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Women always faced horrid times under Taliban, this time even female mannequins are not safe
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Women always faced horrid times under Taliban, this time even female mannequins are not safe

Not only are the Taliban dictating the lives of women in Afghanistan, but they also want to curb the visibility of lifeless female mannequins from public view.

Afghan situation remains uncertain nearly six months after Taliban takeover, says UN
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Afghan situation remains uncertain nearly six months after Taliban takeover, says UN

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on 15 August, two weeks before America's complete troop withdrawal on 31 August, after a costly two-decade war

'Invited' Taliban into Kabul to protect the population, says ex-Afghan president Hamid Karzai
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'Invited' Taliban into Kabul to protect the population, says ex-Afghan president Hamid Karzai

The former Afghanistan president said he meets regularly with the Taliban leadership and that the world 'must engage' with them

Taliban not to participate in UNGA meet; diplomats of ousted Afghan government attend session
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Taliban not to participate in UNGA meet; diplomats of ousted Afghan government attend session

Afghanistan is scheduled to address the ongoing UN General Assembly session on 27 September

UN chief says world seeing 'explosion' of military coups, laments lack of unity in international community
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UN chief says world seeing 'explosion' of military coups, laments lack of unity in international community

Geopolitical divisions are undermining international cooperation and limiting the capacity of the Security Council to take the necessary decisions, Guterres said.

Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani apologises for fleeing, says only way to keep 'guns silent'
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Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani apologises for fleeing, says only way to keep 'guns silent'

Ghani refuted allegations of having stolen from the treasury before fleeing, saying that he would welcome an official audit or financial investigation to prove the veracity of his statements

From Taliban-led military rule to West-backed democracy, Pashtuns have always dominated Afghanistan's politics
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From Taliban-led military rule to West-backed democracy, Pashtuns have always dominated Afghanistan's politics

Many of the new acting ministers as well as former presidents and leaders, including Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani, belong to the dominant ethnic tribe of the nation

Mullah Baradar, Taliban founder Omar's trusted aide, is insurgent group's political chief and public face
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Mullah Baradar, Taliban founder Omar's trusted aide, is insurgent group's political chief and public face

While Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Taliban’s overall leader, Baradar is its political chief and most public face. Western diplomats have hitherto viewed him as the most resistant to ISI control

Afghanistan Updates: Taliban again postpones govt formation; move coincides with Pak intel chief's surprise visit
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Afghanistan Updates: Taliban again postpones govt formation; move coincides with Pak intel chief's surprise visit

A number of women rights activists and reporters, who were protesting in Kabul for the second straight day, said that Taliban fighters lobbed tear gas shells on their procession to stop them from marching toward the Afghan Presidential Palace, local news channel Tolo News reported.

Taliban to finalise new Afghan govt soon, 80% Doha team likely to be in council
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Taliban to finalise new Afghan govt soon, 80% Doha team likely to be in council

The executives of this Council will lead the government and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is likely to head the political office, the Taliban sources said, adding that 80 per cent of this government will be from the Doha Taliban team.

China eyes BRI extension to Afghanistan as it awaits Taliban government formation
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China eyes BRI extension to Afghanistan as it awaits Taliban government formation

India has been severely critical of the BRI as the CPEC, which is a part of it, passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. China has its eyes on the lucrative rare-earth metals and rich minerals found in Afghanistan

Pentagon says 'no evidence' to back claims of Pakistan sending fighters to support Taliban in Afghanistan
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Pentagon says 'no evidence' to back claims of Pakistan sending fighters to support Taliban in Afghanistan

Former Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani had alleged that 10,000 to 15,000 men had been sent in to capture Kabul

Pakistan proposes three-pronged approach for international community to help Afghanistan
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Pakistan proposes three-pronged approach for international community to help Afghanistan

The country's leverage over the Taliban is often overstated, Pakistan's UN ambassador Munir Akram said

In Afghanistan, green card holders feel betrayed as thoughts juggle between rising fear, little hope
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In Afghanistan, green card holders feel betrayed as thoughts juggle between rising fear, little hope

For some of those who remain, however, the trauma of trying for nearly two weeks to get onto a US plane is still harrowing

Afghans stare at hunger crisis on dwindling UN food stockpiles, sharp price rise
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Afghans stare at hunger crisis on dwindling UN food stockpiles, sharp price rise

Many Afghans fear the Taliban won't make good on their pledges and are concerned that the nation's economic situation holds little opportunity

America's longest war is over but Joe Biden's Afghanistan challenges have a long way to go
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America's longest war is over but Joe Biden's Afghanistan challenges have a long way to go

The swift military evacuation now yields to a murkier diplomatic operation to press the Taliban to allow Americans and their allies to depart peacefully by other means

America's longest war of 20 years ends as last troops exit Afghanistan
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America's longest war of 20 years ends as last troops exit Afghanistan

The US failures were numerous and it only degraded but never defeated the Taliban and ultimately failed to build an Afghan military that could hold off the insurgents

Venice Film Festival announces panel discussion with Afghan filmmakers to discuss Taliban takeover
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Venice Film Festival announces panel discussion with Afghan filmmakers to discuss Taliban takeover

Filmmakers Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani have been invited to Venice International Festival to talk about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan with "particular attention to the situation of filmmakers and artists."

Ready to leave behind past, want positive relations with all countries, says Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen
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Ready to leave behind past, want positive relations with all countries, says Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen

Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban spokesman in Qatar, talked with CNN-News18 about how the once dreaded militant organisation now seeks to run a country while seeking to gain legitimacy in the international community. Edited excerpts:

On board India's Kabul  evacuation flight, 46 Afghan  Sikhs, Hindus — and 3 copies of Guru Granth Sahib
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On board India's Kabul evacuation flight, 46 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus — and 3 copies of Guru Granth Sahib

Also on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to brief the floor leaders of political parties in view of recent developments in Afghanistan