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Will China Benefit From America Abandoning Bagram Air Base?
When the Biden administration ended America’s military presence in Afghanistan, it also abandoned the Bagram air base located in the country. Many security experts have criticized the decision, pointing out that the base might have...
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Afghanistan’s Banking System Mere Months Away From Collapse
On Monday, Nov. 22 the United Nations (UN) called for urgent action to support Afghanistan’s banks, warning that an increase in people being unable to repay loans, lower deposit amounts and a cash liquidity crunch...
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Afghanistan: Taliban Refuses Washington Partnership for Curbing Terrorism
The Taliban has announced that it has no intention of working with the United States to counter extremist threats in the country. The Islamic State (IS) has increasingly been carrying out numerous attacks in Afghanistan,...
Bomb Attack on Kabul Mosque Kills Five, IS Militants Suspected
At least five civilians were killed in a bomb explosion at the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on Oct. 3, according to Taliban officials. The explosion is believed to have targeted a funeral service held...
Taliban Rule Incites Terror Among Afghan Civilians
As nations withdraw from a fallen Afghanistan, a rift of safety and security has opened in the country, leaving many at risk of being oppressed by the Taliban’s draconian practices and punishments. With the former...
The Taliban is showing signs of reinstating its brutal tactics, which goes against its promise of a more moderate approach.
Taliban Hangs Bodies of Alleged Kidnappers in Shocking Display of Brutality
After the U.S. began withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban wasted no time regaining control of the country. The capital city of Kabul was seized on Aug. 15 and eventually formed a government. The Taliban promised...
Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin, shown questioning a hearing witness on May 14, 2020 in Washington DC.
US Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullins ‘Completely Safe’ After Reported Lost on a ‘Rogue Mission’ in Afghanistan
Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullins has resurfaced, albeit via social media. The last sighting of the Oklahoma Republican congressman was at the US embassy in Tajikistan, where an embassy employee said Mullins argued with him regarding...
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Fatal Rocket Incident Northwest of Kabul Airport May Have Been Linked to Militants
A rocket fell on a neighborhood located northwest of the Kabul airport on Aug. 29, killing one child. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, militants are known to have fired rockets in...
Following the Deadly Attack on Kabul’s Airport, Rivalry Between ISIS-K and the Taliban Takes Center Stage
Following the deadly suicide bombings at Kabul’s airport on August 26 that left at least 100 people dead including 13 U.S. Marines, ISIS-K and its rivalry with the Taliban has taken center stage in the...
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Taliban Declares ‘Islamic Emirate’ of Afghanistan
Having regained control over Afghanistan and toppling the U.S.-backed government, the Taliban resurrected its old name for the country, “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”, on Thursday, Aug. 19. Zabihullah Mujahid, frontman of the Taliban, shared...
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Taliban Murdering Afghans Caught With Bibles on Their Phones
After seizing control of Afghanistan on Aug. 15, the Taliban is reportedly killing people found possessing copies of the Bible in their phones. Before being repulsed by armed forces of the United States in 2001,...
Canada Has ‘No Plans’ to Recognize Taliban as Afghanistan Government
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Tuesday that the Government of Canada has “no plans” to recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan’s government following the terrorist organization’s rapid march across Afghanistan which culminated in Afghanistan’s...