Taliban’s new Islamic government will be led by Mullah Akhund

The Taliban has announced a new Islamic caretaker government in Afghanistan led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund. Mullah Akhund is the longtime head of the Taliban’s powerful leadership...

Dozens killed in explosion outside Kabul airport

Two explosions have killed at least 40 people, including three U.S. soldiers, and wounded 120 outside Kabul’s airport. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said one blast occurred...

Iran urges all Afghan groups to come together for sake of peace

Iran has called on Afghan groups to use the U.S. withdrawal as an opportunity to restore peace to their homeland, saying Afghanistan’s history shows that...

Taliban urge international media to stop trying to wreak havoc in Afghanistan

A senior Taliban leader has called on the international media and community to stop trying to wreak havoc in Afghanistan and destroy the country's...

Taliban: We will rule as a strong Islamic government

The Taliban have pledged to rule as a “strong Islamic government” which will respect the rights of its citizens and which will have good...

Afghanistan live updates as power changes hands

PRESIDENT ASHRAF GHANI FLEES THE COUNTRY  Sunday August 15, 8pm: President Ashraf Ghani has left Afghanistan as the Taliban prepare to take power. “The former Afghan president...

U.S and UK send troops back to Afghanistan to evacuate occupation personnel

The U.S. and UK are sending thousands of troops back to Afghanistan to help evacuate their diplomats, soldiers and citizens as well as thousands of...

Battle for Mazar-i-Sharif looms in Afghanistan

The Taliban are rapidly approaching the biggest city in northern Afghanistan, Mazar-i-Sharif, following a recent offensive that has seen them take a series of...

Erdogan accuses Taliban of occupying Afghanistan

Turkey seems to be on a collision course with the Taliban after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused them of occupying Afghanistan. In comments to...

Did UK Special Forces execute unarmed civilians in Afghanistan?

It has emerged that the government withheld evidence from a court which suggested that SAS soldiers had executed 33 civilians in Afghanistan in early 2011. The Guardian reports...
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