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Shia mosque bombing in Afghanistan that killed at least 47 claimed by ISKP

Suicide attack by Isis affiliate also injured more than 80 in southern city of Kandahar after Friday prayersA suicide bombing at a mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed at least 47 people and injured more than 80, in the second major attack on Shia worshippers in Afghanistan in a week.The Imam Bargah mosque was particularly crowded when the attackers struck, because the community had been holding memorial prayers for the victims of the previous bombing, in northern Kunduz pr...
Tags: Isis, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kunduz, Kandahar


Shia mosque suicide bombing kills at least 47 in Afghanistan

More than 80 injured in explosions at building in southern city of Kandahar after Friday prayersA suicide bombing at a mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed at least 47 people and injured more than 80, in the second major attack on Shia worshippers in Afghanistan in a week.The Imam Bargah mosque was particularly crowded when the attackers struck, because the community had been holding memorial prayers for the victims of the previous bombing, in northern Kunduz province. Conti...
Tags: World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kunduz, Kandahar


Pakistani airline says it will stop flying to Kabul due to Taliban interference just a few weeks after restarting flights

Passengers board a Pakistan International Airlines flight in Kabul AAMIR QURESHI/Getty Images Pakistan International Airlines has halted operations in Kabul due to Taliban "heavy-handed" interference. The carrier accused the Taliban of intimidating staff and making last-minute arbitrary rule changes. PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan said operating in Afghanistan was "impossible" due to high insurance premiums. Pakistan International Airlines suspended operations into Kabul Airport on Thursda...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Kabul, Khan, Islamabad, Reuters, PIA, Pakistan International Airlines, Kabul Airport, Abdullah Khan


Shia mosque suicide bombing kills at least 32 in Afghanistan

More than 80 injured in explosions at building in southern city of Kandahar after Friday prayersA suicide bombing at a mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed at least 32 people and injured more than 80, in the second major attack on Shia worshippers in Afghanistan in a week.The attackers arrived at Imam Bara mosque at about 1.30pm local time (1000 BST), just as Friday prayersended, detonating one bomb at the gate and two more among worshippers inside, witnesses said. Continue ...
Tags: World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kandahar, Imam Bara


‘Heavy casualties’ as explosion hits Shia mosque in Afghanistan

Large blast rips through building in southern city of Kandahar during Friday prayersA large explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, causing heavy casualties, a spokesperson for the Taliban government’s interior ministry said.Qari Saeed Khosti said authorities were collecting details of the explosion, which took place days after Islamic State claimed a bombing at a Shia mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed scores of people. ...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kunduz, Interior Ministry, Kandahar, Qari Saeed Khosti


Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan flights due to Taliban 'heavy-handedness'

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced Thursday that it was suspending flights to Afghanistan due to what it described as unworkable conditions imposed by the Taliban.
Tags: Asia, News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan International Airlines PIA


Despite soothing words, the Taliban are much as they were

How Taliban 2.0 will rule, two decades later, is far from clear -- but there are a few straws in the wind. And they suggest the Taliban see little need to change.
Tags: Asia, News, Taliban


Afghanistan: Pakistan airline stops flights citing Taliban intimidation

Pakistan International Airlines complains of "heavy-handedness" by the Taliban authorities.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines


Afghanistan: Pakistan airline stops flights over Taliban 'intimidation'

Pakistan International Airlines complains of "heavy-handedness" by the Taliban authorities.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines


Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan flights due to Taliban 'heavy-handedness'

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced Thursday that it was suspending flights to Afghanistan due to what it described as unworkable conditions imposed by the Taliban.
Tags: Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan International Airlines PIA


Afghan refugees accuse Turkey of violent illegal pushbacks

Migrants, many fleeing the Taliban regime, claim they are being beaten, harassed and turned back by Turkish border forcesAs the sun sets over a dusty ravine on the outskirts of Van city in eastern Turkey, Muhammdullah Sangeen and dozens of other Afghans are preparing for another night sleeping rough.The 22-year-old, who has a bruised left eye and fresh cuts all over his arms, arrived from Iran a few days earlier with the help of smugglers. “I am not OK,” said Sangeen, his legs trembling. “I’m no...
Tags: World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Migration, United Nations, Refugees, Global development, Sangeen, Van City, Turkey Muhammdullah Sangeen


‘I Will Never Forget This’: Modesto Neighbors Help Family Of 9 Escape Afghanistan

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Uzbekistan, Modesto, Dow, Diane, U S Embassy, DeHart, Jamal, NEDA, Modesto News


G20 pledges help for Afghan humanitarian crisis at special summit

The Group of 20 major economies is determined to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, even if it means having to coordinate efforts with the Taliban, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday after hosting an emergency summit.
Tags: Asia, News, Mario Draghi, Afghanistan, Taliban


Analysis: Despite soothing words, the Taliban are much as they were

The Taliban are the most unlikely of populists: brutal, myopic, the epitome of intolerance.
Tags: News, Taliban, Stories


Despite soothing words, the Taliban are much as they were

How Taliban 2.0 will rule, two decades later, is far from clear -- but there are a few straws in the wind. And they suggest the Taliban see little need to change.
Tags: Cnn, Taliban


Violence surges in Pakistan's tribal belt as Taliban, IS-K go on attack

The BBC reports from Pakistan's beleaguered tribal areas, which are seeing a surge in violence.
Tags: News, Bbc, Taliban, Pakistan


