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    Taliban fighters hit the fairground as Afghans fear for freedoms

    "This is Afghanistan!" a Taliban fighter shouts on a pirate ship ride at a fairground in western Kabul, as his armed comrades cackle and whoop onboard the rickety attraction.

    Central Asia
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    'US war in Afghanistan a strategic failure'

    The top American general has dubbed the 20-year war in Afghanistan a "strategic failure" as the Pentagon leadership told lawmakers that they had recommended.

    Central Asia
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    Taliban ban barbers from trimming beards in Afghan province

    The Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province have forbidden hairdressers from shaving or trimming beards, claiming it violates their interpretation of Islamic law.

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    In sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban: Russia at UNGA

    Russia, China, Pakistan, and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely.

    Central Asia
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    Mullah Baradar, Who Led Talks With US, Was Attacked In Palace Shootout

    The man the U.S. and its allies hoped would be a moderate voice in Afghanistan's Taliban government has been sidelined after a dramatic shootout in the presidential.

    Central Asia
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    Pentagon apologises after admitting drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

    A drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, the US military said on Friday, apologising for what it said was a tragic mistake.

    South Asia
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    'Will Aggravate Arms Race': China Attacks New Australia-UK-US Partnership

    China today sharply criticised the US, the UK and Australia's trilateral military partnership under which Canberra will be assisted to build nuclear-powered submarines.

    World
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    Pakistan, Russia to ‘coordinate’ positions on Afghanistan

    The leaders of Pakistan and Russia have held telephone conversations to “coordinate” their position on the situation in Afghanistan, statements from both governments.

    Central Asia
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    As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

    As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out with aid.

    Central Asia
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    UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

    The UN is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban.

    Central Asia
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    Qatari FM rules out recognition of Taliban government

    Qatar’s foreign minister said on Monday the Gulf state has urged Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers to respect women’s rights and that it was still too early to consider recognising their government.

    Central Asia
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    Taliban Cancel Inaugural Ceremony After ‘Pressure From Doha’

    Reports had circulated all week that the Taliban would swear in their new government on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

    Central Asia
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    Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

    The Taliban said on Monday they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban.

    Central Asia
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    Biden wants Afghan exit to end US global cop role

    Beyond the trauma of the Kabul evacuation, Biden is pitching a much broader retreat: a halt to using vast military resources to impose order and US values around the planet.

    Central Asia
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    'Everything will be okay': Pak intel chief during visit to Kabul

    In a surprise move, Pakistan's powerful intelligence chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed on Saturday dashed to Kabul, according to media reports here, amidst the.

    Central Asia
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    'Is our blood so worthless?' Afghan family demands answers for US drone strike that killed 10

    It felt like hell itself had opened up, said Ramal Ahmadi, who was watching cartoons with his nephew when a US drone slammed into his family’s courtyard where just moments before.

    Southeast Asia
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    Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghanistan govt: Report

    Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will lead a new Afghan government set to be announced shortly, sources in the Islamist group said on Friday, as its fighters battled forces loyal to the.

    Central Asia
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    Taliban to Follow Iran Model, Appoints Supreme Leader

    The Taliban are designing a government based on Iran’s model through appointing the group’s leader Hibatullah Akhundzada as the Supreme Leader of Afghanistan.

    Central Asia
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    India holds talks with senior Taliban official, first since fall of Kabul

    India’s ambassador to Qatar held talks with a top Taliban leader on Tuesday, the Indian foreign ministry said, the first formal engagement since the group took over Afghanistan.

    South Asia
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    Biden blames Afghan army, Trump for messy exit

    President Joe Biden on Tuesday rejected criticism of his decision to stick to a deadline to pull out of Afghanistan this week, a move that left 100 to 200 Americans.

    Central Asia
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    'We are not ISIS': Children among at least 6 Afghan civilians killed in US drone strike

    Several children were among at least six civilians who were killed in a US drone strike targeting a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on Sunday, international media.

    Central Asia
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    Last U.S Troops Leave Afghanistan After 20 Years

    The US military has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan to end a brutal 20-year war, which has been America's longest. It started and ended with the hardline Taliban.

    Central Asia
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    US drone strike hits IS suicide bomber in Kabul: officials

    American forces launched a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday targeting a suicide bomber in a vehicle who was aiming to attack the airport, US officials said, as the United States nears the.

    Central Asia
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    UNSC drops Taliban reference in line on terror

    Less than two weeks since the Taliban captured power in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council has dropped a reference to it from a paragraph in its statement that called on.

    Central Asia

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