8am: Taliban allows Qatari nationals to hunt Afghanistan’s endangered birds. Sources confirmed to Hasht-e Subh that on Thursday (December 1st), Arab sheikhs, using Taliban helicopters, visited Nimruz province and are hunting rare birds. It is reported that these Arab sheikhs are residents of Qatar and until last week they were busy hunting birds in the
Khaama: The Telegraph’s report stated that senior IEA [Taliban] officials used lucrative salaries that came from the peace talks to purchase and then subcontract heavy equipment for tournament infrastructure over the past 10 years, citing a source from IEA’s Doha office. Two different senior Taliban sources detailed the lavish living expenses paid to officials during
Tolo News: Acting Minister of Defense Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that Kabul and Doha are expected to sign an agreement for security cooperation. Mawlawi Yaqoob Mujahid said that he requested Qatar’s assistance in providing salaries, uniforms and equipment for Islamic Emirate forces. Click here to read more (external link).
Al Jazeera: Qatar has reached an agreement with the Taliban to resume chartered evacuation flights from Afghanistan, ending a dispute that resulted in a months-long pause, according to a report. Axios news agency, citing an interview with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, reported on Monday that Qatar and the Taliban had
Tolo News: The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said that the Islamic Emirate has reached an agreement with Qatari and Turkish joint ventures on the details of aviation security, ground services and airspace of the five airports of the country. “The details have been discussed, a series of general decisions have been taken, but
8am: The delegations of Turkey and Qatar arrived in Kabul today to negotiate with the Taliban over the management of the country’s airports. The delegations are discussing the management of the airport while the flights have not returned to normal since the Taliban came to power. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The foreign minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu says that it is possible that the country will jointly manage five airports in Afghanistan in cooperation with Qatar after the Doha and Kabul talks. Click here to read more (external link). Related Turkey, Qatar Plan Kabul Trip to Discuss Airport Mission: Reuters Afghans Who Helped Turkish
8am: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says representatives of the Turkish and Qatari private sectors will hold talks on the management of Kabul Airport. However, the identities of these companies have not been determined yet, so the Turkish president says that the companies are scheduled to hold talks with the Taliban in the near future.
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
Ariana: The Afghan media on Wednesday voiced concern over the upcoming intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha after Qatar visas for local journalists were not approved. Members of the public also objected to the move saying talks should not be held behind closed doors and that the people of Afghanistan have the right to be kept