Category: Taliban

An insider’s view of UK’s shambolic Afghan exit

A former Foreign Office diplomat suggested that out of an estimated 75,000-150,000 people who applied for evacuation under the Leave Outside the Rules scheme, fewer than 5% received assistance. Photo: Evacuees…

Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

While the movement’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has downplayed the threat, saying this week that Islamic State had no effective presence in Afghanistan, commanders on the ground do not…

Afghanistan: Ex-Bagram inmates recount stories of abuse, torture

Former prisoners return to the now-abandoned US-run Bagram jail, which was notorious for ‘enhanced torture.‘ Photo: Hamza recounts the torture he endured during his imprisonment at Bagram [Agnieszka…

Watch: Inside US detention centre at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan

Photo: Screenshot: US detention centre at Bagram airbase 13 September 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Sky News has seen inside the detention centre where thousands of…

Head of new Afghan government calls on ex-officials to return

Speaking to Al Jazeera, acting PM Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund reiterates Taliban promise of amnesty for anyone who worked alongside the US and the gov’t it backed. Photo:…

Will music be banned in Afghanistan once again?

Amid upheaval across the country, it remains unclear whether a new government will forbid music as it did 25 years ago Photo: Sitar practice at the Afghan National…

Watch: The Thuggish Bankers in Afghanistan

02 September 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Okay, on the surface it is a small thing. But here are people frantic to withdraw money -their money-…

First US-evacuated Afghan support staff arrive in Uganda and Germany

Twelve countries are accepting US local staff, including Albania, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Ukraine, Uganda and Colombia. Photo: An Afghan girl…

What It’s Like To Be A Woman Reporting On The Taliban

Photo: Clarissa Ward is CNN’s chief international correspondent and the author of the memoir On All Fronts.Brent Swails/CNN 26 August 2021 | TERRY GROSS | NPR (Audio version also…

Blackwater Prince offering charter seats from Kabul for $6,500 each

Given that someone somewhere had to authorize both the landing and the takeoff of this charter flight we are left with the feeling that we were not supposed…

Photos: What did the US leave behind at the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan?

It has been reported that when the US troops ‘abandoned’ the massive Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan in early July, left behind about 3.5 million items Photos: Kanika Gupta…

Afghanistan: A Recent Historical Timeline

Photos: Pigeons fly as a policeman guards residents praying outside the Shah-e Doh Shamshira mosque during the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr in Kabul on…

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