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16 Oct 2021
"We assure our Shiite brothers that in the future, we will provide security for them and that such problems will not happen again to them," says Mulawi Dost Muhammad, the Taliban security chief for Kunduz, after a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in this Afghan city killed at least 55 people.
16 Oct 2021
In Kandahar, the traditional Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, life is full of difficulties and anxiety for women. As the head of a girls-only primary school, Fereshteh Nazari has been able to return to work but along with her colleagues they have not received a salary in two months. Women teachers and girls have been excluded from returning to secondary education. Elsewhere in the ultra-conservative city, men gather to watch traditional wrestling while women are hardly seen in public spaces anymore. One man says: "The international community should not interfere in our internal matters."
12 Oct 2021
The US has promised to provide humanitarian support to the Afghan population, but maintained that it does not formally recognize the Taliban's rule.
12 Oct 2021
The weekend summit in Qatar will be the first face-to-face meeting between the two sides since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
10 Oct 2021
Danish is transgender, Khalid is gay. But in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule, LGBTQ people face the death penalty. So their only option is to flee the country. Here's their story.
7 Oct 2021
Diplomats from the United Kingdom have met with the Taliban government in Kabul. The talks were held as the militant group was accused of committing "extrajudicial executions."
5 Oct 2021
Ali Maisam Nazary, head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF), an anti-Taliban military alliance which recently set up a parallel government in response to the Taliban taking power. Nazary claimed that the country's new rulers "are not victorious" in Afghanistan's north-eastern Panjshir region, that the "resistance is continuing" and that the NRF actually controls "more than half" of Panjshir, despite Taliban "propaganda" to the contrary.
5 Oct 2021
Taliban supporters and senior figures hold their first mass rally outside Kabul, in a show of strength as they consolidate their rule of Afghanistan. No foreign government has yet recognised the Islamist former rebels' rule, but their hold on power within the country is all but unchallenged seven weeks after they took the capital. The official victory gathering in Kohdaman township, in the hilly outskirts of the capital, was attended by 1,500 men and boys.
5 Oct 2021
The Taliban claim to have killed several Islamic State members after a bomb blast Sunday. The target of the attack was a memorial service held for the late mother of the Taliban spokesman.
3 Oct 2021
The Taliban wish to address the UN General Assembly. But will other nations recognize, let alone engage with them?
2 Oct 2021
The fundamentalist group, which now rules Afghanistan, put the bodies on display to deter others. The move comes after a Taliban founder said executions and amputations will return.
2 Oct 2021
Social media users have been sharing images that purport to be of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. It's claimed they show he's leading a double life. The photos, supposedly, include him failing to wear a head covering and even posing alongside a woman who also isn't wearing a headscarf or veil. But by using reverse image searches and facial recognition technology, it's easy to see the photos are all of other people. The means to spot fakes are out there, but people have to want to look.

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