Category Archives: Taliban

Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women’s rights, intelligence report says

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WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies are warning that any gains in women’s rights in Afghanistan made in the last two decades will be at risk after U.S. troops withdraw later this year. An unclassified report released Tuesday by the national intelligence director says the Taliban remain “broadly consistent in its restrictive approach to women’s rights […]

Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women’s rights, intelligence report says

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WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies are warning that any gains in women’s rights in Afghanistan made in the last two decades will be at risk after U.S. troops withdraw later this year. An unclassified report released Tuesday by the national intelligence director says the Taliban remain “broadly consistent in its restrictive approach to women’s rights […]

Taliban on diplomatic blitz after Afghan peace talks stall

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ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have been on a diplomatic blitz since peace talks with the Afghan government stalled in Qatar last month and the Biden administration said it plans to review a U.S.-Taliban agreement signed last February. The flurry of activity — including Taliban visits to Iran and Moscow, and a planned trip to Turkey […]

Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital, report says

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul are on the rise, with increasing targeted killings of government officials, civil-society leaders and journalists, a report by a U.S. watchdog said Monday. It comes as the Biden administration plans to take a new look at the peace agreement between the U.S. and the […]

Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital, report says

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul are on the rise, with increasing targeted killings of government officials, civil-society leaders and journalists, a report by a U.S. watchdog said Monday. It comes as the Biden administration plans to take a new look at the peace agreement between the U.S. and the […]

Iran, Taliban officials say US pushing war in Afghanistan

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian and Taliban officials met in Tehran on Wednesday and accused the U.S. of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan, Iranian State TV reported. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told visiting Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar that the U.S. seeks to continue the war in […]

Negotiators for Taliban, Afghan government agree Islamic law to guide peace talks

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ISLAMABAD — Afghan government negotiators and the Taliban have agreed to have Islamic law and teachings guide them in peace talks now underway in Qatar, according to a document obtained Thursday. The document details a 21-point list of rules and procedures for the negotiations and sheds light on what the talks, which are taking place […]

US forces kill 5 Taliban attacking Afghan security troops says USFOR-A

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A targeted strike by U.S. forces in Afghanistan Sunday night killed five Taliban fighters attacking Afghan security forces, a spokesman for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan announced via a tweet early Monday morning. “USFOR-A conducted a targeted strike in Nerkh, Wardak last night- in defense of the ANDSF and in accordance with the U.S.-TB Agreement- killing 5 Taliban […]

Taliban to suspend attacks in Helmand after US pledges to halt strikes

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ISLAMABAD — The Taliban said on Friday they have agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that have displaced thousands this week — but only after the Americans promised to halt all strikes and night raids in keeping with the peace agreement the U.S. signed with the insurgents in February. The U.S. has been conducting […]

Taliban to suspend attacks in Helmand after US pledges to halt strikes

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ISLAMABAD — The Taliban said on Friday they have agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that have displaced thousands this week — but only after the Americans promised to halt all strikes and night raids in keeping with the peace agreement the U.S. signed with the insurgents in February. The U.S. has been conducting […]