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China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban

Beijing also reportedly aiming to increase humanitarian assistance, as Taliban prepares to unveil new cabinet China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and “beef up” relations, the Taliban have said, as Afghanistan’s new rulers worked on preparing their new government and winning international recognition. A spokesman for the Islamist militia, Suhail Shaheen,Continue reading “China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban”

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Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan as all eyes turn to capital Kabul

Taliban capture Kandahar, Herat, Lashkar Gah U.S., Britain send troops to get staff out U.N. food agency warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Veteran anti-Taliban commander captured in Herat Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on Afghanistan on Friday, seizing the second- and third-biggest cities and raising fears that an assault on the capital Kabul could be justContinue reading “Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan as all eyes turn to capital Kabul”

Taliban takes Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught

The Taliban captured Afghanistan’s third-largest city and a strategic provincial capital near Kabul on Thursday, further squeezing the country’s embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission there. The seizure of Herat marks the biggest prize yet for the Taliban, which has taken 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals as partContinue reading “Taliban takes Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught”

Taliban captures three more Afghan provincial capitals in a day

The armed group says its forces are in control of Kunduz, Sar-e-Pol and Taloqan as fighting rages in Afghan cities. The Taliban has captured three more provincial capitals, as they take their fight to the cities after seizing much of the countryside in recent months. The group has seized five provincial capitals in Afghanistan sinceContinue reading “Taliban captures three more Afghan provincial capitals in a day”