Muslim foreign ministers to make women’s rights plea to Taliban

Ministers from Muslim-majority nations to travel to Kabul to discuss ban on girls going to secondary schoolForeign ministers from several Muslim-majority countries are planning to go to Kabul in part to urge the Taliban to recognise that the exclusion of women and girls from education is a distortion of the Islamic faith.The proposal has the support of western diplomats, who recognise that calls from them concerning universal values are going to have less traction with the Taliban than if the re...
Tags: Human Rights, Education, Indonesia, World news, Turkey, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Muslim


Inside the gargantuan civilian effort to get remaining Americans out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Bryan Stern, founder of Project Dynamo, in the group's mission control room. Bryan Stern Civilian-run groups are still evacuating Americans and visa holders out of Afghanistan. One of these groups is Project Dynamo, run by American civilians. The group is processing around 30,000 applications from people desperate to flee Afghanistan. See more stories on Insider's business page. The moment the wheels of the Kam Air charter plane left the tarmac in Kabul, Afghanistan, people were c...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, New York City, Defense, US, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Refugees, Kabul, Dynamo, State Department


Afghan artists destroy their work fearing Taliban retribution

As numerous public artworks are covered up by the Taliban and some artists destroy their own work for fear of retribution, those within Afghanistan's arts and culture community reflect on the loss of creative expression.
Tags: Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban


G20 pledges help for Afghan humanitarian crisis at special summit

The Group of 20 major economies is determined to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, even if it means having to coordinate efforts with the Taliban, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday after hosting an emergency summit.
Tags: Mario Draghi, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban


Critically ill Afghans suffer as Taliban tighten Pakistan border

Shortage of specialised doctors in Afghanistan means patients seek lifesaving care in Pakistan, but conventions have changedFareed Ullah has crossed Afghanistan’s border to Pakistan 10 times for treatment for his three-year-old son, Taha, who has thalassaemia major, an inherited blood disorder. Up until the Taliban takeover in August he had never experienced a problem, but when he tried to transit via the Torkham crossing late last month, he was stopped by the Taliban from entering.Doctors and f...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Peshawar, Torkham, Taha, Ullah, Ijaz Ali Khan, Hamza Foundation


'Progress on a number of fronts' following US-Taliban meetings, State Department says

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Tuesday that "there has been progress on a number of fronts" following several days of meetings between US and Taliban officials in Doha.
Tags: US, Cnn, Taliban, State Department, Ned Price, US Taliban


G20 leaders agree to involve Taliban in distributing Afghanistan aid

Leaders agree in principle that funds can be channelled through UN agencies to avert ‘humanitarian meltdown’G20 leaders and ministers have agreed they will have no option but to involve the Taliban in sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, but say that this stops short of political recognition of the Taliban as a government.The consensus view came at a video conference on the Afghan crisis at which the EU stepped up its aid to a total of €1bn (£850m), and it was agreed in principle that the IM...
Tags: Europe, China, Russia, US, Eu, G20, European Union, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Italy, United Nations, Aid


Afghanistan ‘at make-or-break point’ says UN as G20 ministers meet

Leaders will discuss UN proposal to channel funds to Afghanistan to ease growing humanitarian catastropheG20 leaders and ministers will meet by video-conference on Tuesday to discuss a United Nations proposal to channel funds to Afghanistan to ease its worsening humanitarian catastrophe.It will be the first time the world’s richest nations have met to discuss the consequences of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover on 15 August. Afghanistan was 75%-dependent on foreign ai...
Tags: Europe, China, Russia, US, G20, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Italy, United Nations, Un


Taliban's religious police instructed to be more moderate, but vulnerable Afghans say brutal justice is still being meted out

In Ghazni, the much-feared religious police are back on the streets, but instead of doling out punishment, they are on a charm offensive.
Tags: Asia, News, Taliban, Ghazni


Escaping the Taliban: Afghan policeman's' struggle to enter Turkey

Former soldiers and police are among Afghans trying to evade a crackdown at the Turkey-Iran border.
Tags: News, Turkey, Taliban, Turkey Iran


An Afghan interpreter who helped to rescue Joe Biden during an emergency in 2008 has escaped the country: report

US Democratic Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry (R) speaks to the press listened to by his Delaware counterpart Joe Biden at the US Capitol in Washington,DC on February 26, 2008. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 in Afghanistan has now escaped. Biden's helicopter was forced to land during a snowstorm, the Wall Street Journal reported. Aman Khalili was part of the team that rescued Biden and two other senators. An Afghan in...
Tags: News, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Washington Dc, Kabul, Chuck Hagel, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Delaware, R, White House Press


Taliban's religious police instructed to be more moderate, but vulnerable Afghans say brutal justice is still being meted out

In Ghazni, the much-feared religious police are back on the streets, but instead of doling out punishment, they are on a charm offensive.
Tags: Cnn, Taliban, Ghazni


Taliban's religious police told to be more moderate, but vulnerable Afghans say brutal justice is still being meted out

• Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 gets out of Afghanistan • Watch: How some women in Kabul are defying Taliban rule
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Stories, Kabul, Biden


Health minister says Victoria will open for summer; Everest race day doubles capacity to 10,000; NSW lockdown lifts – as it happened

Victoria will be open for summer, health minister says, as state records 1,612 new local Covid-19 cases and eight deaths; Andrews government minister Luke Donnellan quits cabinet after appearing before Ibac. This blog is now closed‘It feels unreal’: elation and trepidation as Sydney businesses reopen after NSW lockdownNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our mo...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Taliban, Everest, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Andrews, Vic



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