyrone teenager Cara teams up with Afghan Women’s Orchestra
News Letter
April 14, 2021
Cara Monaghan from Cookstown features on a video with Afghanistan’s first women’s orchestra - also known as Ensemble Zohra - as part of an international partnership with local intercultural arts charity Beyond Skin.
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Afghanistan- Ghani, Blinken Discuss Upcoming Turkey Peace Conference
MENAFN
April 13, 2021
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he spoke with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to discuss the peace process and the upcoming Turkey conference. Ghani said on Twitter that they also spoke about the upcoming phone call him and US President Joe Biden.
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Taliban and Afghan Government to Attend Peace Talks in Turkey
VOA
April 13, 2021
The Taliban and Afghanistan’s government will join upcoming talks to begin the peace process in Afghanistan, Turkey’s foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.
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US, Turkey see win-win partnership in Afghanistan and beyond
Asia Times
April 12, 2021
Acting on Washington’s request, Turkey will be hosting high-level talks on the Afghanistan peace process this April to bring together the Afghan government and the Taliban. Turkey has appointed a special envoy to assume the mediation role.
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Iran, Afghanistan Sign MoU to Build 2nd Cross-Border Bridge
Financial Tribune
April 10, 2021
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Iran and the neighboring Afghanistan for the construction of a second bridge connecting Milak and Zaranj counties in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province to Afghanistan’s Nimruz Province to facilitate trade interactions between the two sides.
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Afghanistan’s Security Is Linked to World Security, Says Senior Afghan Diplomat
The Epoch Times
April 9, 2021
Ahead of the May 1 troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the country’s ambassador to India told The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview that the withdrawal of troops shouldn’t be time-bound, as the Afghans are fighting international terrorism, not a civil war.
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‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics
The Diplomat
April 9, 2021
Politics in Afghanistan has always been fraught, especially for women. Afghanistan ranks last at 156th on the 2021 Global Gender Gap report. Earlier this year, Hosna Jalil, one of the highest-ranking women ever to serve in the Interior Ministry, quit her position to join the Ministry of Women’s Affairs as a deputy minister.
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Afghan Nomads Mourn A Vanishing Way Of Life
Gandhara
April 8, 2021
The 70-year-old patriarch, who spent his childhood and much of his adult life on the move, says he can still hear the bells around the necks of camels and goats in their caravan as it migrated between the warmer plains of southern Afghanistan in winter to the cooler green pastures of the central highlands during summer.
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Afghanistan- UN warns of 70pc increase in Afghan poverty
MENAFN
April 7, 2021
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Afghanistan warns that poverty would likely jump up to 70 percent in 2021 in Afghanistan and the number of needy people would reach to 18 million.
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Ahead of Turkey meet, Afghan President Ghani briefs Indian, other envoys on his peace plan
DNA
April 5, 2021
Ahead of the Turkey meet on the Afghan peace process scheduled later this month, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has briefed envoys all Kabul-based ambassadors, including Indian Envoy to the country Rudrendra Tandon on his three-stage peace process.
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World Bank Grants $25M to Improve Education in Afghanistan, Especially for Girls
MENAFN
April 2, 2021
The World Bank has approved an additional $25 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help increase equitable access to primary and secondary education in Afghanistan, particularly for girls.
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Blinken pledges to ‘revitalise’ NATO, cooperation on Afghanistan
Al Jazeera
March 23, 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged to rebuild and revitalise the transatlantic NATO military alliance and to share Washington’s “initial thinking” on any possible withdrawal from Afghanistan during his first visit to the alliance’s headquarters.
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Afghans Make Gains in Infrastructure Despite Economic Trouble
Tolo News
March 23, 2021
Despite the chaotic situation in the country over the past solar year (1399), several development projects were completed or substantially advanced. The Kamal Khan Dam, after decades of planning, reached its final stage of construction over the past solar year, and will be inaugurated on the second day of the new solar year 1400 (Mar 22, 2021).
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Silk and Saffron: Regenerating Afghanistan
Grit Daily
March 22, 2021
For thousands of years Afghanistan has been a cornerstone of the global economy. Situated at a major crossroads of east-west trade routes, since the first century BCE, the silk road established Afghanistan as a hub of commerce, facilitating the exchange of goods and ideas from across the globe. Even two thousand years ago, Chinese silk, Persian silver, and Roman gold would flow through the country on their way to market in distant lands.
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Lone female negotiator ‘surprised’ at lack of women at Moscow Afghan talks
Arab News
March 22, 2021
Habiba Sarabi said was “deeply surprised” to learn that she was the only female negotiator on a 12-member team of Afghan government and political leaders at a recent two-day meeting in Russia.
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Breaking the mold: Landless Afghans turn to fungi farming
ZAWYA
March 21, 2021
It has been three years since Jamila Khoshbo began farming oyster mushrooms in a section of her tiny house in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of southeastern Kabul. The 48-year-old Afghan mother-of-four said that she learned how to cultivate the fungi from the local radio and “decided to try it since it requires much less space, water and money to grow.”
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100000 Afghan Women Call on Women Leaders across the Globe for Protecting Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Peace Process
EPD
March 16, 2021
100,000 Afghan women called on the Women Global Leaders for protecting women’s rights in the peace process and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands provided support for second phase of Monitoring Women’s Peace and Security project.
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