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Afghan national boxing team on the ropes after fleeing Taliban rule
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Afghan national boxing team on the ropes after fleeing Taliban rule

Even amid the relentless bustle, their new life in Serbia is an island of stability compared to the chaos back home

Taliban has killed or disappeared more than 100 ex-police and intel officers, says rights group
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Taliban has killed or disappeared more than 100 ex-police and intel officers, says rights group

On Saturday, Taliban prime minister Mohammed Hassan Akhund denied in a public address that any retaliation was taking place

Women banned from acting, journalists forced to wear headscarves: Taliban issues new media guidelines
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Women banned from acting, journalists forced to wear headscarves: Taliban issues new media guidelines

The new rules issued on Sunday come despite pledges from the hardline Islamist group that they would be more moderate in exercising power this time around

Afghanistan: At least two killed in blast in Shiite district of Kabul
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Afghanistan: At least two killed in blast in Shiite district of Kabul

The Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group claimed responsibility for the attack, boasting it had killed or injured "20 Shiite apostates" in the incident

Pakistan has long played 'active, disruptive and destabilising role' in Afghan affairs: CRS report
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Pakistan has long played 'active, disruptive and destabilising role' in Afghan affairs: CRS report

CRS reports are prepared for lawmakers to make informed decisions on various issues of their interest. It is not considered an official view or report of the US Congress

Inside Ariana Cinema, six-decade old theatre in the heart of Kabul, on the verge of closure under Taliban
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Inside Ariana Cinema, six-decade old theatre in the heart of Kabul, on the verge of closure under Taliban

After recapturing power three months ago, the Taliban ordered the Ariana and other cinemas to stop operating. The Islamic militant guerrillas-turned-rulers say they have yet to decide whether they will allow movies in Afghanistan.

In rural Afghanistan, Taliban win breaks cycle of air strikes, gun battles and funerals; villagers hope for peace
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In rural Afghanistan, Taliban win breaks cycle of air strikes, gun battles and funerals; villagers hope for peace

Desperately poor, the villagers are preparing for winter by drying animal dung to use as fuel. A bitter breeze whips up dust in the central cemetery, where the graves of Taliban fighters are now decorated with colourful trinkets and flag

Taliban announce appointment of new provincial governors, deputies, military commanders
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Taliban announce appointment of new provincial governors, deputies, military commanders

Taliban on Tuesday appointed governors and military commanders on key positions at the provincial level on the directives of the group's supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada

Afghanistan: At least 19 killed, 50 injured in explosion outside Kabul hospital; witnesses hear gunfire
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Afghanistan: At least 19 killed, 50 injured in explosion outside Kabul hospital; witnesses hear gunfire

Taliban deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi told The Associated Press that the explosion targeted civilians outside Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan military hospital

Intelligence officers of former Afghanistan regime join ISIS-K to fight Taliban: Report
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Intelligence officers of former Afghanistan regime join ISIS-K to fight Taliban: Report

Earlier this month, the Taliban claimed to have dismantled a Daesh hideout in the capital Kabul, blamed for many attacks

At hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul, unpaid and exhausted doctors clash with rigid Taliban-appointed supervisor
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At hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul, unpaid and exhausted doctors clash with rigid Taliban-appointed supervisor

With power changing hands overnight, health workers have had to contend with a difficult adjustment. The host of problems that preceded the Taliban’s rise were exacerbated

Amid death rumours, Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada makes first public appearance
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Amid death rumours, Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada makes first public appearance

The supreme leader of the Taliban mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has made his first-ever public appearance, officials announces, addressing a meeting of supporters in southern city Kandahar

UN aid chief urges G20 leaders to prevent mass starving in Afghanistan
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UN aid chief urges G20 leaders to prevent mass starving in Afghanistan

UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said that the needs in Afghanistan are skyrocketing with half the population risks not having enough food with Winter setting in

Top strategic expert decodes what Taliban takeover in Afghanistan means for India, other stakeholders
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Top strategic expert decodes what Taliban takeover in Afghanistan means for India, other stakeholders

Professor Harsh V Pant says global jihadist networks are celebrating Taliban victory and they are very likely to attack countries like India

Pakistan foreign Minister Qureshi, ISI chief Hameed in Kabul for talks with Taliban
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Pakistan foreign Minister Qureshi, ISI chief Hameed in Kabul for talks with Taliban

The Pakistani delegation will hold talks with Afghanistan's acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and call on leadership of the interim government in Kabul and other Afghan leaders, according to the Foreign Office

Moscow Format talks: International recognition of Taliban hinges on inclusiveness of government and human rights record
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Moscow Format talks: International recognition of Taliban hinges on inclusiveness of government and human rights record

However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commended the Taliban for their efforts to stabilise the military-political situation in the country and ensure the operation of state structures

Moscow Format dialogue: First India, Taliban meet since formation of Afghanistan cabinet
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Moscow Format dialogue: First India, Taliban meet since formation of Afghanistan cabinet

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has already clarified that the official recognition of the Taliban is not under discussion at the moment

Pakistan's PIA suspends flights to Kabul citing 'unprofessional attitude' of Taliban authorities
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Pakistan's PIA suspends flights to Kabul citing 'unprofessional attitude' of Taliban authorities

PIA had resumed special flights to the country after the Taliban seized power in mid-August, and was a lifeline for many Afghans trying to flee the new regime and economic crisis.

'Those at Serena should leave immediately': US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels
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'Those at Serena should leave immediately': US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels

The well-known Serena, a luxury hotel popular with business travellers and foreign guests, has twice been the target of attacks by the Taliban

Afghanistan's Shia population continue life undeterred after Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque blast
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Afghanistan's Shia population continue life undeterred after Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque blast

The Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bomb attack at the Shia mosque on 8 October that left nearly 100 people dead