Aussie Who Spent Years as Taliban Hostage Returns to Afghanistan to Mark Anniversary of Kabul’s Fall

https://sputniknews.com/20220813/aussie-who-spent-years-as-taliban-hostage-returns-to-afghanistan-to-mark-anniversary-of-kabuls-fall-1099559786.html Aussie Who Spent Years as Taliban Hostage Returns to Afghanistan to Mark Anniversary of Kabul’s Fall Aussie Who Spent Years as Taliban Hostage Returns to Afghanistan to Mark Anniversary of Kabul’s Fall The man spent more than three years as a hostage of the Taliban*, during which time he converted to Islam and became … Read more

Taliban disperses Afghan women’s march for ‘work and freedom’ | News

Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday to dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, Kabul, days before the first anniversary of the group’s return to power. About 40 women marched on the education ministry in Kabul, chanting “bread, work and freedom”. Despite the pledges made when it retook … Read more

US ‘Lost Track’ of Afghan War Aims, Says Retired Marine General

https://sputniknews.com/20220812/us-lost-track-of-afghan-war-aims-says-retired-marine-general-1099521315.html US ‘Lost Track’ of Afghan War Aims, Says Retired Marine General US ‘Lost Track’ of Afghan War Aims, Says Retired Marine General US President Joe Biden broke the peace deal by delaying the US troop pull-out September 11. But The Pentagon then quietly pulled his troops out before that… 08.12.2022, Sputnik International 2022-08-12T17:00+0000 2022-08-12T17:00+0000 … Read more

Prominent Taliban scholar killed in Kabul attack | News

Taliban officials say an investigation is under way after Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in a bombing at a seminary. Prominent Taliban religious leader, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, has been killed in a bombing attack at a seminary in Kabul, Taliban officials have said. “Very sadly informed that respected cleric [Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani] was martyred in a … Read more

Returning to Afghanistan—One Year After the Fall of Kabul

Kabul fell a year ago this week. Afghanistan—after decades of near-constant violence, rampant corruption, failure to establish a sustainable government, and, to many observers, only limited gains in terms of women’s rights—was back to square one. The end had returned to the beginning. Now, the nation was in the hands of the Taliban, the same … Read more

Photos: Afghans paying the price for peace since Taliban takeover | In Pictures News

Rows of mud huts put together in a rush. Plastic roofs popping out in the dusty spaces. Improvised tents tucked into the corners of narrow streets. Millions of displaced and impoverished people in Afghanistan have found a safe haven in the enclaves around bigger cities, which over time have grown into slum-like areas. Today, these … Read more

Blast near Afghan border kills four Pakistan soldiers

ISLAMABAD: At least four soldiers were killed and seven others injured in a suicide blast on a military convoy in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, the military’s media wing said on Tuesday. The strike came hours after three top commanders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — a conglomerate of militant groups — … Read more

‘Happy that infidels are out’: Afghan Taliban fighters

KANDAHAR: The Taliban hardline Islamist movement that originated in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar in the 1990s. They take their name from “talib”, the Arabic word for student — a reference to the Islamic colleges or madrassas their cadres emerged from. Following a lightning offensive that pushed US-led forces out after 20 years of military presence, the … Read more

A Year After Taliban’s Return, Afghan Women Fight For Lost Freedoms

All Afghan women are required to have a male chaperone when they travel more than 78 km. Kabul: Monesa Mubarez is not going to give up the rights she and other Afghan women won during 20 years of Western-backed rule easily. Before the hardline Islamist Taliban movement swept back to power a year ago, the … Read more

Top Pakistan Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan roadside attack | Pakistan Taliban News

Abdul Wali, also known as Omar Khalid Khorasani, was allegedly behind some of the deadliest attacks in Pakistan in recent years. A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan has struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistan Taliban, killing a senior leader and three other members of the group, several Pakistani officials and the … Read more