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Last president of Afghanistan says his Facebook account was hacked when it posted a message telling people to accept Taliban rule

Ashraf Ghani. Wikimedia Commons Ashraf Ghani's Facebook page said the world must "extend a hand of friendship" to the Taliban. His Twitter account later said the Facebook page was hacked. Ghani fled Afghanistan for the UAE on August 15, the day the Taliban seized Kabul. See more stories on Insider's business page. The last president of Afghanistan says his Facebook account was hacked after it posted a message telling people to support the Taliban.A post was shared on Ashraf Ghani&#...
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The Taliban wants to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York as the official government of Afghanistan

Suhail Shaheen of the Taliban's political office has been earmarked by the regime to be their UN representative. Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images The Taliban's foreign minister has asked for the regime's envoy to speak at the UN General Assembly. He's contesting Afghanistan's seat, which has been given to the ambassador representing the former government. When the Taliban previously ruled Afghanistan, they were not given a seat by the UN. See more stories on Ins...
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Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani’s exit scuttled Taliban power sharing chance – US envoy

Zalmay Khalilzad says militants agreed not to enter Kabul and to discuss future government before president’s swift departureThe US negotiator on Afghanistan has said that President Ashraf Ghani’s abrupt exit scuttled a deal for the Taliban to hold off entering Kabul and negotiate a political transition.In his first interview since the collapse of the 20-year western-backed government, Zalmay Khalilzad, who brokered a 2020 deal with the Taliban to withdraw US troops, told the Financial Times tha...
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Von der Leyen: EU must acquire ‘political will’ to build own military

European Commission president says in state of union speech that bloc must learn lessons from US withdrawal from AfghanistanThe EU must learn the lessons of the abrupt end of the US-led mission in Afghanistan and acquire the “political will” to build up its own military force to deploy to future crises, the European Commission’s president, Ursula von der Leyen, has said.In her annual state of the union speech in the European parliament in Strasbourg, Von der Leyen, a former German defence minist...
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Taliban leaders had a massive brawl after disagreeing over which of them did the most to boot the US out of Afghanistan, report says

Taliban fighters in the Afghan presidential palace, Kabul, after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Zabi Karimi/AP Images Two factions in the Taliban leadership fought each other late last week, the BBC said. They disagreed over who did the most to kick out the US, and who should get certain cabinet jobs. The leader of one side, Taliban cofounder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, hasn't been seen since. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top members of the Taliban had a m...
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Minister says Taliban won’t allow militant attacks

By Kathy Gannon | Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new foreign minister said Tuesday that the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks. But he refused to say when or if the country’s new rulers would create a more inclusive government. Without other political factions and women serving in the government, the Taliban seem unlikely to win international recognition as the legitimate leaders of Afghanistan. A...
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10 Things in Politics: Trump's NJ neighbors dish on living in his shadow

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Happening this morning: Tropical Storm Nicholas is hitting the Gulf Coast after making landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane.Here's what we're talking about:Trump's neighbors on living in shadow of ex-president next doorApple wants you to u...
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WATCH: A House hearing devolved into chaos when a GOP congressman shouted over everyone and falsely accused Biden of manipulating Afghanistan intelligence

GOP Rep. Brian Mast. House Foreign Affairs Committee/YouTube A House hearing spiraled out of control when a GOP congressman asked misleading questions. He refused to let Secretary of State Antony Blinken respond and repeatedly shouted over others. "I do not wish to hear from you," GOP Rep. Brian Mast said even after his time was up. See more stories on Insider's business page. A House of Representatives hearing on Monday about the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan spiraled into ...
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Morning mail: Dfat warning before Afghanistan visit, international vaccine passport plan, woolly mammoths

Tuesday: Marise Payne was advised to shut Kabul embassy before meeting with then president Ashraf Ghani. Plus: scientists aim to bring woolly mammoth back from extinctionGood morning. There is light at the end of the tunnel for families waiting to reunite across international borders, with plans for digital declarations that include vaccination status set to facilitate international travel. There are ongoing concerns about the future of Afghanistan and its relations with Gulf countries. And ther...
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Afghan embassy in DC took down images of former president who fled country, calling it a betrayal

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani makes brief remarks during a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, in the Oval Office at the White House June 25, 2021. hoto by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images The Afghan embassy in Washington, DC, is in a precarious position after the Taliban takeover. Employees represented the former government, which is now defunct. They aren't in contact with the Taliban. The emba...
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Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani defends fleeing country

Ashraf Ghani said he decided to leave at the urging of palace security officials who feared his presence could spark “horrific street to...
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Trump contacted families of US troops killed in Kabul terror attack, as he seeks to use Afghanistan withdrawal to damage Biden

In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, behind him at right, addresses members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Alex Brandon/AP Donald Trump contacted families of US troops killed in Kabul attack, per The Washington Post. It came as Trump criticized Biden over the chaotic US exit from Afghanistan. Trump has claimed he would have...
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Afghanistan's former president, who fled the day the Taliban entered Kabul, said he left because he thought it was the 'only way to keep the guns silent'

Ashraf Ghani. Reuters Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan for the UAE on August 15 as the Taliban closed in on Kabul. In a Wednesday statement, he said he thought "it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul." More than 170 Afghans have been killed in stampedes, terror attacks, or by the Taliban since his escape. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president who fled his country the day the Taliban seized the capital, said he left because he t...
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Weeks after fleeing Afghanistan, former President Ashraf Ghani issues 'explanation' statement to Afghan people

The former president apologized 'to the Afghan people' and denied taking millions of dollars in cash with him as he fled Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: Ex-President Ashraf Ghani apologises for fleeing

