Al Jazeera: Afghanistan’s elected government was in charge of the pavilion. But after the Taliban takeover of the country in August, the fate of the pavilion became uncertain. Following the fall of the government in Kabul, the pavilion remained empty when Expo 2020 opened on October 1. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The Foreign Ministry of the Taliban says that a Saudi diplomatic team has arrived in Kabul. The purpose of the Saudi government’s diplomatic team is to resume diplomatic activities in Kabul, tweeted Abdul Qahar Balkhi the Foreign Ministry spokesman today Wednesday, December 1. Click here to read more (external link). Related India considers re-opening
Aamaj: Deputy spokesperson of Taliban’s government, Ahmadullah Wasiq, tweeted that the United Arab Emirates has imposed limitation on political activities of Ashraf Ghani and other former officials who are now in Dubai and other cities of that country. According to him the limitation includes the political activities of leader of Jamiat-e Islami’s Noor branch, Ata
Ariana: The UAE was one of only a few country’s that recognized the IEA government in the 1990s, along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Although the UAE has reopened its embassy in Kabul, the Gulf nation is also providing refuge to former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Click here to read more (external link). Related German
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 12, 2021 An unnamed senior U.S. official quoted by Reuters says the United States and Qatar have agreed that that Persian Gulf state will represent U.S. diplomatic interests in Afghanistan. The arrangement could signal possible direct engagement between Washington and Kabul, where a Taliban-led government came to power two months
Reuters: World soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Friday it had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 football players and their families from Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV October 11, 2021 The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has condemned the Daesh-claimed deadly terrorist attack against a Shia mosque in the northeastern Afghan city of Kunduz, saying the Takfiri terrorist outfit aims to stoke tensions and plunge Afghanistan into a civil war. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a
Tolo News: Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said the Islamic Emirate’s move in banning the women and girls from education is a step backward, adding that the Islamic Emirate can learn from Qatar how to run an Islamic system. Click here to read more (external link). Related Qatar Calls Human Rights Abuses
Jeff Seldin VOA News September 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – There are growing indications that supporters of both the al-Qaida and Islamic State terror groups have their sights set on Afghanistan, emboldened by the Taliban takeover of the country late last month. Initial reports over the past week or so have highlighted an uptick in chatter
Reuters: Qatar’s ambassador to Afghanistan said a technical team was able to reopen Kabul airport to receive aid and that it would be prepared for civilian flights soon, Al Jazeera reported Saturday. The runway at Kabul airport has been repaired… Click here to read more (external link).