Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 1, 2021 The United Nations refugee agency is urging Afghanistan’s neighbors to open their borders to Afghans seeking to flee their war-torn country — even if they don’t have documentation. Afghanistan’s land borders with Pakistan and Iran are currently open “almost solely” to Afghans with the required passports and visas,
Press TV November 23, 2021 Pakistan has refused to accept new batches of Afghan refugees since the Taliban’s takeover of the war-ravaged South Asian country in August, a report in an American news publication reveals. Foreign Policy (FP), in a report published on Tuesday, said Pakistan, which has accepted nearly 3.5 million Afghans over the
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 23, 2021 ISLAMABAD — A month-long truce between Pakistan and the outlawed militant alliance known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) largely held into a 15th day Tuesday as the two adversaries negotiate a peace deal, with neighboring Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban mediating the talks. The TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 22, 2021 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a nearly $30 million assistance package aimed at helping Afghanistan deal with a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Khan signed off on the deal in Islamabad on November 22 while chairing a meeting of the Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC), which was recently formed to
Dawn: US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday redesignated Pakistan as a country of particular concern (CPC) for violating religious freedom and also rebranded the Taliban as an entity of particular concern. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says that the first humanitarian aid cargo of Russia which has 36 tons weight was transferred to Kabul today Thursday morning. The humanitarian aid contains oil and blanket[s] which were transferred by three planes, and the total of Russian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan is 108 tons and will be transported
Reuters: Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the company’s threat investigators said in an interview with Reuters. Click here to read more (external link).
Al Jazeera: The Taliban is acting as a mediator between the Pakistani government and the Pakistan Taliban, known by the acronym TTP, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister has said. In an interview to the BBC’s Urdu service on Sunday, Amir Khan Muttaqi said the Afghan Taliban had stepped in at the “request” of both parties. Click
Foreign Policy: Pakistan said to be supporting alternative jihadi groups to undermine the Taliban and maintain leverage over Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News November 12, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan does not need a large military anymore and would not keep all the people who worked in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) under the previous administration, said the Taliban’s foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, Friday in Islamabad. “The army that was created by