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Taliban ‘peace’ worse than war for Afghan people

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According to Francesca Marino, an Italian journalist and author, the Taliban’s August 2015 election has led Afghans to believe that “peace” is worse than the 20-year war. The Taliban’s hypocrisy was highlighted by their crackdown on Afghanistan’s women, art, culture, and gender. According to Shariah law, the group led to ...

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Taliban delegation heads for Turkmenistan for trade, energy, TAPI talks

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A Taliban delegation has departed for Turkmenistan for talks on trade, energy and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI) gas pipeline, reported Sputnik. The Taliban delegation is headed by Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. “The delegation flew to Ashgabat at the invitation of Turkmenistan to hold talks with Turkmen officials on ...

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Taliban to resume hiring government employees sans women

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The Taliban announced to resume hiring government employees but said that the women are excluded from those recruitments. Administrative Reform Commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced that they are working on a new policy to resume the recruitment process of civil servants, reported The Khaama Press. Speaking to ...

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Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front denies meeting with Taliban in Iran

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Monday’s meeting between Taliban’s acting Foreign Secretary Amir Khan Motaqi (NRF), and the Iranian head of the NRF was denied by Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front. According to The Khaama Press, Sibghatullah Ahmadi, a spokesperson for NRF, stated that they have never met in Tehran. The Taliban spokesperson Bilal Karimi also ...

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Vienna Demonstration against Taliban Restrictions on Afghan Women

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 An Austrian political party organized a demonstration in solidarity with Afghan women and the LGBTQIA+ communities in Afghanistan. These communities are experiencing increasing discrimination and restrictions under the Taliban regime. The Austrian political party Links (Leftists) organized the demonstration in collaboration with Afghan diaspora organizations like AKIS, Katib culture & ...

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France Assembly discusses Taliban Ideology and its Challenges to Europe

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Paris (France): A conference was organized by the French National Assembly to discuss the threat posed by the Taliban ideology in Afghanistan, its relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideology as well as its incitement for terrorism in Europe. According to the Europa Blog the session was called “The ...

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Taliban sign deal with Australian company to legalize cannabis processing

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Kabul, Afghanistan: Cpharm Australia has signed a USD 450,000,000 deal with the Taliban to help them in Afghanistan’s cannabis processing industry. This could lead to the legalization of the drug trade in the Islamic Emirate. Qari Saeed Khosty was the spokesperson for the Taliban Interior Ministry and stated that the ...

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Taliban to appoint foreign envoys and officials for Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions abroad

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Kabul, Afghanistan: On Monday, the Taliban announced that new diplomats and officials would be assigned to Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions overseas. Inamullah Samgnai, the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, stated that most of Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions overseas are managed by former governments. He stated that the Islamic Emirate has been in ...

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Pak promises to strengthen ties and relations with Afghan Taliban

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Pakistan assured Afghanistan’s Taliban government that it would increase bilateral ties with Kabul. According to Anadolu Agency, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister, said that his country will continue its efforts to help Afghanistan solve its humanitarian crisis. Qureshi spoke out about Pakistan’s commitment to stability and peace in Afghanistan. ...

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Taliban welcomes Germany’s decision to reassess relations

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Ahamdullah wasiq, spokesperson for Taliban, has welcomed Germany’s decision to reassess its relations with the Taliban. He expressed hope that bilateral ties will resume, according to local media. According to Khaama Press, the spokesperson stated that the German Embassy will be reopened at Kabul. He was optimistic about bilateral ties. ...

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