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Ghani's Abrupt Exit Scuttled Taliban Power Sharing Deal: US Envoy

"Even at the end we had an agreement with the Talibs for (them) not to enter Kabul," US Envoysaid.

Russia Sees Over 150 Man-Portable US Missiles With Afghan Militants As Major Terror Threat
Russia Sees Over 150 Man-Portable US Missiles With Afghan Militants As Major Terror Threat

Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu has also voiced concern about the Taliban seizing a large number of weapons. He expressed a particular worry about the Taliban obtaining more than 100 man-portable air defence missile systems, according to an AP report from Moscow.

Afghan Nationals Flock To Embassies In Delhi For Visas
Afghan Nationals Flock To Embassies In Delhi For Visas

Some Afghan women were seen crying outside the embassy, they said their relatives are trapped back there and no information is coming to them about their whereabouts.

Govt To Prioritise Rescue Of Indian Workers From Afghanistan
Govt To Prioritise Rescue Of Indian Workers From Afghanistan

The Indian authorities are also considering treating other government documents like Aadhaar card or voter identity cards for those whose passports were taken away by the local employers who ran away from the cities fearing Taliban, they added.

Taliban Assures Safety To Stranded Hindus, Sikhs In Kabul Gurudwara
Taliban Assures Safety To Stranded Hindus, Sikhs In Kabul Gurudwara

In view of the prevailing situation in Afghanistan, it was decided that the Embassy personnel in Kabul would be immediately moved to India. This movement has been completed in two phases and the Ambassador and all other India-based personnel have reached New Delhi on Tuesday.

China First Nation To Hope Taliban Will Respect Peace
China First Nation To Hope Taliban Will Respect Peace

The Chinese government has decided to take the word of the Taliban on its face value, saying: "We noticed the statement from Afghan Taliban yesterday (Sunday) saying that the war is over and they will start consultation on the establishment of an open and inclusive Islamic government and take the responsibility of the safety of Afghan citizens and foreign diplomatic corps."

Amrullah Saleh Declares Himself As Afghan's 'Legitimate Caretaker President'
Amrullah Saleh Declares Himself As Afghan's 'Legitimate Caretaker President'

Uzbekistan has maintained close contacts with representatives of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan on border security issues, the Foreign Ministry in Tashkent said in a statement on Tuesday.

Hindus, Sikhs Among 20K Afghans To Be Resettled In Canada
Hindus, Sikhs Among 20K Afghans To Be Resettled In Canada

The Canadian government said that it is expanding its partnership with the Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation in Alberta to resettle hundreds of persecuted Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in Canada.

Taliban Warns India Against Military Moves In Afghanistan
Taliban Warns India Against Military Moves In Afghanistan

The Taliban has assured embassies and staff that there is no danger from their side.

13 Afghan Children Rescued While Being Taken To Pak Terror Camps
13 Afghan Children Rescued While Being Taken To Pak Terror Camps

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations stated that another 67 children, who were being smuggled by human traffickers and migrants out of the country through the border areas between Iran and Afghanistan, were detained by Iranian border guards and handed over to Afghan security forces.

'Afghanistan Could Become Base For International Terrorism Once Again'
'Afghanistan Could Become Base For International Terrorism Once Again'

Warnings about the potential terror threat to Britain and other states were echoed by Tory MP Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Commons defence committee, who used a column in the Mail on Sunday to condemn what he described as a "shabby withdrawal" that was "abandoning the country to the very insurgency that drew us there in the first place".

Taliban Attack On Afghan Provincial Capital Foiled, 20 Militants Dead
Taliban Attack On Afghan Provincial Capital Foiled, 20 Militants Dead

The Taliban have received men, weapons and explosives but also direction from across our southern frontiers, which is Pakistan, said Ahmad Shuja Jamal, head of international affairs at Afghanistan's National Security Council.

Iran Closes Border With Afghanistan After Refugee Influx
Iran Closes Border With Afghanistan After Refugee Influx

Apart from the citizens of Zaranj, Afghan government security forces also fled to Iran along with their armoured and non-armoured vehicles, but the Afghan Defence Ministry denied this.