Ashraf Ghani, who has sought refuge in the UAE, says he left Kabul to avoid "horrific" violence.
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Ashraf Ghani: 'I apologise that I could not make it end differently'

Ashraf Ghani, who has sought refuge in the UAE, says he left Kabul to avoid "horrific" violence.
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Taliban ban protests and slogans that don’t have their approval

Rallies in Afghanistan have already been broken up violently, now ‘severe consequences’ are threatened for demonstratorsThe Taliban has moved to tighten its crackdown on escalating protests against its rule, banning any demonstrations that do not have official approval for both the gathering itself and for any slogans that might be used.In the first decree issued by the hardline Islamist group’s new interior ministry, which is led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is wanted by the United States on terr...
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Exiled Ghani Apologizes to Afghan People

(Reuters) - Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled Kabul as Taliban forces reached the outskirts of the city last month, apologized on...
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The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is a test for Russia's plans in Central Asia

Scott Olson/Getty Images Russia has gloated about the failure of the US's two-decade campaign to reshape Afghanistan. But the collapse of Afghanistan's US-backed government has put Russia in a challenging position. The potential for violence on its borders has given Russia greater responsibility for regional security at a time when Moscow faces mounting domestic difficulties. See more stories on Insider's business page. While the failure of the United States' two-decade ca...
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Ashraf Ghani apologizes to Afghan people for fleeing Kabul

"I inherited a monster that could not easily or quickly be defeated."
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Taliban claims it took Panjshir, last holdout province

By Kathy Gannon | Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban said Monday they seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month, overrunning forces who had opposed their takeover. Thousands of Taliban fighters charged into eight districts of Panjshir province overnight, according to witnesses from the area who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared for their safety. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that the province, ...
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The alleged corruption and abuse by Afghan leaders that the US ignored was a 'big factor' in the country's fall, human rights expert says

A member of the Afghan army stands guard at a high point overlooking the Panjshir Valley Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Afghan institutions the US and its allies propped up for years collapsed in a matter of weeks. One key problem, experts argue, was overlooked corruption and human rights abuses at senior levels. One expert told Insider that when it came to Afghanistan, the US and its allies were "choosing the least bad partner." See more stories on Insider's busin...
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Alleged rape, torture, murder and corruption by Afghan leaders that the US ignored was a 'big factor' in the country's fall, human rights expert says

A member of the Afghan army stands guard at a high point overlooking the Panjshir Valley Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Afghan institutions the US and its allies propped up for years collapsed in a matter of weeks. One key problem, experts argue, was overlooked corruption and human rights abuses at senior levels. One expert told Insider that when it came to Afghanistan, the US and its allies were "choosing the least bad partner." See more stories on Insider's busin...
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Afghanistan's former finance chief says the country is on the brink of an economic meltdown - and the local currency could fall rapidly within days

Khalid Payenda in Washington DC in 2016. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images A former Afghan finance chief said the country's economy is "on a freeze" with an uncertain future. "Right now, the situation looks really, really bad," Khalid Payenda said this week. Payenda, who resigned August 10 and fled the country, spoke at Georgetown University. See more stories on Insider's business page. The most recent acting Afghan finance minister said his country's economy was perhaps ...
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The Taliban raped and beat a gay man in Kabul after tricking him into a meeting with a promise of escape from Afghanistan, says report

Taliban fighters. Stringer/Reuters The Taliban raped and beat a gay man in Kabul after luring him into meeting them through social media. The militants pretended to offer the man escape from Afghanistan, a report from ITV says. Afghan LGBTQ activists told Insider that previous governments used similar tactics to trap gay men. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Taliban raped and beat a gay man after duping him into meeting them, a report from ITV says.The outlet said that ...
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"You clearly have the best military, you have 300,000 well-armed forces versus 70-80,000 and they’re clearly capable of fighting well, we will continue to provide close air support..."

"... if we know what the plan is and what we are doing. And all the way through the end of August, and who knows what after that.... But I really think, I don’t know whether you’re aware, just how much the perception around the world is that this is looking like a losing proposition, which it is not...."Said Joe Biden, quoted in "Excerpts of call between Joe Biden and Ashraf Ghani July 23" (Reuters). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Biden and Afghan President Ghani spoke 3 weeks before the Taliban takeover, seemingly unaware that the country was about to fall, report says

President Joe Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the Oval Office in June 2021. Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images Reuters reported on the last call between Biden and Ashraf Ghani before the Taliban seized power. Biden reportedly praised the Afghan government, and both men seemed unaware of the imminent danger. The speed of the Taliban takeover had taken the White House by surprise. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf ...
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Excerpts of Call Between Joe Biden and Ashraf Ghani July 23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani spoke by phone July 23. Here are excerpts from that call,...
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The Great Afghan Betrayal: A Palace Coup? – Part 3

The role of Hamdullah Mohib (National Security Advisor, Afghanistan) in the collapse of the Afghan government and enabling Taliban to takeover the country will certainly be discussed in the days ahead. According to some bureaucrats who worked in the Arg, one of the reasons why the trained and... Canary Trap is a platform for exclusive, well-researched, and objective information relating to intelligence, terrorism, corruption and politico-security matters.
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Ukraine's president is visiting the White House. Biden can't afford to play nice anymore.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, September 24, 2019. Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday. US interests in Ukraine are principally about avoiding conflict with Russia, and Biden won't do himself or Zelenskyy any favors if he continues to back up Ukraine's maximalist positions. Matthew Mai is an intern at Defense Priori...
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