8am: The United States displayed apathy towards the fall of the previous government, leading many to speculate that the country preferred the Taliban over its predecessor. Since the Taliban’s return to power, the relationship between the United States and the group has normalized. The compromise between U.S. officials and the Taliban remains intact, with Qatar
Patsy Widakuswara VOA News July 3, 2023 WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after the chaotic American military withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden’s statement that the Taliban is helping the U.S. push out al-Qaida from the war-torn country is reigniting controversy about the presence of terror groups there and the deal that ended the Afghan war.
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 20, 2023 ISLAMABAD — The United States has rejected discussions about recognizing Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership at a U.N.-hosted meeting scheduled for May 1-2. “The intent and purpose of this meeting was never to discuss recognition of the Taliban, and any discussion at the meeting about recognition of the Taliban would be
8am: In response to recent remarks by Amina Jane Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, advocating for a meeting to formally recognize the Taliban, the Women’s Movement for Peace and Freedom has expressed its opposition. The Women’s Movement for Peace and Freedom accused Mohammed of making hasty and irresponsible remarks, citing the removal
Tolo News: The European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson, said that the EU is “not supporting armed resistance, neither politically, nor in other ways.” Niklasson made the remarks at a press conference in Kabul on Sunday. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama: Italian TG1 News Network has revealed an investigative report showing that Qatar had paid Ashraf Ghani more than $110 million to avoid resisting the Taliban fighters. This network has published the document of receipt of this money by Ajmal Ahmadi, the special representative of Ashraf Ghani and the former head of the Central Bank
Arwin Rahi via The National Interest: The United States had no reliable allies or partners in Afghanistan. Both the warlords and so-called liberals who had returned from the West worked to further their own personal and family interests. For instance, right after the Taliban’s collapse in 2001, instead of agreeing on a constitutional framework to
The Independent (UK): ‘I feel like the British have been disloyal’ – Over 100 men who worked with the British embassy continue to remain in Afghanistan and some of them have alleged torture at the hands of the Taliban. The men worked for a global security company named GardaWorld, according to a BBC Newsnight investigation
8am: Recently, some prominent figures who were accused of corruption and suspicious acts in favor of the Taliban during the former regime have returned to Afghanistan in response to the invitation of the Taliban. Their mafia network had infiltrated from the presidential palace to the Ministries of Education, Information and Culture, Higher Education, and Hajj