Afghan Unrest: Taliban Kidnap, Forcibly Marry Teenage Girls; Capture 2 Major Cities
Afghan Unrest: Taliban Kidnap, Forcibly Marry Teenage Girls; Capture 2 Major Cities

Amid intense fighting with the Afghan security forces, the Taliban on Sunday gained ground in the two key cities of Sari Pul and Kunduz, according to officials.

Taliban Captures Second Provincial Capital In Afghanistan
Taliban Captures Second Provincial Capital In Afghanistan

The Defence Ministry said that Afghan forces operations to suppress the Taliban are underway and that the situation in the country's provincial capitals will soon return to normal.

US Airstrikes Pound Taliban Positions In Afghanistan, 40 Killed
US Airstrikes Pound Taliban Positions In Afghanistan, 40 Killed

The US army has recently intensified its airstrikes on the Taliban to support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), media reports said.

Taliban Targeting Critics With Revenge Killings
Taliban Targeting Critics With Revenge Killings

Taliban fighters detained Ahmadullah, a former police officer, in Spin Boldak. His family has not heard from him since. His uncle said that the Taliban had sent letters saying that anyone who had worked with the government or foreign forces would not be harmed so long as they reported to the Taliban leadership.

Taliban Enforcing Sharia In Parts Of Afghanistan, Videos Go Viral
Taliban Enforcing Sharia In Parts Of Afghanistan, Videos Go Viral

On Thursday, the Taliban said that they had killed a popular comedian. Nazar Mohammad, known as Khasha Zwan, was taken out of his home on July 22 and killed. The family of the comedian, who previously served in Kandahar Police, has blamed the Taliban for the attack.

Violence In Afghanistan: Country Witnesses Bloodiest Day As Forces Repel Taliban Attacks
Violence In Afghanistan: Country Witnesses Bloodiest Day As Forces Repel Taliban Attacks

On Friday, 226 Taliban insurgents were killed during the security operations. The Ministry of Defence said the deaths were reported in Kunar, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Herat, Jawzjan, Helmand, Baghlan and Kabul.

'War In Afghanistan Imposed By Pakistan And Its Taliban Agents'
'War In Afghanistan Imposed By Pakistan And Its Taliban Agents'

"The war in Afghanistan is imposed by Pakistan and the Taliban agents backed by them, who have accepted slavery of the ISI, and this is a war of terrorism against the people of Afghanistan."

Indian Journalist Danish Siddiqui Was Brutally Murdered By Taliban: Report
Indian Journalist Danish Siddiqui Was Brutally Murdered By Taliban: Report

Siddiqui was alive when the Taliban captured him. The Taliban verified Siddiqui's identity and then executed him, as well as those with him. The commander and the remainder of his team died as they tried to rescue him, the report said.

US Intensifies Airstrikes As Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar In Afghanistan
US Intensifies Airstrikes As Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar In Afghanistan

Kandahar, population 6,00,000, was home to deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and host to key military bases once maintained by the US. It is also a major economic prize. About a dozen strikes are aimed at slowing a Taliban surge, aiding a beleaguered Afghan military.

Al-Qaeda Operates Under Taliban Protection: UN Report
Al-Qaeda Operates Under Taliban Protection: UN Report

The group has strengthened its positions in and around Kabul, where it conducts most of its attacks, targeting minorities, activists, government employees and personnel of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Afghan Prez Warns Taliban On Links With LeT, Jaish, Al-Qaeda
Afghan Prez Warns Taliban On Links With LeT, Jaish, Al-Qaeda

"If you are Afghans, come and unite within the framework of Afghanism. Do you have a positive message for the people of Afghanistan, especially women."

Afghan Security Forces Launch Operation to Retake Border District From Taliban
Afghan Security Forces Launch Operation to Retake Border District From Taliban

Afghan Taliban and their local associates are active in Pakistan's border regions, sources told VOA as Pakistan has acknowledged that bodies of militants killed in Afghanistan arrive in Pakistan, and wounded Taliban are treated in local hospitals.