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12 Sep 2021
The Indian ambassador to Qatar met with the head of Taliban's political office in Doha, marking New Delhi's first official contact with the militant group. The two sides discussed issues of safety and security.
11 Sep 2021
A Taliban spokesman has said Germans are welcome in Afghanistan and that the group hopes Berlin will open diplomatic ties. The militant Islamist group is aiming for international legitimacy — as well as substantial aid.
11 Sep 2021
Australia's first-ever cricket test match against the Afghan men's team won't happen if the Taliban don't backtrack reports of banning women from the sport.
10 Sep 2021
Qatar has longstanding ties with the Taliban. While this approach is criticized by some, others benefit from the country's contacts. Qatar's main interest is to cement its position as a regional mediator.
10 Sep 2021
Qatari officials say a Qatar Airways flight that departed Kabul with Americans on board has landed in Doha. The flight departed with over 100 passengers on board.
9 Sep 2021
A barber in Kabul said he was uncertain about the future of his business on September 9, after the Taliban swept into power in Afghanistan. More men are expected to grow beards, the hallmark of the Taliban, which means less customers for barbers. "We used to work with foreigners, and our clients were like the British embassy… our work was good, but now it is not working, our situation is bad," said barber Nazar Mohammad, adding that he was thinking about leaving the country if he could no longer maintain a livelihood.
8 Sep 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes the Taliban will behave in a "civilised" manner in Afghanistan so the global community can maintain diplomatic ties with Kabul. "Russia is not interested in the disintegration of Afghanistan. If this happens, then there will be no one to talk to," Putin says.
7 Sep 2021
Taliban announces new Afghan government
7 Sep 2021
Thousands of Taliban fighters have reportedly swarmed into the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. Resistance forces in the last major holdout against the Taliban say they're still fighting the group.
6 Sep 2021
As the United Nations resumes flying humanitarian supplies to parts of Afghanistan, the EU and other countries are debating how to increase aid to Afghans without lending credibility to the Taliban.
6 Sep 2021
Taliban forces are trying to retake the last standing province in Afghanistan as General Mark Milley said there's a "good" chance of a civil war.
6 Sep 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'of course' her government must talk with the Taliban in order to get people who have worked for German development organisations out of Afghanistan.

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