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IMF
IMF Suspends Its Engagement With Afghanistan

Our engagement with Afghanistan has been suspended until there is clarity within the international community on the recognition of the government, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said.

Taliban Commanders
3 Top Taliban Commanders May Be Sidelined Due To Fraught Relationship With Pakistan

Three Taliban commanders with significant military presence may have been sidelined because of their fraught relationship with Pakistan

Taliban Seize $6 Mn Cash, 15 Gold Bricks From Ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's House
Taliban Seize $6 Mn Cash, 15 Gold Bricks From Ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's House

Meanwhile, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, confirmed in an audio message on Monday that he is alive and not injured.

India Will Stand By Afghans As It Did In Past: EAM Jaishankar
India Will Stand By Afghans As It Did In Past: EAM Jaishankar

"India's own approach to Afghanistan has always been guided by our historical friendship with its people and this will continue to be the case."

UN Announces USD 20 Mn Allocation To Support Humanitarian Operation In Afghanistan
UN Announces USD 20 Mn Allocation To Support Humanitarian Operation In Afghanistan

The United Nations convened the High-Level Ministerial event on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan to highlight the acute needs in the country and underscore the urgent funding support and actions required by international partners to support the people of Afghanistan.

Afghan Girls Can Attend Schools But In Gender-Separated Classes: Taliban
Afghan Girls Can Attend Schools But In Gender-Separated Classes: Taliban

The minister noted that "boys and girls would not study together, they will be separated," as co-education scheme has been against Islamic principle and national values.

Afghanistan
India, Australia Pitch For 'Broad-Based And Inclusive Govt' In Afghanistan

The joint statement said the ministers noted reports of a rapid roll-back on women and girls' rights and access to services and public spaces, as well as targeted violence against the defenders of their rights.

Veiled Afghan Women Rally In Support Of Taliban In Kabul
Veiled Afghan Women Rally In Support Of Taliban In Kabul

In comparison to a women-led anti-Taliban protest rally, where participants and even journalists were blocked, stopped and assaulted by the Taliban security personal; the Taliban heavily guarded this particular pro-Taliban rally.

CIA Chief Holds Important Meetings With Pak, India on Afghanistan
CIA Chief Holds Important Meetings With Pak and India on Afghanistan

In view of the developing situation in Afghanistan with the interim Taliban government being questioned broadly by the western countries, including the US, CIA Director Willian Burns flew to Pakistan and India recently to have important meetings and consultations on the way forward for the war-torn nation.

Taliban Execute Amrullah Saleh's Brother
Taliban Execute Amrullah Saleh's Brother

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said engaging the Taliban and providing humanitarian aid to the Afghan people are crucial for avoiding both a humanitarian catastrophe and an economic meltdown.

Taliban PM, 2 Dy PMs, Foreign Minister On UN Sanctions List: UN Envoy
Taliban PM, 2 Dy PMs, Foreign Minister On UN Sanctions List: UN Envoy

The UN envoy said that they are also concerned that despite the many statements granting general amnesties to ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) personnel and those who have worked as civil servants, there have been credible allegations of reprisal killings of ANDSF personnel, and the detention of officials who worked for the previous administrations.

Afghan Nationals In Delhi
Afghan Nationals In Delhi Protest Against Pakistan

Among the protesters was 8-year-old Mohammad Ilyas, who said, "I am fighting for my country. We have helped other countries in difficult times, but they did not help us in difficult times."

Taliban Torture Journos: 'We Could Hear Their Screams And Cries Through The Walls'
Taliban Torture Journos: 'We Could Hear Their Screams And Cries Through The Walls'

Two other journalists from the newspaper, Aber Shaygan and Lutfali Sultani, rushed to the police station along with the newspaper editor, Kadhim Karimi, to inquire about the whereabouts of their colleagues.

BRICS Summit
Afghan Territory Must Not Be Used To Carry Out Terror Attacks Against Other Countries: BRICS

The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) brings together five of the largest developing countries of the world, representing 41 per cent of the global population, 24 per cent of the global GDP and 16 per cent of the global trade.

Vladimir Putin
BRICS Summit: Vladimir Putin Slams US For Creating 'New Crisis' In Afghanistan

Afghanistan should not become a threat to its neighbours, a source of terrorism and drug trafficking, he emphasised at the summit of the five-member bloc.

Taliban Plan To Hold Oath-Taking Ceremony On Sept 11
Taliban Plan To Hold Oath-Taking Ceremony On Sept 11

"The war has ended, the country is getting out of the crisis. It is now the time for peace and reconstruction. We need people to support us. Afghanistan has the right to be recognised. The international community should open their embassies in Kabul."

Taliban Govt In Afghanistan Bans Women From Playing Any Sport
Taliban Govt In Afghanistan Bans Women From Playing Any Sport

The ban has already started to get strong reactions as Cricket Australia has said that it would cancel the upcoming Test match against Afghanistan, scheduled for November this year, if women are not allowed to play the sport under the Taliban regime.

Ahmad Massoud Calls For Afghan Resurrection Against Taliban
Ahmad Massoud Calls For Afghan Resurrection Against Taliban

Mujahid, speaking at a press conference, said that Panjshir province has been fully captured and added that those who have fled can still join the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Afghan Crisis: Panjshir Resistance Refutes Taliban Claim
Afghan Crisis: Panjshir Resistance Refutes Taliban Claim

In the last night's conflict in Panjshir province, a key commander of the resistance forces, General Abdul Wodod, and the spokesperson of the forces, Fahim Dashti, were killed.

Trade Along Pak-Afghan Torkham Border Gushes After Taliban Takeover
Trade Along Pak-Afghan Torkham Border Gushes After Taliban Takeover

When asked about how he feels about the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Shinwari said that for the moment, lives are coming to ease as thousands of families living along the border on both sides, banks on the trade movements and activities.

Panjshir
Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

The anti-Taliban forces had been led by the former vice president, Amrullah Saleh, and also the son of the iconic anti-Taliban fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud who was killed just days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Pregnant Cop Shot
Pregnant Woman Cop Shot In Front Of Family In Afghanistan, Taliban Denies Involvement

In a horrifying incident, a pregnant female cop was allegedly shot dead in front of her husband and children in Afghanistan on Saturday (Sept 4).

Taliban Launch Weapons To Celebrate Victory; 17 Killed, Many Injured In Aerial Firing
Taliban Launch Weapons To Celebrate Victory; 17 Killed, Many Injured In Aerial Firing

The firings which were extremely heavy and horrific were said to have been carried out on the celebration of the reported collapse of Panjshir province, the only defiant province to resist the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the report said.

Taliban Again Postpone Afghan Govt Formation Announcement
Taliban Again Postpone Afghan Govt Formation Announcement

Former Afghan premier and head of Jamiat e Islami Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and brother of former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who have announced their support to the Taliban, will be given representation in the Taliban government, he said.

Afghan Crisis: Fresh Fighting Reported From Panjshir
Afghan Crisis: Fresh Fighting Reported From Panjshir

In a video message sent to the BBC, Saleh, a former vice-president of Afghanistan, said there had been casualties on both sides.