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Afghanistan’s Taliban Won’t Speak at UN General Assembly

It’s almost certain that Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers won’t get to speak at this year’s UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders. The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government, which…
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US Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan Leave ‘Darkest Page’: Diplomat

Chinese and foreign experts and diplomats criticized the US for severely violating human rights in Afghanistan, including killing thousands of Afghan civilians, causing a flood of refugees and leaving messy situations for regional countries…
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Most Americans Disapprove of Biden’s Afghanistan Handling, But Approve Withdrawal

Americans have mixed feelings about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. According to a Marquette University Law School Poll released this week, 63% disapprove of how President Joe Biden handled the withdrawal and only 36% approve, but most…
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Pakistan Says U.N. Envoy of Old Afghan Government Should Vacate Seat

Pakistan’s foreign minister said Friday that the United Nations ambassador from Afghanistan’s toppled government had no standing and that its seat at the 193-member organization should remain vacant for now. While not endorsing the Taliban’s…
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Afghanistan Health System Will Collapse, WHO Warns

“The country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe,” the WHO said in a statement, highlighting the risk of thousands of facilities at risk of closure because of a lack of funds for supplies or medical staff. a visit to Kabul by…
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Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

A little more than a month after toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who have adopted many of the tactics of urban warfare that marked their own successful guerrilla…
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Afghanistan: Ex-Bagram Inmates Recount Stories of Abuse, Torture

Hajimumin Hamza walks through a long, dark corridor and carefully inspects the area as if he has never seen it before. Today, the 36-year old bearded man in a black turban and a traditional two-piece garment is a guide to fellow Taliban fighters…
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Pakistan’s Imran Khan Warns of ‘Civil War’ in Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned of the risk of a “civil war” in Afghanistan if the Taliban is unable to form an inclusive government there. “If they do not have an inclusive government, and gradually it descends into a…
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Poll: Many Minnesotans Approve Of Afghanistan Withdrawal but Not Biden’s Handling of Pullout

Nearly half of state voters support the withdrawal of U.S. troops and civilians from Afghanistan but disapprove of how the Biden administration went about it, according to a new Minnesota Poll. And 46% — including half of Republicans polled…
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Wray Warns Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Could Inspire US-Based Extremists

FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Tuesday that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could inspire a new wave of extremism in the U.S. Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that extremist groups…