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Trump is 'hungry' to go head-to-head against Biden for president and can only be stopped by a 'prison sentence': former advisor

Left: Joe Biden; right: Donald Trump Getty Donald Trump is "hungry" to announce a 2024 presidential campaign, a former advisor said on CNN. Political commentator David Gergen said his interest in running jumps when he sees Biden in trouble. Republican voters show strong support for Trump as a potential presidential candidate in 2024. Donald Trump is gunning hard for the presidency, a former advisor said Friday on CNN. Advisors close to Trump for months have said the former president is con...
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‘We planted a seed’: the Afghan artists who painted for freedom

The Taliban has whitewashed Kabul’s political murals – and those who created them have fled into exileNegina Azimi felt shock and fear like never before when she heard that Taliban fighters had entered Kabul on 15 August. As an outspoken female artist in Afghanistan, she knew they would come for her.“We heard reports that the Taliban might raid houses. I was scared because I live in a very central neighbourhood and every room in my house is adorned with the kind of art the Taliban won’t approve...
Tags: Art, Human Rights, Women, Life and style, World news, Afghanistan, Culture, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Refugees, Kabul, Albania, Street Art, Azimi, Negina Azimi


Taliban ‘forcibly evicting’ Hazaras and opponents in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch has logged illegal seizures of land and homes then given to Taliban supportersThousands of people have been forced from their homes and land by Taliban officials in the north and south of Afghanistan, in what amounted to collective punishment, illegal under international law, Human Rights Watch has warned.Many of the evictions targeted members of the Shia Hazara community, while others were of people connected to the former Afghan government. Land and homes seized this way hav...
Tags: Human Rights, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Refugees, Human Rights Watch


Taliban beheads member of Afghan women's national volleyball team, coach says

Mahjubin Hakimi, a young member of the Afghan women’s national volleyball team, was allegedly beheaded by the Taliban in early October,...
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Red Cross Warns Aid Groups Not Enough to Stave off Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

By Alexander CornwellDUBAI (Reuters) - The Red Cross on Friday urged the international community to engage with Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers,...
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Afghan journalists lament ‘bleak’ future for media under Taliban

New regime forces exodus of journalists from Afghanistan where free press was one of few gains of Western occupation.
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From Exile, Female Former Afghan Leader Keeps Fighting

Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country’s once-prominent female leaders is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her government but as a woman in exile.
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At United Nations, Afghan Women Appeal: Don't Let Taliban In

By Michelle NicholsUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A group of Afghan women urged the United Nations to block the Taliban from gaining a seat at the...
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Putin says Biden was right to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin on Thursday said Biden made the right call by pulling US troops from Afghanistan. The withdrawal of US troops coincided with the Taliban regaining control of the country. Putin also called on the US to unfreeze billions of dollars the Afghan central bank holds in reserves. Russian President Vladim...
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Trying to make sense of Donald Trump's SPAC? We break it down for you.

James Devaney/GC Images Former president Donald Trump is taking his social media company public via SPAC merger. Shares of the SPAC, Digital World Acquisition Company, more than quadrupled in price on the news. Here we answer your burning questions on what's going on with this deal. The SPAC craze is back, riding high on the former president's social media ambitions. Donald Trump's soon-to-be-launched social media site, Truth Social, announced Thursday its plans to go public ...
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Putin Says Russia Is Mulling Excluding Taliban From List of Extremist Groups

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is moving towards excluding the Taliban from its list of extremist organisations, President Vladimir Putin said on...
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Adhir Kalyan And Parker Young On ‘United States Of Al’s Last Minute Season 2 Rewrite: ‘Art Really Imitated Life’

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Pakistan's FM Says Country Will Boost Trade With Afghanistan

Pakistan's foreign minister says his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban government.
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Russia, China back aid for Afghans in Taliban talks, say US should 'shoulder' costs

