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World - Region
2/1/2022 9:47:57 AM
President Joe Biden on Monday designated Qatar a major non-NATO ally, a largely symbolic honor but one that was meant to convey his administration's gratitude for the tiny Persian Gulf nation's assistance with evacuations from Afghanistan and in ending last year's Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

World - Region
1/31/2022 11:19:32 AM
She reported on the difficult conditions mothers and babies face just to survive in desperate Afghanistan. Now, a pregnant New Zealand reporter has chosen Kabul as a temporary base for her uphill fight to return home because of her country's strict COVID-19 entry rules.

World - Region
1/29/2022 11:43:37 AM
A pregnant New Zealand journalist says she turned to the Taliban for help and is now stranded in Afghanistan after her home country has prevented her from returning due to a bottleneck of people in its coronavirus quarantine system.

World - Region
1/25/2022 2:08:37 PM
The last day of talks between the Taliban and western diplomats has begun in Oslo with a bilateral meeting with Norwegian government officials focused largely on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

World - International
1/24/2022 1:45:10 PM
The Taliban and western diplomats have begun their first official talks in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August.

World - Region
1/23/2022 1:01:56 PM
A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks with Western government officials and Afghan civil society representatives in Oslo amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

World - Region
1/22/2022 9:31:54 PM
Afghanistan's new Taliban authorities warned Saturday they have the right to crack down on dissent and jail protesters, as concerns grew over the disappearance of two women activists.

World - International
1/20/2022 12:44:15 PM
The Pentagon has declassified and publicly released video footage of a U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians in the final hours of a chaotic American withdrawal that ended a 20-year war in Afghanistan.

World - International
1/19/2022 10:13:59 AM
The Taliban's prime minister called Wednesday on Muslim nations to be the first to officially recognise the government that seized power in Afghanistan in August.

World - Region
1/18/2022 6:55:47 PM
Survivors of twin earthquakes in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people said Tuesday they had to spend the night without shelter in plummeting temperatures, after hundreds of buildings were damaged in the tremor.

World - International
1/17/2022 9:25:59 PM
At least 26 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.

World - Region
1/17/2022 11:22:44 AM
Taliban fighters paraded through a northwest Afghan city in a show of strength at the weekend, days after reinforcements were sent to quell unrest over the detention of a popular commander.

World - Region
1/16/2022 2:34:58 PM
Taliban forces on Sunday fired pepper spray at a group of women protesters in Afghanistan's capital demanding rights to work and education, three demonstrators told AFP.

World - International
1/15/2022 10:37:22 PM
Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, offering the first timeline for addressing a key demand of the international community.

World - International
1/13/2022 11:19:40 PM
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the United States and the World Bank to unfreeze Afghan funds, locked since the Taliban's return to power, to prevent "the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan" from getting worse.

World - International
1/9/2022 11:05:21 AM
A prominent Afghan university professor who openly criticised the Taliban's hardline regime has been arrested in Kabul, a spokesman for the government said.

World - Region
1/8/2022 6:10:08 PM
The Taliban's foreign minister visited Iran on Saturday to discuss Afghan refugees and a growing economic crisis, in the first such trip to the neighbouring country since the hardline Islamists seized power.

World - Region
1/4/2022 5:32:18 PM
In the governor's compound of Afghanistan's Ghazni province, a new exhibit is unveiled before a rapt audience of Taliban fighters-sections of blast walls from a former US military base.

Multimedia - In Pictures
1/3/2022 3:01:19 PM

World - International
1/2/2022 5:04:41 PM
A team of Afghan intelligence agents poured around 3,000 litres of liquor into a canal in Kabul, the country's spy agency said on Sunday, as the new Taliban authorities crack down on the sale of alcohol.

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