The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt
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The Latest: UN Says Taliban Must form Inclusive Afghan Govt

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.”…
U.N. Afghanistan Mission Extended, Afghan Envoy Asks to Keep Seat
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U.N. Afghanistan Mission Extended, Afghan Envoy Asks to Keep Seat

The United Nations Security Council extended a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan on Friday for six months to allow for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work out what changes might be needed after the Taliban seized control of the country.…
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China’s Xi urges Afghanistan to stamp out terrorism, vows more aid

China's President Xi Jinping urged "relevant parties" in Afghanistan to eradicate terrorism and promised to provide more help to the war-torn nation, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.China shares a land border with Afghanistan, where…
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The Latest: Pakistan, Iran Leaders Meet on Afghanistan

Pakistan’s prime minister has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan.The Foreign Ministry's statement on Friday said the two leaders met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's meeting in Tajikistan’s…
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Pakistani security official urges U.S. to engage with Afghanistan

Pakistan urged the world to engage with Taliban-led Afghanistan and said the United States should listen to its message as it reassess its relationship with the South Asian nation, a top Pakistani security official said on Wednesday.Moeed Yusuf,…
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US envoy to Afghanistan: Ghani’s decision to flee torpedoed deal to keep Taliban out of Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's decision to flee his country on Aug. 15 torpedoed an 11th-hour deal the U.S. had brokered to keep the Taliban out of Kabul for at least two weeks, according to the State Department's special envoy to Afghanistan.  The…
Taliban gives thousands of Kandahar residents three days to leave their homes
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Taliban Gives Thousands of Kandahar Residents Three Days to Leave Their Homes, Protesters Say

Hundreds of people protested in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Tuesday, against what they say are Taliban orders for citizens to leave their homes on the eve of winter. Protesters marched in front of the governor's office in the city…
Al Qaeda could rebuild in Afghanistan in a year or two, U.S. officials say
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Al Qaeda Could Rebuild In Afghanistan in a Year or Two, U.S. Officials Say

Al Qaeda could rebuild inside Afghanistan in one to two years, top intelligence officials said Tuesday, noting that some members of the terrorist group had already returned to the country. Earlier in the year, top Pentagon officials said Al…
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Top US Spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq Represent Greater Terrorist Threat than Afghanistan

Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, even amid ongoing fears from…
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A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

Millions of Afghans could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children are at risk of starvation and death if their immediate needs are not met, top United Nations officials warned on Monday, putting the country’s…