Ayaz Gul VOA News August 25, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban on Thursday called for ending the travel ban on some of their leaders to help advance diplomacy, as the U.N. Security Council remains divided over whether to grant the exemption. A Security Council waiver allowing 13 Taliban leaders, including Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, to
The Print: Islamic Emirate spokesperson, health minister, deputy foreign minister among two dozen Taliban leaders sending daughters to schools in Pakistan and Qatar. The leaders include Health Minister Qalandar Ebad, Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, and spokesperson Suhail Shaheen. In addition, Samim reported, top Taliban leaders were taking educated second wives. Click here
Tolo News: Shaheen Appointed Head of Doha Office Suhail Shaheen, the Islamic Emirate’s designated permanent representative to the UN, has been appointed head of the Islamic Emirate’s political office in Doha. A source from the Islamic Emirate told TOLO news that Shaheen will simultaneously hold the post of the Kabul-designated permanent representative to the UN.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 7, 2021 The United Nations has indefinitely postponed the international recognition of Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and Burma’s military junta. A resolution adopted by consensus without a vote by the General Assembly on December 6 effectively held off any decision on recognition for at least the next 10 months. A week
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 2, 2021 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban criticized the United Nations Thursday for postponing a decision on who would represent the country at the world body. “This decision is not based on legal rules and justice because they have deprived the people of Afghanistan of their legitimate right,” Suhail Shaheen,
The Guardian (UK): Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the Associated Press there would be no cooperation with Washington on containing the increasingly active Islamic State group in Afghanistan. IS has taken responsibility for a number of recent attacks, including a suicide bombing on Friday that killed 46 Shia Muslims and wounded dozens as they
Ariana: Taliban has asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: …”They should come forward and help us in the health sector and also infrastructure, and education sector and other various sectors. They can a come to explore our resources, natural resources. This is our general invitation to all countries…” Click here to read more (external link).
By Ayaz Gul, Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News / August 17, 2021 ISLAMABAD/KABUL – The Taliban said Tuesday talks on the formation of an “inclusive Islamic” government in Afghanistan are near conclusion as the radical movement consolidates its hold over the war-torn country. The Taliban stunned the world over the weekend when they retook power in Kabul, the
Ariana: The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but insist there will only be peace in Afghanistan once President Ashraf Ghani has been removed from power and a new government is in place. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen, who is also a member of the group’s negotiating