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Over 1,000 People Dead After Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan
On Wednesday, June 22, at least 1,000 people were killed by an earthquake in the Paktika province in Afghanistan, and the death toll is expected to rise. According to Taliban officials, this may be the...
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Germany Refuses to Accept Taliban as Ruling Party of Afghanistan, Conditions ‘Dire’ for Afghans
On Tuesday, June 7, Germany said it will not recognize the Taliban as the ruling party of Afghanistan amidst “dire” conditions rocking the terror-purged nation.  Since the departure of U.S. and other foreign forces from...
Highly-Valued Opium Farming Banned in Afghanistan, Taliban Enforces Harsh Punishment Against Violators
On April 3, the Taliban government in Afghanistan implemented a repressive ban on the cultivation of drugs in the country. Those caught opposing the law are to be punished according to the Taliban’s interpretation of...
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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...
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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...
Biden warned of another attack at the Kabul airport.
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...