Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 22, 2021 Seven female tae kwon do athletes are resettling in Australia after fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan last month. Australian Taekwondo said on September 22 that the seven women are completing quarantine this week following what it described as a high-risk evacuation via Pakistan after the Taliban seized power in mid-August.
Jeff Seldin VOA News September 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — Those watching the Taliban establish a government and assert control over Afghanistan are growing ever more wary of pledges by the group’s leaders to make sure no terrorist organization can ever again use the country as a base for attacks against the United States. The Taliban’s counterterrorism
Bloomberg: The man the U.S. and its allies hoped would be a moderate voice in Afghanistan’s Taliban government has been sidelined after a dramatic shootout in the presidential palace in Kabul, according to people with knowledge of the matter… Khalil ul Rahman Haqqani rose from his chair and began punching the Taliban leader… Click here
By Ron Synovitz Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 15, 2021 It has been just a month since Taliban militants seized control of Kabul and declared Afghanistan as an “Islamic emirate” that will uphold the militant movement’s interpretation of “Islamic rules and Shari’a law.” But already, the new Taliban regime is struggling to deal with
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 14, 2021 The Taliban is denying reports that the former head of their political office in Doha has been killed in a shoot-out with another senior Taliban figure during an argument over how to divide power in a Taliban-led caretaker government. The denials come amid persistent rumors of internal divisions
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2021 Women in Afghanistan will only be allowed to study in universities in gender-segregated classrooms and Islamic dress will be compulsory, a member of the new Taliban government has said. Abdul Baqi Haqqani laid out the new policies at a news conference in Kabul on September 12, several days
By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 7, 2021 The powerful head of Pakistan’s notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency appeared relaxed in his brown chinos and blue blazer as the media gathered after he arrived at Kabul’s five-star Sarena Hotel. “Please don’t worry — everything will be okay,” Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed told a Western
Abdul Sayed VOA News September 5, 2021 After two decades of near-constant warfare and destruction, the Taliban now face the need to figure out how to govern the underdeveloped and impoverished nation they have just recaptured. Some insight into how that may progress can be gleaned from a closer look at the group’s leadership and