The Taliban won the backing from top U.S. adversaries in the call for international humanitarian aid to assist Afghans, as concerns of...
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Taliban beheaded female volleyball player, posted photos online, coach says

Mahjabin Hakimi, one of the best players in the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was slaughtered in capital Kabul as troops searched...
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Makes First Trip to Kabul Since Taliban Takeover

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Kabul on Thursday for his first visit to the Afghan capital since...
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Trump's new social media platform won't let users criticize the site, according to its terms of service

Former President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch a new social media platform. TRUTH Social was created to "give a voice to all," according to Trump. But the site's terms of service says users agree not to "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm" it. Former President Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch a new social media platform that will "give a voice to all," or at least to those who don't plan to criticize it.That'...
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Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations donor conference to help the country stave off economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
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Trump bemoaned being banned from Twitter in his announcement for new social network: TRUTH Social

Former U.S. President Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media site in 2022 called TRUTH Social. The former president said he created the site to "fight back" against Big Tech. Trump cited the Taliban's Twitter presence while bemoaning his own permanent ban from the site. Donald Trump deemed himself America's "favorite President," in a press release announcing plans for his own social media platform called TRUTH Social.Th...
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Trump announces plans to launch new social media platform called TRUTH Social in 2022

Getty Trump unveiled his plans to launch a new social media site in 2022 called TRUTH Social. The app will launch in Apple's App Store to invitees only in November and to the public in 2022. Trump said he created the app to "stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech." Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his plans to launch his own social media platform, TRUTH Social, according to a press release.The app, which is available for pre-order in Apple's App Store, will open t...
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Deputy US Treasury secretary says Taliban will not have access to Afghan central bank reserves, which are mostly in the US

Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images The US Treasury is holding firm on its freeze of Afghan central bank reserves, according to Reuters. Since August, the Taliban have tried to access close to $9.5 billion in assets located abroad. Deputy US Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said that sanctions and humanitarian aid would continue. Wally Adeyemo, the Deputy US Treasury Secretary, said on Tuesday that there is no situation where the Taliban would have access to Afghan central bank reserves, which...
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Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations donor conference to help the country stave off economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
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All Afghans have the right to a passport - Taliban

But sports personalities, people seeking medical treatment or wanting to study abroad will be prioritised.
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Russia holds high-profile Afghanistan talks with Taliban

Moscow calls for aid to avert refugee crisis but also demands more inclusive government in KabulRussia has hosted the most high-profile international talks on Afghanistan since the Taliban took power, calling for an injection of aid to help the crippled economy but also demanding a more inclusive government.Senior Russian diplomats made clear that formal recognition of the Taliban regime was not on the table until it does more to improve human rights and broadens an all-male cabinet, most of the...
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Russia Hosts Afghan Talks, Calls for an Inclusive Government

Russia is hosting talks on Afghanistan involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring countries.
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Russia Urges International Aid for Afghanistan at Talks With Taliban

By Maria TsvetkovaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called on Wednesday for a mobilisation of international aid to support Afghanistan, as Moscow hosted...
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Russia, Hosting Taliban at International Conference, Calls for Afghan Aid

By Maria TsvetkovaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called on Wednesday for international aid to support Kabul, as it hosted the Taliban at a major...
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The Taliban says it's rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops with money, clothes, and land

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul. Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is rewarding the families of those who attacked US troops from 2001 to 2021. A Taliban official called the fighters "martyrs." The families were given money and clothes, and promised a plot of land each, the official said. The Taliban has said it is rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops during 20-year US presence, with sums of cash, clothing, and a plot of land.At...
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The Taliban says it's rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops money, clothes, and land

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul. Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is rewarding the families of those who attacked US troops from 2001 to 2021. A Taliban official called the fighters "martyrs." The families were given money and clothes, and promised a plot of land each, the official said. The Taliban has said it is rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops during 20-year US presence, with sums of cash, clothing, and a plot of land.At...
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