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World  /  Published 04.09.21

EU to engage with Taliban

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab on Friday said it is important to engage with the Taliban government in Afghanistan for a range of reasons, including the safe passage of British citizens, but dismis...
By Reuters, PTI in Brdo, Slovenia

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Eye on England: The parallels with Uganda

Footnote The broadcaster, Rajni Kaul, who died this week, aged 93, was married for 63 years to Mahendra Kaul, who was once the face of Asian TV programming on the BBC. Rajni used to joke that her hus...
By Amit Roy

World  /  Published 03.09.21

Taliban find it harder to rule

Sitting in the home of the spy chief of the fallen Afghan government, cradling a Beretta sub-machine gun in his lap, Maulvi Habib Tawakol recounted how he and his fighters were surprised at how quickl...
By Matthieu Aikins in Kabul

World  /  Published 02.09.21

Taliban to reveal new Afghan government

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers were preparing on Thursday to unveil their new government as the economy teetered on the edge of collapse more than two weeks after the Islamist militia captured Kabul...
By Reuters in Kabul

World  /  Published 02.09.21

Kabul: US resident runs out of options

For more than a week, Samiullah Naderi, a US legal permanent resident, waited days and nights with his wife and son outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, hoping to be let in so that they could le...
By Lara Jakes in Washington

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World  /  Published 02.09.21

Thousands rush to Pak, Iran borders

Thousands of people trying to flee Afghanistan rushed to its borders on Wednesday as an administrative vacuum after the Taliban’s takeover left foreign donors unsure of how to respond to a loomi...
By Reuters in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.21

Afghan transition mirrors global transformations

Last Tuesday, The Times (London) published a revealing report on the present state of the erstwhile military base of the United States of America, built at a cost of $68 billion, in Bagram o...
By Swapan Dasgupta

World  /  Published 01.09.21

US envoys close their embassy

American diplomats have left Afghanistan, and the US embassy in Kabul will remain closed, secretary of state Antony J. Blinken said on Monday, after the military announced that it had completed its wi...
By Lara Jakes in Washington

World  /  Published 01.09.21

Kabul: Taliban claim victory

From the tarmac where the last American plane had departed from Afghanistan’s capital around midnight, the Taliban’s spokesman declared victory on Tuesday in their two-decade fight against...
By Matthieu Aikins, Jim Huylebroek, Dan Bilefsky in Washington

World  /  Published 01.09.21

She grilled a Taliban on TV, then fled

In the fear-filled days after the Taliban stormed into Kabul, she was hailed as the brave young woman who questioned one of the militants on live television. But days later, like others who feared th...
By Ben Hubbard in Washington


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